Sightseeing, Nature Tours
Duration: 2 days
Located 185 km to the north-west of Baku, Ismayilli region is situated on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus Mountains. The dark forests and outstanding mountains surround Ismayilli region, which adds up to the amazing nature of this northern territory; a part of the region is included to the Shahdag National Park. From the period of ancient Caucasian Albania till the modern time, a number of ancient monuments and architectures are well preserved; not only those but also colorful villages and traditional craftsmanship of the region attract tourists from all over the world.
Ancient settlements like Lahij, Basgal, and Ivanovka, Galadjyg, and Talystan villages stand out as leading historical and cultural places in the region. Small villages are scattered over the region along the road to Lahij, a place rich with 5th-7th century architectural buildings. Located at the height of 1200 m above sea level. Lahij settlement is declared as the reserve of history and culture. As there used to happen frequent earthquakes in the region, sophisticated and authentic construction techniques was developed. Visiting medieval water supply and sewage systems, and traditional jewelry, pottery, and iron tool workshops will be an amazing part of your memorable visit. The settlement is also famous for Carpet and rug crafts.
Program of the tour
Departure from Baku
Arrival in Ismayilli
Sightseeing Tour in lahij
Visiting Trade and Craft center, historical Nurmammad bath and Haji Mulla Huseyin bath
Tourist zone of Bado – Bassgal
Hotel Check in
Samovar Tea Time at Talistan Forest Park
Overnight at the hotel
Bado – Bassgal
At the first stop of this route - in Bado there is a sulfuric mineral spring, which has a curative property. It is located right by the road, so there are always a lot of people here, especially in the summer. Not far from this source is a place called "Yeddi Bulag" ("Seven Springs"), considered a favorite tourist destination. Seven springs, located in the forest next to each other - this is a lifeline from the summer heat. The tourist zone of Bado-Basgal is rich in historical monuments, as there is no tourist infrastructure near these monuments to bypass them all, it takes several days. You can get to them only on horseback or on foot. From Khan's fortress (XII-XIII century) only one wall, several meters high, was preserved. The fortress was the summer residence of the Shirvan rulers.
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Baku
Hotel: 4* Ismayilli Resort Hotel