Kerman Travel Guide
Kerman is one of the central provinces of Iran, which hosts tourists from all over the country and the world during the holidays and Nowruz.
Kerman is the vastest province in Iran that is located in southeastern of the country. The province is located between Yazd, South Khorasan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Fars. Kerman has many historical attractions and therefore is one of the 5 most important historical cities in Iran.
Due to the size of the region, Kerman has a variety of completely different climatic zones. The climate variability of the Kerman is remarkable. This province has a temperate climate in the north, northwest and central areas, and also warm and humid climate in the southwest. In general, Kerman has 3 different climatic regions: the semi-equator (Jiroft and Kahnouj), Desert climate (margin of Bam and Shahdad), temperate and chilly (mountainous regions). Since Kerman is a desert province, the best time to travel to this city is in the spring.
How to travel to Kerman
Kerman Airport in center of Iran
Kerman has 5 airports, and the most important one is Kerman International Airport, which is located at the end of Jomhori Boulevard. Regular flights are made to Tehran, Mashhad, Sari, Shiraz, Zahedan, Tabriz and Kish.
The north-south and east-west lines of Kerman are connected to the provinces of Tehran, Isfahan, Hormozgan, Khorasan, Yazd and Sistan and Baluchestan. The Kerman-Bam and Bam-Zahedan Railways were also launched in 2010. Kerman Railway Station is located in the southwest of this city and near the Adine Kariman Terminal.
Adine Kariman Terminal was built on 3 floors, and is equipped with a hotel and many facilities.
Imam Reza Highway: Route to the city of Zarand, Rawar and Mashhad.
The southern entrance of Kerman is the main route towards the southeast of the country, namely Mahan, Rayen, Bam, Zahedan, Iranshahr and Chabahar, which connects to the beautiful Mahan through 2 paths of the old Mahan road and the highway of Haft Bagh Alavi.
Imam Sadiq Blvd.: towards the mountains.
This route is the main entrance of cars to the city of Kerman from other regions of the country, extending from Baghyn to Kerman (Persian Gulf highway).
Our suggestion is to use the highway and after passing through the passenger park, pick the Islamic Republic Boulevard, a beautiful boulevard, near Kerman airport and the Boulevard of Hojjaj, to enter to the city.
Public transportation and city driving
The bus lines cover most area of the city and you can easily use the bus to go around Kerman.
Taxis that provide service in all parts of Kerman are ready to serve citizens and passengers. The fare rate in Kerman starts at 750 Toman and the highest rate is 1650 Toman. you can also call 133 to use wireless taxis in the city.
Access to all parts of the city of Kerman is possible with your private car.
Kerman Culture and History
Souvenirs and handicrafts
You have probably heard the proverb "taking Cumin to Kerman". Yes! Because Kerman is exactly where you should buy cumin. You can buy cumin as the first souvenir of Kerman throughout your journey in the city. Our next suggestion is to you is Kerman Pistachio.
Include your Kolompeh in your list. After walnuts, dates, Kerman herbs and traditional drinks, it turns to Kerman specialties. Do not forget Kolompeh, Kamaj Sahan, Halvah, Haj Badam, Haj Pistachio and Muscat of Sirjan.
Kerman crafts are famous throughout the world. Kerman Carpets are special and well known among the people. Other handicrafts are Kerman Patehdoozi, Taremeh and Shal Bafi. copper dishes in Kerman are also the most sought after other souvenirs of this city.
In the Bisotun inscription, the name of this city was written as Karmania or Kerman. During the Sassanid period, the ruler of Kerman was called "Shah", as the fourth Bahram before the presidency was called Kerman-shah.
Before the advent of Islam, the Arabs migrated to this area. Their seat was in Shirjan City (Sirjan) in the Sassanid dynasty. After the Muslims took over Kerman, many of its people fled to Sistan and Khorasan, or to the mountains, and kept the Zoroastrian religion. Because Kerman was far from the center of the caliphate, this city gradually became a refuge for them and its center was more in Jiroft. In the year of 723, the dominance of the Umayyad on the land of Kerman increased. At the time of the first Abbasid Caliphate, no major incidents occurred in Kerman. At that time, Kerman was exposed to the attack of "Aktas". In 874, Jacob Leith took Kerman from Mohammed Ibn Taher, the rule of Jacob and his brother, Amruleith, had a good effect in the Kerman area. With his death in 910, the reign of the Abbasid became prevalent there. In 936, Abu Ali Ibn Elias ruled from Samanids to Kerman and fell to Al Boyah. At that time, Kerman was captured by Al Boyah. After a period of chaos, Ghaznavids captured Kerman in 945.
Arsalan Shah I, from the Sulajeq dynasty, controlled the area of Fars from 1116 to 1194. Under the leadership of his son, Muhammad Ibn Arsalan Shah, they flourished from 1158 to 1171 in Kerman. In 1202, Dinar dominated Kerman. In 1221, Saad Zangi, from the Atabokan of Fars, dominated the province of Kerman, and in 1228, Kharazmshahian came to the Kerman to control the area. In 1362, Mubaraddin Muhammad, from the Al-Muzaffar Dynasty, was able to conquer the city. Al-Muzaffar governed the area until the 1616 that Kerman fell under Timur Gurkani.
Shah Esmaeel Safavi took Kerman from the last Amir of Aq Quiunlu in 1529, and ruled the area until the end of Safavid dynasty. He ruled Kerman during that period. Ganjali Khan was one of the most famous Safavid leaders who built many buildings in Kerman. In 1754, Afghan Mahmoud flew into the Kerman area from Isfahan, and the Afghans started looting and chaos. After Nader Shah's death and the revolt of Afghans in Kerman, Karim Khan Zand was able to seize Kerman from them. Lotf Ali Khan Zand captured Kerman after leaving Shiraz, but fell victim to Mr. Khan, due to the treachery of his own forces. According to the historians, many of the inhabitants of the area were blinded after that. In 1877, Aqa Khan revolted and rebelled in Kerman, but did not get any results.
According to the first law of the country that was established in 1906, Iran was divided into four states, Kerman and Balochistan was one of those main four states. Also, according to the division that was enforced in 1937, Kerman was initially part of the southern province, but in another amendment, it became part of the eighth province of Iran.
Night Life in Kerman
Shafa Shopping Center
If you are a fan of the leather industry, go to the Shafa Shopping center. This 2-storey building has 35 commercial units. Among the facilities of this shopping center you can find the following: parking (1000 cars), elevator, escalator, coffee shop and toilets.
Address: end of Shafa Street
Atlas Mall with a modern and beautiful architecture is one of the largest shopping centers in Kerman. At this shopping center you can buy a variety of art supplies, clothes, medical equipment, sports equipment, and more.
Saleh Al Mahdi Commercial Complex
This shopping center is considered one of the best business centers in Kerman, which in addition to providing good products, it also offers a variety of entertainment for customers. Among the facilities of this great shopping center are Restaurant, Fast Food, Coffee Shop, Bowling Hall, Billiards, Traditional Cuisine, Amusement Park.
Great Setare market
One of the best and most modern shopping centers in Kerman is the Great Setare market where you can find items such as women's clothes, men's and children's clothes, bags and shoes, jewelry, rhinestones, cosmetics, scarves, sports goods, mobile phones, Computer, digital appliances, food, decorative items, supplies, perfumes, clothing, children's accessories, audio and video accessories, and many more. It features classical parking spaces, a heating and cooling system, an escalator, an elevator, a closed circuit television, an internal and external lighting.
Grand Bazar of Kerman or Ghanjali Khan Bazar
The big market of Kerman, dating to the 8th century, is the longest market in Iran. Each part of this market was made during the reign of one of the kings. Seeing this historic attraction with its own architectural and contemporary styles shapes an everlasting memory in your mind. In this traditional market, like other traditional markets of Iran, you can buy different kinds of goods. The major parts of this market include: Arg, Foursquare of Ganjali Khan, Ganjali Khan Market, Ekhtiari Market, Vakil Market, Sardar Market, Mozafari Market, Ghaleh Mahmood Market, Qala Market Square, Mesgarha Market, Goldsmith Market, Shoe makers Market.
Faiton Shopping Mall
Faiton Shopping Mall is another good shopping mall in Kerman. Many units of this large complex include furniture and decoration, hot food catering, toys, carpets, hypermarkets, sweets and nuts, meat products, and bread.
Max Restaurant in Kerman
The traditional Max Restaurant is one of Kerman's fine restaurants, with its menu of traditional Kermani dishes. The pleasant atmosphere, the good quality and the delicious taste of food are among the features that bring many customers to the restaurant. In addition to Chelo Morgh, Chelo Ghosht, Kashke Bademjan other traditional foods, including local cuisine are also served in this restaurant. One of the favorite meals of Kerman is Bozghormeh. It is believed that "Bozghormeh" fit with most tastes. The ingredients are whey, wheat, garlic, onion, saffron, oil and spices.
Working Hours: Saturday to Wednesday from 10 am to 10 pm, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 12pm. On weekends, these hours may change.
Asyab Badi (wind mill) Restaurant
Wind mill restaurant in Kerman
This windmill is the largest windmill structure in the Middle East and has a ceremonial use. This recreational touristic complex that is located on the 20th km of the Haft Baghe Alavi Tourism Center is a very beautiful and attractive in all seasons. This windmill includes two floors of the lounge (restaurant and coffee shop) with a very spacious space and a kitchen floor. The menu of this restaurant includes Persian and Western cuisine.
Working Hours: Every day except Saturdays from 8 am to 11:30 pm. These hours may change on holidays.
Paliz Restaurant is one of the great restaurants in Kerman. This restaurant has a lobby, a lush reception hall, a formal lounge, a traditional tablecloth, a coffee shop, and a mystic room. The menu of this restaurant includes all kinds of Iranian cuisine. The traditional tablecloth contains a nice atmosphere and a very beautiful, eye-catching and traditional design that fascinate many. The mystic series has a modern, stylish and beautiful design.
Address: Kerman, Tehran Road, Razavi Blvd, Third Alley
Sayah Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Kerman, with 2 branches in the city. The restaurant features elegant décor, modern and elegant design, delicious food of high quality, as well as delightful staff. The menu of the restaurant includes all kinds of Iranian cuisine including barbecues.
ASP Restaurant is a modern restaurant. This restaurant, like other things, has a beautiful and interesting design. The restaurant serves a variety of Iranian cuisine including grilled chopsticks, seafood, fast food, pasta, noodles and drinks.
Working Hours: Every day from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, and from 8 pm to 11:30 pm. These hours are varied during the holidays.
You can choose the salsa restaurant to experience the taste of a variety of foods. The menu of this restaurant includes Indian, Italian, Greek, and so on. Also, if you have a vegetarian diet, this restaurant is your best choice because you can see the menu of vegetarians along with other menus.
Parma Italian restaurant
If you want to eat a delicious pizza in Kerman, go to the Parma Italian restaurant. The atmosphere of this restaurant is interesting and staff are friendly. Italian cuisine served in this restaurant is delicious and with high quality.
Address: Farabi Boulevard, Farabi 5
Hezaro Yek Shab Traditional Restaurant
The Hezaro Yek Shab Traditional Restaurant has a warm and pleasant atmosphere with professional staff. As the name suggests, the restaurant menu includes traditional cuisine, all of which are of good quality.
Hamishe Bahar Restaurant
Hamishe Bahar Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Kerman that serve variety of cuisine in a traditional and lovely atmosphere. Remember that you can only go to this restaurant for lunch.
Working Hours: Every day from 11 am to 3:30 pm. These hours are varied during the holidays.
The soil of the city of Kerman on its eastern margin is the bedrock of the largest forested plant in Iran, a forest with 230 hectares of area, the shadow of which has been the recreational center of people to avoid the smoke and pollution of the city. In these circumstances, it is imperative to devise a way to protect the environmental issues so that we will never lose even one branch of this forest. The Ghaem Forest, with its countless trees, has lasted for six decades on this city. The forest, with its 300 hectares, has lost 70 hectares over the years, but it is still considered the main part of Kerman's greenery. In recent years, this forest has been especially appreciated by the people of Kerman.
Ghaem Forest Park is one of the most important places in this city for people during the holidays, and with its beautiful nature attracts many tourists every year.
Shahid Bahonar Forest Park
Shahid Bahonar Forest Park is one of the natural resources that has been leased to the municipality of Kerman. This park is located on the Shahid Ayatollah Sadoughi Boulevard in the city of Kerman. The park's total area is 258,900 square meters, of which 3260 square meters is devoted to green space. In this park trees such as pine, cypress, elm and bitter olive are planted, and the total number of trees and shrubs are accounted more than 10 thousand.
Children Park (Hadi Park)
Sirjan has eight public parks, the oldest of which is the Children's Park located on Shariati Street. This park was built around 1966 on Shariati Street and is considered among the best position in Sirjan. This place is a good area for children and teens to have fun, especially in summer and in the spring. The park was renamed Hadi Park after the revolution. Hadi is one of the revolutionary soldiers who was martyred in this place in 1977. It is said that there are a number of graves belonging to the anonymous martyrs of Sirjan in the park's avenue. There is also a library for students to study and other enthusiasts to read books there.