ENGLISH / Cities / Karaj City Karaj City Eilam Karaj Lovely city at Iran Introduction Karaj (Persian: كرج pronounced [kæˈɾædʒ]) is a city in and the capital of Karaj County, Alborz Province.The history of Karaj dates back many centuries. The stone built Zoroastrian fire temple of Takht-e-Rostam from the Parthian era is a testament to this. after the Islamic Revolution thousands of people started to migrate to this pleasant small town making it one of the biggest cities of Iran in less then 3 decades. Karaj is the center of Alborz province west of Tehran. Alborz province is the youngest and smallest province of Iran. It is named after Alborz mountain range, in the north of Iran. It also provides a great share of water supply of Tehran because of its rich resources such as rivers and springs. Weather Karaj has a very pleasant climate in all four seasons. It is very famous for the natural attractions The climate of Karaj is a bit cooler than Tehran. Famous Places PEARL PALACE: Khakh-e Morvarid (Pearl palace) is the name of a building from the Pahlavi dynasty located in Mehrshir, district 12 of Karaj municipality. This building was designed and constructed by Wesley Peters and the foundation of Frank Lloyd wright for one million dollars. This palace is now in a bad condition. Before 1960s, this district was consisted of some villages including Hussein Abad. Shams Pahlavi, the sister of Iran’s former king chose this area for living as she had Asthma, and the Pearl castle, her residential house was built by the foundation of Frank Lloyd wright. This relic was registered in the list of Iran’s national relics in 2003. Endersm Canyon: Endersm or Enders canyon is one of the beautiful and exciting canyons of Iran which is less known by ecoutirsits. Enders town is known for its waterfalls. In the path of Enders which is sometime passed from jungles and sometimes from very long and rocky walls, there is a chain like waterfall that the traveler of Enders have no way but to jump from them or land in them. These waterfalls which are approximately 30 small and large strings have heights between 5 to 25 meters and if one falls into one of them, there is no turning back. Most waterfalls of Enders have seen no human but professional mountain climbers. Yakh Morad Cave: Ice caves are any kind of natural cave with a considerable amount of ice inside it or at least a part or parts of the cave should have been at temperatures under zero or 32 degree farenheight throughout the year and water should run into the subzero part of the cave. Yakh Morad Cave in the roundabouts of Azadbar and Kohneh Deh villages in Gachsar Area and Chalous Road is one of these ice caves in Iran. The cave is about 65 kilometers from Tehran. This cave is about 2640 meters high from sea level and its opening is 3 meters wide and eight meters high. The very beautiful cressets in this cave are in their best condition in Esfand and Farvardin. The significant point about this cave is that it is stratified which is rare among Iranian caves. In a part of the cave, there are four floors with a height difference of more than 30 meters. The entrance of the cave is in the heights of the mountains and the cave path has mostly a downward slope and finally you find yourself in frozen springs on the ground and sponge stalactites by reaching the depth of the cave. Pol-e Khab Rock-Climbing Region: Pol-e Khab (Sleep Bridge) is a village in Asara District in Karaj County, Alborz Province. This village lies in Adaran Rural District. Pol-e Khab rock climbing area is located 35 kilometers from Karaj. Pol-e Khab wall is a suitable place for rock climbing due its considerable height. Dizin Ski Resort: The most important ski resort in Iran and the Middle East.Dizin, which is located in Karaj County in Alborz Province, is the most important ski resort in Iran and the Middle East. It is the first ski resort in Iran that has been approved by Ski World Federation to hold official competitions, and earned international title. Chalus Road: Chalous Road, officially known as "Road 59", is one of the most important roads for people from Tehran and Karaj, which begins in Alborz Province and goes to Chalous County in Mazandaran Province. Some consider this road as one of the most beautiful roads in the world. Chalous-Karaj Road displays a unique landscape and spectacular view. It is one of the most popular roads leading to the north of Iran. That is why the road is sometimes mobbed with passengers during holidays. Aderan Waterfall (Arangeh): Aderan Bending Waterfall on Karaj-Chalus Road is located in the geographical location E510454 N355553 in Alborz Province. Haft Cheshmeh Waterfall (meaning Seven Springs Waterfall) is 17 kilometers from Karaj-Chalus Road and close to Arangeh Village. It is considered a tourist attraction area. Both waterfalls and the whole area is a very pleasing and interesting place for tourism. Khur Waterfall: Khor is a 50-meter-high waterfall in the north of Karaj, the beginning of Chalus Road. The gardens of Khor village, the ski resort, and the waterfall make up the tourist attractions of this district in Alborz Province. Like other areas around Chalus Road, this area has plenty of gardens, and the blooming of buds and flowers in the spring enhances the beauty of the area. Khor Village is located in Alborz Province, near Amirkabir or Karaj Dam. Khor ski resort, which is located beside the village, hosts skiers and especially, tube riders in winters.