Sightseeing Routes and Attractions

In Lotka Ecolodge, you will get acquainted with the culture and nature of Gilan.

So, you can take part in the daily activities and ceremonies of the village at certain times, go to the lagoons and forests around here and get acquainted with the nature of the Hyrcanian Caspian Sea.

Roshan-aab River

A local river that reaches the sea. you can go on a rowboat trip from the private pier next to the river at the back of the garden.

Lotka is a type of local boat that is common in our region. Running this boat requires skill and we get help from local rowers.

Path length: 2.5 km (about 45 min by boat riding)

Rice Farms

There are plenty of rice fields in our village and around the ecolodge. In the spring and summer, we can see many beautiful landscapes of these fields.

As well as women and men who are engaged in farming, who welcome any help.

Distance: 1 km (inside the village)

How to get there: by walking or by bicycle.

Caspian Beach

The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world. And Caspian Beach is a great place for hiking, cycling, and if the weather is good, for boating and swimming. Special areas for swimming have been designated due to Islamic law and the safety of swimmers.

Distance from ecolodge: 5 km

How to get there: by walking or by bicycle.

Anzali Lagoon

Anzali lagoon is on the coast of the Caspian Sea, near the port of Anzali. It holds a bunch of islands and hosts of hundreds of different birds, animals and plant species. It is the most unique lagoon in the country because of type and humidity. So many migrating birds choose Anzali Lagoon as their temporary resting place on their winter journey.

Distance: 22 km

How to get there: by car (and boating in the lagoon)

Bojagh National Park

On both sides of the Sefidrud river delta which flows into the Caspian Sea is Bojagh lagoon and national park.

The environment of many migratory birds that arrive early in autumn and return at the end of winter to Russia. It is an important birdwatching site in Iran.

Distance: 25 km

How to get there: by car

Kiashahr Wooden Bridge

In the city of Kiashahr there is a wooden bridge that goes through the lagoon and after a distance of 1.5 km and reaches the beach.

A good feature of this bridge is that it reaches the beach from a car-free route.

Distance: 28 km

Bridge length: 1.5 km

Rasht Cultural Plaza

One of the main squares of Rasht is square of Municipality. Surrounded by markets and stores in this square has made it the great destinations for walking around Rasht. This pavement is a good place for tasting street food.

Distance: 25 km

How to get there: by car

Rural Heritage Museum

Many traditional Gilani cottages have been reassembled in the grounds of this fascinating open-air museum that strives to represent the different cultural and architectural areas of Gilan.

Distance: 48 km

How to get there: by car

Lahijan Tea Museum

Lahijan is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns of Gilan province which is famous by the name of “City of Tea,” as this town was the first place where tea was planted in 1900 by the efforts of Kashef Al-Saltaneh. He was the first person who brought tea from India to Iran. Now his tomb has become the museum of tea.

Distance: 50 km

How to get there: by car

Titi Caravansary

On the way from Lahijan to Daylaman there is a small and ancient caravansary constructed of brick and stone. Titi Caravansary dates back to the Safavid era. Its founder was Lady Titi, an aunt of one of the Safavid rulers.

Distance: 70 km

How to get there: by car

Rudkhan Castel

Rudkhan Castle is a brick and stone medieval fortress that was built by the Gilakis to defend against the Arab invaders during the time of arrival Islam in Iran. Unlike other castles in Iran, the Rudkhan Castle is located in the forest area and has been protected by the use of high-quality materials over the years from wind and rain.

Distance: 75 km

How to get there: by car

Sardar Amjad Castle

Talesh County is an old county in Gilan Province. The Talysh people are one of the oldest inhabitants of the western littoral Caspian Sea areas, which stretches from Dagestan in the north, to Iran in the south. History of this castel

dates back to Qajar era.

Distance: 90-125 km

How to get there: by car

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