Zabol Tourist Places to Visit in Zabol, Iran, Asia
Zabol is a city situated in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in Iran, about 210 kms from provincial capital Zahedan. It is the capital of Zabol County which shares its borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan countries.
Zabol is situated about 1670 km southeast of national capital Tehran. Zabol is famous for its “120 day wind”. The three districts of Zabol County are Central District, Shib Ab District, and Posht Ab District.
Geography and Climate of Zabol:
Zabol is placed between latitude 31°01′43″ in the north and longitude 61°30′04″ in the east.
Nearby cities of Zabol include:
Economy of Zabol:
The economy of Zabol is based on the agricultural activities and Hirmand River serves with the higher percentage of irrigation needs of Zabol. Zabol University is the major and the biggest university of the city.
Connectivity to Zabol:
Zabol has good connectivity with bordering city Zaranj in Afghanistan through Delaram-Zaranj Highway.
Zabol Airport is placed few kilometers away from the city with domestic flights to Tehran and Zahedan and has two runways.
Tourists can board buses at Zabol at regular intervals and one can hire taxis to reach airport and tourist spots.
Things to do in Zabol:
There is camel race organized during summer months in Zabol.
Food, Culture and Shopping in Zabol:
Zabol houses the inhabitants of Arbabi, Narui, Barahui, Gorgij, Herati, Afshar, Barani, Sarani, Fakhireh, Mir, Dahmardeh, Rashki, Sanchooli, Faghiri, Divaneh, Gorg and Nohtani tribes. Zabol is also home to Baluchis, Brahuis and Pashtuns citizens. Sistani or Seistani is a widely spoken language in Zabol.
Food of Zabol varies from region to region. Meat, fish, egg are the commonly used staple food in Zabol. The hotels of Zabol offer varieties of Italian, Thai, Korean, Japanese and Mexican food at reasonable prices. Only few hotels of Zabol accept foreign currency, so don’t forget to exchange currency before entering the restaurants.
Due to the larger production of handicrafts products in Zabol, the products like carpets, wooden handicrafts are available at affordable cost at all the handcraft shops of Zabol. Also the city houses many retail outlets, shopping centres and mobile centres.
Places to see near Zabol:
Dahane-Ye-Qolaman Hill is located at an elevation of 28 meters about 44 kms from Zabol city. It is home to ruins of two storied temple of the Achaemenian period.
Hamun Lake also called as Hamoun Oasis is placed on Iran-Afghanistan border. It is visited by wild animals and migratory birds throughout the year.
Qasem Abad Tower:
Qasem Abad Tower is one of the tallest towers in Iran situated in Zabol city.
Makki Mosque is located in Zahedan, about 200 kms from Zabol.
Other tourist attractions near Zabol are:
- Rasouli Bazaar
- Sikh Gurdwara
- Jame Mosque
- Zahedan Friday Mosque
- Sistan Plain
- Hirmand River
- Shahr-e-Sookhteh (Burnt City)
- Karkooy Fire Temple
- Sistan Mountains
- Shah Ali Mosque
- Dahaneh-ye-Qolaman Hill
- Kooh-e-Khajeh Hill
- Zaranj Archeological City
Best time to visit Zabol:
February, May, August and November is the ideal time to visit Zabol.
Accommodation Options in Zabol:
The facilities available in the hotels of Zabol include laundry, hot water bath, TV, internet connectivity, free Wi-Fi, doctor on call, fitness centre, tennis court and air ticket booking. The hotels in Zabol and Zahedan city (about 210 kms) are as follows:
- Nimrooz Hotel
- Saleh Hotel
- Khavar Hotel
- Kavir Hotel
- Entertainment &Residential Complex
- Darya Hotel
- Camping Guest House
- Bahar Hotel
- Amin Hotel
- Aboozar Hotel
- Esteghlal Hotel
- Bakhar Hotel