We want to have a short trip to Harandeh village in Firuzkuh. This beautiful but small village has lots of charm that we will mention in this post. We will tell you about the path to Burnik Cave and the beauty that you will see on this path. So come along with us to experience the beauty of Harandeh.
Harandeh village in Firuzkuh
It is used for Yaylak purposes and is close to the capital, with weather that is nothing like the capital itself. The alleyways of Harandeh village are unique for taking pictures and walking, especially in the fall season. Harandeh village has spectacular attractions such as Emamzadeh Yahya. Nimrod Water Reservoir flows through the village, creating a good atmosphere which is suitable for picnics and summer recreation in the countryside.
There is a good place for Yaylak purposes in about 120 km northeast of Tehran, a small village that gets more beautiful throughout the year. Harandeh village is full of gardens, each of which provides certain fruits for the village. In the Harandeh village, there is also a small Emamzadeh called Yahya, which the people of the village appeal to and is very sacred to them.
When you enter the village, the noise of the stream of water from the Nimrod River will be hard to miss, follow it to the cavern. Thousands of years ago this particular cavern was a safe place for early humans. Burnik Cave is located south of the village, on the way there are lots of wild hawthorn shrubs and mountain barbells. This cave does not only give you a spectacular view of Harandeh but it also familiarizes you with the scenery.
Sights and attractions
In this section, we will go to the village and talk about its beauty and charm. Take a walk in the Harandeh village and visit the beautiful alleys. One of the attractions of the villages around Tehran is their unique alleyways. When you arrive at Harandeh and enter the village square, on the right is a street that leads you to a beautiful valley. If you want to see the red apple trees of the village and do not miss the pleasure of watching them, be sure to be there around October. Harandeh is beautiful at other times too. The fragrance of the apple trees gives the village a special feeling that you cannot find anywhere else.
This long street is the destination of many tours. This path leads you towards a beautiful cave. Further on we will talk more about Burnik Cave and how to access it.
Imamzadeh Yahya is a cylindrical tower in the southern part of the village. The historic structure dates back to the 6th and 7th centuries AH and is made of materials such as stones, gypsum, and sarooj. There are 8 graves inside the Emamzadeh, which is said to belong to his close relatives. Some years ago, inside the Emamzadeh, a Kofi script was found that seems to belong to the Ilkhanate period.
This hill is located in the southeastern part of the Harandeh village and it is distinguished for its red soil. Unfortunately, in this ancient hill, illegal drilling has taken place, resulting in the discovery of a number of pottery and burial devices. In the northwestern part of the hill, there are also remnants of a watchtower, dating back to an Islamic period most likely to date from the 4th and 5th centuries, and used to monitor and protect the region.
This cave is located in the northeastern part of the Harandeh village overlooking a vast plain with a rich variety of vegetation, called the Burnik Plain. If you want to take a walk from the village to the cave, it will take about 2 hours, which entails about 1 hour of steep climbing. There are 148 steps in the mouth of the cave that leads you into the cave, a large, almost triangular crater at an altitude of 8 meters, where thousands of years ago the early humans occupied. The length of the cave is 3473 m. This cave is the longest cave in Tehran province and the fourth longest cave in Iran.
Historical and archaeological values of the Burnik Cave led to its inclusion in the list of national monuments of Iran on October 7, 2002, with the registration number 6337.
Within the cave, you can see natural beauties such as Stalagmites. The genus is a beautiful calcareous cave and consists of three large chambers, at the bottom of which small and large bats can be found.
Nimrod River is from the branches of Hablehrood River and originates from the altitude of 2800 meters to the north of Alborz Mountains. Parts of this river pass through a rough path through gardens in Harandeh village and provide water for trees such as willow and cottonwood. If you go to this village in the summer, you can definitely go for a swim. Also, photography on the small wooden bridge crossing the river is also a good opportunity.
Walking from Harandeh to Khomedeh
One of the most famous activities that most tourists in Harandeh village do is hiking between these two villages. For starters, first enter Harandeh; then you must continue the path until you reach Burnik Cave, and then continue towards Khomedeh village. In this path, beauty is at its finest, from the beautiful Plane trees around the river and the river itself to the tiny fruits such as Berberis and Ramsons, which are all over the place. You do not need a guide to walk around, because the whole route is clear and the river will show you the way.
The best season for traveling to Harandeh village
The Harandeh village is about 1800 meters above sea level and its weather is cold and cool in the summer and pleasant in summer.
Spring and summer: Due to the mountainous nature of the area, the weather is mild and pleasant. In early spring you can also see blooms on the trees.
Fall: Starting in autumn, red apples can be seen on the trees, and some believe the best time to go to Harandeh is during October. As the end of the fall approaches, the weather gets cold.
Winter: The mountainous climate brings cold and treacherous winters.