Asalem to Khalkhal Road is known as one of the dreamiest roads and one of the most beautiful forest paths in Iran between Gilan and Ardabil province. On this road, you can see an amazing set of forest, plain, waterfall and lake. In most seasons of the year, the region has cool and humid weather and it is very spectacular because of its proximity to the Caspian Sea.
Where is Asalem to Khalkhal?
The length of this road is 70 km. The road starts from a winding route from Asalem (part of Talesh city) to Gilan province and ends at Khalkhal city in the south of Ardabil province between East Azarbaijan and Zanjan province.
Attractions of Asalem to Khalkhal Road
When crossing the Asalem to Khalkhal Road, a very varied climate can be observed, which is one of the attractions of this route. The route may be cloudy in some parts, partly foggy or even suddenly rainy. You also sometimes encounter the sunshine glitter. Other attractions of this road are the presence of a turbulent river that accompanies tourists all the way. Watching the flocks of horses and herds of grazing sheep in the plain will give a beautiful picture of the trip.
Watching the Shaghayegh Plains in May and June, sometimes accompanied by drowning in the fog, excites any viewer. On the other side of the road, you can enjoy local cuisine, local Kebab, natural honey, local butter, bread, and fresh dairy. The presence of Givi’s hot spring near Khalkhal and the possibility of swimming in it is one of the other attractions of this route.
When you are driving from Tehran to Asalem, you must pass through cities such as Qazvin, Rasht, and Saravan Road Police, respectively. Then cross the Fouman U-turn Bridge to RezvanShahr and Choukar and you can reach Asalem by this route. Along the way, one can enjoy the countryside and especially the Nomads areas.
Best time to visit
Asalem to Khalkhal Road gives a gorgeous picture of each season. But the best time to travel to this area is summer, spring, and fall. In winter, it is not easy to cross the road due to the cold, snow and frost, and you may even have to avoid traveling because of the possible blockage.