Badab Surt is the name of a stepping fountain at an altitude of 1841 meters above sea level, which is considered to be a unique phenomenon in Iran tourism, and there are few places in world like that. Badab Surt is a spring that has been used for thousands of years, with many floors, each with a different color and odor.
A masterpiece in ecotourism that has been formed in many years with the help of natural elements such as wind and water.
About Badab Surt
Badab Surt imperial springs field reaches 2 million square meters. The spring water leaves stairs and special shapes on every path that is being routed. In the past, spring was full of water, and there were stairs and beautiful works in an area of about 30,000 square meters.
Due to drought and climate change, water sources have fallen sharply over the last 200 years and only about 1000 square meters of water flow. Parts that do not have water are seen in white.
Where is Badab Surt?
Orost village in the city of Chardangheh in Sari, hosts this natural attraction and its people make a good reception of tourists in their Iran travel tours.
The historic and large village of Orost has several old neighborhoods, one of which is Badab Surt.
Badab Surt history
This neighborhood was in the past a very distant Zoroastrian area. They say that the Zoroastrians Worship God over the fountains of Surt with special customs and later believed in Islam.
This is why the people of the village know Badab Surt for themselves and try to keep it.
Badab Surt features
The spring water is salty and temperate. Due to the presence of iron oxides and iron, they give several therapeutic benefits to this water. Many see this attraction as the most beautiful spring in the world, and it is referred to as the second saline spring of the world, which is located after the Turkish spring Pamukkale.
The flow of sediment and mineral waters of these springs has created hundreds of floors over the years on its downhill mountainside, and has made dozens of beautiful ponds in orange, yellow and red in different sizes. These floors and ponds are in fact the main attraction and unique feature of the Badab Surt.
Best time to visit Badab Surt
The best time to visit the Fountains is May in the mid-spring, but this is not the reason to visit this work in other months of the year.
Do not worry about traveling to Badab Surt. The villas and houses of the village of Orost are the right options for you. Be sure to check the accuracy of the information about the villa before proceeding to rent a villa and as a travel tip, do not dump low prices in the area.
There is also a possibility to set up a camp near the village.
Access Route to Badab Surt
To reach the village of Orost from Tehran, you can use your car or your car rental in Iran through the roads of Semnan or Mazandaran in the following order. Of course, the roads of Semnan are less distant and safer, but the roads of Mazandaran province are far more beautiful:
Route 1: Tehran, Semnan, Mahdishahr, Shahmirzad, Foolad Mahale, Telmadareh Three Way, Orost village, Badab Surt
Route 2: Tehran, Sari, Kiyasar, Telmadareh Road, Orost Village, Badab Surt