Mashhad, the center of religious tourism in Iran is a city with streets full of travelers. The word Mashhad means the place of martyrdom, after the martyrdom of Reza, the 8th Shia Imam. Mashhad is the capital of Khorasan Razavi province in northeast Iran. The Binalood and Hezar Masjed Mountains border this huge city. The city of Mashhad was chosen as the capital of Iran during Nader Shah Afshar’s reign after Shah Tahmasb II’s defeat. To experience an unforgettable trip to Mashhad, read this travel guide and proceed with the complete information.
There are different ways to travel to Mashhad.
The climate of Mashhad tends to be cold and dry. So, this city has very cold and wet winters and hot and dry summers, and the average temperature reaches 43 degrees in summer and -20 degrees in winter.
The best time to visit Mashhad is April to May and September to October.
During summer, Mashhad is crowded when the travels to this city increases and the hotel rates go up accordingly. But in winter, the city is less crowded and the rates decrease.
Mashhad has numerous historical, natural and religious attractions.
Due to being a tourist hub, Mashhad has numerous economy to luxury hotels available.
Let us tell you about some famous local foods of Mashhad.
Sholeh Mashhadi (kind of soup) made up of various beans and rice is a traditional delicious and nutritious meal.
Polo Makhlut (mixed rice) is another traditional dish in Mashhad. It is a combination of meat, rice, onion, carrot, tomato paste and various spices.
Saffron is one of the most valuable agricultural products of Khorasan and one of the famous souvenirs of Mashhad. Barberries are the second souvenir of Mashhad. Mashhad is well-known worldwide as the greatest producer of quality saffron and Barberries. Neishabour is the center of turquoise artwork production due to the turquoise mine in the region.