Chalus Mountain Road

Chalus Mountain Road

Introduction
Road 59, also known as the Chalous Road (Persian: جاده چالوس‎‎) or Kandovan Road (جاده كندوان), is an important road for people of Tehran, a large number of whom drive to popular tourist attractions in the north of Iran on weekends and for holidays. This road is one of the busiest roads in Iran. Chalus Road is a very beautiful asphalted road located in Chalus, a suburb of Tehran, the Iranian capital. The road becomes dangerous because due the narrowness and the mountainous terrain. The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet or dark (or both). The surface of the road is asphalt, and chains or snow tyres can be required anytime. Approaching from Karaj to the south, the road initially leads through jagged cliffs, then on the north side of the range through endless old-growth beech forests that wolves, lynxes and bears all call home. Then, at last, the Caspian Sea appears on the horizon.

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