Monday, February 13, 2017

The glorious Kalat e Naderi.

According to the history of Iran, Nader Shah the Afsharid King is known to be one of the most powerful men who ruled Iran. He chose Khorasan as his capital while Iran was passing a period of chaos. He reunited Iran and removed the invaders. Then he constructed a splendid palace in Kalat town located in a mountainous and impassable area near Mashhad. It is said that Kalat e Naderi had been the only fortress that Timur couldn’t conquer.

The mountains and green foothills around Kalate Naderi.
The nature around Kalat e Naderi. 

This citadel which is also named the "palace of the sun" is a three-story mansion with 12 rooms. The rooms are ornamented with delicate paintings and floral stucco works. The cylindrical tower on the fortress is ornamented with vertical lines and reminds Indian architecture style. Kalat e Naderi had been used as the resident of Nader Shah and his family. The valuable treasury of the king, including the world known diamond of Iran named Kooh- e Noor was also kept in this palace.

The historical Kalat town, where the glorious Naderi palace is rested, has a stunning natural landscape, called "the lost paradise". Visiting the green foothills, lush trees, water springs and Ghareh Su waterfall surrounding the historical Kalat e Naderi make it worthy to spend a day in this unknown land.

Kalat e Naderi.
Kalat e Naderi.

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