Fifty-five kilometers west of Shiraz, four tranquil lakes make for the perfect weekend getaway. The area, called Haft Barm (seven lakes), could definitely fill a spot on your bucket-list.
Although it is relatively cold and dry in winter, the region has mild and pleasant weather during spring and summer. Being close to the city, Haft Barm attracts many Shirazi families on the weekends. The fresh water and permanent and seasonal reservoirs have created a dynamic and diverse environment around the lake. Haft Barm is located near Arjan and Parishan protected areas and attracts many tourists and natives every year.
'Barm' in the local language means 'pond.' This area is called Haft Barm because there were seven ponds in this region in the past. Of course, there are only four left now.
How to Get to Haft Barm:
To reach Haft Barm, you have to go from Shiraz towards Kazerun. After 25 km, you should make a right turn into a dirt road that reaches the area.
When to Travel to Haft Barm:
The climate of this region is pleasant enough in most seasons. However, milder seasons such as autumn and spring are more suitable for traveling. Due to occasional heavy rainfall in the region, make sure to check the weather forecast before packing your bags! All you need to do is wear comfy clothes and sneakers if yoy plan on going for a walk around the ponds. Don’t forget to bring a picnic mat, a hat and sunscreen.
If you are looking for a getaway not far from the city, Haft Barm is the perfect place for you. The four lakes and mild weather make for a wonderful spot where you can spend some time in nature. Just remember to bring a picnic mat, a hat and sunscreen. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers!