Our Gabala tour is for those tourists whose stay in Azerbaijan is short, but they want to get the most from their valuable time. The tour is a pleasant combination of natural and historical sights along with the fun activities.
Gabala is a region on the west side of Azerbaijan, located approximately, 185 km far from the capital- Baku. Normally, it is 3 hours drive to Gabala but our journey will take longer, around 4-5 hours as we will stop on various stops on the way to there. The tour includes pick up service from any location within the city center of Baku and has a flexible start time, but we strongly recommend to start the tour not later than 09:00 am.
Our first stop on the way to Gabala will be Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza city. The mausoleum is a wonderful example of Shirvan architectural school. For a long time, local people believed that a sacred person- called Diribaba had buried here and remained imperishable across the centuries. Nowadays, it is one of the holy places for local residents. After Diribaba, we will continue our tour towards the mighty Gabala city.
Gabala- the ancient capital of Azerbaijan
Upon reaching Gabala, the first thing to do is certainly to climb Tufandag- the highest elevated mountain resort in Azerbaijan to take the freshness of Caucasian Mountains. Tufandag is located 4 km away from the city. From here, you can watch the incredible panorama of Caucasian mountains take incredible view for city.
Afterwards, we will move to ancient Gabala as the area was the capital of Caucasian Albania. Evidences show that the city was on its pick as the capital of Albania during the 4th century BC. The ruins of the ancient city along with the main gate are still preserved until now.
Our next stop will be Nohurgol, a beautiful lake located 3 km away from the city. There is a thick forest surrounding the lake. After spending about an hour around this beautiful lake, we will visit Gabala Shooting Center to experience indoor and outdoor shooting activities.
Highlights of the tour
- Diribaba Mausoleum
- Juma Mosque of Shamakhi (brief stop and observation from outside)
- Tufandag Mountain Resort
- Nohur Lake
- Chukhur Gabala or Old Gabala
- Gabala Shooting Club (Can be replaced with Gabaland Amusement Center if requested)
Around 17:00 pm, we will leave Gabala for Baku. We will reach to Baku around 20:00 pm.
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