Azerbaijan is in the south Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, so it is considered as both Europe and Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south which has a long border with Turkey in the northwest i.e 11km. Azerbaijan is also called the landlocked country though it is bordered with Caspian sea, Caspian sea does not connect to the ocean by natural waterways. The majority of this country is Muslim, it is known as the democratic Muslim state.
Azerbaijan is in 39th place among 148 countries in the Tourism list and also listed in the top ten countries. It is a fast-growing country on the tourism map and the number of tourists visiting is over 2.5 million. Azerbaijan attracts every kind of tourist with its cultural heritage, ancient history, and natural landscape from all over the World. It is also called “Land of Fire” because of its natural gas and petroleum reserve which has been burning for many years.
The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku which has additional attractiveness. Baku has a variety of flora and fauna and a number of resort areas with different types of Climate. Some of the popular places that have amazing places to offer are Baku, Ganja, Gabala, Lankaran, Gobustan, Quba and more.
Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea of the Caucasus region which is located 28 meters below sea level. It is a commercial hub of a nation and also known as ‘Land of Fire’. It has a number of historic and architectural monuments. Baku’s famous old city and the palace of Shirvanshahs and the maiden Tower was Azerbaijan’s first UNESCO world heritage site. Baku was the first oil well in the world was drilled at sea and half of the oil was produced here. Baku is also the scientific, cultural and industrial centre of Azerbaijan. Some famous places in Baku are Shirvanshahs palace, The Maiden’s Tower, City Boulevard, Mud Volcanoes, Heydar Aliyev Center, Ateshgah Temple (Fire Temple), Yagnar Dagh (Burning Mountain), Highland Park, Carpet museum, and so on.
Located in western Azerbaijan, Ganja is the third-largest city of Azerbaijan with a population of around 332,600. It lies 400-450 meters above the sea level, and at the north-eastern foothills of the lessers Caucasus mountain ranges on the Ganjachay river. Ganja offers a wide range of cultural activities and is known for the famous metal handicrafts industry. It is a famous tourist destination with its historical buildings such as Nizami Mausoleum, Ancient gates, Juma mosque, Chokak Hamam, etc. Other places include the Bottle House, flag square, Hajikend resort zone, Javad khan street, Lake Goygol and so on.
Gabala, known as a city in the Republic of Azerbaijan, is located in the northern part of Azerbaijan. Due to the perfect combo of its spring climate, diverse fauna and mountainous landscape, it is a popular tourist destination. There are many best hotels and resorts and the climate is suitable for both summer and winter for visitors. The highest mountain peak of the republic is located in this region i.e Mount Bazarduzu (4466 meters). Also, Yedid Gozel waterfall also lies here which has seven beauties due to the seven-stage fall. The city is home to the Tufandag Ski Complex which is a famous Ski resort in Azerbaijan and Gabaland, an amusement park and the famous Nohur lake with its magnificent view of Caucasus mountain.
Located in the south-east of the country, Lankaran is a very beautiful part of Azerbaijan. It is one of the five natural geographical regions of Azerbaijan. It is bordered by Kur-Araz lowland in the north and the Caspian sea into the south-East. There are sandy beaches near Lankaran and also a vast area of national parks with many flora and fauna. Over 250 kinds of plants, 30 species of fish and over 220 kinds of birds are preserved by Gizil-Agach State Reserve. Some of the major attractions are Khan Palace (Xan Evi), Mayak ( Light House), Tower of Zindan, Khanbulanchay Reservoir, House museum of Hazi Aslanov, Grand Bazar Mosque ( Boyuk Bazar Mescidi), Tomb of Sheikh Zahid, and so on.
Situaed 40 miles southwest of the centre of Baku, Gobustan is a national historic landmark of Azerbaijan in the attempt for the preservation of ancient carving, mud volcanoes and gas-stone in the region. It is home to the famous mud Volcanoes and rock petroglyphs. Gobustan is rich in archaeological monuments that have more than 6000 rock carvings of people, animals, battle- pieces, ritual dances, boats with armed, warriors with lances in their hands, pictures of sun and star etc. Some top-listed attractions are Mud volcanoes, Gobustan museum, Gobustan National park (petroglyphs), Bibi-hey bat mosque, Gobustan rock art, etc.
Located northeast slopes of shahadah mountain, Quba is the city and the capital of the Quba district, Azerbaijan. Quba is at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level with the home to many archaeological and historical monuments. It attracts visitors with its green nature, forests, and mountain areas which are part of Caucasus mountain. The Afurdja waterfall with a height of 75 meters is in Quba. Also, Nizami park, Qecresh Bag, Mestdergah, Chenlibel Lake, a carpet factory, Ganesh forest resort, Khinaliq road rock, an ancient Caucasian village, and many more are the attraction points of Quba.
Besides, other famous attractions are Shaki, Shamakhi, Naftalan, Nakhchivan, Merdeka and so on.
There are plenty of things to do in Azerbaijan, as it attracts every kind of visitor with its diverse culture and natural landscape. This is just like a sample package, we do customize the tour package as per client preferences. Contact and let us know your decision, so that we can make your holiday meaningful and interesting. Annually, the number of tourists is increasing in Azerbaijan. You should also grab the best Azerbaijan tour package and visit this beautiful country.
Best Time to Visit Azerbaijan:
The Azerbaijan climate creates a favourable condition for both summer and winter. The suitable time to visit Azerbaijan is from April to June and September to October.