Climate of Tehran city
Tehran city’s climate highly depends on its geographic location. The city features a cold semi-arid climate. It can be generally described as mild in spring and autumn. It is hot and dry in summer as well (summer is long, hot, and dry with very little rain, but relative humidity is generally low, making the heat tolerable). The hottest month there is July, but soon the winter comes with cold and wet weather. The best time to travel to Tehran city depends on what weather you like better, but there are ideal temperatures across most parts of Iran from March until May, and then again from late September to early November. Meanwhile, winter is best avoided because temperature can become very cold.
Transportation in Tehran city
There are international airports of Mehrabad and Imam Khomeini, a central railway station, the rapid transit system of Tehran Metro, a bus rapid transit system, trolleybuses, and a large network of highways in Tehran.
Taxi: Taxis are widely available in each city of Iran . There are two types of Taxis: private and shared or shuttle taxis. Private ones are more expensive than shared ones. For using shared taxis, you should go to a taxi station where you can find easily in every street of downtown.
Bus: There is bus transportation system in each city of Iran. It’s a great way to escape from the traffic in big cities. Domestic bus travel in Iran is very popular and comfortable for long distances. Bus tickets are cheap. Tehran city has conventional buses, trolleybuses, and bus rapid transit (BRT).
Railway: Tehran city has a central railway station that connects services round the clock to various cities in the country, along with a Tehran–Europe train line that are also running. it’s now possible once again to travel by train from London, Paris or anywhere in Europe to Tehran in Iran. The weekly Istanbul-Tehran Trans-Asia Express was suspended in 2015, but a new overnight train from Van in Turkey to Tabriz in Iran was reintroduced from 18 June 2018.
Underground Subway (Metro): Tehran city has an easy-to-use subway system that can take you from one part of the city to another for a normal fee and gives you the fastest reach to almost any destination. In a blink of an eye, you can move from side to side.
Airport: Flying is the most comfortable and convenient way to cover long distance in Iran. In a vast country, air traveling brings you more comfort. You should book tickets in advance.
The city allocates international airports of Mehrabad and Imam Khomeini. Mehrabad Airport, an old airport in west of Tehran city, is mainly used for domestic and charter flights. Imam Khomeini Airport with the location of 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of the city, handles the main international flights.
Attractions of Tehran city
- The grand bazaar : Grand bazaar is an old historical bazaar in Tehran which has the length of 10 kilometers.
- Tajrish bazaar and Imamzade Saleh : Tajrish is a district in north of Tehran, and It has a traditional bazaar next to Imamzade Saleh.
- National musuem of Iran: The national museum has 2 sections: The museum of ancient Iran and the museum of Islamic era.
- Milad tower: Milad tower is a multi purpose tower which is sixth tallest tower in the world.
- Azadi tower: Azadi Tower is a symbol of Tehran, capital of Iran. Its name means freedom. Hossein Amanat, architecture of landmarks, describes his creation as follows, it “starts from the ground and stretches to the sky”. In the other word the monument represents a strong connection between past and future, history and ambitions, culture and progress.
- Tehran musuem of contemporary art
- Iran Jewerly Musuem: Iran Jewelry Museum’s location is in the heart of capital of Iran, Tehran. Government keeps and stores this collection in Central Bank Of Iran. There are unique gemstones and jewelries which Ancient kings of Persia used them. In the past, royal family could use and visit these collections only, but these days Iran Jewelry museum attracts huge numbers of tourists.
- Golestan palace: Golestan Palace’s location is in Tehran, Iran. You can see the glories, excesses and masterpiece of the Qajar rulers; especially Nasser Al-Din Shah Qajar with the embodiment of successful Iranian design and architecture with western influences across this complex. Designers of this complex inspiration emerged from European palaces. Architects set it in an elegant garden and decorated with beautifully painted and colorful tiles that covered the walls and floors in an artistic way. Tiles of the main hall is very amazing and eye-capturing. It is a good sample of Iranian art in field of interior design.
- Sa’ad Abad Palace: The Sa’adat Abad Palace Complex is a huge 300 hectare complex which was built by Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs located in North of Tehran.
- Tabi’at bridge : Tabi’at means nature. Tabi’at bridge is the largest pedestrian overpass in Tehran . It is designed by Leila Araghian. It connects two parks of Taleqani and Ab-o-Atash to each other.
You should book your hotel in Tehran in advance near most of tourist attractions, because Tehran is a big city with traffic jam and huge population. You had better buy Tehran city tours to be sure not to miss the best places to visit.