Shahrestanak village in Chalous road with a very pleasant climate is one of the most famous villages in Alborz province. Shahrestanak has been very popular for the tourists in different seasons because of its unique nature.
The ancient land of Alborz, whose long-standing rituals, traditions and customs have always shown the immortality and deep-rooted power of its culture, has thousands of mysteries that are more visible and audible for researchers, tourists and eager travelers who want to know. Due to the migrating capacity of this province, it has an ethnic composition, each of which speaks its own language or dialect. Most of Turks live in Nazarabad and Karaj, Tatars in Eshtehard, Taleghan and Asara, and some Kurds, Lors, Arabs, Mazandaranis and Gilakis are scattered all over the province. Since different dialects and languages are spoken in this area, this province is called Little Iran.Alborz province has fertile soil and a good climate, which is why it produces high quality agricultural products. In Taleghan, walnuts, apples, pears, rhubarb, thyme, leeks, barberry and apples are harvested.
Alborz province is the 31st province of Iran with its beautiful nature and long history. With the approval of the members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly in 2010, the cities of Karaj, Taleghan, Savojbolagh, Nazarabad, Eshtehard and Fardis were officially formed. In this plan, Karaj was considered as the center of the province. The name of this new province is taken from the Alborz mountains, an important part of which passes through the north of this province. The name Alborz comes from "har" meaning mountain and "Borz" meaning high.
The people of Alborz province have many old and traditional customs. Nowruz Khani (recitation), Khaneh Tekani (cleaning the house before Nowruz), cooking samano and visiting the graves are among the customs of the days approaching Nowruz. Shawl Andazi was one of the customs of Yalda night in Taleghan. Cooking Ashe poshte pa (kind of pottage that is cooked when some body goes to a long trip specially to military service) and Ashe baran (cooking pottage for rain) are other examples of customs in this province. One of the most popular dishes served in Karaj is halim with mutton. Yuan Ash, bean dish, Taleghan lentil stew, etc. are other local dishes of Alborz people.
Travelers returning from Barghan buy souvenirs of the famous Barghan plum or greengage, honey, berries, walnuts, yogurt, milk and local dairy products. There are many shops on Chalous Road that sell local dairy products, honey and cranberries. Jujube, azalea, elm, persimmon and grapes are also abundant in Alborz province. Carpet weaving, reinforced concrete sculpture, pottery, needlework, masonry, glassmaking and woodcarving are among the handicrafts of Alborz province.
Gachsar Tulip Garden, Chalouso Road, its villages and waterfalls, Tappe Uzbek (hill), Taleghan villages and waterfalls, Soleymaniyeh Palace, Kordan Tower, Meydanak Tower, Remains of Takht Rostam Stone Fire Temple, Astanak City Palace, Gachsar Stone Tower, Samsam Castle,Vakil Castle, Mesbah Bath, Heljerd Bath, Shah Abbasi Bridge, Dokhtar Bridge, Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, Yakh Morad Cave, Amirkabir Dam and Lake, etc. are among the attractions of this province.
Eshtehard lake and river are located approximately 15 km north of Eshtehard city in Alborz province. Eshtehard river, also known as Shurkat, originates from the mountains southwest of Avaj in Qazvin province. After crossing the plains of Abhar, Qazvin, Eshtehard and Savojbolagh, the river finally flows into the Great Salt Lake of Qom.
Eshtehard rocky houses are located on the new route from Eshtehard to Nazarabad. These houses are ten kilometers from Eshtehard, which show life in the distant past, about 2,000 years ago.Eshtehard rocky house complex includes hand-held rooms in the heart of rocky mountains.
Eshtehard colorful hills are located in the north of Eshtehard city and south of Nazarabad city in Alborz province. Eshtehard is 100 km from Tehran and about 63 km from the city of Karaj and is located in a relatively desert area with a semi-arid climate.