Azerbaijan, the Land of Fire, a tropical nation in Asia, wealthy with ancient, ethnic and natural inheritance is the type of place that would make you think why more tourists don’t visit it. And it’ll work out brilliant for those who love to take “the road less toured by”. The construction, inhabitants, fashion, cusine and lifestyle are an ideal mix of East and West and the blend of Persian, Turkish, and Soviet inheritance makes it a destination like nothing else.
Its Intact Nature
This destination is worth visiting in all four seasons. Fans of mountains must put this country onto their lists because amazing marvels are all over in the magnificent Caucasus scale. During winter, they’re white and brown and stunning in a rough way. Amongst those enormous peaks are ice-covered waterfalls that gleam majestically against the light and brooks which are concealed but worth a hike. The country also boasts icy lakes like the Nohur lake in Gabala. During spring, the water turns into emerald green because of the reflection of the overlining trees. Either way, both views are captivating enough to take your breath away.
Over a third of the world’s mud volcanoes are beside the Absheron Peninsula. Mud or sandy volcanoes by their technical title, blow up clouds of mud after pouches of subterranean gas construct pressure pushing it to the exterior. Azerbaijan’s Turaghai and Boyuk Khanizadagh are amid the world’s biggest at 700 metres (2297 feet). The volcanoes are inclined to fizz away gradually triggering the sides to form up over time.
Much like their Georgian neighbours, the lifestyle here makes individuals open and friendly. They’re welcoming, pleasant, inquisitive to know about where travelers are from and are constantly pleased to encounter tourists. Many of them don’t converse in English but most of them converse in Russian. The most marvelous thing is that even though speaking is difficult, they try to assist you in whatever way they can.
Azerbaijan and Georgia forming a range of ancient and ethnic villages. Quba, in Azerbaijan’s northeast, is a preferred tourist destination. Adjacent Laza, Xinaliq and Buduq colonies make fascinating villages to tour to encounter a lifestyle nearly completely lost to time. The district is also residence to the East Caucasus Mountain Jews. It’s worthwhile to tour as a portion of an excursion.
The Historical, Traditional and Modern
The construction in Azerbaijan is diverse. From Baku’s contemporary Flame Towers and lavish House of Government to old-fashioned fortresses and shrines spread here and there. The Walled City of Baku merges features of old-fashioned and customary Islamic Azerbaijan charms. Europeans, enticed by Baku’s initial oil boom during the 19th-century, fashioned the Old City with ornate and medieval construction. And similar to the other earlier socialist republics, such as those discovered in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, you’ll encounter the infinite apartment complexes which are normal of the 20th-century.
Popular Places to Visit
The Flame Towers
Your trip to Azerbaijan won’t be complete without a visit to the Flame Towers! You’ll be able to see the three towers resembling flickering flames from almost anywhere in the city. There is not a visitor to the country, who does not admire the artistic splendour of these visionary towers.
The Mountain Villages of northern Azerbaijan
The next highlight of your visit to Azerbaijan would be a visit to one of the mountain villages in northern Azerbaijan. On your visit, you’ll be able to wander about isolated but elegant valleys of untamed nature, pet flocks of sheep and maybe even hike the snow-capped mountains for a spectacularly scenic view of the pristine grasslands that surround the majestic mountains.
Sheki is one of the most social media-worthy towns you’ll find in Azerbaijan. The Khansarai palace, to be specific, is the focus of travellers, due to the devastatingly charming interior it possesses. The glass windows of the palace are meticulously crafted by combining tiny shards of coloured glass into wooden slabs that create a gleaming kaleidoscope of vibrant colours when the rays of sun pierce through the windows.
Note: – you might not be able to take pictures from inside the building, but the outside is just as enchanting.