Deyr Gachin Caravansary

Mother of Iran's caravanserais

Address:
On the old road of Qom-Varamin and Qom-Garmsar, about 70 kilometers from Qom city, Qom county, Iran
Visiting time:
9 am to sunset
Weekly holiday:
None
Annual holidays:
None
Entrance fee(Iranian):
50.000 Rials - After sunset 300.000 Rials
About: Deyr Gachin Caravansary

1750-year-old Dir Gachin Caravanserai, also known as "the Mother of Iranian Caravanserais", is located in the west of the Great Salt Desert. It is a glorious caravanserai lying in the middle of Kavir National Park. It has been a very important lodging on the way to one of the ancient roads. Due to its age, extent, and importance, Dir Gachin Caravanserai has been mentioned as "the Mother of Iranian Caravanserais" in a majority of sources and texts. The initial building of Dir Gachin Caravanserai has been attributed to the reign of Sassanid Ardashir. This building underwent fundamental changes in Safavid period and had a good reputation and great boom till the end of Qajar period. 
One of the reasons why this caravanserai was named "the Mother of Iranian Caravanserais" was that all of the passengers' necessities including mosque, mill, backyard, bathroom, and rest room are provided there. 
This monument was registered in the list of Iran's National Heritage on September 23, 2003 under the registration number of 10408.

 

You can book an overnight in this wonderful and unique Caravansary by sending email to TripYar@gmail.com

15 USD per person including a herbal tea and dinner

General Specifications
Name
Deyr Gachin Caravansary
Age
Sassanid era
Restoration
It has been repaired and extended during Seljuk, Safavid and Qajars eras.
Architectural style
Safavid
Suggestions
Important parts to visit
Caravanserai, bath, mosque
Best time to visit
Anytime
Duration of visit
One hour to one day with overnight stay
Access route
Address
On the old road of Qom-Varamin and Qom-Garmsar, about 70 kilometers from Qom city, Qom county, Iran
Facilities
Access to vehicles
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
Parking
WC
Residence
Restaurant
Buffet
Safekeeping
Network coverage
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