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 [email protected]
15 USD per person including a herbal tea and dinner