Katale Khor Cave

Tel: 09124411128 Mr. Majid Uosbashi (Director of the Cave) and 09121415255

Visiting time:
9 to 16 (spring and summer); in winter and autumn you have to call the cave.
Weekly holiday:
Annual holidays:
9th and 10th of Moharram, 28 Safar, 21th of Ramazan, 25th of Shavval(these are dates on the lunar calender) 14th Khordad (solar calender)
Entrance fee(Iranian):
150000 Rials
About: Katale Khor Cave

According to scientific theories and geological maps, Katale Khor is an aquatic-land cave in the heart of Saghizlu Mountainin Eligomusen limestone of the third period of tertiary geological period. It might be about 30 million years old but according to some, it is even more than 120 million years old.
Being the habitat of early human, this cave has seven floors, three floors of which have been discovered and there are waterfalls on its different floors. The cressets in this cave are beautifully shaped and some of them are named after those shapes. Some of the most famous icons in this cave are bride and groom icon, marriage cloth, sleeping lion, hound, lion paw and elephant’s foot icons. This cave is also connected to Ali Sadr Cave. It was registered in 1330 but the probing was done in 1365.

General Specifications
Katale Khor Cave
"Katale" is reffered to low altitude mountains in some western regions of Iran and the appellation of this cave is probably due to its existence in one of these mountains.
Geological history
The third geological period
Special features
The Katale Khor cave has been chosen as the first cave in terms of its crystals and cave formation, beauty and its numerous layers.
Best time to visit
Duration of visit
Half a day.
Access route
5 kilometers from Garmab and 410 kilometers from Tehran and 173 kilometers north of Hamadan and 80 kilometers south of Qeydar, Khodabandeh county, Zanjan province, Iran
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