Grand Qabala40Gabala is located in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, in the gorge of the Bazar-Yurt and Tufan mountains. Tourists here will find everything you need for a good rest. Mountain air intoxicates, beautiful rivers, waterfalls and lakes are pleasing to the eye. Not for nothing Gabala is often called “Azerbaijani Switzerland”.
The streets of the city amaze with its cleanliness and well-groomed. There are many new buildings in Gabala: a children’s chess school, a modern market, new hotels. Today there are recreation zones, tourist bases, two huge five-star complexes
In the vicinity of the city – walnut and chestnut forests, the age of many of them exceeds 100 years.
If you interested on ecotourism and mountaineering than Gabala will be best place to visit because it is widely developed on this are.
Climate and weather
The climate of Gabala is significantly influenced by the proximity of the Caucasus mountains and the abundance of mountain rivers. The city is surrounded by the highest mountains of the Caucasus – Bazarduzi, Tufan.
Winters here are warm and short. The average January temperature is -3 … + 1 C °, in the mountains it is slightly colder: -5 … -7 C °. Snow can only be seen high in the mountains. Summer here is hot and often dry. The average temperature in July-August is +23 … +25 C °, sometimes the air warms up to +37 C °. Autumn is warm and dry.
The region of Gabala is famous for its walnut and chestnut forests. Flowering trees in the spring are an extraordinary sight.
The mountain range, the beginning of the Tufan mountain and the Bazar-Yurt mountain are the main natural beauties of the Gabala district. Tourists will be interested to look at the rocky ridges, snow-white mountain peaks and narrow gorges.
Gabala has inexhaustible opportunities for tourism. In the summer you can go hiking, and the winter city was chosen by the fans of skiing.
In the mountains of Gabala lies one of the most exciting mountaineering routes to the highest peak of Azerbaijan – Mount Bazarduzi (its height is 4 466 meters above sea level).
The nature of Gabala is fascinating with its beauty. It’s no wonder that tourists from all over the world are eager to come here.
Gabala invites travelers to visit their numerous historical and cultural monuments
Not far from Gabala, in the village of Nij there is a unique architectural monument – the Udi temple. Udins are considered descendants of ancient Albanians and are a very special ethnic group (there are only 10,000 of them left). They have managed to preserve their language and cultural traditions to this day. Most recently, the temple was restored and is now open to tourists.
15 kilometers from Gabala are the ruins of ancient Kabbalah. Here excavations are constantly carried out, finds of archaeologists can be seen in the city historical and local history museum.
Also, you should definitely visit the waterfall “Seven Beauties”, it is located in the vicinity of Gabala, near the village of Vandam. The waterfall consists of seven cascades, hence its name. If you want to admire this natural miracle, then you should go there very early. The waterfall is a place of pilgrimage for tourists from all over the world, singly one is usually packed with cars and buses, and on a narrow wooden staircase there is always a crowd of admiring spectators. Some people consider this place to be holy. Hypertension and people suffering from cardiovascular disease, before visiting the waterfall should consult a doctor, because at the height of literally breathtaking. Tourists are only allowed to climb to the fifth level, only brave ones risk climbing to the fifth, sixth, seventh steps.