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Lorestan is a province of Iran.


North and East Lorestan has a very cold snowy winter with pleasant summer. Borujerd, Dorud, Azna, Aligoodarz and Alashtrar are located there.

Central Lorestan includes the capital city of Khorram Abad with moderate weather during a year. The area is covered by Mediterranean Forests.

South Lorestan has moderate winters with very hot summers. Pole Dokhtar and Kuhdasht are notable cities.

Another socio-economical division of Lorestan could be considered as following:

Eastern Lorestan – mostly located on Silakhor Plain- which is more industrialized. Borujerd is the major centre.

Western Lorestan, less developed area but a special centre of archaeology in Western Iran. Khorram Abad is the center.


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Lorestan is mostly populated by Lor people which are a pure Iranian ethnic - similar to Kords. The majority of people do farming.


The language is mostly Lori - an Iranian local language. Persian is used easily. English can not be used frequently with average people.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Khorram Abad Airport

By train[edit]

Dorud and Azna are connected to National Railway.

By bus[edit]

Frequent bus services to all cities. Borujerd and Khorram Abad have good connections to many Iranian cities by bus.

By car[edit]

Lorestan is located between Tehran and Khoozestan and is paved with good highways. From Tehran you can drive 4 hrs to get to Borujerd.

Get around[edit]

Mini buses and vans are the most common vehicles for travelling inside the province. Shuttle Taxis known as Savari are also available. Don’t trust and use personal unmarked cars.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Falakol Aflak Castle of Korram Abad
  • Jame Mosque of Borujerd
  • Gahar Lake of Dorud
  • Soltani Mosque of Borujerd
  • Kio Lake of Korram Abad
  • Bazaar of Borujerd
  • Gahar Lake Dorood
  • Oshtorankooh Mountain Azna
  • Kamandan village Azna
  • Falakolaflak castle [[[khoram Abad]]


  • Stay 2 days in Borujerd and visit Jame and Soltani Mosques. Visit the old Bazaar and go to Chogha Hill. Spend a day with friends in Goldasht or Vennai and eat local Kebab and yogurt drink. Preferably, stay in Zagros Hotel.
  • Take a minibus to Khorram Abad (2 hrs) and spend two days there. Many historical monuments are around the city among them Falakol Aflak Castle is the most exciting.
  • Join a tour – not very easy to find one – to stay overnight in Oshtorankuh and fish in Gahar Lakes.
  • Visit Ghali Kuh in Aligoodarz or see Pole Dokhtar.
  • Visit Oshtorankooh mountain, Kamandan village, Bidestane village, Emamzade qasem mosques in Azna.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Fishing in Gahar Lake
  • Hiking in Chogha Hill or Kio Parkland
  • Climbing in many places – Lorestan is mostly covered by elevated mountains
  • Skiing in Borujerd in winters
  • Eating in Borujerd Kebab Restaurants

Eat[edit][add listing]

Borujerd has a good reputation for food. Kebab, local bread and ice cream are fantastic. Don't miss many halva and local sweets in Borujerd and other cities.

Drink[edit][add listing]

No alcohol is served in Iran. Soft drinks and botteled water are available easily. Doogh is yougurt drink and very popular in Lorestan.

Stay safe[edit]

  • Avoid travelling alone in villages or among tribes.
  • Don't use unauthorised cars which work as taxi.

Get out[edit]

  • Easily, take a bus ticket from a terminal anytime in any city and go back to Tehran.
  • Take a mini bus or shared taxi to Khorram Abad and get to your flight.
  • Go to Dorud and use a train to go to Tehran or Ahwaz.
  • Go to Borujerd to get a bus ticket to Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Ahwaz, Hamadan, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Qom and so on.
  • If you have your own car, go toward Borujerd and then Arak, Qom and Tehran.
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