Filband in the clouds

Filband in the clouds
ID : N-2883 Date : 2018/09/14 - 09:00

(Persia Digest) – The Filband countryside in Babol, Mazandaran Province, northern Iran is 2300 meters above sea-level. It is known as eastern Mazandaran’s rooftop. The most attractive feature of Filband is the ocean of clouds that takes over the village most times, giving it a unique aura. Many tourists come to this village to watch this amazing landscape of clouds that moves beneath their feet, taking home unforgettable memories. Climbing to “Hasin Ben” peak, the pleasure of watching Lar spring, and of course taking a moment to shoot the crimson sunset beyond the clouds are the special features of Filband village.

Where does the name come from?

There are two stories about the name Filband. Some believe that the cold winter days are so unbearable that even elephants [fil in Persian] cannot outlive it. But, this is not very credible as Iran has no elephants. Another story has it that ‘Fel’ in the local dialect mean ‘tiredness’ and ‘band’ means ‘unable to cope’. As the winding path to the village is rather steep and at times difficult to cross, it has come to be known as ‘too tired to cope’ or Filband. Some villagers still pronounce this as Felband.

Peas season

The best time to travel to Filband is in the spring and summer, when the hot temperatures of other cities turns to fresh air and a cool breeze up in Filband and fills you with an air of health and joy.


Address: Filband Village, turn off at Babol Town, Mazandaran Province, Iran

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