Alamut is a legendary mountainous region in
Qazvin province in the north-west of
Iran. Those who have already taken an Alamut tour would say that the region is
great for two reasons; its mesmerizing nature, and its castles. But, Alamut
wasn’t only the impenetrable seat of the assassins, it was also the kernel of
the latest scientific and astrological developments and the place where one of
the largest collection of books in the world was kept. Nowadays, the ruins of
the region’s castles especially the Castle of Assassins ruled by
and Lambsar Castel in the west of the valley that were under the control of the
powerful Nizari Ismaili state serve as the main tourist attractions in Alamut.
Alamut is considered a remote region in the mountains of Iran and those who seek
accommodation usually stay in the few hotels and hostels in and around the
valley or book rooms in Qazvin hotels and make their trip
to Alamut a one-day trip. There aren’t
any fancy hotels in Alamut but the few nice hostels and guesthouses in this
great valley in Iran accommodate all the incoming tourists.
Seven Hostel in Alamut, located in the beautiful village of Zarabad for
example is a great option to stay there. It is a small traditional and really
stylish guesthouse run by a lovely couple who serve very delicious local dishes.