About 120 km away from Isfahan lies one of the gems of
Iranian oasis villages
called Varzaneh. Taking a
Varzaneh tour and visiting
attractions, one would see that it’s a place where civilization is in complete
tune with nature. Nothing seems out of place in here. Pigeons provide the
farmers with fertilizer and the farmers build towers to protect them from heat
and desert snakes. Camels and oxen grind wheat and barley and draw water from
deep wells while relishing the melodious tune of their grey-haired owners.
People’s complexion has the same color and humility of the interminable sand
dunes and water is as precious as rubies. Nocturnal breeze fills the scorched
lungs while the eyes admire the immensity of the desert sky with an infinity of
stars. Nothing not even death seems so ominous in here as everything is redolent
of eternity. You won’t find a fancy modern hostel or hotel in Varzaneh since the
town is one of those places that still defies luxury and mundane concerns.
People who founded the traditional guesthouses in Varzaneh are all locals. They
are well-educated and commendably informed about the history of their village
and its surroundings. Varzaneh has a couple of guesthouses all alike in warmth
and comfort. And although Varzaneh doesn’t have any modern hotels and hostels,
and its accommodation choices are limited to a few guesthouses, all of them
provide online booking services as well as Wi-Fi internet. Every hotel and
guesthouse in central Iran is unique in a way but something about Varzaneh
guesthouses transcends any simple classification; they are literally the
ultimate oasis abodes.