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Three Days Ganja and Xoshbulag Private Tour

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  • Local Guide in Russian and English



The central historical park often rates as one of the first things to do in Ganja. Between 1786 and 1804, Javad Khan became the last Khan of the Ganja Khanate before the Russian Empire took control. Back when Javad was in power, he enjoyed nature and planted several trees inside his garden. The Soviets destroyed most of it. Today, locals come here to relax and play board games among the shady trees. A small stage sits towards the far side of the garden.


Imamzadeh is a term for a shrine-tomb of the descendants of Imams, who are directly related to Muhammad. These shrines are only for the descendants of imams and they are not for imams themselves. Imamzadehs are also sayyids, though not all sayyids are considered imamzadehs. These shrine-tombs are used as centers of Shi’i devotion and pilgrimages. These shrine-tombs are also believed to have miraculous properties and the ability to heal. Many of these are located in Iraq, Medina, India and Iran.


(1141–1209), Nizami Ganje’i,Nizami, or Nezāmi, whose formal name was Jamal ad-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyās ibn-Yūsuf ibn-Zakkī, was a 12th-century Azery Muslim poet. Nezāmi is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Afghanistan,Azerbaijan,Iran, the Kurdistan region and Tajikistan.


Two-story bottle house was built by Ibrahim Jafarov, a resident of Ganja in 1966-67 from glass bottles of different shapes and sizes, and colorful stones brought from Sochi. 48000 bottles was used in construction.
The construction of this house was dedicated to the memory of Ibrahim Jafarov’s brother who went missing during World War II. The construction year of the house was written on the wall of the front porch. A big portrait of missing brother Yusif Jafarov was drawn underneath the protrusion of the roof at the front. Additionally, the walls of the house were decorated with notes about Olympic Games held in USSR in 1980s, and the name and portrait of the owner.
The words “Ganja” (the historic name of the city) were written on the different parts of the building with the bottoms of bottles
The house was reconstructed recently and is a popular destination for citizens and tourists.


Göygöl (Azerbaijani: Göygöl, literally “the Blue Lake”) is a natural impounded lake in Azerbaijan. It is situated at the footsteps of Murovdag, not far from Ganja. Due to an earthquake which hit the area on 25 September 1139, parts of the Kapaz Mount collapsed and blocked the path of the Kürəkçay River. As a result of diversion of water flow, a lake with pure mountain water was created, hence the name given signifying the pureness of the water. The nearby city of Khanlar was renamed after the Göygöl Lake on 25 April 2008. The city founded as Helenendorf by first German settlers in Azerbaijan in 1819 and with considerable German minority until 1941 had been renamed to Khanlar in 1938. In 1941, German settlers were relocated by Soviet authorities to Kazakhstan and their homes were filled by Armenians by orders of Anastas Mikoyan. In 1925 the lake was incorporated into the newly founded “Goy Gol State Reserve” which was superseded as Göygöl National Park in 2008.


Daşkəsən (transliterated, Dashkasan, Dashkesan) is a city and municipality in and the capital of the Dashkasan Rayon of modern Azerbaijan. It has a population of 10 801. The municipality consists of the city of Daşkəsən and the village of Alunitdağ.
The city’s name means Rock Cutter in Azerbaijani, in which Azerbaijani daş means stone and kəsən is rooted in the verb kəsmək, “to cut”, thus referring to a place where rocks have been hacked. Daşkəsən summer pastures are 2000 m high from sea level. Different animal-breeding tribes settled here and built Cyclops-like small towers to protect themselves from attacks. Since that period Daşkəsən turned to the place of settlement.
Tumuli type burying monuments found in the archaeological digs carried out in 1959-1960 in the places of ancient settlement in Daşkesen show that people used this area as summer pastures and there was only one way to those pastures in summer- north-east, the valley of the river Kur.
The Middle Ages in Daşkesen are characterized with the development of cultural work.

One of interesting side of this region is that here you can find a lot of springs and mineral waters for drinks, all of them have different mineral taste, which help people to cure from many health problems and sores. Interesting fact in that people who live here they don’t use medicine too much, because local herbs from nature help them to cure… People who come to visit this place usually take with them endemic plants and herbs for cure.

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Day 1 - Ganja

08:00 Pick up from Hotel
09:00 Xan Garden (park)
10:00 Cavadxan Tomb and Philharmonic
12:00 Cuma Mosque and Cokek Hamam(bath)
13:00 Karvansaray
14:00 Azerbaijani traditional meals(in restaurant or in local family)
15:00 Nizami Ganjevi museum
16:00 Qala (Castle) museum
17:00 Bottle house
19:00 Arrive to Gandja

Day 2 - Goygol

08:00 Pick up from Hotel
09:00 İmamzadeh
11:00 German Church in Goygol
12:00 Helendorf
13:00 Azerbaijani Traditional meals( in local family or restaurant
15:00 Goygol
15:30 Maral Gol
17:00 Arrive to city

Day 3 - Xoshbulag

08:00 Pick up from Hotel
10:00 Arrive to Dashkesen
11:00 Xoshbulaq lake
13:00 Forest trip
15:00 Traditional Azerbaijani meals (in restaurants or with local family)

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