©

Eqlid trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Vienna Itinerary Planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Asia  /  Iran  /  Fars Province  /  Eqlid

Eqlid

3.9
Canyons · Parks
Eqlid is a city in and the capital of Eqlid County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 49,709, in 1,497 families.Eqlid is located 22 km west of the Expressway between Isfahan and Shiraz. The population of Eghlid is about 45,000 . It is located close to the mountain chain Zagros and is one of the highest elevations among Iran cities . It is also close to the desert city of Abarqu, making it a city in the border of high mountain and desert. It has a dry and cold weather, and some of its mountain peaks are covered by snow throughout the year. It is an agriculture city and its main products are wheat, barley, potato and fruits like grapes, walnut, apple, and pear. Its main road is Emam Khomeini Boulevard.Historical backgroundDuring the Achamenid empire its name was azargarta.(source: Parto-e vahid dar asrare takhte jamshid پرتو وحید در اسرار تخت جمشید)Eghlid's name might come from "kelid," which means key in Persian. Up to the recent years, older people used to call it "kelil." The main reason behind this name is that it was the main gateway to Fars, and specially Persepolis in the old ages and the road called "royal road" used to pass through it. other routes to Persepolis were mountainous and difficult to pass.Legend says that Eghlid was built by three brothers called Elias, Aslam, and Orjam. There are three main neighborhood (which used to be three castles) in Eghlid bearing the name of these three brothers: Eliasan, Aslaman, Orjaman.Eghlid has many historical places dating back to pre-Islamic era.There is an old mosque in the center of the city (jame' mosque)
Add Eqlid and other destinations in Iran to your travel itinerary using our Iran day trip site.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Eqlid

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Eqlid

Tang-e Boraq Canyon
Canyon
Tang-e Boraq Canyon
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
Mohammad Rasool Allah Spring
Park
Mohammad Rasool Allah Spring
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Eqlid

Aghazade Mansion ©
Architectural Building
Aghazade Mansion Abarkuh
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bricked ice storage of AbarKuh
Architectural Building
Bricked ice storage of AbarKuh Abarkuh
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Cypress of Abarkuh
Garden
Cypress of Abarkuh Abarkuh
2.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Izad Khast Castle ©
Castle
Izad Khast Castle Izad Khast
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min