Babol and Amol Forests, Babol and Amol
This area with its elevated landscape and valleys has dense forests. Its tall hills overlook the plains and stretch out till the high slopes of the Damavand Mountains. The majestic and deep rocky valleys, rivers, numerous springs, elevated waterfalls, colorful vegetation, a variety of wild life, thermal springs, summer quarters, and rural settlements are some of the special factors which can prove attractive.
Chaloos Forests, Noshahr
This area is close to the sea, with high plains, suitable regional conditions, verdant, with heights and valleys and dense forests, lakes, and elevated waterfalls. These forests are located in the vicinity of Alam Kooh. Many people believe that these forests are unique in Iran and even in the world.
These valleys usually run alongside the rivers, and surrounding these are dense forests with many types of vegetations. On some of these wide valleys terraces have been cut so as to allow cultivation. This brings about a wonderful sight. Examples of such valleys are, Chaloos, Tajan, Tellar, Neka, Jennat-e-Roodbar, Do Hezar and Seh Hezar. Amongst these valleys, the Chaloos valley is connected to the valley of the Karaj River by means of a long tunnel.
The Hezar Cham Pass and Waterfall, together with the mountainous landscape and special rural features are spell binding for the onlooker! It is unmatched in the world.
Mountain Valleys, Mazandaran
The same are generally situated amidst the elevated peaks, where permanent and gushing rivers flow, with meadows on the fringes. Examples of such valleys are, Eshkavar, Balladeh, Yoosh, Lar, Talma, Amiri and Sobat Kooh. Of these, the Yoosh, Balladeh and Eshkavar have a beautiful and breathless landscape!
Neka Forests, Neka
The city of Behshahr is responsible for adjoining the various forest areas of the region. These routes are narrow and situated in the dense forests. In these forests are landscapes such as mountainous valleys as well as those with rivers flowing trough them. These in turn have brought about the presence of streams, springs and waterfalls. For example, the Qol Marz Spring Neka, Tuska, Ramian and tens of other such springs. The waterfalls of Duzadeh, Darab Kella and Zanget and the beautiful valleys of Neka and Zarom Rivers, besides the Estakhr-e-Posht Lake are in this vicinity.
Moreover, the scattered rural areas with the traditional mode of structure can be of great interest to visitors.
In Mazandaran Province, if the elevations below 100 m. be considered as those limited to the plains, two particular areas come into focus. The first is the narrow strip of Ramsar - Alamdeh and Galugah - Kord Kooy. These being near the forest heights and have a considerably steep gradient towards a limited flat region. The vast plains of the Amol - Babol and Sary - Behshahr segment, which have been formed at the mouths of Haraz, Babol, Tajan and Neka Rivers, can be accounted as the second sector.
Climatically, the plains of Mazandaran are moderately warm and the temperature rise is from west to east, thus bringing about a relative decrease in rainfall in the same direction in the region. These plains encompass various important cities and also rural areas, which bear an influence on the economic and industrial factors. Forest landscapes, the sea, citrus orchards, tea gardens, and even the natural cuts and separations in the forest heights bring forth a wonderful and matchless scene.
Sary, Kiasar and Savad Kooh Forests, Kiasar and Savad Kooh
These vicinities are variable in respect to the landscape, due to the presence of a number of forest valleys, majestic hills, rural settlements (in the heights), ancient castles, rivers, springs, meadows and scattered wheat fields can all be accounted for as areas of interest. The dense forest of Haft Khal and its large spring glows like a jewel in the midst of these forests, and can be said to be one of the most attractive forests not only in this province but so in Iran.
Tonekabon and Ramsar Forests, Ramsar
These green forests with a high percentage of rainfall are also reputedly known as the Do Hezar forests of Jennat-e-Roodbar and Eshkavarat. The same are located between the sea and the mountainous region. Suitable forest and rural roads, variable natural and regional factors are responsible for making these forests one of the peerless regions in Iran and the globe. It is a wonderful recreational area.