Gel Afshan mud volcano

Chabahar attractions, Iran attractions

The mud volcanoes are very rare and amazing phenomena that can be found on several coasts around the world. In the south of Iran, I Chabahar, there is an amazing mud volcano known as gel feshan that attracts many tourists recently. If you are interested in adventure, stay with us to know more about this Iran attraction. 

 mud volcano Iran

According to information provided by geologists, there are only 24 mud volcanoes in the world. These mud volcanoes are often found in the continent of Asia, Europe, and North America. Similar examples of this phenomenon in Asia can be noted in the phenomenon of Sidoge volcano in Indonesia, Xing in China and so on. These phenomena, in addition to their beauty, have many healing properties and attract many medical tourists. Gel feshan mud volcano is located in the south of Iran in Sistan & Balouchestan Province. This phenomenon occurs in a large plain called "Kahir plain". 

 Gel feshan Chabahar

The mud volcano is made up of 3 small mud hills that resemble small volcanic peaks. Of these three mud volcanoes, only one is still active, and the other two that were active a few years ago are no longer active. Above all three hills, there are small craters that remind everyone of the volcano peaks. From the active crater of the volcano in the area, every ten to fifteen minutes, the gray flowers leap out and down the mountain slopes. In fact, the same influx of flowers has historically created these hills and increases in height each time the flower is jumped. Sometimes when they come out of the mud of a narrow volcanic fountain, you hear a gunshot and the ground trembles under your feet.

 Gel Feshan mud volcano

Many believe that the pressure of underground oil and gas reservoirs will push the mud out of the deep. Some consider the seismic activity to be the main cause of its formation. However, according to many experts, the pressure is the main reason for this phenomenon. Locals also have interesting ideas about the phenomenon. Locals in the area call it the "Sea navel" and indicate its activity in direct contact with the sea tide. 

 mud volcano Chabahar

Best time to visit?

Many experts believe that this spring is more active in the rainy season. So with this in mind, as well as the climate of the region, we suggest the best season to travel to the region during the cold seasons of the year until early May.