©

Kaleybar trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Kaleybar

Sightseeing
Kaleybar ; also Romanized as Kalībar, Kalipar, Keleibar, and Keleivar) is a city in and the capital of Kaleybar County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. According to the 2006 census, Kaleybar, with a population of 9,030 in 2,397 families, is the 25th most populated city of the province. In recent year the city has become a tourist destination thanks to its proximity to Babak Castle. In addition, as a result of geopolitical developments Kaleybar is gradually replacing Ahar as the capital city of Qareh Dagh region.HistoryKaleybar, known as Badd or Baddayn in Islamic chronicles, was the stronghold of Babak Khorramdin who, in 816 AD, revolted against Islamic Caliphate. Babak's resistance was ended in 836 when he was defeated by the Iranian General Afshin, acting on behalf of the Caliphate. The events of the two decades long tumultuous times subjected the town to the reports of early Islamic historians.The first reference to Kaleybar has been by Al-Masudi in The Meadows of Gold, Babak revolted in Bedh region with the deciples of Djavidan... Following a series of defeats Babak was blockaded in his native town..., which even now is known as Babak's country.Ibn Athir in his book, The Complete History, has devoted many pages to the description of battles which took place in Kaleybar between the Armies of Caliphate and Babak's forces.
Take stress off the schedule by using our Iran vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Kaleybar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. 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.

Where to stay in Kaleybar

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Kaleybar:
Historic sites, shopping, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to East Azerbaijan Province

14 days in Iran BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM AZERBAIJAN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Iran BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Iran BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA October, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Iran BY A USER FROM POLAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Iran SEE PLAN August, culture, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Iran SEE PLAN August, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Iran SEE PLAN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Iran BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND October, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tabriz BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Turkey & Tabriz BY A USER FROM IRAN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tabriz, Van & Izmir BY A USER FROM IRAN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans