Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa

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#1 of 6 in Parks in Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
Take a drive up to Jebel Akhdar, a scenic part of the Al Hajar mountain range. The mountainous area doesn't appear green at first glance, surprising hikers exploring its higher parts with a labyrinth of dry riverbeds and terraces that harbor lush gardens and fruit orchards. You'll need a 4WD to get up to the plateau, but when you reach the verdant area surrounded by rocky cliffs, you can enjoy picturesque views of the terrace farms and tiny villages, known for their prized pomegranates, apples, roses, and other plants that thrive here. To visit Jebel Akhdar and other attractions in Nizwa, use our Nizwa journey maker tool .
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  • We drove up the Jebel ar road the day after driving up to Jebel Shams so perhaps the comparison is a bit unfair. Passing the military checkpoint which checks your driving licence and the vehicle's reg...  more »
  • Although it was very very dry due to lack of rain in the last months or years, the place is spectacular from the beginning to the end the more surprising is that only they let in 4 x 4. Although everything is asphalt. Trekking among peoples is fabulous and the people abandoned to the end at the bottom of one small Green Valley even more
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  • Nice place for picnic with family and friends. Its about 2 hr 30 min drive from Muscat city. You can visit Nizwa which is close by about 30 mins drive from there. Good time to visit is during summer. ...  more »
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  • Magnificent landscapes breathtaking Hotel perfect location perfect to relax
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Nizwa has relatively few accommodations to offer its guests, drawn to the historical core of the former capital. The relative lack of tourist infrastructure may well be what's keeping the traditional feel of the city center alive. A couple of standard hotels can be found in the center, and a few more in the towns to the north and south along Highway 21. The capital, Muscat, lies about an hour and a half's drive to the north-east along a good quality highway. Most visitors simply visit Nizwa during a day trip from the capital.
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