The distance up to Baku – 135 km
Means of transport: Baku – Shamakhi bus
Shamakhi is considered a the center of Shirvan. The city was main city of the
Shirvanshahs feudal state in VI century.
More than 50 herbal
plants grow in the area of Shamakhi.
The nature of the richest forests here are very convenient for living animals
and birds. Gazelles, wild boars, bears and wild cats are dominant in fauna
of Shemakhi. In mountainous area in summer, it is a little warm, and in winter
a mild climate is observed here. 40-80 days in a year snows. Average thickness
of snow is 30-50 cm.
The area in the summer and
winter attracts fans of tourism and recreation. Babadagh peak loved by
mountaineers is in the territory of Shamakhi region.
12 km north-east of Shamakhi city
, at height of 1400 meters above sea level, at village of Pirgulu astrophysical
observatory named after Nasreddin Tusi has been operating. In order to protect
the beautiful nature of these region Pirgulu reserve has been established with
an area of 1521 hectares.
Hotels, restaurants and
tourist centers operate in the region.