Cheap flights to Mashad Airport (MHD)
Mashad is the second-largest city in Iran and the capital of Khorasan Province. Located in northeastern Iran it is famous as a place of religious pilgrimage on account of theshrine of Imam Reza, the Eighth Imam of the Shia Muslims. For the many visitors who travel to Mashad each year, this city is not only a place of reverence but also a shopping paradise where the influences of a rich cultural heritage are keenly felt.
Iran, an Islamic republic on the Persian Gulf is a country that has witnessed many political upheavals and influenced the course of civilization. It is a country with arid mountains and beautiful landscapes that also has many historical sites and monuments.
Best time to visit Mashad, Iran
The temperatures in Mashad during June to August are at a comfortable range of 20°C to 30°C. April, May, September and October are also a good time to visit Mashad, when the weather is cooler with temperatures averaging between 10°C to 20°C. If you are planning to visit Mashad during the busy spring and summer months, reserve a hotel in advance to ensure you have a comfortable and hassle-free stay.
Airlines that fly to Mashad
There are no direct flights from any city in Canada to Mashad, However you can reserve a flight operated by Turkish Airlines, Emirates or Qatar Airways to visit Mashad. Try Skyscanner's travel page to find the cheapest price for your trip.
What to do and see in Mashad
The most significant part of your visit to Mashad will be to revere the shrine of Imam Reza. The shrine complex is a well-designed architectural wonder that also houses the beautiful Masjid-e-Gohar Shaad dating to the Timurid period.
In addition to the many mosques and mausoleums in Mashad, be sure to visit this city's shopping areas and bazaars where you are sure to be dazzled with the assortment of oriental fruits, sweets, precious stones, carpets and rugs on display. Add variety to your stay with a weekend getaway to the summer resorts at Torogh, Torghabeh, Aklomod, Zoshk or Shandiz. A visit to Neishabur, a two-hour drive from Mashad, is a beautiful spot to camp overnight and to pick up some silver souvenirs.
Tips and additional advice
The Islamic dress code is strictly enforced in Iran including Mashad. Women have to wear the chador when visiting religious places. At other times, women should wear covered clothing and head scarves. Men should not wear shorts.
The government of Canada advises visitors to exercise a high degree of caution when visiting Iran. Canadians are asked to avoid travel to the province of Sistan-Baluchistan, bordering Pakistan, and to within 20 km of the border with Afghanistan,and to within 10 km with the border with Iraq due to ethnic conflicts, risks of terrorism and kidnappings. If you are a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport, make sure you have a valid visa to enter Iran.
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