May 30, 2018, 2:09 PM
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Danial Cave: An unknown tourism potential in Mazandaran

Tehran, May 30, IRNA - Danial Water Cave of Salmanshahr is one of the most beautiful river caves in Iran.

It can turn to tourism attraction in the west of the northern province of Mazandaran with official support and private investment.

Visiting the caves and swimming in the limpid water in addition to climbing the colorful rocks are among the attractions of tourism industry.

There are various types of caves across the country that can draw both domestic and foreign tourists.
And Danial water cave is one of them.

This cave is located in Salmanshahr. You should go through Danial Village situated 5km from the city center. After parking the vehicle, you should continue walking across a wooden bridge on the river and after that you can walk in the forest for about an hour.

As a person who visits the cave for the first time, you may face some difficulties in finding the cave entrance. Therefore, you can use GPS or ask for help from local guides.

**Bat colonies

One of the most important features of Danial Cave is the stable temperature during the whole year.
The river current — formed by several springs and streams — flows through the cave from beginning to the end.

In your first 100 steps in the cave, there is a little pool, which is up to your waist, that you have to enter to continue the path. In further steps, you enjoy calcareous materials which date back to millions of years.

The river depth is changeable in different parts of the cave but generally not exceeding more than one meter. Actually, there are some passages through which you can’t pass due to the rise in river level in rainy seasons.

After 300 meters, you enter a large space — famed as bat hall. Bat colonies are in very close you, even less than meters. Just be careful! You are recommended not to wake them up by throwing something at them.

If you get tired, you can easily get back on the route. This is another aspect of Danial Cave which is useful for amateurs.

**Experience excitement and adrenalin

It was such a good experience. The interior space of the cave was amazing and full of excitement. It rapidly increases the level of adrenalin in your body, said a cave dweller while exiting Danial Cave.

Arash Ebrahimi added: “You can see the most attractions of the cave in the first part. The final part is narrow with a low ceiling.”

He further said there are some bats living in the middle of the cave which are upside down from ceiling. “You should pass by them without making noise as they are asleep. You should go to the cave in a group in case of probable dangers.”

The cave’s temperature is about 23°C, and the water temperature is about 17°C.

The best time for visiting Danial Cave is in spring and summer, although you can enjoy it in all seasons.
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Source: Iran Daily
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