Mazandaran province is a northern province of Iran, on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. The Gilan province borders it on the west and Golestan province on the east.
It’s one of the top tourism attractions in Iran because of its beaches and temperate tropical climate. In a mostly arid country, the lush velvety landscape of the Caspian Sea region is an irresistible attraction in the Persian psyche. Iranians come here from all over the country, especially during the New Year holidays. Practically, everything is for sale here because the locals are adept at extracting money from visitors for anything imaginable.
The city of Sari is its capital.
This weather here is hot and humid during the summer. The best time to visit is spring and fall. Avoid travel during the Noruz (New Year’s) holidays at all costs!
The people of Mazandaran province of Iran speak the Mazandarani (aka Tabari) language, which contains many Persian and Russian words. As of 2019, about 2M people spoke the language. The Russians invaded the province multiple times in the 19th century.