The mighty Caspian sea.... Darya -ye -Khazar.
From Tehran we charted a taxi and went there , crossing the Elborz mountains.
After 3 and a half hours and 20 tunnels we finally saw the Caspian and swam at a rocky beach.
Then we visited a teleferic with 600 m to the mountains.
CHALUS AND NOWSHAR are two twin cities . I confess I couldnt distinguish them. The caspian coast is undeveloped , good to visit , but some great apartments are being built there.
I visited in June, 2009.