Darband a fun place in Tehran
Darband formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, is a neighborhood inside Tehran’s metropolitan limits. It is the beginning of a popular hiking trail into Mount Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chairlift is also available for those not interested in hiking. The Persian term dar band translates to “door of the mountain” (band, a variation of vand and fand, meaning “mountain”).
The initial start of the trail at Darband is about 250 metres long and is dotted with a number of small cafes and restaurants. These are quite popular and are busy in the evenings, as locals and tourists alike visit the many hooka lounges along the trail.
The Zahir-od-dowleh cemetery, where many Iranian giants of art and culture such as Iraj Mirza, Forough Farrokhzad, Mohammad-Taqi Bahar, Abolhasan Saba, Ruhollah Khaleqi, Rahi Mo’ayyeri and Darvish Khan are buried, is also located in Dar band.
it was one of Tehran’s oldest rural villages most famous for it’s country life, nomadic pastures, clean water, and cool fresh air. Light construction had always stretched high up around the meandering stream of Darband. But now the village is one of Tehran’s most upmarket destinations for casual dining, relaxing, tourism, and fitness hubs.