En­joy won­der­ful col­ors of au­tumn

Azer News - - Front Page - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Au­tumn is a mag­i­cal time of year, filled with mag­nif­i­cent nat­u­ral beauty. It's a per­fect sea­son to en­joy so many out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing ap­ple pick­ing, hik­ing, out­door fes­ti­vals, and other things.

The ar­rival of au­tumn means that na­ture will soon put on a breath­tak­ing show.

Trees ex­plode into beau­ti­ful hues of gold, red, and or­ange.

It's a won­der­ful time to start curl­ing up with hot drinks, cozy blan­ket, and a good book.

Au­tumn is per­fect for a trip in na­ture. Spec­tac­u­lar land­scapes await us in ev­ery cor­ner of Azer­bai­jan.

The coun­try of­fers to its vis­i­tors a pris­tine na­ture and many won­der­ful places to en­joy this spe­cial time of year.

Here is a list of the top 6 places to see fall fo­liage in Azer­bai­jan.

Ganja

Cooler tem­per­a­tures, beau­ti­ful na­ture and stun­ning fo­liage are all top rea­sons to visit Ganja re­gion.

Lo­cated some 4 hours way from the cap­i­tal of Baku, Goy­gol Na­tional Park is the adorn­ment of the re­gion.

Goy­gol Na­tional Park, be­ing one of the pearls of Azer­bai­jani na­ture, has al­ways at­tracted at­ten­tion for its spec­tac­u­lar na­ture.

The spe­cial beauty of the park is at­tached to the lakes lo­cated here, one of which is Goy­gol.

Goy­gol can be en­joyed for the whole year around but the best time is def­i­nitely au­tumn.

A large moun­tain lake sur­rounded by the moun­tains of the Lesser Cau­ca­sus was formed as a re­sult of a dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake that de­stroyed the Ka­paz Moun­tain in the 12th cen­tury.

The color and clar­ity of the wa­ters of Goy­gyol Lake, lo­cated 1,600 above sea level is strik­ing. The banks of the lake are cov­ered with forests and rich with flora and fauna.

Here you can en­joy the beauty of fallen leaves and crys­tal clear air.

This area is ideal for walk­ing, trav­el­ing, and fam­ily pic­nics.

Yardimli

The re­gion bursts into col­ors with the ar­rival of au­tumn sea­son.

Yardimli mes­mer­izes the view­ers with its col­or­ful na­ture, rivers, springs and a lot of his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ments.

A vast part of its ter­ri­tory of re­gion is cov­ered by forests. The re­gion has rich fauna. There are wolf, jackal, boar, bear and some other kinds of an­i­mal here.

The crisp tem­per­a­tures, spec­tac­u­lar fo­liage and abun­dant wildlife in Yardimli won't leave any­one in­dif­fer­ent.

Don't miss a chance to hunt this beau­ti­ful scenery.

Shir­van

Shir­van Na­tional Park is worth the trip for na­ture lovers.

Es­tab­lished in 2003, it was cre­ated with a view to the con­ser­va­tion of fore­most com­po­nents of a semidesert land­scape, the pro­tec­tion of goitred gazelles listed in the "Red Data Book" of Azer­bai­jan and species of fauna that are typ­i­cal to this ter­ri­tory. Its func­tions also en­vi­sion the im­ple­men­ta­tion of en­vi­ron­men­tal mon­i­tor­ing, pub­lic en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion, as well as cre­at­ing con­di­tions for tourism and recre­ation.

Spend a day strolling around Shir­van Na­tional Park and en­joy the na­ture in all its au­tumn glory.

The park pro­vides habi­tat for many an­i­mals. A chain of hills is the main ter­rain that de­vel­oped as a re­sult of the wind’s work and serves as an ex­cel­lent refuge and shel­ter for gazelles.

Gazelle is con­sid­ered lesser spread species in the world among mam­mals fauna. In this re­gard, it ex­ists mostly in Azer­bai­jan, Front, Mid­dle and Cen­tral Asia. The ter­ri­tory of Azer­bai­jan is con­sid­ered the main ex­is­tence area of gazelles.

Gakh

If you’re look­ing to take in some of the most amaz­ing sights of the sea­son then visit coun­try's north­west­ern Gakh re­gion.

Gakh have a stun­ning ar­ray of beau­ti­ful fall col­ors, rang­ing from vi­brant oranges and reds to rich yel­lows.

A small, stone-built vil­lage of Ilisu, lo­cated at the north­west tip of Azer­bai­jan in the Gakh re­gion, is a great place to visit at any time of year.

Fa­vor­able nat­u­ral con­di­tions make the place a per­fect des­ti­na­tion for moun­tain climb­ing and hik­ing, fish­ing and hunt­ing. You can also make a tour of the neigh­bor­hoods on horse­back. The area has nu­mer­ous his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ments and is known for ther­mal wa­ters and won­der­ful waterfalls.

Guba

Guba is a trea­sure for lovers of pick­ing berries and mush­rooms.

Dur­ing the whole year you can har­vest berries, which is enough for the whole year and pro­tect against var­i­ous dis­eases. Among them are briar, hawthorn and med­lar, which the lo­cals call Ezgil.

Ap­ple or­chards can be won­der­ful places to visit in au­tumn.

Guba coun­try has al­ways been known as the re­gion where the best ap­ples of the coun­try are grown.

Tra­di­tional Ap­ple Fes­ti­val is cel­e­brated an­nu­ally in Guba ev­ery Oc­to­ber.

The farm­ers and gar­den­ers present their best ap­ples, in­clud­ing pal­met, se­mekinka, fudji, gizilehmed, which also par­tici­ple in var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions, such as the big­gest ap­ple or the most de­li­cious ap­ple.

At the same time, mu­sic and dance groups pre­pare in­ter­est­ing shows to demon­strate beau­ti­ful sam­ples of the na­tional tra­di­tions and mu­sic.

Goy­chay

Fall is pome­gran­ate sea­son. The his­tory of Azer­bai­jan is in­sep­a­ra­bly con­nected with cul­ti­vat­ing pomegranates, ex­tend­ing deep into the cen­turies. Pome­gran­ate is the na­tional sym­bol of Azer­bai­jan, that’s why a spe­cial hol­i­day is held ev­ery au­tumn de­voted to this king of fruits.

Pome­gran­ate hol­i­day is tra­di­tion­ally held ev­ery year in Goy­chay re­gion since 2006. All 55 species of Azer­bai­jani pome­gran­ate can be found in Goy­chay.

In the sur­round­ing forests you can meet boar, rac­coon, jackal, pheasant, wolf, fox, rab­bit, spar­row, crown, glut­tonous moun­tain dove spread.

The re­gion's beau­ti­ful land­scapes and bright fall col­ors make it a must-visit place.

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