Ghal'e Sefid, an ancient castle constructed in a mountain, is located 163 km west of Shiraz, next to Noor Abad city. Over centuries this castle was used as a prison in hands of great kings such as Lotf Ali Khan-e Zand. Many great events happened in this prison over the years. Visiting this castle is worthy in regards to the historical background as well as an eco-touring experiences. For the latter you can spend some pleasant moments wandering in the Zagros Mountains.
Approximate tour duration: One full day
Best time of operation: Spring, autumn & winter
Depart Shiraz for Noor Abad (3 hrs), en route visit Arjen Plain (spring & lake). Climb the mountain towards the castle (3 hrs) and visit the castle (2 hrs). Then return to Noor Abad, en route visit Saa waterfall. Finally return to Shiraz (2 hrs).
1. Ghal'e Sefid
2. South Zagros forests & waterfalls
3. Sarab-e Bahram & Fahlian (optional)