Gakh

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Gakh offers some of the very best views of the Caucasus Mountains, especially in summer.

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The north-west at its best

Multicultural Gakh in north-west Azerbaijan is scattered with the relics of ancient churches and towers. Enjoy wandering around the charming city centre and discovering some culinary curiosities. Definitely visit the quaint village of Ilisu which was once its very own tiny sultanate, and from there you can hike to photogenic ramparts, amazing viewpoints and spectacular waterfalls.

 

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INTERESTING FACT #1

All of the two-storied houses in the ancient centre of Gakh known as Icheribazar (which dates back to the 15th century) have balconies to allow people to hide from rain, snow and sunshine.

INTERESTING FACT #2

Made from chunks of dried meat and ribs, surhullu is one of the region’s signature dishes, especially in mountain villages.

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what to doin Gakh

Go off the beaten track to Saribash
Go off the beaten track to Saribash
Food, drinks and nightlife

Go off the beaten track to Saribash

Saribash is a historic village and one of the most remote in Azerbaijan. You’ll need... More

Hike to the gorgeous Illisu waterfall
Hike to the gorgeous Illisu waterfall
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Hike to the gorgeous Illisu waterfall

The Illisu Waterfall is a stunnig landscape worth visiting. You can get to this 25... More

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