Darband, Tehran

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Darband (Persian: دربند‎‎ Darband), formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, is a neighborhood inside Tehran's metropolitan limits.[1] 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 darband 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.[2]

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 Darband.

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Coordinates: 35°49′23.92″N 51°25′30.1″E / 35.8233111°N 51.425028°E / 35.8233111; 51.425028