Filband is a village in Babol city in Mazandaran province of Iran. The villagers call this village Fel ban; “Fel” means to be tired, and “Ban” means where fatigue ends. The difficult road to this village in the past has caused this naming. Walking among the clouds is one of the most prominent attractions of this village. The Filband sea cloud attracts many travelers and tourists to this region every year; and this phenomenon has made Filband one of the most popular sights in the North of the country.
The Filband sea cloud is formed on most days of the year. Watching the clouds move through the legs and being surrounded by cloud masses create memorable moments for tourists.
Going to Filband is not one of those trips where you stay in beautiful hotels and accommodations; and in the mornings you are greeted with a glass of orange juice! This trip is a pure and different experience. To stay in the village you have to go to the local houses and cottages of the area.
And if you are camping lover, you will sleep under the star’s roof overnight and you will create sweet and memorable memories for yourself. Don’t miss out on delicious local food, local bread and fresh dairy while you are in the village.
Apart from the beautiful sea of clouds under the feet of the inhabitants of this green hill, there are other sights in this village. For example, the green plain where cattle and sheep graze or the mineral springs that can be seen around the village are other sights of this place.
in Filband one cannot see the forest and the growth of tall trees. This is because in Winter, there is so much snow, rain and cold that it does not allow the trees to grow and flourish. For example, planting trees such as walnuts and cherries or hazelnuts and apples in Filband has not yielded interesting results. But 7 kilometers from this village, there is a forest called Sangchal which is very spectacular and completes the tourist attractions for your trip to Filband. Sangchal trees are green and tall, and sightseeing in it will definitely stick to your heart.
Lar spring is one of the mineral water springs of the village that has healing properties. The salts and minerals in Lar spring are good for all kidneys. Some believe that drinking this water is full of usefulness, which has caused the residents of this village to have strong and large bones.
Filband village experiences a variety of climates in different seasons. In the cold seasons, living in this village becomes very difficult and in Winter Filband has no residents. From the beginning of Autumn, the cold starts in Filband and gradually, with the arrival of Winter, it is covered with snow everywhere. During this time, the villagers leave the area and move to warmer villages on the outskirts of Filband.
In the Spring, Filband is very moody! In one day you may see the sun, rain, hail, snow and rainbow! But the climate of Filband village is very mild in Summer. The village has the best weather conditions in Summer. The weather stays cool at this time, and even on summer nights, the weather is still cold.
The best time to visit Filband village is Spring and Summer. From the beginning of Spring, as we move towards Summer, the climatic conditions of this village become more suitable. This distance is also the busiest tourist time in Filband and many tourists visit the village during this time of year. The Filband sea cloud is present most days of the year; but it accumulates more at sunrise and close to rainfall. In cold seasons, cloud masses are denser; but it is not possible to travel to Filband at this time. You can travel to this area in the Spring to enjoy the sea cloud , although you will also have the chance to see the clouds in the Summer. All you have to do is wake up a little early.
When you make your decision to visit this spectacular village, you should be careful to bring some equipment with you. It is better to bring warm clothes with you because even in Summer the weather of the village is cool. Don’t forget proper shoes and a masked hat, sunscreen is also necessary; because you will be exposed to the sun while touring in Filband. Mountaineering mats and camping equipment and also, smoked glasses are also the most important things to have with you in your trip to the heart of nature. If you are into photography, Filband village will be your dream paradise! So don’t forget your camera with you and send us the pictures you took.