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Explore Gabala

Health and wellness holidays in Azerbaijan – enjoy nature and history on the threshold of Europe


Gabala, an important region located in the ancient territory of Azerbaijan, is renowned for its pure air, stunning nature and tranquility, undoubtedly being the perfect retreat to facilitate regeneration. A world away from the city noise and your stressful daily routine, it is the perfect place to achieve realisation of the need to take time to reboot and recharge.

Gabala: Azerbaijan's jewel in the crown

Gabala, capital of the Caucasian Albania as early as 4th century BC, was located in the middle of the Silk Road Route that for over 2500 years provided cultural exchange and trades between Europe, India and China. You can visit the enchanting ruins of the ancient city.

Discover Gabala region in Azerbaijan

Today the Gabala region is a primary tourist destination with a lot to offer to the refined traveller.

In the town of Gabala you will find culture, entertainment and shopping facilities. Once a year, Gabala hosts an International Music Festival. The Gabala Shooting Club is a 25-hectare shooting center equipped with Olympic-level gear. 

The Tufan Alpine Skiing Complex is the biggest in the Caucasian region, serving up to 3,000 people a day in the winter season.

Kids will enjoy a visit to “Gabaland”, the largest amusement park in Azerbaijan.

How to reach Gabala International Airport

Gabala Airport is located in north-west Azerbaijan, 118 km from Ganja International Airport and 210 km from Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport. The region is also linked with Makhachkala Airport, Tbilisi Airport and Lankaran Airport. Airlines serving Baku include British Airways, Turkish Airlines and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).

Directions and practical information

Nohur Lake/Nohurgishlag Reservoir

The Nohur Lake/Nohurgishlag Reservoir is located in a natural grove amongst the Gulluburun, Goydagh and Yumuru Mountains. The Nohur Ghol existed as a natural lake until 1949, having been surrounded by a swamp covered with dense reeds and water plants. That year, skilled engineers constructed a reservoir in the southern part of this lake. The water from the Damiraparan and Vandam Rivers flow into the Nohurgishlag Reservoir. This lake lies within the populated area near the Gabala–Ismayilli–Baku motorway, and is one of the most picturesque and visited lakes in the area. The Nohurgishlag reservoir has also made a great contribution to the development of aquaculture and rowing in the country. In winter, the ice cover on the lake surface can reach 40–50cm.