Dagestan it is the most southern region of Russia, which is home to a huge number of nations (more than 30). Travelers never remain indifferent after visiting this region, enjoying its amazing views and local cuisine. Therefore, tours to Dagestan are a fairly frequent, visited by many residents of the vast country.
Features of holidays in Dagestan
The residents of this region are lucky enough to enjoy both the sea and the mountains. There are many fascinating zones in Dagestan, but in general you can’t get there by public transport. Therefore, there is always an option to book a tour, to hire a driver or to rent a car. Dagestan, stretched along the seashore, cannot be explored on foot.
What to visit?
1. Sulak Canyon
Sulak Canyon it is the most popular area of the region. It is know as the deepest (1920 m). Canyons from Nepal, Peru, and China compete with it. However, it is much easier to get to the Dagestan canyon.
2. Sarykum dune
Sarykum dune – this is a must-visit place early in the morning or late at night.
It’is located only 20 kilometers from Makhachkala and a you will drive to the reserve through the mountains. Its height is more than 250 meters. It was recognized as the largest of Eurasia. It can be really hot in this place, comparing to the capital.
Karadakh Gorge is a fault of the mountain, a narrow gorge that has very high walls. It is located close to the village of Gunib. The gorge is from two to five meters width, and 170 meters height. In the summer, it is quiet, noiseless, only from afar comes the whisper of water and the cheerful slaps of tourists. The entrance to this attraction is free. It is important to arrive at this place in dry weather. Because there will be rain, the water will rise by four meters, and it will be difficult for a person to get out of there.
Tobot is a waterfall, located right in the middle of the village called Hunzakh. It reaches a height of eighty meters, extreme sports lovers practice bungee jumping here in the summer. The most full–flowing period is May and June, when snow is still melting, and the water in the river reaches its maximum.
5. Agrakhansky reserve
The mountain river Terek runs along the northern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains and flows into the Agrakhan Bay of the Caspian Sea, forming a delta. In a picturesque oasis among the dry Dagestan plains, there is a reserve with an area of 390 sq. km. The purpose of its creation in 1983 was to restore the population of valuable animals. Rare birds, mammals and endangered species of fish live here. Among the protected animals are reed cats, deer, Caucasian otters. On the territory of the reserve there are the most important nesting places on the western coast of the Caspian Sea, stops during the flight and wintering of waterfowl and near-aquatic birds. There are no settlements on the territory of the reserve. Several farms organically fit into the mountainous natural landscape.