Khorramabad lies in the mountainous area of Zagross, and this region experiences a temperate climate, where as in the south alongside the plains of Khuzestan it is warm. Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) is situated 494 km. from Tehran.
The territory of Khoram Abad has a rich historical back ground and has seen the rise of many civilizations such as the Kasi, Babolian, Elamite, Sassanid, Saljuqi, Kharazmshahi and ... Relics from these periods are evident in the area, such as ancient and historical castles used to safe guard the rulers against attacks.
Khorramabad (or Khurram Abaad) has Mediterranean Climate and experiences hot, low humidity summers and cold, wet winters. The city has one of the highest levels of annual rainfall in Iran particularly in the spring and winter.
The history of the city dates back to the Elamite era when it was named Khaidalou. The Sassanids (226-651 CE) founded a city named Shapur-Khwast on the ruins of Khaidalou and Shapur I (215-270 CE) built a fortress there which is known today as Falak-ol-Aflak Castle.
Khorramabad has several historical attractions such as the Seljuq era (1038-1118) Khorramabad Inscription, which is a government decree in Kufic and Persian script, the Akhound Abu House where the Chief Justice of the city once lived, heard cases and settled disputes and the 30-meter Brick Minaret which was once used to guide caravans and as a watchtower to protect the city.
Khorramabad is famed for its lush landscape from scenic waterfalls and green valleys to forests, rivers and natural springs. One of the most famous natural attractions of the city is the 48-meter Bisheh Waterfall, which is surrounded by oak trees.
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