Gach Sar

Gach Sar (Persian: گچسر‎, also Romanized as Gach-i-Sar and Getschesar)[1] is a village in Nesa Rural District, Asara District, Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 133, in 35 families.[2] Located on the main road from Tehran to Chalus on the Caspian coast, 7 km south of the Kandavan Tunnel, Gach Sar has farmlands irrigated by the Karaj River, producing fruits, as well as plants for animal fodder.[3]

Gach Sar
Gach Sar Tulip Garden
Gach Sar Tulip Garden
Gach Sar is located in Iran
Gach Sar
Gach Sar
Coordinates: 36°06′13″N 51°18′17″E / 36.10361°N 51.30472°E / 36.10361; 51.30472Coordinates: 36°06′13″N 51°18′17″E / 36.10361°N 51.30472°E / 36.10361; 51.30472
Country Iran
Rural DistrictNesa
 • Total133
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Gach Sar has a gypsum mine, and a hotel built during the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi as a royal lodge. The Qajar-era monarch Naser al-Din Shah vacationed here twice.[3]


Naturally occurring local plants include marjoram, bugloss, and marshmallows. Wild animals include jackals, wolves, foxes, boars, and bears.[3]


  1. ^ Gach Sar can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3063199" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ a b c Nehzad, Minu Yusof. "GAČSAR)". Encyclopaedia Iranica. Retrieved 25 May 2020.