Period of GANJA tour: all season
Meeting point: Hotel or other appointed place
Type of Tour: Individual (private)
Language: — We can provide you with guide service in english, persian, russian, arabian, french and other languages.
Excursions to Ganja district
Visiting Nizami Museum
Return to the hotel.
-Transfer from the hotel.
-Entry tickets is additional and cost 6 USD Per Person
Ganja is Azerbaijan’s second largest city with a population of around 325,200. It named Elisabethpol in the Russian Empire period. So the city regained its original name, Ganja, and in 1920 during the first part of its incorporation into the Sovet Union. However, its name changed again in 1935 to Kirovabad and retained that name through most of the rest of the Soviet period. In conclusion in 1989, during Perestroika, finally the city regained its original name.
Even though some sources from medieval Islamic time attribute the building of the town to a Muslim Arab ruler, so modern historians believe that the fact that the name Ganja derives from the New Persian ganj (“treasure”) and in Arabic source the name recorded as Janza (from the Middle Persian ganza) suggests that the city existed in pre-Islamic times and likely founded in the 5th century. The area in which Ganja located known as Arran from the 9th to 12th century; its urban population spoke mainly in the Persian language.