Niloofar mirage

water lily has Known as the symbol of purity, nobility, and spiritual growth

The Niloofar Sarab (wetland) also known as Lake Niloufar (Water Lily) is located about 15 km. northwest of Kermanshah and in THE Kermanshah - Kouzran road at the foot of Mount Komijar. This wetland has a large pool covered with lotus flowers.

The lake is named Niloofar Sarab due to the presence of beautiful lotus flowers floating on it. Lotus flowers, also known as water lily or eastern lily, has been regarded as the symbol of purity, nobility, and spiritual growth. Although it grows from the mud, it is still clean and pure.

Unfortunately, many of the water lilies have dried due to the long-term droughts and excessive groundwater harvesting in recent years; however, it is still among the famous and popular tourist destinations in Kermanshah.

The whole area of the lake is about 1331 hectares, and its depth is more than 32 meters at some points. The water of the lake that originates from some natural springs is remarkably clear that you can easily see the stems of the flowers. In addition, there are several underwater caves, but it's hard to explore them.

Recreational and tourist facilities that have been built around the lake makes this place a popular destination during spring and summer. Therefore, the best time to adventure this place is during the warmer seasons of the year. If you are lucky, you can also see herons, geese, ducks and other birds inhabiting around the lake. Niloofar mirage was inscribed in the list of Iran's natural heritage in 2009.