Pilgrimage incoming Tour committee

Religious tourism is regarded as one of the largest branches of tourism all over the world aiming at experiencing a spiritual journey. Its history goes back to ancient times. pilgrimage is a main subcategory of religious tourism undertaken for a spiritual purpose. Religious attractions in Iran fall into the following categories:

A. Islam

1. Imam Reza Holy Shrine, Hazrat Masumeh Holy Shrine, Shah Cheragh Shrine (the tomb of Hazrat Ahmad-ibn-Musa-al-Kadim) , Shāh Abdol-Azīm Shrine, also known as Shabdolazim (the tomb of ‘Abdul ‘Adhim ibn ‘Abdillah al-Hasani) and other sacred mausoleums.

2. Mosques

3. Khanqahs (Sufi mausoleums)

According to the historical evidences and documents, 33 prophets were buried in Iran due to the regional authority of the country and being receptive and open to other religions and their prophets. The tomb of Prophet Daniel (son of David living in the 7th century BC) is one of the most popular burial sites visited by many people all over the world.

Iran as the land of culture and literature, history and nature and the home to many religious sites and sacred places attracts millions of tourists from all over the world annually. Among the most significant holy sites are the the Shrines of Imam Reza and His sister Masumeh located in Mashhad and Qom respectively. As Iran emerges as one of the world's top destinations for for religious tourism, a committee was created to develop clear and coherent policies on introducing pilgrimage destinations and providing adequate services to the tourists especially in organizing and facilitating pilgrimage to the visitors.