The tourism is established on the basis of the manmade or existing local infrastructure, cultural heritage, history, natural monuments according to the relief and climate condition, not being in need of raw material reserves and without any environmental damage. From this point of view Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, an inseparable part of Azerbaijan, has a very rich tourism potential.
Thus, the peculiarities stated below, give an opportunity to the allround development of tourism in the autonomous republic.
– suitable geo-political situation;
– different climate belts and NATURE;
– specific self cuisine and high hospitability traditions;
– the established suitable infrastructure in all corners of the autonomous republic and even in the far remote mountainous villages.
Today people prefer to rest in the mountains, in the ecologically fresh areas, in the villages, respectively. There are great opportunities to promote these types of tourism as – ecotourism rural tourism, healing tourism and pilgrimage tourism in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is distinguished for the richness of healing climate, healing mineral waters and herbs.
The Ordubad National Park named after academician Hasan Aliyev, the Shahbuz State Nature Reservation are situated in this area. 8 tourist routes were worked out to the Ordubad National Park named after academician Hasan Aliyev and 5 tourist routes to other regions of the autonomous republic. The affairs in opening the international tourist route under “The history of grandfathers is the way of victory and testify” is under completion.