Azerbaijan is the easternmost country of the trio that makes up the Southern Caucasus. A nation rich with oil and subterranean gas reserves, it is home to mud volcanoes, continuously blazing fires, and even flammable water, giving the country its moniker, ‘Land of Fire.’ Yet before the oil, the country was known for its silk and carpets which made it an invaluable thoroughfare on the Silk Road, linking East and West. Since ancient times, Azerbaijan has played an important role as a melting pot of civilizations and its cultural heritage, diverse and rich, continues to be passed down from generation to generation.  
 Diversity is also etched in the country’s landscape. Over half of the country is mountainous with highlands, plateaus, and steep valleys to the north, where remote mountaintop villages such as Laza and Xinaliq remain untouched by modernity. The Caspian Sea binds the eastern shores where the Absheron peninsula juts out, with the ultra-modern capital of Baku perched on its southern coast. Extensive flatlands stretch across the country’s heartlands, traced by an ancient road that travels from Baku all the way to Georgia’s border to the west. To the south, the subtropical climate lends to a landscape of lush forests, swamps, hot springs, tea and citrus plantations, and national parks rich with wildlife. Azerbaijan is a land of contrasts that offers something for everyone, from history, art, and culture, to adventure, nature, and flavorful cuisine. 

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Weather in Azerbaijan

Asia’s diverse weather patterns and seasonal events means you’ll need an expert to help guide you.

  • The best time to visit Azerbaijan is from April to June, and September and October, avoiding the hot summers and winter chill.
  • Azerbaijan’s climate is somewhat temperate, with pleasant temperatures most of the year and with very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year.
  • The beginning of spring is marked by sunny days, festivities, and wildflower blooms. When the summer heat tapers off, autumnal colors and fruits are found in abundance across the country. November brings rain showers before the cold sets in.
  • The summer months of July and August gets oppressively hot and humid in the lowlying areas and the central plains bake in the sun, reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit on average. Late July is optimal for hiking in the higher mountains where Xinaliq’s snow only begins to melt, or consider heading south to Lankaran or the beaches along the Absheron Peninsula.
  • Winters are harsh throughout the country, plunging to subzero, but can be relatively mild around the Caspian shores and Baku.

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