Places to Visit in Ilgaz

March 21, 2024
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Ilgaz is a district of Çankırı city located in the Central Anatolia Region of our country. It is extremely easy to reach the district, which is approximately 50 kilometers away from Çankırı city center. By purchasing a flight ticket, you can glide through the clouds and have a pleasant flight, or if you prefer to travel by road, you can also buy a bus ticket. You can come to the district both by plane and by intercity buses. In addition to our big cities such as Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara, visitors frequently come to the district from Kastamonu and nearby regions. Ilgaz, which gained district status in 1920, is a region rich in both natural beauties and historical structures. There are many places to visit in the district, which has hosted many civilizations in the past. Before creating our list of places to visit in Ilgaz, we would like to further detail the issue of transportation to the district. There are multiple transportation options for visitors planning to come to Ilgaz.

Those who will come with their private vehicle can reach there quickly by using the navigation system. Visitors who do not have a private vehicle or do not want to come with a private car can choose one of the companies that organize bus services to Ilgaz Bus Terminal, which operates within the district borders. For this, you can examine bus ticket prices and buy the one that best suits your budget. After arriving at the bus terminal, you can transfer to the center by taking other means of transportation. Those coming from Çankırı city center, if they do not have a private vehicle, can take the buses departing from the center to the district. Another means of transportation you can choose to reach the district is plane. However, since there is no airport in the city or district, Kastamonu Uzunyazı Airport is frequently used. You can buy a flight ticket by choosing one of the companies operating flights to this airport from your region.

After landing at the airport, you can use transfer vehicles to get to the town center or get there faster by taking a taxi. Ilgaz is among the places you can visit both in summer and winter. Those who plan to come in winter can have the chance to experience skiing at the snow-covered ski resort. Those who will come in the summer can participate in various activities while enjoying nature. So, without further ado, let's start creating our list of places to visit in Ilgaz. The prominent points of the district include Ilgaz Mountain National Park, Kırkpınar Plateau, Ilgaz Bath, Osman Lake, İndağı Rock Tomb, Gaziler Village Mosque and Dry Bridge. If you are looking for a place to get away from the city chaos and rest your mind, we can say that this place is for you. Let's start talking about what awaits you at the places to visit.

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Ilgaz Mountain National Park

When you come to the region, the first place you should visit is Ilgaz Mountain National Park, which offers different views to its visitors in four seasons.

Located approximately 25 kilometers away from the town center, this park is located within the borders of Çankırı and Kastamonu. If your plan is to spend time in touch with nature, you can add this national park to your list. You also have the opportunity to pitch a tent and camp here. While you can stay in nature, you can also take a walk and explore the surrounding trees and plants.

If you plan to come here in winter, you can visit the ski resort and have a pleasant skiing experience. If you wish, you can also rent a sled at the ski resort. If you are among those who like to travel, do not forget to visit flight ticket platforms that offer affordable prices while planning your holiday.

Kırkpınar Plateau

The next route on our list of places to visit in Ilgaz is Kırkpınar Plateau, which stands out with its clean air. Located approximately 20 kilometers away from the center, this plateau has wonderful natural beauties.

You can have a picnic with your family or loved ones, take photos with nature views, and see different tree species up close, accompanied by the clean air in the region. Additionally, a magnificent pond welcomes you here. If you wish, you can also camp against the magnificent view of this pond.

Ilgaz Bath

Ilgaz Bath, which is among the historical buildings you can see when you come to the town center, is one of the spots frequently visited by those who are interested in historical baths.

There are domed private rooms in the corners of the bath. It also has parts such as coldness and heat. You can add this region to your list of historical places to visit in Ilgaz and reach there quickly by purchasing a bus ticket.

Lake Osman

Osman Lake is one of the regions that hosts a wonderful lake view and beautiful tree species.

District Located approximately 25 kilometers from the center, the lake is an ideal place especially for those who want to be alone with nature and do nature activities. Here you can see tree species such as Scots pine and fir, go hiking and camping, take lots of photos and have wonderful hours.

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Indagi Rock Tomb

Located in the İnköy location of the district, İndağı Rock Tomb is one of the places that stand out with its historical texture.

Some important excavations were carried out in Salman Mound in İnköy and as a result of these studies, rock tombs were unearthed. These graves are thought to date from Byzantine or Roman times. When you come to the region, you can have the opportunity to examine these graves closely and go on a pleasant historical journey into the past of the district.

Gaziler Village Mosque

Located in Gaziler Village of the district, this mosque is perfect for those who like to visit historical mosques.

We think you will be amazed when you see the decorations, especially in the interior of this mosque from the Ottoman period. In order for your Ilgaz trip to go as planned, we recommend that you purchase a flight ticket or bus ticket and reserve your place in advance.

Dry Bridge

The last stop on our list of places to visit in Ilgaz is the Dry Bridge located in the Kurşunlu Village of the district.

This bridge, which is among the historical bridges, dates from the time of Murat IV. It is among the important historical buildings that have survived to this day intact. You can cross this bridge, take lots of photos and examine the surroundings.

Photo: Çankırı Municipality

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