Darband, A Street Built By Reza Khan With A Tax On Alcohol
Darband, formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, is a neighborhood inside Tehran's metropolitan limits. It is the beginning of a popular hiking trail into Mount Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chairlift is also available for those not interested in hiking. The Persian term Darband translates to "door of the mountain" (band, a variation of vand and fand, meaning "mountain").