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Settlement Budug
(Kuba area)


HOW TO REACH

To reach Budug from Cuba is possible along the mountain road leading from gorge of the Ag-Chai River through settlement Tulyakaran, further through the tract Yarym Yaylag passing by Kazhma Budug. The road goes along strong cross-country terrains on wood slopes, the Alpine meadows and rocky sites of stony hills Chereke, where are outputs of marble breeds. Distance from the town of Cuba down to the village Budug is 38 km. This distance is overcome for 2,5 hours. In Budug it is also possible to drive from countries Jheg or Alik on the automobile track, which is passing through the Alpine meadows, and a small village Zeid, where the sunnit mosque constructed by architects from Iraq was well saved. Mosque is about 200 years. This way to Budug also passes along strong cross-country terrains. The distance from settlement Jheg and Alik up to Budug is about 15 km. It takes an hour to overcome the way. This way, as well as a way from Cuba, partially passes along the ground clay road with greater differences of heights.

The most part of roads leading to Budug is unpaved and at the most insignificant rain get soaked turning to dense clay medley, which are disable to overcome even by off-road cars.

An inhabitant of Budug, the chairman of municipality Adaev Bahram, told about history of the settlement and sights around it.

It is possible to reach Budug from Cuba in a car of the raised passableness. A payment for transportation there and back is 150-200 thousand manats.

The description of the way route to Budug and its timing are presented in application 1 and 1.

Photographic materials are presented in an electronic kind on a disk.

All ethnic communities included in "Shahdag" group live quite separately, however their languages have a lot of loans from the Azerbaijani language. It testifies that ethnocultural contacts between representatives of "Shahdag" groups and the Azerbaijani have old history.

Application 1

CHRONOMETRY

It is possible to drive from village Budug to Jheg through Jarym-Yaylag tract from gorge of the Kudial-Chai River in summertime and in dry weather. Distance from Jheg up to Budug is 17 km. Time taken is approximately an hour.

Sites of a route  
Distance
(km) 
Time (min.) 
The note 
1
Villages Dzheg-ruins of the village Ergyuge
6
20
The stony road sharply rises upwards from gorge the Kudial-Chai River has opposite sat down. Jheg also leaves on the Alpine meadows
2
Ruins of Ergyuge - Zeid
5
25
From ruins of villages Ergyuge the unpaved road with a deep track winds on a hillside with rises and descents and goes down in the village Zeid. Cable and electric columns serve as reference point in the direction of Zeid. The road is passed only in dry weather. There was saved a mosque of XVIII century in Zeid, which does not operate 
3
Zeid- Budug
6
20
Stony road from Zeid to Budug on a hillside goes down to settlement Kazhma . From azhma the road Budug abruptly goes down to Budug

Application 1A

CHRONOMETRY

Route: Guba - Budug Distance 38
T ime taken is an hour and a half.

Sites of a route  
Distance
(km) 
Time (min.) 
The note 
1
Guba-motorway Guba -Gonaxkend - the bridge across the Ag-Chai River
4
5
From Guba asphalt road goes on a line Guba -Gonaxkend, in front of the bridge the road turns off the Ag-Chai River to the right into a valley of the Ag-Chai River and goes on the right slope of a valley of the river
2
The bridge across the Ag-Chai River - the village Tullakaran
12
25
From the bridge an asphalt road passes into the gravel one and rises on a valley of the river up to village Tullakara. 
3
Villages Tullakaran - Suxta-Kalla
3
6
Unpaved road goes on a wood slope along the right coast of the Ag-Chai River
4
Suhta-Kalla - the tract Jarym-Yaylag
14
25
Unpaved road rises upwards on a wood zone on the Alpine meadows of the tract Jarym-Yaylag. The natural boundary Jarym-Yaylag begins on the edge of a wood zone.
5
Jarym-Yaylag tract - Budug
5
30
The unpaved road on the Alpine meadows abruptly rises up to Kazhma-Budug, and then sharply goes down on a stony site in Budug.

 

PROGRAM OF TWO-DAY ROUND TO BUDUG

Day I

- First half of a day: departure Baku; arrival at Guba, change into off-road cars (UAZ) and round in Budug; picnic-lunch on a coast of the Ag-Chai.
- Second half of a day: Arrival at Budug and accommodation in rural houses; Excursion to Budug and the village Gazhma-Budug located above, acquaintance with a household life, ethnography of the settlement; supper with local dishes.

Day II

- First half of a day: breakfast; excursion to falls named by local residents "Ahjid", to a canyon of the river Kara-Chai with visiting ancient grottoes and sanctuary "Pir Banovsha" on horses or afoot, tea drinking and lunch, review of vicinities.
- Interested persons can climb on mountain "Chereke" and the tower construction named "Dakhma". (fantastic view of surrounding districts opens from here); returning to Budug; dinner.
- Second half of a day: returning to Cuba, wherefrom coming back to Baku.


 


 

 
           
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