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is a location in 80 Days. Situated on the northern edge of Caspian Sea, it is the capital city of the Persian Empire. A newspaperman in Minsk suggests Passepartout to visit the city, as a Finnish girl resides in town, one Leena Palkala, who dances for a living has accepted a contract to dance there and is travelling there from Novorossiysk under the name of Marina Poltavka.


North from Astrakhan or Baku via the Caspian Sea Hydrofoil.

West from Istanbul aboard the Kamer-Taj.


East to Kabul (via Herat) aboard the Kamer-Taj. The trip costs £170 and is comfortable for Fogg.

South-east to Bandar Abbas aboard the Little Beetle.