are three types of Caravanserais in Yazd province:
Tradesmen’s caravanserai, or, “Sara”: This is part
of a bazaar and a commercial compound. Ali Aqa Shirazi’s
and Sadat’s caravanserais are examples of this type.
2) In-city caravansarais: These resting areas were mainly
used by dwellers from the townships around Yazd, as a
residence in the quarters near bazaar, when they would
visit the city. These caravanserais were named after the
people of the visiting townships, such as Bafqian
Caravanserai, Dehbalaian Caravanserai, etc.
3) Inter-city Caravanserais were caravan stop-over on
roads. Khargoushi Caravanserai on the old Yazd-Isfahan
road, Kharanq Caravanserai on Yazd-Khorasan road, and
Dehshir Caravanserai on Yazd-Shiraz road, which can still
be visited, are examples of this type. Zeinuddin
Caravanserai, located on the present Yazd-Kerman road (60
km away from Yazd), was constructed simultaneously with
Ganjali Khan complex in Kerman, which dates back to some
17th century AD.