Explore the hidden wealth of nature, virgin mountains, hospitable people in rural areas. Get soak into the warmth of nature and true love. Snow-clad paths leading you to meditation and peace. Blue skies and crystal blue water fill our hearts with love. Georgia in Eastern Europe, a hidden treasure which is not known to many people. So let’s Discover Georgia in winters.
გამარჯობა (gamarjoba) – Hello in Georgia
Major Airports of Georgia – Tbilisi, and Batumi
Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and the Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town. If you are planning for Svaneti – 4-day Adventure trip then click here to book your trip.
Winter Activities in Georgia
Currency – Georgian Lari
Language – Georgian mostly but many people dealing with tourists understands English.
Places which I have explored
1.) East Georgia(Gombori Pass)
2.) Ananuri Fortress
4.) Green Monastery
5.) Rabati Castle
I traveled from Tbilisi to all the rural areas of Georgia in the winter month of February to see the snow-clad areas with blue skies and perfect sun. My stay in Tbilisi was at Courtyard Tbilisi by Marriott. Click here to book your stay too as it is located in Independence square at Tbilisi with superb views of the city.
We hired a local person to make us go through the real culture of this place. Because of him, we are able to taste the authentic traditional food with natural and untouched surroundings. Georgia is very different in summers and winters. Both seasons are very beautiful.
Let’s Discover Georgia in winters | Winter activities in Georgia
Kazbegi Gudauri Signaghi Borjomi Area Ushguli Tbilisi Try local red wine which is very sweet in taste and local fruits like grapes, plums, pomegranates, and berries. For local food khachapuri, lobiyani and lobiyo Restaurants must try in Tbilisi – Machkala Homestays are very family oriented kind as people welcome their guests like their own relatives or friends.
Recommended 3 days Itinerary for Georgia
Day 1. Stay at Tbilisi and in early morning Go to East Georgia in which you cover Bodbe Monastery, Signaghi(City of Love), Wine tasting at the winery in Kakheti, Lopota Lake, Gombori Pass and return back to Tbilisi.
Day 3 Come back to Tbilisi and have a Tbilisi city tour by walking around the Narikala fortress and going up to the hill by cable car. Witness the old street ethnic houses of Tbilisi. Also, you can go to Trinity Church, Bridge of Peace, Mtsaminda Park and Botanical gardens.
5 Days Itinerary of Georgia in winters
Day 1 :– Day 1. Stay at Tbilisi and in early morning Go to East Georgia in which you cover Bodbe Monastery, Signaghi(City of Love), Wine tasting at winery in Kakheti, Lopota Lake, Gombori Pass and return back to Tbilisi.
Day 2:- Very early morning you go to Borjomi Forest, Gori, and Rabati Castle. Distance is long so preferred to leave early morning and if you want to stay near Borjomi then next day you can see famous Vardzia caves.
Day 3 – Go to Jvari Monastery, Mtshekta, Ananuri Fortress, Agravi river bathing Gadauri /Kazbegi and stay at night in Kazbegi
Day 4 – Kazbegi sightseeing and return to Tbilisi and enjoy Tbilisi evenings
Day 5 Tbilisi city tour by walking around the Narikala fortress and going up to the hill by cable car. Witness the old street ethnic houses of Tbilisi. Also, you can go to Trinity Church, Bridge of Peace, Mtsaminda Park and Botanical gardens. Also, natural sulfur baths of Tbilisi are famous and one must try it but be cautious water is too hot.
SNOW RESORTS OF GEORGIA | GEORGIA IN WINTERS
2.) Bakuriani (Check below stay options near skiing resort of Bakuriani). Click here to purchase a pass for Hiking in Georgia Tour. As skiing requires special dressing, read more about what to wear skiing – a first timer guide.
My video on snowy Georgia
Shopping – Sweets made from Grape juice and nuts, Red wine, Handicrafts like meenakari jewelry and woolen stuff made from original sheep wool and fur.
As this is a winter trip, try to carry a lot of thermal wear and ski related stuff for ski resorts. Read about what to carry packing list for Winter Holidays.
If You are planning for Georgia in summers then refer to article Georgia in summers.
So, till then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………
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