Discover Georgia in Winters

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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. 

Discover Georgia in winters
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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

3.)Borjomi area

4.) Green Monastery

5.) Rabati Castle

6.) Gudauri

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 2. Go to Jvari Monastery, Mtshekta,  Ananuri Fortress, Gudauri /Kazbegi and return back to Tbilisi or stay at night in Kazbegi.  Click here to book your day trip to Gudauri / Kazbegi

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

1.) Gudauri.  Click here to buy Gudauri ski pass in advance. Read this for Snow camping tips. 

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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89 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your information about Georgia! I’ve never thought too much about visiting it, but now would really like to. It seems like hiring a local guide really helped you – will keep note of that. I love how you included a detailed itinerary too!

  2. Georgia seems like a quiet and happy place. I would love to explore its countryside. I think I would like to stay in a home-stay as you mentioned. I didn’t know it’s possible in Georgia. The food looks great. Can you get vegan food easily in Georgia?

    1. yes homestay is best option becoz people here will love you with full heart as they believe guests r sent by god so treat them with full affection. you get vegan food too like lentils stuffed bread or local people can customize it according to u.

  3. I love the idea of a home stay in Georgia. My intern last year took a year to teach English in Georgia. A friend of his went to Georgia the state. He thought that sounded like fun and one, upped him. He said the country was so warm and inviting in every way.

  4. I haven’t been to Georgia yet. When I go I will be doing a homestay because it looks great and like you say you learn more about the people and culture – and that food!! Looks delicious

  5. I always enjoy hearing about the lesser known destinations and I have to admit I knew very little about Georgia until your post. Looks like an interesting place to visit and winter was a great time for you to go. Winter shouldn’t be about hibernation but instead enjoying what it has to offer like you did.

  6. Thank you for the info! I’ve actually been wanting to visit Georgia for a while but it’s hard to find reasonably priced flights from northern UK! It looks beautiful though!

  7. Fantastic information on Georgia and I love homestays too!! What was your favourite dish from the restaurant, I’d love to eat there when I visit. With the itineraries, do you think 3-5 days is enough or is it a place you could spend a week or 2?

  8. I have heard a lot about Georgia and this looks even better than what I heard. Visiting in winter sounds a bit hard but I guess the snowclad views are worth the trouble. Thanks a lot for coming up with different versions of the itinerary.

  9. This was a good itinerary. I have not been to Georgia yet but I might visit someday. I like homestays too because they are more practical and enjoyable. I am curious about Georgian cuisine. It is not that common. The cheese bread looks delicious.

    Iza c/o Kathy James (Walk About Wanderer)

  10. I keep seeing that more and more people are visiting Georgia and it’s making me want to visit – unfortunately the flights are to expensive from Northern UK! It looks beautiful in winter though with all the snow. The food from Machkala looks great! Hopefully i’ll get there one day!

  11. It will probably be winter when I visit Tbilisi and Georgia so it’s good to read how it is at this time of year. I’d not considered any accommodation in Tbilisi but it looks like a home stay is an excellent option. Bodbe Monastery is a must see in Eastern Georgia!

  12. Thanks for the tips! I had no idea how much countryside and outdoor adventure (not to mention wine tasting) was available in Georgia. We’ll be considering adding it to our travels now. Thanks Yukti.

  13. What a lovely idea of a home stay and I love how you have combined you writing and you YouTube Channel, you really managed to captured the essence. I will be adding this to my list of Travels.

  14. Georgia truly looks like a beautiful place to go on a vacation. I love the castle there in the pic and those snow-clad paths are so tempting to my feet. I can see some indian food in the pics. Is it of your home or some guest house?

    1. No this is a Georgian food known as Lobiyani and Lobiyo made from rajma. You will get it every Georgian restaurant. Also Georgia has visa on arrival for Indians. In Georhia Rajkapoor songs and mithun’s disco dancer songs r very famous now also. Local people watch Ekta Kapoor’s serial translated in russian language

  15. I love your concept of writing 2 posts about the same place in 2 seasons! There is a stark difference! The food looks so yumm.. Those earthern pots remind me of the way food is served in India!

    1. In Different seasons Georgia look different like in Autumn it looks orange n brown background, in winters white everywhere and summers green so lot of things change

  16. It looks and sounds like a lovely place to visit. This is so useful – such detailed local info for anyone travelling or visiting, thanks for sharing!

  17. This is a great rear summary of Georgia. I’ve never really thought of visiting there but your pictures and word sound like it’s somewhere I should put on my list. I thought your itinerary was a great addition to the post.

  18. Thanks a lot for sharing this itinerary! Georgia looks stunning. The clicks are amazing and the video is really well done!

  19. What a lovely post on such a beautiful place. I’ve met people from Georgia but would love to actually visit it someday. Your photos are gorgeous!

  20. I’ve never thought about Georgia as a place to visit .. that is before I read your post. My goodness, it’s beautiful .. especially the snow covered mountains. I’m a food blogger, so you can bet I’d be checking out all of the local dishes for inspiration! Great post x

  21. such a good landscape and region to explore, you did well in this one, and the places you have also mentioned as part of your exploration in georgia is good too. hopefully alot of people go through this and see reasons to do same.

  22. Wow what a beautiful pace to visit. Georgia has never crossed my mind but this post is making me consider it. Thanks git sharing.

  23. Georgia looks like such a beautiful country as your photos show. I also did not know they produced wine. The itinerary options you have given are really helpful and I also loved the video you compiled. Will have to visit myself one day!

  24. Thank you for these scenic pictures of the beautiful places to visit Georgia in winter. I would love to be there very soon.

  25. I have almost visited Georgia a few years ago but because of an error from Turkish Airline’s website I ended up not going in the end. I wish I did thought, I find Georgia a fascinating country with things in common with my home country, Romania. However, I would like to explore it in summer, as I am not a winter person. 🙂

  26. Georgia is beautiful Thank you for the helpful guide. I will make an effort to visit the suggested places next time.

  27. What a beautiful country! I have not even dreamed of visiting until I saw your post. I hope to include this in our travel bucket list. I will read more about Georgia and plan a trip with my husband. Awesome post. Thank you for the virtual tour and valuable tips.

  28. I’ve never considered going to Georgia in the winter! (Although I do want to visit, I just like climbing mountains and it’s more convenient in the summer). It looks beautiful.

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