გამარჯობა (GAMARJOBA) – HELLO IN GEORGIA
5 Reason you must visit Georgia once in a lifetime.
- Indulge into the wonderful mountainous virgin nature.
- Receive the tremendous Love and Hospitality from Georgian people
- Food and wine lovers should definitely come here.
- Less expensive and very much affordable.
- If you want to fall in Love again then come here… Believe me any depressed or sad person will revive his life again and again start to believe positively. In short a HEALING COUNTRY.
Georgia offers the following types of tourism: adventure tourism, cultural tourism, wine tourism, eco-tourism, Hunting tourism, cruise tourism, extreme tourism combined with cultural tourism, bird-watching tourism, speleo tourism, mountain tourism, archaeological tourism, culinary tourism, ethnographical tourism, educational tourism. In all you can say that Georgia can be enjoyed by all types of tourists like Families, lone traveller, solo traveller, honeymooners, history lovers, nature lovers, thrill and adventure seekers, peace and nature lovers, spa and healing lovers, rich and budget people.
There is so much to see, feel and love with Georgia that after coming back you feel something is missing – Let’s go again… Georgia will make you fall in love. Specialty of Georgia is, it’s culture, loving and friendly people, virgin and untouched nature, animals, healing properties of climate, food, budget friendly and most simple not too complicated in any form(real freedom as if no one is watching you for your actions or formalities).
When you are leaving Georgia I bet all have moist eyes as if something is left behind or someone is waiting for you. I don’t know what it is, but there is some attraction in this which pulls you … may be Georgia touches our soul.
Must see places in Georgia for any new comers:-
1.) Kazbegi and Gudauri (for mountain beauty lovers)
2.) Signaghi/Kakheti for wine lovers and for famous monasteries
3.) Borjomi area for forest and sulphur baths
4.)Vardzia Gori and Rabati castle for history lovers and those who love ancient architectures.
5.) Jvari, Mtshekta for cathedrals and Monasteries
6.) Ananuri, Lopota Lake/Kvrali Lake for water sport lovers because river bathing and water rafting can be done here.
7.) Batumi for beach lovers
Now as it looks confusing that from where to start I am suggesting some itineraries
1st day: Tbilisi and Mtskheta. Stay night in Tbilisi.
2nd day: Gori, Uphlistikhe, Borjomi. Stay night in Borjomi
3rd day: Kutaisi, Sataplia, Prometheus. Stay night in Kutaisi.
4th day: Martvili, Okatse canyons and waterfalls. Stay night in Tbilisi.
5th day: Ananuri, Gudauri, Kazbegi. Stay night in Tbilisi.
Day 1: Land in Tbilisi. Explore Tbilisi, Overnight stay in Tbilisi.
Day 2: Day trip to Ananuri, Gadauri, Kazbegi,Dariali Gorge, Gveleti Waterfall, etc from Tbilisi. Overningt stay at Tbilisi.
Day 3: Day trip to Sighnaghi – Kvareli – Khareba (wineries tour) from Tbilisi. Overnight stay at Tbilisi.
Day 4: Explore Tbilisi or Mksheta. Fly back.
Day 1 – arrival to Tbilisi international airport. Check in to the hotel. Tbilisi City tour
Day 2 – Tbilisi to Mtskheta tour – Cathedrals of Mtshekta whichi are UNESCOI heritage sites. Jvari monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Kazbegimount – is a dormant and one of the major of the located in the Kazbegi of Georgia. It is the third highest mountain in Georgia.The name in Kazbegi – Mqinvartsveri, translates to “glacier or “Ice Mountain”.
Ananuri fortress, Alpen zone and a skying city Gudauri.Cross Pass and unbelievable spring of mineral sparkling water coming out from the earth. Village Stepantsminda, the Trinity monastery and. a mountain Kazbeg
Day 4 Kakheti – wine region
Georgia is the ancient cradle of winemaking. First cultural species of grapes came out here; unique geographic whereabouts and a diverse ground provide ideal conditions for winegrowing and winemaking. Kakhetian wine is possibly the most archaic phenomen of Georgian culture, rooted deeply in the history. There is no analogy for the traditional Kakhetian wine technology in the world.
* City of love – Signagi* Wine tasting in a marani( place for storing wine in special pitcher
* Walking on Signagis fortress wall * Wine-tasting in Signagi * Bodbe Monastery
Overnight in Sighnaghi
Day 5 – Second Part of Kakheti
• Chavchavadze home museum
Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 6 – Transfer to Svaneti Via Kutaisi
• Visiting Kutaisi
• Bagrati cathedral
• Prometheus or Sataplia caves
Overnight in Mestia
Day 7 – Visiting airbuses and museums
Day 8 – Trip to Ushguli ( back to Mestia )
Day 9 – Early departure to Batumi – seaside
Petra Fortress- The museum contains artifacts from the excavation of the fortress, representing ancient (8th to 6th Centuries BC) and medieval (4th and 5th Centuries AD) periods. Among the artifacts are fragments of Hellenistic mosaics, ceramics, coins and currency, weapons, and agricultural tools.
* Botanical Garden * Batumi
Overnight in Batumi
Day 10 going back to Tbilisi en rout visiting Vardzia caves and village Borjomi
Vardzia is said to have been founded by Queen Tamar in 1185.The monastery was constructed as protection from the Mongols.The city included a church, a throne room, and a complex irrigation system watering terraced farmlands. The only access to the complex was through some well hidden tunnels near the Mtkvaririver.An earthquake destroyed approximately two thirds of the city in 1283, exposing the caves to outside view and collapsing the irrigation system.
* Borjomi village and park * Khertvisi fortress
* New Rabat in Akhalcixe * Vardzia caves
This is a 10 day tour.
1st Day – Arrive early morning at Tbilisi and go to Signaghi , Kakheti tour with Bodbe Monastery, Winery tour and Lopota lake, fortress wall and night stay at Tbilisi.
2nd Day – Borjomi and Rabati Castle or Borjormi and Gori
3rd Day – Go to Kazbegi and have a night stay in Kazbegi en-routing from Jvari, Ananuri and Gudauri.
4th Day – Sight seeing of Kazbegi and return to Tbilisi via Mtshekta sightseeing.
5th Day Tbilisi city tour and return back.
Tbilisi city aerial view – Tbilisi at Night. Georgia’s ancient and vibrant capital city spreads out on both banks of the Mtkvari River, and is surrounded on three sides by mountains.
Gori caves – The historic fortress stands on a rocky hill in the center of Gori. The ruins on the northern slope and the archaeological findings indicate that there was a fortress here as far back as the I century BC. In historic manuscripts the fortress is first mentioned in the XIII century as “Gori Prison.”
Borjomi – Famous for healing and natural sulphur baths.
Kakheti(Signaghi)- Cradle of Wine. Georgia gave wine to the world. Here you will find nature wineries where wine is made through natural way and surrounded by gravevines and farms with lots of beautiful lakes.
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Staying in Georgia-
Many family offers home stay or guest houses for budget staying and enjoying natural culture.
Also many star and luxury hotels near Freedom Square and Narikala Fortress in Tbilisi.
International Airport – Tbilisi
Currency – Georgian Lari/GEL
Shopping – For souveniers and local items Near Narikala Fortress
For modern shopping – Eastpoint Supermarket on the way to Airport.
Taxis and private tour operFor ator are the mode of transportation from one place to another. They are safe and reliable. Check the rates before you hire them. Rent a car is also the option.
Road journeys are more preferable in Georgia instead of trains to enjoy the local nature and culture while travelling.
Food Recommendations – Khachapuri, Lobiyani, Lobiyo with Red wine.
Vegetarians also can relish Georgian food.
Lots of different varieties of fruits are available here.
Night Life in Georgia
Sharden Street in Tbilisi for music, dance bars and cafe with live music and dance.
Batumi city also have Gr8 night life.
Bye for now… Keep asking question and I can recommend many tour guides or hotels if you want and also can customize your itinerary as per your convenience.
Shoot me with your question and I will try to answer them as soon as possible.
PAMPER YOUR SOUL BY LIVING IN GEORGIA – As we all pamper ourselves physically, by going to spa or beauty salons, mentally by going to library or learning new things but, we should do something to nurture our soul. Because nurturing the soul is also equally important as for body and mind.
So leave your body and mind and come to Georgia to nurture and pamper your Soul.
Georgia has many unique things to offer in winter also. A complete new experience of Georgia in winters. Read my article of Georgia in winters.