Famed for its mineral waters both in the ground and in bottles around the world, Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia and is situated in Borjomi Gorge on the edge of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Borjomi’s mineral water was famous long before it graced the shelves of grocery stores around the world, known for the supposed curative powers of the area's mineral springs.From the Middle Ages to the Imperial and Soviet Union armies, travelers have sought out the healing waters of Borjomi, which have hosted locals and royalty for centuries. A permanent wellness destination, Borjomi also features mud treatments and climatotherapy. In the nearby Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, travelers often partake of the mountainous hobbies of the region, including hiking, horse riding, and snow-shoeing.
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Mineral Water Park
This park celebrates the town’s original mineral water source, Ekaterina Spring, which is prominently featured straight ahead of the entrance. It is said water from the spring was consumed for medicinal purposes in ancient times, and the spring is named after the governor’s daughter who was cured here. Also within the park are fun fair attractions, cafes, a cinema, a cable car, and a 2-mile trail leading to a small, natural spring-fed swimming pool.
South of Borjomi, Vardzia is one of a trio of cave cities in Georgia but is the most fabled, built by Georgians for their beloved queen Tamar. While resisting the onslaught of Mongol hordes, queen Tamar ordered the construction of this underground sanctuary in 1185. Upon completion, the underground fortress contained 6,000 apartments, a throne room, and a large church spread across 13 levels. Today local monks still maintain the cave system, with 300 apartments and some halls open for visitation.
Often combined with Vardzia on a day-trip from Borjomi, Rabati Castle sits on a hill above the city of Akhaltsikhe. The castle citadel consists of a small castle, a mosque, a madrasa, a church, and a palace. The castle houses one of the country’s finest collections of archaeological artifacts and is worth a look.
Borjomi Local Museum
Housed within the former chancellery of the Imperial House of Romanovs, the local museum has over 36,000 exhibits spread over four departments: archaeological, historical-ethnographical, applied art and local landscape and nature.
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
This national park is spread across three regions in central Georgia, with visitor centers located in Borjomi and Kharagauli. There are a total of 12 marked and well-maintained trails, with tourist shelters, picnic and camping areas arranged along the paths. Visitors are welcome to enjoy hiking, horseback riding, cycling, snowshoeing, and cultural tours.
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A Journey Across Georgia
Take a deep dive into Georgia on this 15-day trip which takes you to lesser explored sites around the country, from the capital to the mountain peaks, wine country, canyons and mountain caves, and all the way to the Black Sea.
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