Kakheti

Description

Kakheti is a historical region in the eastern part of Georgia. It has eight administrative districts with the central town of Telavi. It borders with the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan. The region offers a diverse landscape and plenty of sights to explore. Here, you can wander through gorgeous towns, hike up to remote villages and stunning lakes, learn more about the history and customs, visit a semi-desert, one of the cave towns called David Gareji, and Vashlovani State Reserve with its unique terrain to name a few. Wine lovers will enjoy a visit to various wineries where you can try local qvevri wine made from grapes unique to this part of the country and learn more about the traditional wine-making process. Telavi and Sighnaghi are the most visited cities in Kakheti. Telavi used to be the sit of Kakhetian Kings, while Sighnaghi features a well-preserved defensive wall of around 40km long. Two kilometers from the town is Bodbe Monastery, home to the final resting place of St. Nino. Kakheti is also home to one of the most gorgeous mountainous areas of the country, Tusheti, and a Pankisi Gorge, famous for its untouched wilderness.

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Hiking

Hiking belongs to adventure tourism where a traveler doesn’t use any transport and walks to a specific destination while bringing a tent, food, and other necessary equipment in the backpack. Usually, such supplies are always lightweight and compact to... More

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Horseback Riding

Since ancient times, Georgians have been involved in horse-breeding. Almost every family had at least one horse. Those families who owned big harras were wealthy shepherds. Georgians used horses as a means of transport, to carry bulky goods, and for horsemanship.... More

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