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Borjomi

Author Emil Goncharov

 

The city of Borjomi is located in the Borjomi Gorge, which is in the south-east of Georgia, at an altitude of 800-850 meters above sea level. This is a resort surrounded by mountains covered with forests. First of all, Borjomi is known precisely as a balneological resort. Local mineral water is used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases. But it is not necessary to come to Borjomi only for treatment, there is something to see and where to spend time. So what to see in Borjomi?

Attractions in Borjomi

 

Cable car

It is quite impressive, consists of only one booth and stretches over a picturesque gorge. The funicular takes passengers to the Borjomi mountain plateau, which is 1000 meters above sea level. The views from it open up to Borjomi and a huge waterfall flowing down to the Prometheus monument in Central Park. The lower station (landing) is to the right of the entrance to Central Park, if you face it. You do not need to enter the park itself for this.

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Street 9 April

Today this main tourist promenade of Borjomi is one of the city's attractions. Old dilapidated houses and new modern buildings can be found here. On the street on April 9, you can see several sights of the city at once, admire the gorgeous views, buy all kinds of souvenirs, sit in a cafe, taste the famous coffee on the sand, exchange or withdraw money.

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Central city park

In the central city park there are famous mineral water springs. The entrance is free.

In the very center of the park there is a small glass pavilion with a high dome, in which there are several taps with mineral water. The entrance to it, like water, is completely free.

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Borjomi Central Park boasts a well-developed infrastructure. It has everything you need for a great rest in the park. Ice cream and snack kiosks, attractions and playgrounds. Among the attractions there is a rope track, a Ferris wheel and much more. One of the sights of Borjomi Central Park is a beautiful waterfall and a sculpture of Prometheus standing in front of it, which "gives" people fire.

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Pools with hot water

2 km from the park there are 3 swimming pools (for children and 2 for adults), where sulfur-enriched water is supplied. Anyone can also plunge into the pool. Entrance fee is 5 GEL. The water temperature in the pools is + 32 + 38 ° С. Please bring your own towel, slippers and swimsuit.

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House of Mirza Riza Khan

Borjomi's business card is the house of Mirza-Riza-khan. It stands almost in front of the entrance to Central Park, on the left side, if you turn to face the entrance. It's easy to recognize the house: it has an unusual style of construction, blue color and turquoise stones on the ceiling of one of the balconies. It was intended for the consul of Iran - Mirza-Riza-khan. Now it is used as a hotel-museum.

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It should be noted that the noble Persian Mirza-Riza-khan chose a wonderful project and an ideal place for his Caucasian "dacha", which today has become a symbol of Borjomi.

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

 

This is one of the largest nature conservation parks located in the center of Georgia near the city of Borjomi. The area of ​​the national park is 5300 km². The park is unique due to the variety of geographical and ecological zones, beautiful landscapes, the presence of architectural monuments, and various representatives of flora and fauna. The territory of the park, in addition to forests, includes reservoirs, rivers and waterfalls. The relief of the park is mountainous, the height above sea level ranges from 800 to 2100 meters.

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For all guests in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, 11 routes have been developed, which differ in length and different levels of difficulty. The routes last both one day and several days. For tourists there are hiking, horseback riding, cycling and winter tours. The park has 8 observation platforms, 4 tourist shelters for the night, specially designated places for tents, picnics and fire-making, and a large number of cafes. It also offers hotels, skiing in winter, horses, bicycles, cultural and educational tours. You can visit the National Park by pre-registering at one of the two tourist centers located in Borjomi and Kharagauli. Here you can rent various types of tourist equipment - backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, bicycles and snowshoes. Co-owners actively cooperate with the park. By renting horses, you can enjoy horse riding. Here you can choose the route you are interested in, book accommodation and guide services. Upon arrival at the park, you pay for the selected service and receive a ticket that gives you the right to stay here.

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