4 reasons to Visit the Georgian Town of Borjomi

Ever heard of the name Borjomi which is a popular tourist destination in Georgia. Below are my four reasons to travel to Borjomi. Check it out 🙂

Borjomi’s Health Aspects

Borjomi is called a resort town which is popular among Georgian holidaymakers. The dense coniferous forest surrounding in Borjomi is home to spruce and other species of trees which emit therapeutic particulates known for healing respiratory ailments and boosting immunity. So, from the health perspective, Borjomi is a good place to visit 🙂

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The Pretty Famous Bakuriani Ski Resort

Bakuriani is a resort town in Georgia’s southern region of Samskhe-Javakheti, popular for winter sports activities, spa hotels, and as a summer retreat. It is half an hour drive from Borjomi. Bakuriani has a population of roughly 2,400 and maintains a rustic alpine charm. The town is situated in a caldera at an altitude of 1,700 m with ample snow in winter and pleasant mild summers. Weather in Bakuriani is generally favorable with most precipitation occurring during the ski season. Temperatures in summer can reach highs of 25 degrees with lows of around 15 degrees. Highs in winter may vary but are usually between 0 and 5 degrees.

Entrance of the Resort

Entrance of the Resort

Cable Car Ride

Cable Car Ride

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The Source of Borjomi’s Mineral Water

Borjomi’s mineral water park, dating back to 1850, occupies a narrow, wooded valley. The original warm mineral spring, named Ekaterina Spring, sits beneath a pavilion straight ahead of the park entrance (you can fill bottles from it). The commercial Borjomi bottling plants today draw their water from other mineral springs – there are about 40 in the area. If you walk about 3km upstream, beyond the ‘attractions’ of the park proper, you’ll find a small, spring-fed swimming pool with a constant temperature of about 27°C.

Mineral Water Park Entrance

Mineral Water Park Entrance

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Borjomi’s breathtaking nature

Borjomi’s mesmerizing nature which never fails to impress anyone. A must visit place for nature lovers. I must bring to your notice that it has the largest national park in Georgia which is called Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Its total territory amounts to 85,083 ha, more than 1% of the Georgian territory. National park offers hiking, horse riding, biking, cultural and educational tours – the routes function throughout the year. Picnic spots and camping sites are also arranged along the routes. The National Park visitors’ center will be more than happy to help you with any organizational issues.

Borjomi's Nature

Borjomi’s Nature

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I hope these pics will make you visit Georgia whenever you plan your next travel. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment here.

 

How to travel to Borjomi from Tblisi ?

From Tbilisi, Gori, Mtskheta, it is possible to get in using the Tbilisi – Borjomi train.
From Batumi it is possible to take a train to Khashuri. Once in Khashuri you have to travel down the road a bit to a market on the edge of town, where you can find marshrutkas going to Borjomi. The marshrutka ride from Khashuri to Borjomi is about 20 minutes.
By Bus
In Tbilisi minibuses to Borjomi depart from an area in front of Didube metro station. The price is 8 GEL and the journey takes about two hours. It is difficult to get a front seat as some of the drivers give them away to good-looking girls and become very aggressive if you insist on first-come first-choice. It is possible to be dropped off in front of the tourist office in central Borjomi ‘near the bridge of beauty’. Just ask.
There’s one marshrutka per day from the main bus station in Batumi to Borjomi and vice-verse. The ride is about 6 hours. It’s also possible to take a “real” bus to Khashuri and go then by marshrutka or taxi to Borjomi.

PHOTO CREDITS : PALLAVI RAVINDRA

 

TIPS & INFORMATION

  1. If you have plans to visit Georgia , Please check if you have an on-arrival visa to Georgia from this link  https://www.evisa.gov.ge/GeoVisa/en/VisaApp
  2. Please Note that there is no visa fees If you are exempted from getting visa to Georgia.
  3. For the food, Georgia offers varieties of foods and restaurants from different countries. You can always check online. For Breakfast, We were offered usual stuffs Salads, Cheese Bread etc. 
  4. To reach Tbilisi , You can take any of these flights from GCC countries Air Arabia, Fly Dubai and Gulf Air. I happened to see only these options.
  5. If you are a Resident of Saudi Arabia or any GCC Country, Please know yours and your family’s Residence Permit Expiry Date in prior so that you can inform the Immigration Authorities in Georgian Airport for the on-Arrival Visa as they do not speak any other language apart from Georgian, Russian and English.
  6. Entry fees to Bakuriani Ski resort is less than 15 GEL per person

 

 

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