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Written by Farheen on July 14, 2020 Share on

National Parks in Georgia That Nature Lovers Should Explore

Georgia is a country in Europe where many national parks are located. Some of which go back to 1912. These protected spaces make up to 7% of Georgia’s area, and about 75% of them are comprised of forests. Hence, Georgian Protected Areas cover a large and different collection of nature reserves, protected landscapes, familiar monuments, and, of course, national parks. Read below to know more about the top national parks in Georgia that should be on your travel itinerary when visiting the country.

Top National Parks in Georgia

Tbilisi National Park in Georgia

Tbilisi National Park in Georgia
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Founded in 1973, Tbilisi National Park was the first national park in the country of its class. Situated on the southern hills of the Greater Caucasus Mountain range, it extends from the Mtkvari River to the Iori River at an altitude of 600-1,700 meters over the sea level. The National Park covers the areas of Gldani, Gulele, Gardabani, Martkopi, and Saguaro. The infrastructure is less advanced here opposed to other national parks in the country, but in 2013 the first cycling paths were identified. The park allows three tracks: the big viewpoint way, the Mamkoda medium loop, and the Mamkoda difficult loop.

Mtirala National Park in Georgia

Found in the extreme western portion of the Adjara-Imereti area close to the Black Sea, the whole range of Mtirala National Park is 15,698 ha. The government structure is in Chaqvi, while the guests’ centre is placed 15 km away from it, in the village of Chaqvistavi. Tracks here are distinguished and very well organised, with only two hiking tracks that take a day or two. You can have a picnic and even camp here, as there are selected fire spots within the park. The most suitable period to visit Mtirala is spring, summer and early autumn.

Vashlovani National Park in Georgia

Vashlovani National Park in Georgia
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The Vashlovani Protected Areas, located in the far eastern part of the Dedoplistskaro district, covers Vashlovani Nature Reserve, three Natural Monuments (Eagle Gorge, Kaklisyure Alazani floodplain forest, and Takhti-Tepa Mud Volcanoes), and Vashlovani National Park including up to 35,053 ha of area. The title Vashlovani arises from the genetic similarity and combination of pistachio and apple trees that leave the idea of a fruit garden. Both the administrative and guests’ centre of the park is in Dedoplistskaro. The tracks here are different and can take from one to seven days, depending on which one you are engrossed in. Picnic points, campsites, fireplaces, and cottages are established along the routes. Note that you need to sign-in at the visitors’ centre prior you go to the national park, so you require to have your ID with you.

Kolkheti National Park in Georgia

Situated in western Georgia, Kolkheti National Park includes the Lake Paliastomi basin and the eastern coastline of the Black Sea. The park continues to two traditional sections of the country – Guria and Samegrelo. You can take a boat on Lake Paliastomi and the Pichori River, go fishing, birdwatching, or trekking.

Tusheti National Park in Georgia

Tusheti National Park in Georgia
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Tusheti Nature Reserve and National Park, set in the municipality of Akhmeta, has 11 functioning tracks that give you the opportunity of seeing and becoming part of the unique traditional, cultural, and natural elegance of Tusheti‘s landscapes, visiting its UNESCO World Heritage communities and appreciating the views of the ancient defence towers. The tourists season here goes on from June until the end of September.

Lagodekhi Protected Areas

The Lagodekhi Protected Areas are one of the world’s best-secured green areas with a high diversity of physical landscapes. Located in Lagodekhi, in the far northeastern part of the southern slopes of the Caucasus, the protected area covers Lagodekhi Nature Reserve and Managed Reserve, which provide optimal conditions for understanding nature through infrastructural development, learning, and recreation activities. Right now, there are four stunning tracks in the area, from which the Black Rock Lake path is the toughest.

Kintrishi Protected Areas

Kintrishi Protected Areas
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Another park in the Adjara region, the Kintrishi Protected Areas are located in the scenic valley of the Kintrishi River at an elevation of 300-2,500 meters over sea level. The area allows its visitors two tracks that are fitting for a one-day or two-day trek. The Tamara Arch and the Box-Tree Stand way is the simplest, while the Yew and the Lake Tbikeli are supposed to be ordinary. Similar to other national parks, camping places, fire points, and picnic spaces are well labelled.

Javakheti National Park

Instituted in 2011, the Javakheti National Park is part of the Javakheti Protected Areas, which is renowned for its many lakes on Javakheti Plateau. One of the most important of them all is Lake Paravani. The region is woodless with an artificial plantation of pine stands and little bits of natural forests.

Borjom-Kharagauli National Park

The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park lies on 85,083 ha of land and continues to six areas of the nation. The guest and administrative centres of the park are found both in Borjomi and Kharagauli. The park highlights 12 different ways that are fit for either a one-day trek or multi-day trek. There are tourists shelters, campsites, picnic places, and fire points along the tracks, making this park the most well advanced opposed to the others. Besides trekking, here you can ride a horse and even bike completely the whole year.

In conclusion, Georgia has an immense number of national parks for you to experience adventure and nature all at once place. Pick your favourite national park and get set to book your Europe packages or make your Europe itineraries with our travel consultants to enjoy nature at its finest. Drop a Whatsapp inquiry to know more.

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