About Sights – Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
Covering more than 85,000 hectares of native forest and alpine meadows, the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (Georgian: ბორჯომ-ხარაგაულის ეროვნული პარკი) in central Georgia is one of the largest National Parks in Europe. In Medieval times the area covered by the park was used by Georgian nobles for hunting.
The park was created with the support of the World Wildlife Fund and the German government in 1995 and officially opened in 2001.
The park offers hiking, horse riding, biking, snow trails, and cultural and educational tours. Tourist shelters, picnic spots and camping sites are arranged along the routes.
The Tourist route network operates at elevations between 400-2,642 meters and consists of 11 trails, including a snowshoe trail.
Visitor Centers for the park are located in Borjomi and Kharagauli and will help with information and organize guides, horses or local transport.
Before visiting Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park it is recommended that visitors check-in at one of the visitor centers. Registration is required not only for visitor statistics but also to ensure the safety of visitors.
How to get there? The Borjomi Visitor Center is located in Borjomi, Meskheti st. N23. Tbilisi to Borjomi – 160 km (2 hr by car). Minibuses leave hourly from Tbilisi’s Didube Bus Terminal to Borjomi every day (8 Gel, 2 hr).
The Kharagauli Visitor Center is located in Kharagauli borough, Solomon King st. N17. Tbilisi to Kharagauli borough – 180 km (3hr by car). Minibuses from Tbilisi’s Didube Bus Terminal to Kharagauli leave every day, twice a day (10 Gel, 3 hr and 30 min).
Photos courtesy of the Agency of Protected Areas/Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park