Here's Why You Must Plan A Trip To Georgia Next

Here's Why You Must Plan A Trip To Georgia Next
Tbilisi, Georgia Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Lying at the intersection of Europe and Asia, the country borrows the beauty of both these regions and offers an unforgettable experience

Shreya Cheema
January 21 , 2023
03 Min Read

A perfect destination is a potpourri of history and culture, breathtaking sights, delicious cuisine and warm hospitality, and Georgia embodies that. Lying at the intersection of Europe and Asia, the country borrows the beauty of both these regions and offers an unforgettable experience. In addition, it is also home to stunning and quaint Caucasus mountain villages and breathtaking Black Sea beaches. If these are not reason enough, it also is a highly budget-friendly destination, especially for Indian travellers. However, that's not all! We've put together all the reasons why this underexplored country should be on your radar while planning an international trip.

For Delicious Food And The Finest Wine


Georgian cuisine is an intriguing blend of Persian and Mediterranean cooking that reflects the nation's geographic placement on the border of both. The
delectable Mediterranean cuisine typically includes aubergines, almonds, yoghurt, fish, and cheese. The Khachapuri bread–a cheesy bread that accompanies almost every meal- is essential to any visit to Georgia.

The country is also known for being one of the world's oldest wine areas and is believed to be where wine originated. Even the ancient, conventional Kvevri winemaking technique, which uses clay jars, has been included on UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

For Beautiful Views And Breathtaking Adventure

Running between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus mountain range serves as the northern border between Georgia and Russia. Pictures of Mount Kazbegi (5047m), the epitome of the region's breathtaking natural beauty, are frequently used to depict it. Alexander the Great is said to have chosen the Caucasus mountains, remote and impassable, as a massive natural jail for his rebellious foes.

You can also spot bears, eagles, and wolves that may be found in the mountains today, which are dotted by spectacular snow-capped glaciers, crystal-clear rivers, and lakes. The Caucasus is a great place to go hiking and stroll, especially in the spring and summer when many wildflowers bloom. It is also an ideal location for enjoying white water rafting. 

For Its Enchanting History

Georgia is worth visiting its rich history. This nation, which dates to biblical times, was a major Silk Road route that connected Europe and Asia. It has seen a long history of invasions due to its location between Christian Europe and Islamic Asia. From Russians and Cossacks to Mongols, Arabs, Turks, and Crusader Knights, they all contributed to the tradition and culture of Georgia.   Even winemaking in Georgia has an 8,000-year history!

Fascinating Heritage Sites

Georgia features a surprisingly wide variety of magnificent sights for a tiny nation, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You must visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the historical town of Mtskheta (formerly the capital of Georgia),  where it is believed that a part of the cross on which Jesus was crucified is kept.Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Even the cave towns of Uplistsikhe and Vardzia, built to shield the area's Christians from attacks by warlike tribes, house fascinating sites and stories. The Ananuri fortress complex on the Aragvi River, the Gergeti Trinity Church, the Stalin museum in Gori and David Gareja Monastery on Azerbaijan's border should also make it to your must-visit list.

For The Best Hospitality

Last but certainly not least, you must visit Georgia for its warm and fantastic hospitality. Even the Georgians have a saying to this effect: "Every guest is God-sent." In Georgia, visitors can count on being welcomed into residents' homes and making lifelong friends.

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