The National Park has a great variety of natural landscapes, historical and architectural monuments, resorts and settlements. The region also has a population with unique ethnographic and cultural features.
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park’s surrounding villages are rich with medieval history, local-cottage industries and legendary Georgian hospitality. Borjomi is one of the most popular resorts, famous for its mineral waters, health, unique nature and abundance of historical monuments. Borjomi’s award winning, naturally carbonated mineral water has a volcanic origin, giving it a distinctive sulphuric taste, with many attesting to its benefits to health. Borjomi is also part of the delightful verdant countryside of the World Wide Fund for Nature-site Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.
Covering more than 85,000 hectares of native forest and alpine meadows, the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is a protected area located 160 kilometres from the nation’s capital of Tbilisi in the central part of Georgia that includes 3 regions: Imereti, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Shida Kartli. One of the largest national parks in Georgia, it includes six administrative districts stretching from the resort of Borjomi to the town of Kharagauli. Together with adjacent Borjomi Nature Reserve, the total area is 851 square kilometres, more than 1 percent of the total territory of Georgia. The administrative and visitors centres of the Park are located in Borjomi and Kharagauli.
The tourist season lasts all year, allowing visitors to experience the stunning variety of flora and fauna, including alpine meadows full of flowers, as well as stunning views and a broad network of twelve trails through the ancient woodlands. Paths are marked and well-arranged. Tourist shelters, picnic spots and camping sites are arranged along the routes. Sites for setting up a fire are also allocated. The Park offers hiking, horse riding, biking, snow shoes, cultural and educational tours. The routes function throughout the year.