The balneological health resort Borjomi is situated in the south-east of Georgia in the Agura river gorge at the height of 800m above sea level. This is a picturesque place with large-leaved and coniferous forests surrounded with majestic the Caucasian mountains.
The resort gained its special reputation owing to mineral sources. The Borjomi mineral waters were mentioned for the first time as early as in the XV century but it only gained wide notoriety when a daughter of Evgeny Golovin, viceroy of the Russian Tsar in the Caucasus was cured there. One of the sources was named after this girl – the Yekaterinsky spring and the second one after the viceroy himself – the Yevgeniyevsky spring
BORJOMI ‘’KHARAGAULI NATIONAL PARK’’
BORJOMI-KHARAGAULI NATIONAL PARK Covering more than 85,000 hectares of native forest and alpine meadows, the Borjomi- Kharagauli National Park 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.