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With its diverse landscapes, wine-making and culinary traditions, and rich culture, it’s not surprising that Georgia is the most-visited country in the South Caucasus. What was once a backpacker secret has zoomed to the top of the list for in-the-know travelers seeking authentic immersion into a relatively off-the-beaten-path European destination. Explore Tbilisi, the country’s Silk Road capital city, for incredible history lessons dating back to prehistoric times, and architecture ranging from neoclassical to Art Nouveau (don’t miss the Ottoman-inspired Abanotubani hot baths). Travel to the once-inhabited rock-hewn city of Uplistsikhe. Learn about Georgian wine traditions at Chateau Mukhrani while touring the vineyards and, of course, tasting some delicious wine. Venture to Gergeti Mountain via off-road vehicle and marvel at Darial Gorge, one of only two passes through the treacherous Caucasus Mountains. Learn to make kalakuri, a traditional Georgian dumpling of minced meat, onions, chili pepper, salt and cumin. While many travelers choose to use Tbilisi as a home base, the richest Georgia experiences extend into the Borjomi, Vardzia and Kakheti regions … and beyond.
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When to Visit
The best time to visit Georgia is April, May, June and September. July and August can be very hot and winters are harsh with temperatures dropping sharply.
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