Visit the most famous and popular resort of Borjomi. Try the best Borjomi waters.
The popularity and benefits of the Borjomi resort cannot be questioned. No wonder a huge number of tourists come here every year. Borjomi mineral water can be taken orally, you can take baths from them. The climate and waters of the places help in the treatment of gastritis, ulcers, stomach diseases and so on almost indefinitely.
For hundreds of years, people have been using this miraculous water. This is evidenced by the 7 baths of hewn stone found by archaeologists, dating back to the beginning of our era. Since the end of the XVI century, the populated Borjomi Gorge has gradually become empty due to constant enemy invasions, and the existence of miraculous springs has been forgotten for a long time.
In the late 20s of the XIX century, the Kherson Grenadier Regiment was located in the vicinity of Borjomi. The soldiers found a source of acidic water in the forest, on the right bank of the Borjomula River. The chief of the regiment, suffering from a stomach ulcer, became interested in mineral water. The water turned out to be so useful for him that he ordered a bathhouse to be built not far from this place. Very soon, information about the miraculous properties of acidic waters reached the viceroy of the tsar in Transcaucasia, Yevgeny Golovanov. He decided to take his sick daughter to Borjomi. In honor of the viceroy's daughter, who was cured very soon, the spring No. 1 was named after her - the Catherine Spring. And the source No. 2 in honor of her father is the Evgenievsky source.
In 1844, the new governor in Transcaucasia, Mikhail Vorontsov, developed a project for the improvement of Borjomi. According to this project, the mineral waters department was created in the city, baths and hotels were built, and a park was laid out. All this caused an increase in the number of vacationers: at that time, guests came here from Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Yerevan, Alexandropol, Baku and the central provinces of Russia. In 1862, Vorontsov was replaced by the brother of the Russian emperor Mikhail Alexandrovich Romanov, who turned Borjomi into an estate for tsarevichs and a summer residence of the royal Romanov dynasty. Soon Borjomi became a medical center of the first category. The level of service here was equal to European resorts.
Location: between the slopes of the Meskheti and Trialeti ranges, the valley of the Kura River and its tributaries Borjomula and Gujaremistskali.
Distance: from Tbilisi - 155 km.
Altitude above sea level: 800-1000 m
Climate: typical for subtropical zone and forests of low mountains. Winter is moderately cold, with little snow. Stable snow cover occurs from the end of December to the first decade of March. The average temperature in January is -2.1 °C. Summer is warm. The average temperature in August is 20.1°
C. The amount of annual precipitation: 653 mm.
Average relative humidity per year: 77%.
Duration of sunshine per year: 1800-1900 hours.
Natural healing factors: the climate of the low mountains. Carbon dioxide, bicarbonate, sodium mineral waters, with a total mineralization of 5.0-7.5 g/dm3, carbon dioxide, sodium, boric (and silicon-boric) mineral waters with a total mineralization 5,6-6,4 2/ 0M3.
Types of treatment: internal consumption of mineral waters, baths, rinses and inhalations from mineral waters, passive climatotherapy.
Therapeutic indicators: chronic gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, colitis and enterocolitis, liver and biliary tract diseases, pancreatitis, diseases associated with metabolic disorders, diabetes mellitus.
During the Soviet period, dozens of sanatoriums and boarding houses functioned in Borjomi. In recent years, several more hotels and guesthouses have been added. The rehabilitation of springs, parks, and the cable car connecting the Mineral waters park with the plateau was carried out. Tens of thousands of vacationers come here during the year.
The world-famous Borjomi table mineral water was first bottled in oval half-liter bottles in 1850 by the pharmacist of the military infirmary Zakharov. He brought these bottles to Tbilisi and sold them for 20 kopecks each. In 1894, by order of Mikhail Romanov, a small mineral water bottling plant was built in the Mineral Waters Park (the Borjomi Museum of Local Lore is currently located in the building). Soon, in order to expand production, a glass factory was built at the resort.
Since 1900, mineral water has been exported to Russia, and in the shortest possible time Borjomi has gained enormous popularity. Thanks to the mechanization of production, already in 1913 the plant produced more than 9 million bottles, but the need for water was increasing. In 1927-1978, as a result of drilling operations, new areas suitable for operation were discovered. In the 1980s, 400 million bottles of Borjomi were sold. Today, the export area of mineral water is 30 countries.
In 2007, the international certification company for safety and quality Bureau Veritas awarded Borjomi the ISO 22000 certificate. Borjomi is bottled in green bottles, the color in the bottles is patented under the name "Georgian Green".
Borjomi is not only a place to treat gastrointestinal diseases, but also a beautiful resort town, where everyone will find something to their liking. There are excellent spas, where you can enjoy body treatments, relax in the sauna or have a massage. Borjomi also offers active sports such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking. But it's not just the mineral waters that make the resort a special place. It is famous for its natural attractions. The exquisite botanical garden, spread over 108 hectares, is a paradise for lovers of flora. Here you can find many species of plants, many of which are unique.
The resort is located in the foothills of the Caucasus, so there is a moderate continental climate, with mild winters and warm summers. Summer temperatures are not very high, in July and August the average temperature is about +23 ° C. In winter the temperature does not drop below -5 ° C.
Beautiful nature, lots of greenery, mountains and forests attract resorts all year round. In the forests you can meet a variety of wildlife, such as deer, bears and wild boars. Tourists can go hiking, biking and horseback riding to enjoy the beauty of nature. There are also plenty of picnic and barbecue spots. Other popular Georgian resorts such as Bakuriani and Gudauri, known for their ski resorts, are nearby. In addition, the city of Tbilisi is only a 2-hour drive away, making it a great vacation destination for both Georgian and foreign tourists.
The resort also offers the opportunity to visit a beautiful park with a local zoo, as well as to try the national Georgian cuisine in one of the local restaurants. Such dishes as khachapuri, satsivi, mtsvadebeli and, of course, lamb are prepared according to traditional recipes and are a real gastronomic pleasure.
With the appearance of Ekaterininsky and Evgeny Springs in Borjomi Gorge a real boom began. Rich people from Russia and Europe began to come here to taste curative properties of mineral waters. By 1888 on the territory of the resort were built hotels, houses for drinking courses, as well as parks and gardens. At the beginning of the XX century Borjomi resort became one of the most popular and prestigious resorts in Russia. Rich and famous people such as writer Anton Chehov, generals Mikhail Skobelev and Andrey Gurko, princes and princes rested and treated here. In 1921 the Soviet power declared Borjomi spa resort state. For many years the resort was a popular vacation spot for Soviet people, and now it is one of the most popular resorts in Georgia.
Today, the resort offers a wide range of medical treatments such as mineral water drinking courses, massages, mud treatment, physiotherapy and much more. In addition, here you can enjoy the beautiful nature, visit historical sites. There was also created a park area with many paths and areas for recreation. In addition to the mineral waters, the resort is famous for its mountain landscapes and scenery. Majestic mountains, green forests, rivers and lakes create ideal conditions for hiking and biking as well as fishing and hunting.One of the main attractions of Borjomi is the park, spread over an area of more than 80 hectares. Here you will find a variety of plants and animals, as well as many sources of mineral water. In the park you can walk along the paths, visit an indoor waterfall, and taste the mineral water directly from the spring.
Borjomi is a resort town located between the slopes of the Meskheti and Trialeti ranges, in the valley of the Kura River and its tributaries Borjomula and Gujaremistskali. The town is 155 km from Tbilisi, at 800-1000 m above sea level, in a mountainous area. The climate of the resort is characterized by a subtropical zone and low mountain forests. Winter in Borjomi is moderately cold, with little snow, and summer is warm. The average temperature in January is -2.1°C, and in August it is 20.1°C. Average annual precipitation in Borjomi is 653 mm, average relative humidity - 77%, duration of sunshine in a year - 1800-1900 hours.
The history of Borjomi resort is connected with the Kherson grenadier regiment, which discovered a source of sour water in the forest on the right bank of the river. The water turned out to be very useful for the regiment's leader, who suffered from stomach ulcer. The news about the miraculous properties of the sour water quickly spread, and the tsar's governor in Transcaucasia, Evgeny Golovanov, decided to take his sick daughter to Borjomi. The daughter of the governor was soon cured and the spring No.1 was named after her - the Catherine Spring, and the spring No.2 was named after her father - the Eugene Spring. The resort is known for its mineral waters with a total mineralization of 5.0-7.5 g/dm³, as well as carbonic, sodium, boric (and silicon-boric) mineral waters with a total mineralization of 5.6-6.4 2/0M³. The therapeutic properties of mineral water have been of interest since ancient times. It was popular among Georgian kings and warriors for its nourishing and healing properties. Today the water is exported to over 40 countries and is one of the symbols of Georgia. The water is used to treat various diseases of the digestive system such as chronic gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, colitis and enterocolitis, liver and biliary diseases, pancreatitis, diabetes, and other diseases associated with metabolic disorders. In the spa town you can undergo a course of treatment, which includes internal consumption of mineral waters, baths, rinses and inhalations from mineral waters, as well as passive climatotherapy. In addition, you can enjoy the beautiful nature, mountain air and a variety of entertainment.
Borjomi is not only an amazing resort with healing springs and a beautiful park, but also the famous mineral water, which is popular all over the world for its unique properties and taste. If you have already visited the resort tell us about your experiences in the comments below. If you are just planning a trip to this resort, ask questions - we are happy to answer and help you plan an unforgettable vacation in this amazing place!