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Because of the supposed curative powers of the area’s mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems. Catherine’s Spring” in Borjomi so named after General Golovin’tbilisi tourist map pdf daughter.

It was populated by a series of forts guarding the strategic crossroad of routes leading to the western, eastern, and southern provinces of Georgia. Borjomi area began to revitalize. The town and its surroundings were placed under the Russian military authorities. Borjomi began receiving soldiers in the 1820s.

Buildings and baths began going up in the 1830s. Borjomi his summer residence and refurnished it with new parks. Its warm climate, mineral water springs, and forests made Borjomi a favorite summer resort for the aristocracy, and gave it its popular name of “the pearl of Caucasus”. In the 1860s, new hotels were built, and an administration for mineral waters was established. The bottled mineral waters began to be extensively exported. Despite significant damage caused by a flood on April 18, 1968, Borjomi continued to grow throughout the Soviet era.

In the 2000s, a growing government and private investment into tourism and municipal infrastructure helped Borjomi recover from a decade of decay. The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park administration, with offices, small hotel and visitors communication center are located at 23 Meskheti st, in Borjomi. Borjomi-Kharagauli Protected Areas includes 6 districts – Borjomi, Kharagauli, Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Khashuri and Baghdati. There are administrative and visitors centers of the national park in Borjomi and Kharagauli.

Borjomi Nature Reserve, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Nedzvi Managed Reserve and Goderdzi fossil forest Natural Monument are the protected areas and managed by the park administration. Hiking, horse riding, biking, snow shoes, cultural and educational tours are also available in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park tourist route network. The network amounts to 400-2,642 meters. The routes are provided with tourist shelters, picnic spots and camping sites. National Statistics Office of Georgia. This page was last edited on 7 November 2017, at 19:11.