Borjomi–Kharagauli National Park (Region of Samtskhe-Javakheti)
Borjomi–Kharagauli National Park is one of the largest national parks in Europe. It includes 6 administrative units, namely, Borjomi, Kharagauli, Khashuri, Kutaisi, Akhaltsikhe, Abastumani and Bagdadi areas. Park was established in 1995 and its total area is 85 047hectares, which is represented by well-preserved and protected forest habitats, rare and unique flora and fauna, and a unique and unforgettable landscape.
There is a diversity of geographical and ecological zones, and a rich variety of wildlife and vegetation that attract tourists and scientists. The historic monuments located in the protected area make the park very interesting for those who are interested in Georgian culture. The park has well laid tourist paths and a good infrastructure. There are 9 tourist routes that operate, along which are arranged sheds that you can stop at. Ecological education activities are carried out, and rare and endangered species of flora and fauna of the park are registered.
Borjomi–Kharagauli National Park is the first national park in the Caucasus conforming to the international standards, evidenced by its membership in the European network of protected areas, PAN Park, which took place in 2007. The Park obtained for the second time a PAN Park certificate in 2010, and once again that exemplifies the international recognition of its natural values and tourism potential.