Borjomi (Region of Samtskhe-Javakheti)
The best known and popular Georgian resort of Borjomi is placed in the magnificent gorge. Slopes of ranges are covered with wide deciduous and pine forests.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”. Because of the supposed curative powers of the area’s mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.
The major wealth of the town is mineral water of volcanic origin known in the whole world for its therapeutic properties and considered a measuring stick in evaluating mineral waters. Borjomi mineral water is particularly well known in countries which were part of the former Soviet Union. The mineral water at Borjomi has been bottled since the 19th century. Currently, the production comes from the regulated artesian flow of 11 boreholes.Benefits of Borjomi mineral waters were enjoyed for centuries. This is proved by 7 baths made of cut stone uncovered by our archeologists and dating from the beginning of our age. Borjomi’s Mineral Water Park is located through a narrow, wooded valley and is a lovely place to walk.