Eastern Georgia and the Heartland
As the most developed region of this Christian nation, there is plenty to explore in Eastern Georgia. From the eclectic architectures of Tbilisi and the towering mountains of Kazbegi National Park to the monastic cave complex of David Gareja, Eastern Georgia bustles with a vibrant mix of culture, heritage, nature and adventure.
One of the most popular tourist spots in the country, Eastern Georgia boasts a wealth of attractions. Not to be missed is the nation's former ancient capital in the UNESCO-listed Mtshketa as well as Joseph Stalin's birthplace in Gori, and the unique cave settlement of Uplistsikhe.
For keen hikers, David Gareja is the place to go, with its beautiful cave frescoes and adventurous trails overlooking neighbouring Azerbaijan's semi-desert landscape. No trip to Eastern Georgia is complete without soaking up the stunning vistas of the Caucasus mountain ranges, with the small townlet of Kazbegi providing the perfect base for this.