Tbilisi, the capital and gem of Georgia, is a subject of rich and varied contrasts. The atypical land is a connoisseur of fine art and sumptuous architecture. The chaotic assemblage of charming cobblestoned streets, dome-shaped structures, and the magical soviet erections projects utter-magnificence. Many ancient premises are repurposed as the hipster hotels that hold the grandness in its old-age walls till today. Cathedrals sitting on the layered cake like hills with surrounding enchantress landscapes replicates the extravagance of some Walt Disney fairytale. The Georgian city and the heart of the Caucasus region are a happening sum of medieval fortress walls, bohemian art scenes, luxury boutiques and survivalist towns of its vibrant history. It is well said, 'old is platinum', Tbilisi Old town is a treasure full of gleaming, colorful and picturesque delights. So, explore it all with us!
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT TBILISI
OFFICIAL NAME: Tbilisi
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Democratic Republic
POPULATION: 1,171,100 (Est. 2019)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Georgian
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Georgian, English, Russian, Azerbaijani, Assyrian, Svan, and Urum
ETHNICITY: Georgians, Armenians, Greeks, Russians, Jews, Azerbaijanis, Ossetians, and Abkhazians.
CURRENCY: Lari (á) (GEL)
MAP REFERRED: Georgia
REGION: South Caucasus
COASTLINE 0 km (landlocked)
AREA: 194.7 sq mi
LOWEST POINT: 380 m (1,250 ft)
HIGHEST POINT: 770 m (2,530 ft)
NEIGHBOURING PLACES: Telavi 59 km | Gori 68 km | Rustavi 21 km| Mtskheta 24.9 km
FAMOUS FOR: Narikala| Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi| Svetitskhoveli Cathedral| Jvari Monastery| Bridge of Peace| Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral| Shota Rustaveli Avenue
THE NATIONAL SYMBOL: Emblem of Georgia
NATIONAL COLOURS:Red and white (as in Georgian Flag)
TIME ZONE: UTC+4
DRIVING SIDE: Left
LITERACY RATE:99.8 %
AIRPORTS IN AZERBAIJAN:
Tbilisi International Airport
AVG. COST PER DAY: 15 USD
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY:
Mobile operators are cheap in Georgia, so, it is better to always buy the local sim cards. In other countries, it is hard to get a sim card but in Georgia, it is easy and affordable. There are 3 major service providers offering GSM sim cards, Magti GSM, Geocell, and Beeline. These broadbands provide services at a reasonable price and promise the best of the services to its customers. You need your passport and about 5 Georgian Lari (2$) to buy a new sim card.
There are many customer service centers in Tbilisi where you can easily buy sim cards. It is suggested to be aware of the packages and other services to enjoy it all. Do keep in mind to have all the documents and required information at the time of buying a local sim card.
The cellular data of 5 GB is approximately 5 USD. International calls cost 0.2 USD per minute. Local calls cost 0.05 USD per minute and a single SMS costs 0.03 USD. The customer issues also handed immediately to avoid any delay in handling customer problems.
Due to the massive growth and development, the use of the internet has boomed in the Georgian land. The access has also increased. Hence, FREE Wi-Fi is also available in the public areas. Industrial growth is one of the major reasons for its new-age face.
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Georgian Lari denotes the term money in Tbilisi, Georgia. The name Lari is an old Georgian word denoting a hoard, property, while tetri is an old Georgian monetary term used in ancient Colchis from the 6th century BC. Earlier Georgian currencies include the maneti, abazi, and Georgian coupon.
Symbol: á Code: GEL
1 Lari = 100 Tetri
1 Georgian Lari GEL = 1.11 United Arab Emirates Dirham (as on 31 March 2020)
Lari notes can be found in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100
Tetri coins can be found in denominations of 1 tetri, 2 tetri, 5 tetri, 10 tetri, 20 tetri, 50 tetri, 1 lari, and 2 lari
**Please note that Travelers Cheques are NOT accepted in most places.
Tbilisi is a former fortified city and one of the oldest European capitals. The city's geographical advantage has contributed immensely to its varied history. The initial mention of Tbilisi dates to the early century AD. Tbilisi has been an important cultural, political, and economic center of the Caucasus. The city has also served as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics.
From 1801 to 1917, the current Georgian capital was named as Tiflis and was the official seat of the Caucasus Viceroyalty. The prehistoric land has served as the major trade route of the Caucasus region. Tiflis (now Tbilisi) was a major convenient route between Europe and Asia and was a point of contention between various rival empires due to its financial prominence.
The architecture narrates a lot about its history. The medieval, classical, and Soviet structures reflect a mix of cultural contrasts. As per Tbilisi's early history, the land was uninhabited and was a forested territory. The mentioned data account of the settlements in Tbilisi was found in the second half of the 4th century AD.
A fortress was built during the reign of king Aspacures II, which was later captured by the Persians. After that, the fortress was recaptured by the kings of Kartli by the middle of the 5th century. The name Tbilisi is derived from an old Georgian word (Tpili), which means warm. At the beginning of the 6th century, king Dachi moved the capital from Mtskheta to Tbilisi.
Upon the arrival of the Arab armies during 737, the conquerors established the Emirate of Tbilisi and introduced it as the prospered land. The Arab rule heavily influenced the cultural development of the city and was later dominated by the Muslims. At that time, many Georgians converted to Islam to be a part of the majority.
The renaissance period (transition from the Middle Ages to Modernity) gave a whole new face to Europe and played a major role in the development of the colonial lands. From 12-13th centuries, Tbilisi became a dominant regional power with a thriving economy. Tbilisi became a well-developed trade center with skilled labor and gave birth to the and a well-established social system in Georgia.
Tbilisi City is conveniently positioned in the South Caucasus region between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The capital and the largest city of Georgia is bordered to the west by the black sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. Tbilisi is a major juncture of numerous historical empires and religions in Eurasia.
The geography of Tbilisi is somewhat chaotic, yet charming inside that captures centuries-old forts, orthodox Georgian Cathedrals, mouth-top monasteries and a lot more. The widespread of layered hills hold centuries-old settlements that project the unique architecture of the bygone era.
The fascinating assemblage of Tbilisi has always been in favor of its growth and development since early history. It is lying on the banks of the Mtkvari (Kura) River 380-600 meters above sea level. The connecting port of Tbilisi from Europe and Asia gave it the tag of the geopolitical station of Georgia (then the Caucasus region).
Tbilisi's geography is defined by its age-old districts, neighboring areas, narrow streets, and antique squares. The Georgian capital has always been a major center of attraction over the period. The capital is in East Georgia and is a major contributor to Georgian tourism.
Tbilisi is a city with a rich history and varied cultural life which goes as far as millennia. In fact, the city has been a major cultural melting point for centuries now. First, the main trading port, then a major political land after that the financial center of Georgia and at last the most influential European capital, Tbilisi has faced massive upgradations over a period. All this has led it to be the multi-lingual and multi-cultural destination of Georgia.
Theatre Lover's Destination
Formerly, the National Theatre was known as the Tiflis Imperial Theatre. The theatre holds several movie screenings. Artistic acts and shows which are followed by many other shows for the art lovers. The stories are the way to relive all the heritage, history, and diversity this Georgian city holds.
Intriguing Art Cafes
The cafe culture in Tbilisi is worth exploring. The amazing setup and its appealing art on the walls make it cozy and ecstatic. The painters as per the theme of the coffee houses make it all eye-catching. The decor, lighting, and ambiance are of vital importance. Precisely, art is taken very seriously in Tbilisi.
Treat for Melomaniacs
Music is the food for the soul for all the Georgian people. Opera houses and music concerts are jumbo packed with people. It is believed that music is a major way to express one's emotions. The use of ancient instruments can still be seen in various acts. Major national festivals are celebrated as a tribute to the impressive as at the time of wars, music gave the soldiers solace with all the chaos around.
Art in Architecture
When art mixes with architecture it looks like a visual treat. Tbilisi is peace for the sore eyes. Varied use of colors, crafts, and styles make the buildings and structures intriguing. Not just that, Tbilisi's old town is a major proof of the importance that architecture holds in this Georgian landscape. As a traditional mark, you can witness old residential houses with colorful wooden curved balconies overlooking the Maidan Square and Metekhi Church.
FOOD & DRINK
The gastronomic and wine culture of Tbilisi, Georgia is renowned all over the world. In earlier days, food gatherings were held in families and neighborhoods to share quality time, memories, and stories of the good old days and the past wartimes.
Due to the variety in its culture, the city faced many prominent diversities in its food habits. Many ingredients were introduced along with numerous cooking styles for different cuisines. Meats, vegetables, liquor, and spices were the key ingredients of the food. Georgian food is mainly made with the use of carbs and proteins.
You will find a lot of influence of Russian, Turkish, and Persian cooking techniques in the Georgian food as this land has served various ethnicities which left a major mark in the roots. The Georgian food is notoriously moreish, and overindulging is not uncommon. The taste is mouth-watering with all the juices and pastes the food has.
There are varied options available as per the mood. For light craving, you can try a variety of dumpling soups and fried eggs with bread. Hangover soups hold a special place in the Georgian cuisine. After the night of drinking liquor, the next morning, the soup is served as it relaxes your stomach and saves you from severe headaches.
Homebrew drinks are mainly famous in Tbilisi. The authentic style of making liquors at home is in its culture and the traditions have been passed on to the coming generations for ages. Beer, brandy, wine, and vodka have different tastes due to its authenticity. Not just hard drinks but soft drinks are of major importance too. During summers, lemonade and other fruit juices are made at noon with the freshest products grown in the backyard at the time of family gatherings.
Must-Try Delicacies: Khinkali (Georgian Dumplings), Lobio (Bean Soup), Qababi (Kebabs), Mtsvadi (Shashlik & Meat Skewers), Satsivi, Badrijani Nigvzit, and more.
Must-Try Drinks: Cha Cha (brandy), Wine, Vodka, beer, lemonade, and fruit juices
WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT TBILISI?
Go on a holiday without worrying about the budget as Tbilisi is a budget-friendly destination.
Explore the rich history, architecture, and wine in the Georgian capital.
The city is the massive holder of Art Nouveau.
Shop your heart out for interesting souvenirs and authentic stuff.
The one-stop destination for the melomaniacs.
It is the capital of diverse food.
Tbilisi has given art a new face.
Observe its traditional lifestyle and houses.
Capture heart-warming experiences here. The city is like a fairyland with exquisite monuments and favorable weather.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TBILISI
TBILISI CLIMATE | TB WEATHER
Tbilisi is an amazing Georgian capital and has been a major center of beauty, art, architecture, and scenic landscapes. The largest city of Georgia mainly experiences cold weather. The snow-capped mountains and the hilly ranges spread all around the country are the major reasons why winters last longer than any other season. The transition period of seasons in Tbilisi adds up to the beauty of this place. The trees, forests, mountains, and valleys seem to change their contracts that are utterly amazing and eye-catching.
May (24â max.- 13â min.)
May is the time when land breathes in Georgia. The snow melts, new leaves and flowers grow, and it looks like the birth of nature. With colorful blossoms, the land looks serene. Specifically, the lowlands around Tbilisi are the best to explore to avoid extreme heat.
June (29â max.- 17â min.)
June is the time when nature's beauty is at its peak. It can also be mentioned as the peak season that invites numerous visitors and the creatures to enjoy its serenity. In fact, it is the harvest time in Tbilisi at that time. You also get to taste the varied fresh fruits and vegetables which are available in the market.
September (20â max.- 12â min.)
September is the time when the beginning of the new season takes place. It is neither too hot nor too cold. The cool breeze blows, and the trees start shedding its leaves. It is the month for all the moderate weather lovers. Mainly the nights are cooler, and the days are warmer. September is also known as the welcoming month of winters.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN TBILISI
Visit Azerbaijan with Family
Enjoy sightseeing at Narikala
Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi
Find solace at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Admire the beauty of the Bridge of Peace
Visit Azerbaijan as a Couple
Witness history at Jvari Monastery
Visit the Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral
Take a leisure walk at the Shota Rustaveli Avenue
Relax your body at the Royal baths
Visit Azerbaijan with Friends
Explore thrill at the Mtatsminda Park
Admire the beauty of the Turtle Lake
Walk in the green spaces at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia
Art lovers must visit the Youth Art Palace
Visit Azerbaijan with Kids
Greet the amazing creatures at the Tbilisi Zoo
Take a stroll and feel fresh at the Vake Park
Feel ecstatic in the freshness of Lake Lisi
Let your toddlers play at the Gino Paradise Tbilisi
What to Buy?
Traditional Tbilisi Souvenirs
Kitsch Soviet Memorabilia
Caucasian Sheep Hats
Woolensâ¦...And Much More
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN TBILISI
Narikala Fortress Tbilisi
The ancient fortress is one of the best places to visit in Tbilisi. It consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulfur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court, you will witness St Nicholas church. The fortress is overlooking Tbilisi for ages and it is one of the renowned tourist attractions.
Entry Prices: Free! If you want to look around the city sightings from the cable car, then it costs 1.51 USD approx.
Timings: 24 hours every day
Sulphur Baths Tbilisi
The Royal baths are the public bathhouses with hot sulfur-rich water. The bathhouse is reconstructed with optional private and massage rooms. The private room consists of a hot sulfur pool, resting area, including a toilet and shower and a stone massage table. You can also call it the hub of a spa in Tbilisi. The bathhouse is just a 2 min walk from the Narikala.
Timing: 8 am to 12 am every day
Entry Prices: 21.12 USD per hour approximately
It is a hypermarket with varied malls and shopping outlets. This is one of the best places to see in Tbilisi. Grab your hands of amazing deals! Buy fresh products and souvenirs for unforgettable memories. You will witness a huge line of retail shops that treat you with many amazing shopping experiences.
Timing: 9:30 am to 10:00 pm every day
Entry Prices: Free!
The Tbilisi reservoir is an artificial lake. It is one of the top tourist places in Tbilisi. The lake has a length of 8.75 km and a width of 2.85 km. The popular recreation was opened in 1953 and is a major tourist spot. The lake looks amazing with green spaces surrounding it. It is the largest lake around Tbilisi famous for its sea-like aquamarine presence.
Timing: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm every day
Entry Prices: 4.52 USD approximately
Botanical Garden Tbilisi
Formerly it was known as Tbilisi Botanical Garden but now it is known as the National Botanical Garden of Georgia. It is located in the southern foothills of the Sololaki Range. Witness a variety of flowering gardens, alleys, paths, water-lily pools, exotic plants, waterfalls, and beautiful little bridges create an attractive atmosphere. That is why it is very popular.
Timing: 09:00 am to 06:30 pm every day
Entry Prices: 0.60 USD
Tbilisi National Park
The National Park is located in the Mtskheta Municipality. The park offers many camping areas and is surrounded by beautiful nature. During autumn, color changes in the park and makes it look ravishing. It was the first National Park Timing: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm every day
Entry Prices: 2 USD approximately
Rike Park Tbilisi
It is a city park and one of the astounding places to see in Tbilisi. The place is a 2-min walk from the Bridge of peace. The famous tourist place is popular amongst tourists and the locals. The place is in the Tbilisi city center easily accessible from any part of the city. The park is filled with green spaces and is one of the top tourist attractions of Georgia.
Timing: 24 hours every day
Entry Prices: 0.60 USD approximately
Rustaveli Avenue Tbilisi is officially known as Golovin Street. The place is named after the medieval poet and is located in the city center. The avenue starts at Freedom Square and the building looks amazing as the city is famous for its art and architecture. The buildings reflect the history of its medieval times.
Timing: 24 hours every day
Entry Prices: *Not mentioned
It is a mountain range in Georgia, and it consists of Mtatsminda Park Tbilisi in its famous landscapes. The park overlooks the nearby areas and is one of the best places in Tbilisi. Words seem less to explain the beauty of this place with green spaces and a sky-high Ferris wheel to ride on. Get a 360Â° view as you reach the top of the wheel. The view you get is simply wow!
Timing: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm every day
Entry Prices: Free! Although, rides cost from 1.81 USD to 15.08 USD
Other Popular Places to Visit
Astra Park Tbilisi
Orbeliani Baths Tbilisi
Vera Park Tbilisi
Tbilisi Sports Palace
Gulo Bath Tbilisi
Lisi Lake Tbilisi
Art House Tbilisi
Vake Park Tbilisi
Tbilisi Didube Metro Station
Vera Tbilisi River
Gallery Palace Tbilisi
Karvasla Tbilisiâ¦..and more
Most Popular Regions to Visit In Tbilisi
Betlemi Street, Tbilisi, Georgia
The place runs parallel to the Kura River. The street is the center of Tbilisi's historic Jewish quarter. The place is covered with the city's oldest cathedrals and buildings.
Visit For: Saint George Armenian Cathedral, small boutique, and handcrafted souvenirs
Vake Street, Tbilisi, Georgia
Vake is one of the prominent streets of Tbilisi. The place has a lot of things for recreation including top restaurants, parks and a lot more places. The uncovered magnificence can be found in its hidden narrow alleys.
Visit For: Soviet Architecture, Turtle Lake, Vake Parkland, and much more
Marjanishvili, Tbilisi, Georgia
To witness the local life of Tbilisi, Marjanishvili is the place to go to. The place is filled with amazing sights that are just within walking distance. So, stroll around the liveliest neighborhoods and witness all the amazement. Places to visit: 13th-century ruins, Soviet-era factories, drama theatre, and industrial buildings
Saburtalo, Tbilisi, Georgia
Saburtalo is one of the prominent places in Tbilisi. The place is majorly renowned for its Football club all over the world. The artistic vibes this place holds are enchanting.
Places to visit: Orthodox cathedral, ancient ruin, 6th-century monastery, and a lot more.
If you can make timeâ¦... More Places to Explore in Tbilisi
Shota Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi
Agmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi
Major Festivals and Events in Tbilisi
The festival is celebrated as the foundation day of Tbilisi. Though the official day isn't specified, the festival takes place at the end of the harvest season. During that time the weather is warm, and celebrations take place with cooking traditional food.
Date: September or October
New Wine Festival
The New Wine Festival is celebrated with wine made from the fresh harvest. It symbolizes the start of something new and good. Spring is the best time to unseal the vessel of wine and taste the rich flavors. You can taste more than 60 varieties of Georgian wine here.
Location: All over Georgia
Date: Spring month (may vary)
It is a traditional music festival that features musicians specialized in traditional folk music, contemporary Georgian artists, and traditional dance troupes. The festival mainly takes place in the summer months. The Art-Gene Festival takes place for a week. Wander through the stalls of handmade crafts, taste various meals, and drink local wine or beer.
Location: Ethnography Museum in Tbilisi
Date: Summer months in Tbilisi
Tbilisi loves to indulge in self-made products. The Georgian capital produces a wide range of cheese. People from all over the world come to be a part of this festival. Since 2015, Armenia and Azerbaijan also participate. Hence, there is a variety of cheese available to taste. You can try goat's cheese, cottage cheese dipped in oils, spices, wine, honey, flowers, and much more.
Date: Mostly takes place in June
A vintage holiday celebrated all over Georgia. Rtveli dates to the time when Georgia started producing wine approximately 8,000 years ago. In earlier times people used to crush grapes by foot. Today, to carry on the tradition, grandparents along with their family do it. Later they enjoy a feast and heavy brunch with the family.
Location: All over Georgia
Date: Starts in late September and ends in mid-October
In order to travel to Tbilisi, you require a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months from the applied visa date. To enter the Tbilisi port, the visitor needs a valid passport or travel document and visa (if you are subject to the Austrian visa regime).
Foreign nationals who are holders of the UNO's or its specialized agency's travel documents (Laissez-Passer), can enter or stay on the territory of Georgia without a visa for full 1 year.
List of countries that can stay without a visa in Tbilisi, Georgia is:
Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, America, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, United Arab Emirates, Argentine, New Zealand, Barbados, Bahrain, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Dominican, El Salvador, Ecuador, Spain, Estonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Canada, Qatar, Cyprus, Colombia, Korea, Costa Rica, Latvia, Lithuania, Lebanese, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Malaysia, Malta, United Mexican States, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Aruba and Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portuguese, Romania, Russia, Hellenic, South Africa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, France, Seychelles, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, Armenia, Thailand, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Hungary, Finland, Kuwait, Kyrgyz, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Czech, Holy See, Croatia, Honduras, and Jordan.
Holders of visas or residence permits of other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries can travel visa-free to Georgia for a period of 90 days. They get an entry stamp to Georgia upon arrival.
Single Entry Visas:
A single-entry short-term visa is issued according to the length of stay requested on the visa application form, but for a stay of no more than 30 days.
Transit visas are best for those traveling to other places via Tbilisi. You can obtain a transit visa of your concerned embassy present in Tbilisi.
Get more information on 'How to get a visa to Tbilisi' through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Official website of Tbilisi, Georgia.
**Please note that the information is subject to change. For the latest information and updates, please contact your embassy.
GETTING AROUND THE PLACE
It is a convenient minibus service which is cheap and has good availability. It is a general means of transportation in Tbilisi and overall Georgia. After the ride ends the fare is directly handed to the driver. The fare depends on the route you traveled.
Price: 0.24 USD approximately
Buses in Tbilisi are yellow and they come in various sizes. The buses for short distances are of small size and for the longer router bigger in size. A touch-card is required for the purpose of payment on the bus. If not, then the exact amount of change is needed to be paid. Keep the ticket given to you for the yellow-shirted ticket checkers.
Price: 0.15 USD approximately
If you are someone who never compromises with comfort, then taxis/cabs would be perfect for you. These are available at every street and tourist place in the city. However, make sure to finalize the price before you get into the vehicle. It would keep you away from unnecessary arguments later.
Price: Short distance- 0.60 USD approximately, Long distance- 3.02 USD approximately.
Tbilisi has a 2-line metro. The metro serves from 06:00 am until midnight. The metro connects you to the most important parts of the city. The announcements of the stops are made in English and Georgian language for the convenience of locals and tourists. There are specific metro cards available for the convenience of traveling.
Price: First time of the day, the cost is 0.15 USD. The second time of the day cost is 0.090 USD. The third time of the day cost is 0.060 USD.
Via Air Route
Tbilisi flight serves 39 destinations in 28 countries. Tbilisi airport has non-stop passenger flights. The services are of top-class and have good availability. Georgian Airways, Nas Air, Turkish Airlines, SkyUp Airlines, Air Astana, Ryanair, Gulf Air, Pegasus and many more are the flights that are International connecting flights.
Via Rail Route
There are frequent rail connections of Tbilisi in and around Georgia. The train services start from the early morning and serve till the late night. The trans have direct connectivity to the airport and other prominent destinations near Tbilisi.
Via Road Route
There are bus and taxi connections to Tbilisi in and around Georgia. The bus and taxi stop on the exit gates take you to Tbilisi with the utmost convenience. TRAVEL TIPS
The country is referred to as TB in many places.
Pack breathable clothes to avoid the heat.
Make use of public charging spots in case of emergencies.
The place is a paradise for meat lovers.
Do not reveal the location of your accommodation to strangers.
Do always carry some local currency.
Make sure to visit the top tourist locations like Narikala fortress, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Jvari Monastery, and many more places.
Do make a note of the traffic rules and regulations of Tbilisi before self-driving.
Tipping is common at restaurants.
Signing for travel insurance is highly recommended.
Do not indulge in any sort of photography in the prohibited areas.
It is recommended to hook onto the Wi-Fi as much as possible for better connectivity.
It is highly recommended to use public transport for an amazing travel experience.
Make sure to taste the traditional cuisines of Tbilisi.
Make sure to buy the handmade home decors.
Keep your luggage and bags safe to avoid any mishappening.
Be aware of the bar scams.
DO install the translation app of the Georgian language.
Be cautious in the mountains while hiking.
DO NOT reveal your address or room number to any stranger.
Always keep printed proof of all the pre-bookings or online bookings you make.
DO keep your visa and passport in your bag before heading out.
Obtain a valid tourist driving license before renting a car.
DO NOT click pictures of the restricted areas.
Always keep the emergency numbers of Tbilisi, Georgia on speed dial.
Never violate any rules and regulations in Tbilisi to avoid heavy penalties.
Give respect to others and do not speak ill of anyone.
Park vehicles in the legit parking places only.
Avoid getting scammed in bars, drink accordingly.
Must carry a first aid.
Infant (till 11 months) get 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine before travel.
Do take mosquito repellents to avoid mosquito-borne diseases.
Get vaccination of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.
Get medical insurance before traveling to Tbilisi, Georgia.
Obtain an eye-cooling drop to protect the eyes from outside heat and dirt.
It is recommended to keep face masks to avoid tiny dust particles.
Always keep hand sanitizers, wet tissues, and germ-kill sprays.
Carry your medications for a considerable period.
Do keep valid prescriptions in case of emergencies.
Do carry painkillers and pain relief sprays.
WHAT TO PACK?
Pair of socks and gloves
Pair of goggles
Battery charger and power bank
Camera with extra batteries
A light jacket or pullovers
Passport and Visa
Printed travel documents and tickets
Sport shoes or hiking shoes
Small backpack to carry essentials
DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE
Georgians are not very conservative when it comes to dressing.
Tbilisi experiences slightly warm weather during the day, so dress accordingly.
Keep a jacket with you for the evening as it might get cold.
Pack clothes as per the weather in Tbilisi.
The ideal dress while traveling to Tbilisi is a casual t-shirt and a pair of denims.
Keep a hat or scarf with you.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR TBILISI Telavi (59 km)
Telavi is one of the major stops in Georgia. The place is gifted with many fairytale-like castles, ancient monasteries, and winemaking farms. To explore the true antiquity of Georgia, this place plays a major significance. The city gives you countryside feels, yet, appears modern.
Gori (68 km)
The city holds the marks of the ancient wars which is prominently seen in its castles, museums, memorial parks, and orthodox churches. Stroll and discover the rich antiquity of this place. Tourists come to this place all year round to discover its magnificence.
Rustavi (21 km)
You can witness many amazing sights in Rustavi. Browse the top attractions with your family and friends. Visit the Museum of Illusions, Aerial Tramway, Mount Mtatsminda, The Bridge of Peace and many amazing places as a tribute to the rich history of Georgia.
Kakheti (71 km)
It is a well-known fact that Georgia is a land of art and architecture and you will find the evidence of its rich history in every corner of the town. Sight the cobblestoned walls, fortress styled monasteries, and traditional vineyards.
Mtskheta (24.9 km)
It is one of the oldest cities and former capital of Georgia. Located about 20 km north of Tbilisi, witness history come alive in its narrow alleys. Sight the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Monastery, Bebris Tsikhe, Pompeus Bridge and other famed locations in this historic town.
Distance Between Places of Importance In And Around Tbilisi
Tbilisi To Batumi: 374.4 km
Tbilisi To Karbezi (Tbilisi to Kazbegi): 153.6 km
Zugdidi To Tbilisi: 336.1 km
Tbilisi To Vardzia: 266.6 km
Tbilisi To Sighnaghi: 109.2 km
Tbilisi To Gori: 88.7 km
Tbilisi To Telavi: 94.5 km
Tbilisi To Borjomi: 160.9 km
Tbilisi To Stepantsminda: 153.6 km
Tbilisi To Bakuriani: 184.1 km
Sharjah To Tbilisi: 3,499.6 km
Tbilisi To Kutaisi: 230.2 km
Tbilisi To Mtskheta: 25.2 km
Tbilisi To Kakheti: 86.2 km
Tbilisi To Mestia: 451.4 km
Yerevan To Tbilisi: 275.8 km
Baku To Tbilisi: 580.3 km
Tbilisi To Dubai: 3,474.9 km
Abu Dhabi To Tbilisi: 3,374.5 km
Tbilisi To Armenia: 106 km
Istanbul To Tbilisi: 1,638.4 km
Paris To Tbilisi: 4,144.1 km
Jeddah To Tbilisi: 3,353.3 km
Riyadh To Tbilisi: 2,869.5 km
Kuwait To Tbilisi : 2, 215.9 km
Doha To Tbilisi: 3,79.4 km
Home to an astounding 3,000-year-old monument, Chronicle of Georgia. It was constructed to celebrate 2000 years of Christianity.
Tbilisi is the destination for all local and international gamblers.
Only 2 metro lines operate in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi is the most prominent holiday town in Georgia.
In 2016, the Georgian language was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List.
Tbilisi is slightly hot than other parts of Georgia.
Tbilisi is the one-stop destination for numerous thermal baths.
Tbilisi is a major skiing land for all the Europeans.
Tbilisi is crowned as one of the most Instagram-worthy destinations by the millennial travelers.
The winemaking tradition of Tbilisi is over 8,000 years old.
The Qvevri winemaking process is part of the UNESCO Heritage List.
Tbilisi is famous for its unique balconies and artistic homes.
Georgia loves walnut and it is one of the largest producers of one.
Tbilisi Christmas Day (in Georgia) falls on 7th January.
Tbilisi is still largely unexplored. Hence, it is a preferred choice of solace seekers.
Tbilisi loves art and you can witness it in its buildings and architecture all around.
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A distinct destination, Tbilisi is home to scenic countryside, amazing hospitality, and a soul that speaks for itself.