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Georgia Cheat Sheet (Georgia At a Glance):
 

 Formal Name

 Georgia

 Location of Georgia

 Asia / Europe (Intersection of Europe & Asia)

 Capital

 Tbilisi

 Demonym

 Georgian

 Area

 69,700 km2 (26,900 sq mi)

 Land Boundaries

 Total: 1,814 km, Boder Countries: Russia 894 km, Turkey 273 km, Armenia 219 km, Azerbaijan 428 km

 Population

 3.7 Million

 Ethnic Groups

 Georgians, Azerbaijanis and Armenians

 Languages

 Georgian, Abkhaz

 Administrative and Territorial Structure

 9 Regions, 2 Autonomous Republics, 76 Municipalities

 Religion

 Georgian Orthodox Church

 Currency

 Georgian Lari (GEL)

 Time Zone

 UTC +4 ( GET)

 Calling Code

 +995

 Internet TLD

 .ge

 Drives On

 Right Side

 Visa on Arrival

 No

 Major Cities

 Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Gori, Zugdidi

 
Interesting Facts About Georgia

Georgia isn't called Georgia by the locals. Instead they refer to their homeland as Sakartvelo, Georgia's ancient name.

What's the highest mountain range in Europe isn't the Apls; It's the Caucasus Mountains marking the border between Georgia and Russia with its second highest peak in Georgia and its called Shkara (5,193m/ 17,040ft). Mt. Shkara, which is 400m taller than Mont Blanc is fast becoming a destination for climbers, trekkers and skiers.

One can see Joseph Stalin's posters at most market places. Stalin, a revered leader, was someone who defeated Hitler and had an impact on world history.
 
There are numerous space-age looking architectures in Georgia. The parliament looks like a huge glass bubble similar to a giant frog's eye. The new police stations have been built all glass and see through, symbolic of Georgia's aspirations for democratic transparency.

There is a lot of body contact between men in Georgia. Men stroll down the main avenue arm-in-arm, or lounge on street corners, limbs entwined. While anti-gay protests have proved there's a large number of people who are homophobic but many Georgians were shocked by the intolerance calling it "a sad day for Georgia".

Georgian's are friendly to the extent that they can pull out a bottle of Chacha or home-made wine and raise a toast. Both must be downed in large shots. Georgians like to invite friends for full-scale traditional dinner. Hence the term "Georgian Hospitality"

While many European nations have seen religious adherence fall in recent decades, the Orthodox Church in Georgia is booming. Over 80% of Georgians say they belong to the Church while its head, Patriarch Ilia II, is the most respected public figure by far. The churches have kept people united and kept them connected.

Georgians do not believe in being dependent on government or administration system and rely heavily on friends and family in times of need. For example they'd say - "I have a cousin, uncle or a friend who can sort this problem.

The world’s deepest cave is the Voronya Cave in Georgia.

Georgia is considered as a transcontinental country as it spans from Europe and South-west Asia.

 

Tourism

Georgia Tourism

The greatness of Georgia lies in the greatness of its history, nature and rich cultures. Numerous monuments - cult structures of the early Christianity, ancient churches and monasteries hiding in the Caucasian Mountains have been silent witnesses to its rich history. The landscapes consist of high mountains, rapid rivers, green meadows, the turquoise sea, etc. The generosity of the inhabitants of Georgia is best expressed by the saying “the Georgian hospitality” which essentially is a cheerful feast with endless toasts and flow of refined Georgian wines. The beauty of Georgian nature, the freshest air, the unique coniferous forests, the beautiful mountain lakes, the Alpine meadows and healing mineral springs; sacred places – the unique monuments of early Christian culture, numerous resorts known all over the world – Batumi, Tskhaltubo, Sukhumi, Borzhomi, Gagra and many other things attract tourist from around the globe.

Tbilisi City: The history of this amazing city goes back as far as the 5th century when the Georgian king Vakhtang Gorgasali ordered to build a city in the center of the fertile valley cozily lying between two Caucasian ridges. It originated from the word “tbili” - warm. Present - day Tbilisi is one of the safest cities in Europe and frequently ranks among the most popular emerging destinations. Thanks to Georgia's growing tourism industry. Historically, Tbilisi has been home to people of diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, though it is overwhelmingly Eastern Orthodox Christian. Notable landmarks include cathedrals like Sameba and Sioni, the medieval Narikala Fortress, classical avenues Rustaveli and Agmashenebeli, as well as the exotically - designed Georgian National Opera Theater.

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Attractions in Tbilisi & Georgia:

Lake Ritsa
 
Uplistsicke
 
Mount Kazbek
 
Batumi Boulevard, Batumi
 
Vardzia
 
Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi
 
Aerial Tramway, Tbilisi

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, Tbilisi

 

Travel Guide

Penny Wise Georgia

Items

Price in  Georgian Lari (GEL)

Price in Dollars ($)

 Meal for 2, in inexpensive Restaurant

11.07

4.92

 Meal for 2, in mid range Restaurant, Three-course

40

17.78

 Combo Meal at McDonalds

13.57

6.03

 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

2

0.89

 Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

3

1.33

 Cappuccino (regular)

2.97

1.32

 Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

0.97

0.43

 Milk (Regular, 1 Ltr.)

2.47

1.10

 Water (0.33 liter bottle)

0.53

0.24

 Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

10

4.45

 Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)

3.0

1.33

 Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

2

0.89

 Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

0.60

0.27

 Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

8

3.56

* Prices are our approximation and may vary slightly.
* Prices are market prices of articles and may vary at restaurants and hotels.

Georgia Flight Connections (Flight to Tbilisi)

Destination: Tbilisi - Georgia
Pickup & Drop: Delhi International Airport
Mode of Travel (Flight Details): Fixed Departure for Tbilisi

Tbilisi Flight Connections:

• Air Arabia and Fly Dubai have flights to Tbilisi via Sharjah and Dubai respectively, from numerous airports in India.
• Air Astana has flights ex-Delhi via Almaty.
• Air Arabia and Fly Dubai have flights to Batumi ex-Delhi.

Frequency:

• Fly Dubai have daily flights from 8 ports.
• Air Arabia has flights to Tbilisi 3-4 times a week from 13 ports in India.

Georgia Tour FAQs

If you have any query about Georgia Tourism, Tourist Destinations, Attractions, Visa Process, and other tour related information then visit Frequently Asked Questions of Georgia.

 

Visa Information

Georgian Visa Information:

Georgian visa process takes 7 working days.

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