10 Best Lakes in Georgia
1. Tobavarchkhili Lake
2. Lake Ritsa
3. Abudelauri lakes
Abudelauri Lakes include three lakes - Green Lake, Blue Lake, and White Lake. The best time to see the colorful lakes of Abudelauri is June and July.
4. Bateti Lake
Bateti Lake is located in Shida Kartli region, Kareli municipality, Dzami gorge, at 1313 meters above sea level. One of the most popular lakes in Georgia is Bateti Lake. It is an ideal choice for a short day hiking, the valley and the lake are really beautiful, and it is quite easy to get there. All this led to a special interest in Bateti Lake. Lots of people visit the lake in spring greenery, hot summer, or colorful autumn.
The landscape of Bateti Lake is also characterized by distinctive beauty. It is surrounded by mixed forest-covered hills. A stream flows from the lake. The southern part of the lake is swampy, where the plants thrive and offer a beautiful landscape. Preferred seasons for visiting Bateti Lake are late spring, summer, or early autumn. Autumn is especially beautiful when the lake around it reflects the colorful, red-yellow colors of autumn.
5. Saghamo Lake
Saghamo Lake is located in the eastern part of the Javakheti volcanic highlands, Ninotsminda Municipality, at an altitude of 1996 m above sea level. Supplied with groundwater, rain, and snow water. In the evening, the river Paravani flows into the lake.
The best time to climb the lake is in May when the temperature reaches its maximum. The lake freezes for 4-5 months in winter. The village of Saghamo is cultivated around the lake.
6. Black Rock Lake
The Black Rocks Lake Trail is distinguished by its biodiversity. It is distinguished by the views of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains. Here on the way, you will meet almost all the living creatures that inhabit our country. In addition to forest animals, you will also meet migratory birds here.
The Black Rocks Lake is supplied with snow, rain, and groundwater. It is also known as Long Lake and Khalakheli.
7. Paliastomi Lake
There is no way to visit Kolkheti National Park without enjoying Paliastomi Lake, as this is where the route begins.
Paliastomi is a flowing lake, most of which is located in Samegrelo, near the city of Poti, although its western part is located in the Guria region and is in the territory of Lanchkhuti municipality. It is the third-largest lake in Georgia. Located below sea level - 0.3 m.
Paliastomi Lake is part of Kolkheti National Park, Kolkheti National Park offers boating routes for tourists to get to know the lake better.
8. Mtsvane Lake (Green Lake)
Mtsvane Lake is located in the northern part of the Asian Range, near Goderdzi Pass and at 2058 meters above sea level. It is an ideal place for quiet relaxation and unwinding in nature. The shore of the lake is cultivated in a place protected from the wind by the mountains, where you can also arrange a picnic. Here you will easily find a cozy camping place and relax.
9. Gabzaruli Lake
Gabzaruli Lake Nature Monument is located in Imereti, Tskaltubo Municipality, in the village of Kumistavi, 166 meters above sea level.
Gabzaruli Lake's natural monument is generated in the Cretaceous limestones, the shaft opening in the form of a wide fissure on a slope covered with deciduous forest. The length of the fissure extending to the north reaches 60 m, and the width is 2-25 m. At the bottom of the fissure, at a depth of 25 m from the surface, there is a 45 m deep siphon lake. The fissured siphon is one of the components of the cavernous system. The level of Siphon Lake coincides with the level of the outlets of the river Kumi.
10. Madatapa Lake
Madatapa Lake is located in Ninotsminda Municipality, in the south-eastern part of the Javakheti volcanic highlands, at 2108 meters above sea level. It is supplied with snow, rain, and groundwater. The Madatapa River flows from it, and the lake also has underground drainage, causing the water level to fluctuate sharply. The water temperature reaches 17-18 ° C in summer and freezes almost to the bottom in winter. The lake is poorly mineralized.
These are only a small part of the lakes that we have in Georgia. See other lakes on our site at the link.