Racha-Lechkhumi



Racha-Lechkhumi

The country of beautiful mountains and green gorges, surrounded by the Caucasian Ranges and glaciers. . It is the most sparsely populated region in the country. Territory of the region is 4601,3 sq. km., height above sea level varies between 400-5000 meters. Main population are Georgians, around 49000 in total.
There is a legend, telling that once a georgian hunter went up to the Nakerala range and looked down and saw narrow and deep gorge of the river Rioni. Fascinated with the amazing sight, he cried out in surprise: what a well (ra cha, in Georgian), and so this place is called Racha.
Along with the geographical location, rich and diverse flora and fauna makes the Racha-Lechkhumi original and unique. Mountain range of the region, snowy picks of Kavkasioni, rivers and falls, huge forests and animals and birds there, natural caves, passes, alpine mowing and pastures, gorgeous roads and paths, Shaori and Lajani lakes, and other wonderful sites surprise the sightseers.
Meeting and contacts with the local population make unforgettable impression. Rich historical past, life, culture, folklore has impressed Greek, Roman,Persian,Turk and Evropean researchers and travellers.
The medical mineral waters and resorts of the region Shovi,Utsera,Lashichala, Kveshvake, Muashi,Soruani, Bugeuli, Khibikari are famous and well known.
More then 25 medical mineral and sulphurous waters are names of their origin. The resorts of Khibikati,Tsesigora, Uravi ,Bari, skhepuri, Kvedi lake are characterized by particular climate and landscape.
There are numerous interesting and unique historical-ethnographical, archaeological-architect monuments in the region. Among those are churches of Nikortsninda, Barakoni , Mravaldzali, Patara Oni, Ghebi, Kviriketsminda. Oni Synagogue that goes back to centuries, the grave of famous St. Maxim Confessor (VII century) and theologian, the monastery of Tsageri municipality, etc.It is well-known fact in the world that Georgia’s historical and cultural past is connected with the vain and vineyard. One can immediately feel this whale visiting these beautiful regions and tasting the wines Khvanchkara, Alexandreuli, Ojaleshi, and Tetra produced there. Out of 600 species spread in Georgia, 300 species of grapes are grown in the region.The wine Khvanchkara is particularly popular. In the past it was produced from the Alexandreuli and Mujuretuli grapes in the village of Khvanchkara in Racha.
In Racha, almost every village had its own special, different varieties of grapes.The most famous historical-architectural monuments are Nikortsminda church, built in XI century and Barakona church, built in XVIII century.
The Rachian songs: “Makrulo”, “Kvedrula Modidebula”,”Aslanuri Maravaljamieri” and others have a significant place among the Georgian national folk songs.Racha is famous for their hospitality, hard work and considerate spirit.



Loading...

ტექსტის სანახავად გაიარეთ რეგისტრაცია.