Jinvali Water Reservoir
Jinvali Water Reservoir
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Rohit Poddar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
Apr 2022
The Jinvali water reserve is an amazing place to visit both in the winter & in the spring. The unrestricted large view of the reservoir is breathtaking. During my visit, there was a gust of strong winds which made it difficult for people to operate the shops at the joint. Some people's goods even flew into the air. I hope that these stalls are moved away a little bit from the main attraction so that the calmness can be enjoyed.
Written July 13, 2022
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia2,856 contributions
May 2022
The concrete arch dam is worth seeing. There is a good viewing point close to the parking area. During our visit, the water level was quite low as much of the snow had yet to melt.
Written June 14, 2022
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,877 contributions
Jun 2019
Located on the military highway north of Tbilisi, the reservoir was created in the Soviet era by constructing a dam on the Aragvi river. The W-shaped reservoir provides drinking water to Tbilisi and the nearby dam generates hydroelectric power. Both get their name from the nearby city of Jinvali which was an important trading city in the ancient times.

The reservoir is beautiful and serene with turquoise blue waters. It offers many photo opportunities. Creation of the reservoir submerged many ancient archaelogical sites and as per our guide, the tops of some of these are still visible when the water level is low.

A fortress complex is situated on the banks of the reservoir and there is a small tourist oriented market across the road.

The reservoir is beautiful and definitely worth a visit.
Written March 25, 2020
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,233 contributions
Sep 2021
I visited it with a tour on our way to Gudauri and then Kazbegi. The reservoir is not far from Tbilisi, we stopped in a place with great views. There, there are many vendors selling souvenirs or offering to take pictures of you with typical mountain clothes. Recommended to stop there if you are on your way anyway. Lenght of stop can be 5-10 minutes for photos.
Written October 2, 2021
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Travel&Taste
Dubai, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We stopped by Jinvali water reservour before going to Gudauri a ski resort at the Caucasus Mountain range. The view of the dam was breathtaking. It is a spot on beauty.
There are few shops where you can get nice warm shoes, gloves and some souvenir before driving off to the mountains.
Written March 5, 2020
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,435 contributions
Feb 2020
A very beautiful place where you can spend some time taking marvelous photos. It's located north east of Tbilisi, where you can find it on your journey to the east towards Gori or Gudauri. The view are widely different depending on the season. I very much enjoyed the winter colors in february.
Written January 23, 2021
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lifenadventure
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,783 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
A gorgeous photo stop for sure. Really beautiful even though it was the winter, the colours were amazing and the clouds were hanging low. The stores are trying to sell to you constantly and charge you to take photos with the swings and hearts. Just take your own selfies. Really lovely photos stop!
Written December 20, 2021
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Bisayang Laagan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates157 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
A quick stop pictorial in Jinvali on the way to Gudauri. The gorgeous view of the melted snow in the nearby mountain makes the picture looks mystical.
Written June 24, 2019
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden2,110 contributions
Dec 2021
Came as part of a tour, the place is just so beautiful, there were such great views of the water, especially when it's sunny. The area has a cafe' and lots of stands and it's a perfect location to take nice pictures.
Written December 11, 2021
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Ace A
Washington DC, DC36 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Among the best sights you will encounter on the trip to Gudauri and beyond (to Kazbegi), the beauty of this emerald green reservoir is accentuated by the protruding base of various lush hillocks and mountains...each seemingly claiming the waters to be their own. The views are very scenic and as-yet unspoilt. It almost seems as if you may have trespassed the merriment of the water, mountain, sky, and sun. Don't miss stopping at the Ananuri castle/church complex that oversees this reservoir.
Written June 30, 2019
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