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| Mount Gareja, Udabno, Georgia
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All reviews day trip long drive spectacular views worth the trip couple of hours visiting georgia two hours both sides amazing place worth the effort the main road parking lot four wheel drive no doubt take photos small church pay attention
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

The drive from Tbilisi to David Gareji is so pretty, complete desert and countryside with nothing. Loved it! Then the monastery is u pon a hill, you can climb to see ubadno or the main gate with not a lot of walking, the views, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimico1201
Reviewed November 3, 2018

An inspiring place. An exciting journey across the beautiful steppe to get there and upon reaching the monastery greeted by friendly monks. An awe inspiring landscape and a fascinating history. Beautiful if slightly forbidding buildings (straight out of Game of Thrones!) and I can understand...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank shaggyd0g1
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful monetary on the Georgian-Azeri border. Construction kind of ruined the experience a little bit but still amazing to explore it

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 538austinp
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We went there by car from Sighnaghi. The closer to the David Gareja, the worse the road is, be prepared for some bumps. Place itself seems like there's not much to do at first glance. It unfolds in the progress, and once you reach the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Łukasz B
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The monastery is about a couple of hours drive from Tibilisi. After we leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city, we pass through acres upon acres of farm land and a frequently changing landscape of hills. There are many breathtaking views and photo...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bhuvaneshwaris_13
Reviewed September 20, 2018

David Gareja is such a impressive sight not only because of the monastery and the caves but also because of the really really impressive landscape and the fact that you're basically right on the boarder to Azerbaijan. Some recommendations: Choose a day, when its not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Der_blaue_Engel
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We went with the shuttle bus tour leaving from Tbilisi Pushkin Park (where the tourism information center is located) at 11 AM every day. The day trip is 25 GEL, takes about 2.5 hours to get there, another 2.5 hour hike, and another 2.5 hours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Wessel v
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

It's really incredible that people lived here, in the middle of nowhere! Don't stop at the first monastery but climb to the top of the Hill and Explore the various caves to see What remains of the beautiful paintings or to check the Clever way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tiz-e-Rob
Reviewed September 4, 2018

A difficult walk up a constant gradient, for many travellers. If you're under 30 and sporty it is 'easy' my friends said. Very hot with no trees or shade. No water available, except at the starting point. About a 30 minute drive from anything, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The Larva monestary is fairly accessible but the best bit is the Udabno monestary up the hill. It is a very tough walk but worth it. Would not recommend to anybody who can't walk up the very steep hill.

Date of experience: September 2018
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rushmi007
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure its possible to visit from Azerbaijan. You'd need to go to Tbilisi first as there are no other roads or border checkpoints. From the nearest border crossing it would be a 3 hr drive each way to David Gareja... More
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