Navenakhevi Cave

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Dive into a world of natural wonder and be spellbound by Navenakhevi Cave, tucked away in the charming village of Navenakhevi in Terjola Municipality, Western Georgia.

Imagine meandering through a mysterious underground realm, stretching 250 meters (820 feet), with the soft glow of lanterns revealing breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites, each telling tales of time and transformation. As you wander through the four expansive halls, a surprise awaits you around the 30th meter (about 98 feet). Here, the cave splits in two, like an underground crossroad. But don’t expect to find an exit on the other side - a massive stalagnate, 7 meters (23 feet) in thickness, stands guard like nature's own dead-end sign.

The history of this cave is as enchanting as its interiors. First explored in the 1930s by the intrepid Professor Levan Maruashvili, its splendor lay hidden from the world till the Khujadze sisters, local residents, brought it to the limelight in the 1980s. Recognizing its gem-like beauty, it was officially crowned as a Nature Monument in 2007 and opened its doors to the public in 2018.

But the wonders don’t just end inside the cave. Step out, and a bouquet of experiences awaits you! Whether you’re an eager ecologist, a shutterbug, or just someone looking to spend a quality weekend, the surroundings of Navenakhevi have something for everyone. Thanks to the efforts of the Agency of Protected Areas, the site boasts a Visitor Center, a whimsical Amphitheater, Cafeteria (because adventures make us hungry!), a Souvenir Shop to snag a keepsake, and even an engaging Children’s entertainment area. And for those with a thirst for knowledge, eco-lessons in the dedicated educational space are a treat.

So whether you fancy a speleo tour delving deep into the heart of the earth, or simply want to snap some surreal shots for your Instagram, or perhaps immerse in eco-lessons amidst nature's classroom, Navenakhevi Cave offers an unforgettable escape.

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