Leghvtakhevi Waterfall

Leghvtakhevi Gorge, often recognized as the birthplace of Tbilisi’s renowned sulfur waters, is a cherished corner of Old Tbilisi. Tucked within this charming district, you'll stumble upon one of the city's breathtaking wonders – the 22-meter (approximately 72 feet) Leghvtakhevi Waterfall.

As you trace the path of the Tsavkisistskali River from the Mtatsminda Range, it meanders through the verdant expanse of the Botanical Garden before cascading down as Leghvtakhevi Waterfall, eventually merging with the Mtkvari River. A walk to the waterfall promises a journey through towering cliffs and tranquil vistas. A quaint bridge and benches along the path offer moments of respite, inviting you to soak in panoramic views of the vibrant old houses of Tbilisi perched above.

The name Leghvtakhevi is a testament to the valley's past, with 'leghvi' meaning 'fig' in Georgian. The valley was once adorned with fig trees, remnants of which can now only be savored in the flavors of dried figs and fig jam served in the cozy cafes and tea houses that have sprouted up in their place. September also brings the chance to taste delicious ripe figs, available across Georgia.

Regardless of the season, a visit to Leghvtakhevi is rewarding, with its beauty dramatically enhanced at dusk. As the streetlights flicker to life, they cast an ethereal glow over the waterfall, creating the perfect backdrop for memorable photos or videos.

The waterfall is situated in Abanotubani, an ancient neighborhood within the old city of Tbilisi, traditionally separated from the main city by the Leghvtakhevi gorge. Throughout its history, it has been known by various names such as Tsavkisiskhevi, Sololakiskhevi, and Dabakhana, each carrying a piece of its rich past.

In the 19th century, the Tbilisi Botanical Garden was established here, offering another reason to visit this mesmerizing place. After undergoing a renovation in 2012, the waterfall has continued to charm visitors and locals alike with its spectacular display of nature's splendor, nestled amidst the cityscape of Old Tbilisi.

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