Lower Kartli

Lower Kartli Region comprises the south-eastern part of Georgia. It is subdivided into seven administrative units: Gardabani, Marneuli, Bolnisi, Dmanisi, Tetritskaro, Tsalka municipalities and self-managed city Rustavi, With its location in the south Caucasus Lower Kartli presented during the many thousands years the crossing for civilizations (Mtkvari –Arakisi, Trialeti, Iberia, Georgia) and nations (Georgians, Armenians, Azerbaijan, Germans, Greeks, Isors).

Besides Georgians there are a lot of material cultural signs of other nations in this Region, this makes the tourism thematic of Lower Kartli more attractive. In whole, Lower Kartli is not only interesting with the material-cultural view, (here are more than 650 historical monuments) but also with its landscape and natural-climatic conditions.

Namely, here we meet as well semi-desert and dry as mixed forest and alp zones. In Lower Kartli are located wide plain, mountain ranges covered with forest, such as: Loki mountain range on the south, Trialeti mountain range on the north, Samsari and Javakheti Ranges on the west.

Kvemo kartli is rich with inside waters. The main rivers are: Mtkvari, Khrami (Kcia), Mashavera, Algeti.

The east part of Lower Kartli is located on the 280 meter above sea level, The highest point on the north-western is 3 300m.