Postcards from Pasanauri

Updated: 9 March, 2022 seen 10

Pasanauri is a small town in Georgia, situated in the Dusheti district, Mtskheta-Mtianeti region.

We have been traveling this small town through zillions of times, mostly when heading to Gudauri or Kazbegi, but never had we made a stop here and explored more. 

It was in the mid-February 2022, we headed to Gudauri, but as the road was blocked and not willing to wait more we turned our car around and headed back to Tbilisi, but decided to make a stop at Pasanauri to make a drone photo of black and white Aragvi

Aragvi river near the Pasanauri village
Aragvi river near the Pasanauri village

I couldn't catch the colours today, but I guess I was making a photo at the wrong season and should return here in Spring / Summer.

Pasanauri lies about 90 kilometers (56 mi) north of the nation’s capital of Tbilisi,at elevation of 1,050 m. above sea level. Located on the Georgian Military Road, Pasanauri is flanked by the Aragvi River, and surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains. The average winter temperature is 0 degrees Celsius but often falls below 10 degrees Celsius. 

Pasanauri village from a drone flight
Pasanauri village from a drone flight

Due to its picturesque location and the proximity to nearby historical sites as well as for its mineral water, hiking routes, handcrafted items and food, Pasanauri became a popular tourist destination in the Soviet period, but suffered decay during the years of post-Soviet crisis.