Takhti-Tepha Mud Volcanoes in Georgia

Updated: 18 January, 2022 seen 115

Takhti-Tepha mud volcanoes, sometimes also referred to as Vashlovani mud volcanoes is a landform created by the eruption of mud, slurries, water, and gases in the proximity of Takhti-Tepha mountain range.

I had heard about this beautiful place many times before, but first visited at the start of June 2021, during the Vashlovani Trip

Takhti-Tepha mud volcanoes in Georgia
Takhti-Tepha mud volcanoes in Georgia

This mud volcano is located on the plane, south of Dali water reservoir, at 620 m above sea level in Dedoplistsqaro Municipality, Georgia, and incorporated in Vashlovani Protected Areas.

Mud craters from a drone flight
Mud craters from a drone flight

Mud craters, along with small open vents are constantly active, erupting mud, oil, and gas.

Vashlovani mud volcanoes
Vashlovani mud volcanoes

The length of the pedestrian path across the Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument is 0.5 km. The total area of the natural monument is 9.7 ha. The largest mud cater is 3,5-4 m in diameter. The landscape is built of sandstones and clays.

Small mud craters
Small mud craters

Definitely a very beautiful place to visit while in Georgia