Meet another cool, thus not very popular tourism object in Georgia - Ujarma Fortress, located some 45 km east from the nation's capital Tbilisi.
It's believed than in the second half of the 5th century, famous Vakhtang Gorgasali (founder of Tbilisi) erected numerous buildings in Ujarma and moved his residence there. After Vakhtang’s death, his heir Dachi was ruling Kakheti for some period from here. In the 10th century Ujarma was destroyed by Arabian forces of Abul Kassim. In the 13th century, the fortress was restored by King George III, where he arranged treasury.
This was my second attempt visiting Ujarma fortress, and I even managed to capture some pictures here, thus I believe such large objects should be photographed either with a drone or from a larger distance.
Ujarma fortress in Georgia
The fortress is located on the roadside connecting Telavi with Tbilisi. We made here a stop after had a lunch at nearby village of Sasadilo, see Iosebis Duqani (Joseph's Tavern) near Sasadilo
There is a little ticket office at Ujarma and I was asked to pay an entrance fee of 3GEL for having access to fortress.
Pretty secret place in fact, covered in trees and brushes.
Beautiful sunset from Ujarma fortress
Ujarma fortress is not very easy accessible, make sure you put climbing shoes before making a climb here (not long or hard, but pretty complicated)
There is a small church/ monastery complex located here.
Ujarma fortress and Georgian flag