Tskaltubo: Gateway to wellness | The Peninsula Qatar

Tskaltubo, Georgia: Tskaltubo, a scenic municipality in West Georgia, has quite a few sights for the native and international vacationers alike however it’s its thermal mineral water which pulls individuals affected by varied ailments from throughout the globe to the resort city situated on the foot of Southern Caucasus.

Tskaltubo central park is the home of 19 balneotherapy facilities whereas the park is surrounded by quite a lot of spa resorts and accommodations. These current day “spa resorts” had been sanatoriums constructed throughout Soviet occasions when Georgia was a part of it.  Balneotherapy is the therapy of illness by bathing in mineral springs.

Salome Kutateladze, Director of Tskaltubo Tourism Middle says that Tskaltubo is understood for its mineral waters that are being employed for hundreds of years for his or her therapeutic properties. “The second most great attraction in Tskaltubo is Prometheus Cave,” she stated whereas speaking to The Peninsula throughout a tour of Doha-based journalists to Georgia, facilitated by Nationwide Tourism Administration, Georgia and Embassy of Georgia in Qatar.

Other than mineral water springs, undoubtedly Prometheus Cave is essentially the most fascinating and thrilling visible expertise for any vacationer. Also referred to as Kumistavi Cave, it’s 20 km away from Kutaisi metropolis in Imereti area of Georgia.

The cave was found in 1984 and was virtually instantly developed as a present cave. Kumistavi is the most important collapse Georgia. The cave is 30 km lengthy however its 1.4 km half having concrete pavements, stairs and particular gentle results is open for guests. Inside, there are additionally underground lakes and rivers. “Attributable to its peculiar local weather circumstances, the cave offers reduction to sufferers of bronchial asthma and different respiratory illnesses,” an area information instructed the group.

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The cave is a novel expertise that can not be expressed in phrases. Vacationers who go to the cave are held spellbound by terribly lovely views of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers and lakes. Prometheus Cave has greater than 16 halls and at one level its top reaches to 21 metres. The halls have been given totally different names as Argonauts, Colchis, Medea, Love whereas the underground river’s title is Qumi. 


Again to mineral waters and therapeutic baths and massages, Tskaltubo grew to become an essential spa-resort in the course of the Soviet occasions. Concerning the park, Salome stated that it was spreading over an space of 78 sq. hectares with round 150,000 timber of varied species.

“The park is located within the space of mineral water springs,” she stated, including that Tskaltubo mineral water may treatment nervous ailments, cardiovascular ailments, pores and skin ailments, metabolic problems, rheumatism and many others. To a query she stated that regardless of the passage of time and development in medical sciences, individuals’s curiosity in pure various therapy had not light away.

Not solely the individuals go to Tskaltubo for medical tourism but additionally wholesome individuals take the mineral water baths to enhance and preserve their well being and wellness. Presently there are three springs and a balneology heart “Be Wholesome” in Tskaltubo and crucial spring is “Spring 6” upon which development was in-built 1950 for Joseph Stalin. Springs and balneology heart “Be Wholesome”  provide guests high-level complicated procedures like pure mineral water tub, underwater stretches, underwater therapeutic massage, spa therapeutic massage and many others. and the prices of procedures are fairly economical as properly. 

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Salome Kutateladze, Director of Tskaltubo Tourism Middle


Salome additional stated that in Soviet occasions as many as 9000 guests would go to Tskaltubo for thermal-radon mineral water baths every day then after the disintegration of Soviet Union the guests’ movement declined. “Now once more after the renovation of sanatoriums and balneology heart, the variety of vacationers and guests is once more on the fixed rise. Final yr (2017), round 200, 000 individuals visited these facilities,” she added.

The group of journalists additionally paid a go to to Native Examine Museum of Tskaltubo which was based in 1969 and maintains a valuable file of 1000’s of vintage gadgets from archeology, ethnology, numismatics, artwork, manuscripts, epigraphs, images and many others.    

Spring 6 of pure mineral water at Tskaltubo park is visited by individuals for thermal-baron mineral water baths for well being and wellness.


Buildings in Tskaltubo are of classical type with Gothic and Roman options and its structure is a synthesis of Stalinist interval classical type and of Georgian ethnic decor that emphasises its distinctive look.

Thermal mineral water springs, Soviet period sanatoriums, Prometheus Cave, conventional but delicious Georgian delicacies, tranquil forests and plenty of extra make Tskaltubo a never-to-skip vacationer vacation spot for all.