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Russian-Georgian Friendship monument

Caucasus  >  Georgia

A 'must stop' place on your way to Kazbegi. It is a monument and viewpoint to overlook the high Caucasus.

Added* by Maurice de Graaf
Most recent update 12 February 2020
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Description

You will reach the monument on your drive from Tblisi to Kazbegi, a few kilometers before the Jvari pass. It is a tourist attraction with car park and people selling food and memorabilia. There is a large observation platform and a smaller one near the car park. Look up for migrating birds like European Honey-buzzard, Levant Sparrowhawk, Black Kite or local Golden Eagle, Alpine Swift or Common Raven. On the rocks below you can see species like Red-billed Chough, Yellow-billed Chough, Alpine Accentor, Wallcreeper and Ring Ouzel. Check the grassland for Water Pipit and Red-fronted Serin.

Details

Access

Easily accessible. The small platform is next to the car park, the bigger platform in a 5 minute walk over a wide paved path.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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