Georgia Travel Diary 4-Sighnaghi town

Our tour included travel to the Kakheti region of Georgia which is famous for its wine making. The day two of our tour saw us visiting the 18th century, small yet beautiful town of Sighnaghi. It started pouring as we entered the town. We were carrying our umbrellas hence as we got down from our hired taxi, we had to open up the umbrellas. It was such a nice feeling to walk the cobbled streets of the small town, a very silent town with nobody out as it was raining. The cobbled streets and townย reminded me so much of the streets of Rome.

Sighnaghi Town
Sighnaghi Town
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ashustravels-Sighnagi Town, Georgia
ashustravels-Sighnagi Town, Georgia
ashustravels-Sighnagi Town, Georgia
ashusphotography-Sighnaghi City hall
Sighnaghi town hall
Town hall
Town hall

It was an impressive town and the Restaurant Nikala that we ate our lunch at was the best of the whole tour. It is seen at the end of the street in the picture below.

Sighnaghi Town
Sighnaghi Town

The lunch I ate was a pot of beans, it was like our Indian Rajma gravy, Corn bread, Georgian bread, the hot sauce, the kebabs that my family ate and couple more things.

Wine bottles in the Resturant
Wine bottles in the Restaurant
Beans in Pot
Beans in Pot
My veg lunch, Cornmeal bread and Beans in pot
My veg lunch, Cornmeal bread and Beans in pot
The board outside another Restaurant
The board outside another Restaurant

By the time we finished our lunch the rain had stopped and the sun was bright and we could see no traces of the downpour that we had witnessed, everywhere it was dry and sunny. The old structure at furtherย end of the town gave us the picturesque view of the Alazani valley, the impressive old fence surrounding the town, the Great Caucasus mountains and the beautiful town houses.

Sighnaghi Town
Sighnaghi Town
Sighnagi town
Sighnagi town
Old fence surrounding the town and the view of Alazani valley
Old fence surrounding the town and the view of Alazani valley

The picture above shows the old ancient fence that surrounds the town.

Caucasus mountains seen from Sighnaghi town
Caucasus mountains seen from Sighnaghi town
Sighnaghi town
Houses of the Sighnaghi town

We had seen this souvenir shop along the streets opposite the town hall and the local women were seen busy making the bags, purses and woolen caps and gloves etc.

Souvenir shop selling local handicraft items
Souvenir shop selling local handicraft items
Local handicrafts
Local handicrafts

After the town visit, lunch and clicking loads of pictures, weย rode by car and reached the 300-year old wine cellar of a local farmer. Do visit again to check out the wine cellar post, that will be my next post.

Enjoy!

ashu

 

 

 

 

 

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