Infantmoon@Georgia - Who said travelling with infants is difficult !!

Tripoto
2nd Aug 2019

One of the most beautiful countries in the world - Georgia..

Photo of Infantmoon@Georgia - Who said travelling with infants is difficult !! by Sreenivas Koushik

Who doesn’t love travelling….Who doesn’t want to escape from the regular life and explore the nature, wander new places, chill out & relax. As a couple, you wouldn’t have issues visiting the places but once the kids enter our life, it all changes.

Yes, infants cry a lot, behave cranky, mess up things but still it would be a really good experience to travel with them. The country we travelled was Georgia and this trip was very special to us. Earlier we visited many places in & outside India, but what makes this one so special is we defied the opinion that it is difficult to travel with infants & confronted this idea from our parents, relatives & friends who opposed it and badly we wanted to take a break as we were completely exhausted taking care of the child since the birth.

So, I coined the term myself "Infantmoon" for this trip and the title I want to keep is “Infantmoon @ Georgia – who said travelling with infants is difficult :P ”. Dedicated to all the couples who travel with their infants. The two major factors that aided us in this successful trip are:

(a) It was summertime in Georgia, so from 5.30 am to 9 pm, sunlight was available, and all the sightseeing places are open. Leisurely & relaxed way we visited the places without hurrying with the infant child.

(b) We booked a customized package (thanks to Paata Lepsaia) which included a big vehicle (Toyota Noah), an exceptional tour guide cum driver. So, we didn’t have to worry about going from one place to another and took power naps in between & made sure the kid had proper rest during the day.

That’s it, I will cut the infant difficulties part right here and get back to the main plot, our Georgia country tour followed by the gorgeous & stunning pics of this country.

Day 1

Georgia, a Eurasian country, a transcontinental country, is sandwiched between Russia, Turkey and Iran. Famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, high peak mountains and lush green landscapes, Georgia is the oldest winemaking country and home to one of the oldest languages in the world.

Adding few more information about the country in the readers' interest:

Best time to visit - Summers and Winters are very good & crowded, but you can enjoy as it is still an underrated country and not spoiled by mass tourism.

Currency - Gerogian Lari (1 GEL = 23 INR approx) but USD is widely accepted

Timezone - GMT+4, just 1.5 hours slower than Indian Time

Indian Restaurants - In the capital city, Tbilisi many Indian restaurants are available and nothing over the country side. But it is highly recommended to try Georgian food as it was super deliciously awesome.

Commuting in and around - metro train and buses are available but tour vehicles are easily available within the budget range, so just sit back and enjoy the views, let them take the hurdles.

Visa Requirements - Evisa is available, costs around 79$ and it will be a 30 days multiple entry stay.

I love Tbilisi - Old Town, Tbilisi, Georgia

Photo of I love tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik
Day 2

Zhinvali Dam

Photo of Zhinvali Reservoir, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Near Ananuri Castle

Photo of Ananuri Fortress Complex, Ananuri, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Bread and egg plant dish - Georgian Street Food

Photo of HB Gudauri, ს3, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Chacha, the georgian vodka/grappa (alcohol % ranges from 40 to 65%). We tried the 55% one and its just gave a jolt inside the brain for a second. Must and should try.

Photo of HB Gudauri, ს3, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Khachapuri- Georgian Street Food

Photo of HB Gudauri, ს3, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Khinkhali- Georgian Street Food (Similar to chinese momos)

Photo of HB Gudauri, ს3, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Gudauri - where clouds meet the Earth

Photo of Gudauri, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument at Gudauri

Photo of Gudauri, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik
Photo of Gudauri, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Georgian Street Food

Photo of Gudauri viewing point, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Mt. Kazbegi and Gergeti Trinity Church - Located at the highest mountain peak, up above the clouds.

Photo of Gergeti Trinity Church, Kazbegi, Oni, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

The church is not visible from the ground zero as it is hovered in clouds. We could see it only after we reach the mountain peak.

Photo of Infantmoon@Georgia - Who said travelling with infants is difficult !! by Sreenivas Koushik
Day 3

Jvari monastery....where rivers from Georgia (top) and Turkey (left) meet

Photo of Jvari Monastery of Mtskheta, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Love you alwaysssssss...

Photo of Turtle Lake, Tbilisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Variety of trees at National Botanical Garden, Tbilisi

Photo of National Botanical Garden of Tbilisi city, Bambis Rigi Street, Tbilisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Huge tree at the botanical garden

Photo of National Botanical Garden of Tbilisi city, Bambis Rigi Street, Tbilisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik
Day 4

Waterfalls @ Martivili Canyon

Photo of Martvili, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik
Photo of Martvili, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Somewhere on the countryside streets of Georgia..

Photo of Gachedili, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Near Martivili Canyon, Kutaisi

Photo of Martvili Canyon, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Tall Trees....at Kutaisi

Photo of Kutaisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Would you believe if I say the time right now is 8.45 pm and yes, still its not dark??

Photo of Kutaisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Time telling statues

Photo of Kutaisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Sign board marking the end of the village

Photo of Kutaisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik
Day 5

Sample of a Soviet Union style building in Tbilisi

Photo of Vake, Tbilisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi

Photo of The Bridge Of Peace, Tbilisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

Bird's eye view of Tbilisi city

Photo of The Bridge Of Peace, Tbilisi, Georgia by Sreenivas Koushik

There are many small and beautiful countries which go unnoticed as people usually have the craziness to cover popular ones. So, go out and cover such places where you can find beauty, nature, art, great food and peace too.

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