The breathtaking cave in Martvili, named after a 35 year old deceased researcher
06 September, 2018
The breathtaking cave in Martvili, named after a 35 year old deceased researcher
Geographer and a producer of organic wine from Samegrelo, Zaza Gagua published photos taken in one of the caves, located in Martvili Municipality on his “Facebook” page. The amazingly beautiful natural environment should not leave the viewer indifferent.

Toba Cave is situated in the area of Baldi and as Gagua writes it is named after Arsen Oqrojanashvili. The young speleologist died in 1965, at the age of 35 during research of the Toba II Cave. Thus, the cave is named after
him.
geotv.ge
Toba Cave

Georgian geographer Arsen Oqrojanashvili was born in the Kakhi district. He worked as a junior scientist at the Geography Institute of Vakhushti Batonishvili. He was awarded the USSR state prize for mapping the complex of the New Atoni Cave along with a group of scientists and constructors. The street of Asren Oqrojanashvili still exists in Kakhi. 
geotv.ge
Toba Cave

There are several halls in the Toba Cave, only some of which are thought to have been explored. It is notable that one of the halls carries the name of Nona Gafrindashvili.
There are 12 caves in this area.
geotv.ge
Toba Cave

Here is what Zaza Gagua writes about the cave:

“The three-headed, multi-branched cave is situated in the Martvili municipality, on the southern part of Askhi’s limestone plateau, in the basin of the river Toba. There are several halls in the cave. The distinguished ones are: “Nona’s Hall”, “Salon”, “Nana’s Hall”, University-50”, “Tbiani” and others.

Chemical sediments are presented in diverse forms. The height of one of the stalagmites is 7 metres. The cave is dynamic. The air temperature is 14,4 degrees in the entrance, it drops to 13 at 100 metres, and 12,4 degrees at 400 metres. As for the last hall, the temperature is at 11,8 degree.
geotv.ge
Toba Cave

The water, coming from the cave (makes four underground lakes) and creates a 234 metre high cascading waterfall (the highest in Georgia).

Bats are present within the cave. In total, the cave is 1,600 metres long. It is hard to approach, however, travelling into the cave is much easier, only rubber boats are necessary. If or when any infrastructure and amenities improve, this cave is bound to be a future tourist attraction.” – writes Zaza Gagua based on the various sources and published photos of the cave and environment.

Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/zaza.gagua


Related stories:

Euronews advises tourists to visit medieval Vardzia cave complex in Georgia

Discover Martvili Canyon in 43 seconds

Astonishing waterfalls and canyon of Martvili

Spectacular Ice Caves on Lake Superior



Print
Other Stories
“Together for Better Environment” - EU and MEPA Mark World Environment Day
On June 5, 2020, the EU marks World Environment Day within the framework of the Green Week information campaign, held in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the EU Delegation to Georgia states.
"Qvevri" Shaped Hotel Complex in Georgia Soon
Today the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Gakharia, inspected the construction of the hotel "Qvevri" in Telavi, which is implemented with the support of the state program- Host in Georgia.
Georgians buy abandoned houses amid coronavirus pandemic
Lekso Charkviani is a founder of a social campaign called “The Lost Eden”. The idea behind the campaign is to search, find, and help the owners sell their houses in any place in Georgia.
Breathtaking Pictures of Snowy Spring in Georgia
On March 17 Georgia was surprized with snow and the social media was full of breathtaking photos of snowy Georgia taken by Georgian photographers
The History of Georgian Firearms Development
In the 9th century, a dent was invented in China that was originally used for fireworks during religious ceremonies. Its use in military affairs began relatively late in the 11th century
Estonian Traveler  About Georgia
Anna Linn is a traveler from Estonia who has recently visited Georgia and shared her experiences with us.
How to Make Women Happy on March 8th - The Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi's Best Offer
Women's Day is celebrated around the world but for some reason, it is mostly loved in Georgia
Tbilisi in The List of The Best Cities For Female Solo Travelers
Tourlane, the leading planning and booking service for expert-made dream vacations, has revealed the top cities for female solo travelers
10 Magnificent Churches of Georgia
"John Graham Tours" Publishes the list of 10 magnificent churches of Georgia, specifically of Shida Kartli
Georgia in the list of Hollywood's busiest location sectors
The Hollywood Reporter publishes the list of the busiest location sectors of 2020 and Georgia is number one in the list
Why Georgia is the Most Underrated Skiing Destination
CNN publishes an article writing about why Georgia is the most underrated skiing destination
Tbilisi Takes Third Place in The Category of Cost-Effectivness-FDI
Famous British edition FDI Intelligence which provides up to date reviews of investment and economic development in different European cities and regions has published a ranking of 2020/21
CNN Offers 10 Of The Most Dreamiest Places in Georgia
Without a doubt, CNN's famous travel series will give you the most truthful advice on which you can count on
Radisson Collection Tsinandali Complex Among the 45 Best Hotels
The hotel located in the village Tsinandali was named among the 45 best hotels in Paris
Letter From Thailand To Georgians
“Coming to Georgia wasn’t an accident”
"There was a "ME" before Georgia and another one after."-Foreigners about Georgia
"We've never seen people describing their country with as much passion and excitement as you two are doing it. What a great thing to do!"
British edition about Kvareli's football pitch
The British edition, The Sun Dream Team, published a photo of the pitch located in Kvareli
Tbilisi winning Rynair's Instagram voting as the best 2020 destination
"We just crowned Tbilisi as Ryanair’s 2020 destination face-off winner in our Stories"
The Real History of Tbilisi
Little do people know about the real history of Georgia's capital city Tbilisi.
"Georgians will extend their arm for a friendly handshake"-Ryanair
The Irish budget airline Ryanair publishes an article about the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi. The title says it all- "The Enchanting City of Tbilisi."
The Transcaucasian Trail in Georgia
The Transcaucasian Trail- a world-class, long-distance hiking trail, more than 3,000km in length following the Greater and Lesser Caucasus Mountains and connecting roughly two dozen national parks and protected areas in the region.
"Home for the homeless"-BBC about Tskaltubo sanatoriums
BBC publishes a documentary about Tskaltubo's sanatoriums located in the West part of Georgia.
Georgia reaches a record number of visitors
In January 2020, a record number of international travelers visited Georgia.
Abastumani resort brought to life
The observatory renovations are completed in Abastumani resort, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure reports.
Georgia sets a new record by exporting of 94 million bottles of wine
Georgia has exported around 94 million bottles (0.75 L) of wine in 53 countries in 2019, which is by 9% more compared to 2018.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
02.07.2020
03.07.2020
USD
1
USD
3.0567
3.0463
EUR
1
EUR
3.4247
3.4381
GBP
1
GBP
3.7928
3.8124
RUB
100
RUB
4.3017
4.3310