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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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


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