Surrounded by a broadleaf forest through which you can hike, ride a bicycle, or enjoy a sun-dappled picnic lunch, Chili Lake is also a popular fishing destination, with carp season ranging from late April until the end of August.
A year-round destination, Chili Lake is especially popular in winter when its waters freeze over and you can walk on the ice. It makes for quite a beautiful sight.
In good weather, it is possible to reach the lake using an offroad vehicle. Alternatively, you can take a city bus 443 from the Sopeli Dighomi neighborhood of Tbilisi and disembark at the last stop - Telovani village. From here, a six-kilometer walk brings you to the shores of the lake.
It is also possible to visit Didgori Mountain while at Chili Lake. A 3.3-kilometer hiking trail takes you to the mountain’s peak (1647 meters above sea level), affording you a breathtaking view of Tbilisi and its surroundings.