According to historical sources, the Khashuri region has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Digs in the area have unearthed stone weapons, bronze objects, and artifacts from various periods.
Khashuri proper is first mentioned in historical sources beginning in 1693 and had grown into a city by the 19th century.
Sights to See in Khashuri Municipality:
With so much history in one area, it’s no surprise that you’ll find a number of fascinating historical and architectural monuments in the area. These include:
Surami Fortress: A medieval complex containing a fortress wall, St. George Church, a tower, and a palace. This fortress was used by Supreme Commander Giorgi Saakadze in the 1625 war against the Iranians.
Bulbuli Fortress: A feudal-era fortress built from cobblestones. In the Middle Ages, it was a significant fortification. It is located south of Bulbuliistsikhe Village.
Itria Church: A 16th-17th century complex containing a church, bell tower, and defensive wall.
Ali Fortress: This fortress sits on an ancient highway and was used to protect the city of Ali, one of Kartli’s most important commercial and economic centers. The complex consists of the main fortress and a wall.
In addition to these historic sites, Khashuri is also home to a number of beautiful natural monuments, including Bijnisi Waterfall, Ghorinamkali Mountain, and the Kodistskara and Keleti Lakes. Each of these locations is perfect for picnicking, camping, fishing, hiking, and photography.
The healing waters of Khashuri Municipality mean that there are two resorts in the region: Surami and Kvishkheti. The air in Surami is said to treat the respiratory system and immune system, while Kvishkheti specializes in treating diseases of the lungs, circulatory system, digestive tract, and urogenital systems, as well as anemia, diabetes, gout, and other similar issues.