Travertine is found in a few places in Georgia, one of which, is 2,197 meters above sea level, close to the Kobi-Gudauri Road in the Bidara River valley in Kazbegi Municipality.
Here the clear water descends in thin layers, leaving behind beautiful rocks that attract numerous tourists every year. The travertine of Jvari Pass are broad fields that are white in some places, and, due to the mixture of ferrous salts, orange in others.
Travertines are often used for construction and decoration purposes. For example, the Roman Colosseum is clad in travertine.
The largest inhabited place near the travertine of Jvari Pass is Gudauri, 10 kilometres away.
We kindly advise you not to climb all over the travertine in order not to destroy it, so that the next generations would also have an opportunity to enjoy this unique creation of mother nature.