The Tsavkisistskali River burbles through this valley, starting in the Mtatsminda Range and passing through the Botanical Garden. It is here that it flows down as a gorgeous, twenty-two metre waterfall before joining the Mtkvari.
The walking path up to Leghvtakhevi Waterfall takes you through dramatic cliffs, where you’ll find a small bridge and benches offering places to sit and soak in the view of the colourful old Tbilisi houses high overhead.
The name “Leghvtakhevi” comes from the fig (which is leghvi in Georgian). It is said that many fig trees once grew in this valley. While these trees are long gone now, you can taste dry figs or fig jam in the many quaint cafes and tea houses that took their place. And, of course, you can buy ripe, delicious figs throughout Georgia each September.
Leghvtakhevi is worth visiting at any time of year, but it is especially beautiful at dusk, when the streetlights are illuminated and you’ll get a truly spectacular video or photo.