Sulda Managed Reserve, which is part of Javakheti Protected Areas, is one of the most striking examples of ecotourism places in Georgia.
Sulda wetlands are located in Akhalkalaki Municipality, just west of the village of Sulda, 1,900 meters above sea level and cover up it 309.3 hectares. The area is mainly sourced from natural springs.
Javakheti Plateau is one of the coldest parts of Georgia and in winter Sulda Wetlands freeze. Although there are no forests here, you will find artificially-planted pine groves and smatterings of trees.
Sulda Wetlands provide a natural habitat for various species such as the Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus), the great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), the white stork (Ciconia ciconia), the black stork (Ciconia Nigra), and the great egret (Egretta alba), as well as a variety of birds of prey, gulls, and sparrows.
You can observe these birds from the hillsides in the vicinity of the wetlands, especially in spring and autumn, as Sulda wetlands represent an important corridor for seasonal migration.