Chargali is the birthplace of legendary poet and writer Vazha-Pshavela (literally “son of Pshavi”, real name - Luka Razikashvili) who lived in the 19th century. A house-museum in Chargali preserves Vazha-Pshavela's personal belongings and other items from his storied life, including a collection of his publications and ethnographic materials.
Since 1961, the holiday Vazhaoba has been celebrated in the village every year on July 14, commemorating the birthday of Vazha-Pshavela.
The best time for hiking and recreation in Chargali is summer and fall, while the average temperature in August is 180C.
The well-known "Vazha Spring" is located near the turn to Chargali, spouting refreshing mineral water.
Chargali lies 52 km from Dusheti, and 80 km from Tbilisi.