Although Rustavi is not included in the main tourist routes in Georgia, it is still worth devoting one day to visiting it. This city, one of the largest in the country, is completely different from the others. Rustavi is one of the oldest and at the same time one of the youngest cities.
The foundation of Rustavi dates back to the 5th-4th centuries BC, this is confirmed by archaeological excavations and chronicles of historians. The city played an important role in the life of Georgia for many centuries, until the 13th century, when it was finally defeated by the Mongols and ceased to exist.
The city is divided by Kura into two parts. On the left side is the old city, all the buildings of the Stalin era and the spirit of that time is still hovering, and the right side is Khrushchev and high-rise buildings of a later period, however, contrary to what one might imagine after reading these words, the new city looks fun, so how all the buildings on the main streets are painted in different bright colors.
The easiest way to get to Rustavi is from Tbilisi. Tbilisi airport is located half an hour drive from the city. There is no municipal transport, you can get to Rustavi by taxi, which will cost about $11. 2 times more time, but literally for $ 2 you can get to Rustavi through Tbilisi. Before departure, you must provide a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19
The climate in Rustavi is temperate, in the coldest months in this Georgian city the air temperature does not rise above 6-8 °C. Already in April, the air begins to warm up rapidly, in April-May it is about + 19-22 ° C, and in summer - up to + 35 ° C. Thus, the best time to visit Rustavi is spring, early summer and early autumn when there is no extreme heat.
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