Narikala Fort is a prominent landmark in Tbilisi. It was constructed in the 4 century and was expanded by the Arabs and Mongols over the centuries.In 1827 an earthquake destroyed parts of the fort and today we see remnants of what was once a heavily fortified citadel.
We took the cable car to go up the hill.It costs 1 lari and takes 2 minutes.We could also walk up the hill but I had seen the cable car from our room and wanted to try it.
From the top you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the city.I was trying to identify the places and was delighted to locate our house.
It is a steep climb.You can find vendors with cold drinks and refreshments. Most of the fortress is in ruins though some parts look well preserved.
Finally we reached ‘HOME’ to see Mother of Georgia up close and personal.She did look massive and formidable.There is just a narrow strip in front of the statue and I was not adventurous enough to go across and take her anterior views.
From this statue there are many trails going up the hill We decided to walk down stopping at many places and taking pictures.One has to watch the steps as there are no railings and it is quite steep.
This fort offers a beautiful sight at night.
I had another deja vu.
This was taken in 2010 when the fort was decked up to celebrate the wedding of the king of Jodhpur.