Nov 12 2023
By Apurva P
Nov 12, 2023
Include these activities in your next Armenian visit
Tucked away in the South Caucasus, Armenia with a rich past offers breathtaking scenery and a dynamic culture that begs to be discovered.For those who are ready to go off the usual path, Armenia provides a wealth of experiences, even though it might not be the first place that springs to mind when planning a trip.Here are a few places to explore.
Go skiing at Tsaghkadzor
Nestled just a short drive from Armenia's capital, Yerevan, Tsaghkadzor stands as a captivating haven for ski enthusiasts.Renowned as a premier tourist destination for skiing and snowboarding, Tsaghkadzor boasts multiple well-equipped ski stations.There's a ski lift to transport enthusiasts between stations, while a scenic ropeway presents an unparalleled vantage point from the summit, adding a touch of awe to the overall experience.
Fly in the Wings of Tatev
At about 5750 meters, the Wings of Tatev is thought to be the world's longest reversible cableway. The entire trip across the Vorotan River valley takes around twelve amazing minutes.It's the most dramatic, quickest, and shortest path to the Tatev Monastery.Fly above the Vorotan Gorge and take in the breathtaking views from 320 meters above the ground when you ride the cableway.
Visit Old Khndzoresk cave village
Khndzoresk cave settlement is the largest network of natural and artificial caverns. It is perched on a hillside with a few churches and three schools nearby.This ancient settlement, carved into the soft volcanic rock, offers a glimpse into a way of life that dates back centuries.The village was inhabited until the mid-20th century and showcases the unique architecture of the region.
Climb the Cascade
See Yerevan's monument honoring the Soviet Union's victory in World War II by climbing the Cascade. As you ascend the 572 steps, you will be treated to stunning panoramic views of the city and the snow-capped peaks of Mount Ararat in the distance.The Cascade is composed of several levels joined by imposing staircases and embellished with modernist sculptures and fountains.