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Didghele Cave Natural Monument

Didghele Cave Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Didghele Cave Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Didghele Cave Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Didghele Cave Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Didghele Cave Natural Monument
Nearest cityTskaltubo
Coordinates42°23′24″N 42°37′44.4″E / 42.39000°N 42.629000°E / 42.39000; 42.629000
Established2011
Governing bodyAgency of Protected Areas
Websiteდიდღელის მღვიმის ბუნების ძეგლი (Didghele Cave Natural Monument)

Didghele Cave Natural Monument (Georgian: დიდღელეს მღვიმე) is a karst cave located near village Melouri in Tsqaltubo Municipality in Imereti region of Georgia, 418 meters above sea level.[1]

Morphology

Made of reef limestone (Barremian), the cave was created by river Osunela. The cave is 750 m in length. The river Didghele flows into the cave. It has many loamy ceilings, walls, clay slabs and more. An existing cleft at the entrance of the cave is a leaking stream, which also forms a small temporary lake.[2]

Tourist information

The cave is of average difficulty, but still requires special equipment to visit it. It is part of extensive Tsqaltubo Cave system which also includes nearby cave Melouri.[3]

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