The road to Ushguli is mostly a dirt track that clings desperately to a mountainside. The glacier-fed Enguri River roars next to it. Conifer trees stand firm and straight, occasionally allowing the crisp mountain breeze to flirt with its leaves. Snow-capped mountains do what they have been doing since time immemorial; watch benignly over this enigmatic region known as Svaneti in northwestern Georgia. The essence of which has been preserved in Ushguli. No wonder travellers to this region feel that the road to Ushguli isn’t really a road. It is, in fact, a gateway to a fabled land.
Mriganka Kalita believes travelling far from comfort zones is an act of faith in humanity. It never fails to surprise him how a simple request for a photo or directions to a place results in delightful little stories of life.