Exploring Mozrov Cave in Armenia
What comes to your mind saying Armenia is that it is a country laid on some rocky mountains and forested hills! Mountains which are difficult to climb up, which you compare with some freedom and height, vicinity with the sky, etc. But, have you ever thought of watching inside the mountains and not outside? Have you ever thought about exploring the mountain caves and rock shelters? If you did so, you will never regret visiting Vayots Dzor province of Armenia.
Searching on the internet you will find many interesting sights and places which are situated in this region: 13th century monastery, village with a very old history of wine-making, spa-city of Jermuk, etc. This is pretty much interesting, but there is something special in this region and it is especially for those who like hiking, nature and adventures of course.
This something is Mozrov Cave, which is one of the biggest caves in the territory of Armenia, and one of the most recently discovered. It is really strange that this cave, which is around 700 meters high in elevation, is long about 3.5 kilometers, has been opened by some hikers only 30 years ago. People say that the first reason for this latest discovery is the road reconstruction near the cave, which made the path to the cave much easier and connected it to the nearby situated village of Mozrov.
The cave became famous not only for nature lovers and local people, but also for some archaeologists and scientists. The exploration led to the fact that Mozrov Cave is the largest site of bet groups and is a unique place because of the vast variety of inside formations: stalactites, stalagmites, cave bacon, columns, flow-stone, draperies and rim stone dams. All these natural geological formations make this place incredibly beautiful and worth photographing, which isn’t forbidden by the way. You just need to be careful not to wake up the sleeping bats while using your camera’s flash to make a good photo.
Wondering by the paths of the cave you will find a separate world of stalactites and stalagmites which will surprise you with some really interesting coloring and shapes like different animals, famous constructions, trees, etc.
Generally a full tour inside the cave can last from 45 minutes to 1 hour.