Resort Shovi was established in 1926. Just in one year the resort became extremely popular not only in Georgia and the Post Soviet Union but in Eastern Europe. Later there were 16 types of mineral waters discovered in Shovi. The resort is located in Upper Racha, on the shore of river Chanchakhi.
Shovi is located 1650 meters above sea level and belongs to alpine resorts. On the north the resort is surrounded by high mountains of the Caucasus with an average height of 4000 meters. On the south, west and east it is crossed by mountain range of Caucasus. Such location protects the area from the cold winds of North.
Shovi territory is well known with its forests full with various wild birds and animals such as: Caucasian goat, chamois, roe, bear, wolf, fox, rabbit, squirrel, marten, lynx, wild Caucasian turkey, Caucasian heath cock, etc.