Khashuri is in Kartli
Khashuri is a town in central Georgia, located approximately midway between its two largest cities Tbilisi and Kutaisi and well connected to both. While the town is not a major tourist destination in itself, it does see the occasional tourist as marshrutkas stop there on the way to the archaeological sites at Akhaltsikhe. The town is best known for the colourful array of hammocks lining its streets.
Marshrutki from Tbilisi take approximately two hours one way and cost 5 lari (July 2018). They leave from Didube.
The town is reasonably small and navigable by foot; however, as with all Georgian towns, there are bus and marshrutki links across most of it.
Khashuri offers a few churches and a museum, but just wandering around the town is rewarding in itself as it's pleasantly free of tourists.
The main attraction of Khashuri is the hammocks (happily, 'hamak' in Georgian). Independent vendors scattered throughout the town sell variations on similar (though good quality) hammocks and woven garden swings. Cheaper closer to the centre, a good one-person hammock is 30 lari (July 2018). Difficult to haggle by Georgian standards. As of summer 2018 the widest selection of hammocks seemed to be sold by a couple of vendors under a bright blue tarpaulin quite near the centre of town.
The usual street food is surprisingly good in Khashuri; go for a lobiani or a khachapuri.
Options for sleeping in Khashuri are slim, but as ever, asking around should yield a local or two willing to offer up a spare room.