In 20 kilometers from a region center of Shabran, higher from Galaalti village in one of picturesque edges in the foothill woods in 1969 was found new source of mineral water. 7 sources in the wood were defined. The resort of "Galaalta" located at the level of 1000 meters above sea level in the foothills of Greater Caucasus carries out the activity since 1976. Local settlers call this water as “Naftsu” what in translation means Oil-containing Water. "Naftsu" differs with strong smell and taste. It should be noted that in the late eighties – in the early nineties of last century the processes happening in political, economic and social life of Azerbaijan didn't pass without trace in processes of the organization, management, financing in the field of resort complexes, and also in the organization of rest, treatment and recovery of people, in application of resort technologies and in the field of staffing. As a result harmonious functioning of the central resort complex and nation-wide system of sanatorium services were broken. The big loss to this complex was caused as a result of the Armenian aggression against the Azerbaijan Republic.+
That led to occupation of 20% of the territory of Azerbaijan. Regions with unique resort features were destroyed; refugees from occupied territories were settled in the sanatoria constructed since the Soviet Union what brought more than 50% of the general number fund of resorts of the Republic into a nonfunctional state. The state program dated on February 6, 2009 "About development of resorts of the Azerbaijan Republic in the 2009-2018th years", signed by the president Ilham Aliyev opens wide prospects in all-round development of this sector. Within this program in 2014 it was put in operation sanatorium of "Galaalti".