Peora Village Lets Sneak Peek
Peora is an offbeat tourist destination that offers the visitors a panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. It is a paradise for the nature lovers.
- Geographic Location
Peora village is situated in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 6,600 feet and is situated 10 kms from Mukteshwar and 23 kms from Almora.
- Places to visit
1. Pine Forests- Peora Village is surrounded by lush green pine forests, deciduous and alpine trees. The place is rich in flora and fauna and the best way to explore this destination is by riding on the cycle.
2. Have a view of Char Dham peaks-There are certain points on the mountain trails, which help the visitors to enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas and Char Dham Peaks. Truly, it is a splendid destination.
3. Bird spotting– Peora village boasts of more than 200 species of birds and 150 kinds of insects. While trekking, the visitors can spot a range of animals like leopards, deer, jackals, foxes both during dawn and dusk. The visitors can also look out for the rare species of animals like Red Jungle Fowl, Bulbul, Francolin, etc. You can even hire a local guide for the bird spotting.
4. Local school– The visitors can also have a look at the local school run by an NGO that enrich the students with the higher education. This school takes care of more than 4000 villagers and is situated in an old British Building.
5. Dak Bungalow- It is a homestay option for the tourist that was built 100 years ago. The rooms are spacious and come equipped with an independent kitchen. This property has a charm of its own.
6. Orchards– you’ll be surprised to know that Peora village has so many local orchards where the farmers can grow peaches, plums, apples, pears in the month of May and July. Remember, don’t pick the wild mushrooms as they could be poisonous, it can be best picked by the expert.
7. Trekking trails to waterfalls, shrines- the place is an ideal destination for picnics and photo shoots. The tourists can visit various temples, cascading beautiful waterfalls, and water streams through trekking. There are other destinations too that can be explored.
8. Jageshwar- A two-hour drive from Peora village is Jageshwar, a district that houses more than 124 exemplary temples. The largest temple there is Mahamrityunjay Temple. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that saves people from the death and negativity.
9. Panchachuli weaver factory– an hour drive from Almora can take you to the Panchachuli weaver factory where NGO has trained more than 1000 women with the art of weaving woolens and shawls. Here, the tourists can shop for vibrant shawls and other woolen garments.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit the destination is from September to November or from March to Mid April.
If you are a travel connoisseur, don’t forget to visit this off-beat destination.
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