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Visit Peora, a lesser known destination in Uttarakhand

With scorching summer and humid ambience, don’t just get fatigued to grab the fun of life. Incredible India has no dearth of tranquil and lesser known destinations for a summer escape. To get rid of monotonous and bustling city life, a refreshing weekend or short retreat may always work as booster. Especially if you are residing in a place like Delhi, a short time-off to its nearby hill stations could be quite invigorating.

Perched at an elevation of nearly 1,997m and nestled in the limb of the Himalayas, Peora is one such least explored village located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Anyone from Delhi in quest of exploring an idyllic eco-tourism enclosed with natural abundance, the fairytale village of Peora is the place one should rove around.

Key attractions:

Uttarakhand is eminent for housing several breathtaking destinations to explore. The tiny hamlet of Peora is one of these enchanting locations. From Peora, one can catch a soothing 360 degree vista of the outer Himalayan Shivalik ranges of Kumaon. Besides, the destination is evenly popular for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers and wildlife photographers.

Peora village in uttarakhand

Being located in the shade of nature, one can find here various herbal products to pick. If you walk around the local market, you can see some small vendors selling products like herbal spices, face pack, local fruits and fresh vegetables. There stands a local NGO called Arohi, which can only be visited at leisure time. In addition, going for a mystical stroll of Peora is not at all a bad idea for nature lovers. Besides capturing the scenic splendour of Kumaon, the town of Almora is one more site to behold.

For accommodations (home stays and Dak Bunglows) and food, Kumaon is the only site in the province you can visit. Since one cannot expect much fancy markets and eateries amidst the woods, hence it is advisable to carry your own food and water bottle while leaving for sightseeing.  

Getting there:

Peora village roadway

Located not much aloof from the places like Almora (23 km) and Mukteshwar (10 km), reaching Peora village is not a matter of concern for visitors. If you are travelling from Delhi, the most feasible ways to get there is by train. Take Kathgodam Shatabdi Express from Delhi and then hire a taxi to travel further. From railway station to Peora it is nearly 3 hours drive. While booking a taxi, don’t forget to do the bargaining. Usually, the road ride will cost you nearly INR 1,000 to INR 1,200.

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