Peora, Uttarakhand – An Oasis of Calm

Peora, Uttarakhand – An Oasis of Calm

“Il bel far niente”: “the beauty of doing nothing”.

In the fast paced world that we live in today, having the time to do absolutely nothing and just be is a true luxury. For people who are in search of this rare luxury, Peora is the perfect destination. Here, you can celebrate the bare essentials – an extraordinarily stunning landscape, an abundance of greenery and spectacular, ethereal views of the Himalayas. What more could you ask for?

Situated in the heart of Uttarakhand, Peora is a quaint village at an elevation of 5,500 feet, located 57 km. from Nainital and approximately 20 km. from Almora and Mukteshwar. With a tiny population of just over 500 residents, Peora is reminiscent of the sleepy little villages so well described in Ruskin Bond’s books. The town is truly an oasis of calm.

With panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, you feel like you have discovered nature’s little secret. The sound of bubbling water flowing through the streams within the forests, along with the soft chirping of the birds nearby are nature’s symphony to the ears. Peora is home to acres of pine forests, with over 200 species of birds and 150 species of insects. Leopards, wild boars, deer, nilgai, jackals and foxes inhabit the region’s lush wildlife.


If you are a person who has an appreciation for being outdoors, then you will be pleased to know that this region has an abundance of trekking trails. These scenic routes come with small surprises like temples, waterfalls, forests and rivers along the way; providing great opportunities for photographers. One such experience is visiting the Shiva Temple in Peora. This historic temple is believed to be over 800 – 1,000 years old and is a popular place of worship for locals and visitors to the area, especially when seeking blessings to start new things in life.

As you stroll or drive through the windy, hilly roads of Peora, you will come across many a friendly face, smiling as you pass by them. The local residents are peaceful and welcoming people, who are often seen socialising at local shops. With access to highly fertile land in the area, these locals mainly practice organic farming and cultivate crops of pulses, vegetables, fruits and grains.

Our luxury boutique getaway, The Orchard, is truly blessed to be located in Peora. Guests who have visited so far, couldn’t agree more. Here are a few excerpts from what they had to say about the location –

When you are finally able to convince yourself to leave the orchard to explore peora, one discovers it is quite untouched and pristine. Raisa Luther

The views – you can’t really explain how beautiful they are, you can actually see the Himalayas which is quite special. All the rooms have ample windows so you get the view no matter where you are. It is a really well thought-out position. Pierpaolo Piatto

Nestled away in lush green surroundings that are quiet and serene.Mandira Singh

This place has left such everlasting positive impression and such beautiful memories that I think I will always look for ways to come here on revisits! Tanaya Rai

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