Did You Know Of This Village Of Dancing Peacocks Near Pune

Morachi Chincholi is an idyllic travel destination near Pune.

 

Pune is known for its educational institutions and IT hubs, but little is known of MorachiChincholi near the city. The name translates to a village of peacocks, and aptly so as hundreds of peacocks roam around freely.

The village is hardly 3 km in length. You can drive through and stop at any place on the village street. Enter the fields from there, and explore the countryside as peacocks abound in the surroundings around you. Many peacocks are perched on tamarind trees that grow dense in this village.

You can hike through the village, or hire tractors or bullock carts to foray further into the raw hill side. If you stay back in the evenings, you can attend the local bhajans in the evening. The dusk in the village looks like a page from a novel, with peacock cries and silhouettes rendering the fields around with magical life of its own.

Bullock carts offer an enjoyable ride through the countryside.
Bullock carts offer an enjoyable ride through the countryside.

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Overnight stays are available at eco-friendly resorts or at local homestays. The traditional meals of a Maharashtrian village are a treat for any foodie, with its bhakri, pithl and raw onion pickle.

Sometimes the villagers organise puppet shows and lantern displays for the visitors. It is also a good place to immerse oneself in the village life, and experience the countryside in its virgin form.

Peacocks roam freely throughout the village.
Peacocks roam freely throughout the village.

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You can visit MorachiChincholi at any time of the year, but the monsoons are an especially good time to enjoy the pleasant countryside. It is advisable to spend an evening in the village to view the peacock dance, and see the beauty of the dusk over the scenic landscape.

A good option is stay the night at a local homestay ass this affords the opportunity for a night of star gazing under the village sky. Away from the city lights, you get to view even the dimmest stars as the nightsky comes alive with the universal glitter.

You can arrive here by driving down from Pune, the nearest city which is a 60 kmride from the village.

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