Fabulous landscapes of Vorokhta
The village of Vorokhta is an amazing place with fabulous landscapes and virgin nature. This is a resort where the atmosphere of the Austrian empire is still preserved. If you plan to conquer Hoverla, then the ascent to the top is better to start from the village of Vorokhta. Along the way, on the hike, you can collect raspberries, blueberries and porcini mushrooms. And nearby there is another interesting place - Lake Nesamovitoe, as well as Mount Pop-Ivan with a star observatory at the top.
Vorokhta is an urban-type settlement in the southwestern part of Ivano-Frankivsk region with a population of 4,000 people. They say that the village is named after a soldier named Vorokhta, who lived here and was liked by the locals for his wisdom.
In the 20-21 centuries, the territory of the village was part of Kievan Rus, and in 1241 all the nearest settlements were destroyed due to the Tatar-Mongol invasion, and then the lands were conquered by the Polish-Lithuanian feudal lords, who ruled here until the 18th century. From 1772 to 1918, the territory was part of Austria, and after the collapse of the empire it became part of the ZUNR (Western Ukrainian People's Republic) - a self-proclaimed state that did not last long. During the war with Poland, after the defeat of the Red Army near Warsaw, almost all the lands of the self-proclaimed Republic remained in Poland, and from September 1939 they again became part of Ukraine.
In Vorokhta there is the oldest building - the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin. At the beginning of the 20th century, a new church was built here - Nikolaevskaya. The impetus for the rapid development of the village was the construction of a railway in 1894.
Vorokhta is currently one of the best tourist centers. In the cold season, fans of alpine skiing come here; during the Soviet Union, the construction of the Olympic Complex began here, but, unfortunately, it was never completed due to the collapse of the Union. In summer, Vorokhta has an amazing atmosphere - virgin forests, pristine rivers with noisy waterfalls and high mountains with vineyards weaving along the slopes. The amazing beauty of nature and the rich cultural and historical heritage of Vorokhta make rest in this village attractive at any time of the year.
Another attraction is the Carpathian National Park, founded in 1980, which surrounds the village. The area of the park is more than 500 square kilometers, it is located in the upper part of the Prut river basin. Good roads have been laid through the park, allowing you to comfortably rest and get acquainted with various landscapes. Also, 1105 species of various plants, including rare ones, grow here. The fauna is no less diverse and amazing.
You can get a special impression when traveling from Vorokhta to the foot of Mount Hoverla, the top of which can be seen from afar, it appears between the crowns of huge trees. This view attracts most of the travelers. At the foot of the mountain, there is a parking lot for the convenience of car lovers. The ascent to the top on foot is two to three hours.
The village has everything you need for a full life - shops and souvenir shops, bank and post offices, cafes and restaurants, ski equipment rental offices, a railway station.