It is an Indian developed hill station, located at an altitude of 6000 feet from sea level over a crescent shaped mountain. It is an oldest region, existing from Vedic age. It is a crowded and bustling North Indian town is well known for astonishing nature beauty. It is a temple town, famous for the temple dedicated to Goddess. This is a town of dynamic activity. There are many shopping malls here where one can get a marvelous woolen garments. There are several small houses which are built on the hilly slopes. The colorful attire of people adds its splendor. This awesome town is drained by Koshi and Suryal Rivers. Almora is also a place where visitors can find many historical monuments and palaces. This is culturally rich area and they celebrate many festivals and cultural events in a traditional way. Tourists can enjoy the scenic nature beauty at its best.
Places to visit
Kasar Devi Temple
It is around 5 km from Almora in the town of Kalimath. It was built on a mountain and provides a beautiful picnic view of the entire town.
Bright End Corner
It is around 2 km from Almora. It is a vantage point which offers an exotic views of sun set and sun rise. It is a perfect place to practice meditation and to get sink into silence.
It is a sacred shrine, devoted to Goddess Golu Devata and belongs to 12th century. The serene atmosphere is contributed by the surrounding pine trees in the midst of thick green forest. It holds the fame of being the temple of million bells.
Activities to do
It is a wonderful place to do trekking, located around 5400 feet above the sea level. The 5 km long mountain range of Almora is beautified with natural scenic beauty.It provides a unique and thrilling experience to trekkers. Kumaoni village, green forest and amazing fields are the rejoicing treats of trekking innAlmora. Major attractions are Rhododendron treesVridh Jageshwar, Jageshwar temple complex and huge Deodar trees
Katarmal Sun Temple, Lal Bazaar, Binsar, Martola and Simtola are other popular places to visit in Almora.
How to reach Almora
Pantnagar is the nearest airway around 125 km from Almora.
Nearest railhead is around Kathgodam and located around 91 km from Almora.
Regular bus services are provided by state and private run buses.
In summer the temperature is 12C to 28C and in winter -2C to 15C. Best time to visit is April to June and September to November.