Located at an altitude of 1,650 m above the sea level, on a five km. long horseshoe shaped ridge-Almora is one of the most beautiful places on the earth. Part of the Kumaon division of Uttaranchal State, Almora is one the most picturesque district of the region. Surrounded by dense fur and pine forests and snowcapped mountain peaks on the distant horizon Almora is surely a scenic charm. Rivers Koshi and Suyal flow through Almora. Destination India Tourism offers to take you to this paradise on earth through its Almora Tours.
Rich in culture Almora is a major center of cultural activities. Many fairs and festivals are also held here all the year round. 1000-year-old NandaDevi Temple is a major tourist attraction here and Nanda Devi fair is held here every year. People of Uttaranchal have strong faith in the local diety-Golu and the famous Chitai Temple dedicated to the deity is 8 kms. from the town.
Many famous personalities like Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Uday Shankar, Ravi Shankar, Jawaharlal Nehru etc. fell in love with this place. There are many interesting places in and around Almora, which can be visited.
Places to see in and around Almora:
Nanda Devi Temple
Katarmal Sun Temple
Jageshwar- one of the 12 Jyotirlingas
Bright end Corner -famous for marvelous sight of sunset and sunrise and a famous picnic spot.
Best time to visit Almora:
April to June and September to November.
How to reach?
By Air: nearest Airport is at Pantnagar.
By Rail: nearest Railhead is at Kathgodam.
By Road: Almora is well connected to all major cities through the road network.
Where to stay:
There are hotels and resorts for all types of budgets.
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