Almora, the picturesque hill station is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India. Located at an altitude of 1,651 m above the sea level the district of Almora offers breathtaking views of Himalayas that summons the tourists from all around the world to enjoy its grandeur beauty and magnificence. Famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisines and magnificent wildlife coupled with easy accessibility makes it one of the most sought after tourist destination. It is located at a distance of 66 km from the other scenic spot Nainital. In the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock, it is surrounded by thick pine and fir trees. Koshi and Suyal are the famous rivers flowing alongside the city. Almora is renowned as the home of freedom fighters, writers, poets and painters. It is a town of bustling activities and rich cultural history and heritage. Almora is considered as the cultural heart of Kumaon region of Uttranchal.
Sight Seeing in Almora
Almora tours provide its visitors an opportunity to come across various fascinating tourist attractions that are the must visit destinations in Almora. Some of the major tourist attractions of Almora includes:
Public Museum: Govind Vallabh pant public Museum near the bus stand is one of the major tourist attractions of Almora. The museum provides a deep insight of art, culture and lifestyle of this region. It has a rich collection of artifacts relating to archaeological, historical and cultural significance. This museum has unique collection of “Aipan”, a folk style of painting. It opens from 10:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the evening.
Nanda Devi Temple: It is one of the sacred Hindu temples of the region and is a must visit destination on Almora Tours. The ancient temple is almost a thousand years old and is famous for its exquisite beauty. Every year, the Nanda Devi fair is organized in a big way.
Deer Park: Situated at a distance of 3 km from Almora it is an idyllic tourist place that attract tourist to enjoy its beauty or spend leisure time in picnics.
Chitai Temple: Chitai Temple is 8 km away from the city. The temple is dedicated to Golu Devta an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav which is visited by thousands of devotees. He is reputed to make every wish come true if the conscience of the worshipper is clear.
Kosi Temple: Located at a distance of 10 km from Almora , the temple was built in the 12th century by Katyuri dynasity. The temple is recognized as the earliest Sun Temples of India.
Kausani: Kausani is a charming hill resort of Almora situated amidst the snow capped mountains that offers the exceptional panoramic visuals to its visitors. This alluring hill resort was also visited by Mahatama Gandhi in 1929 and was fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani.
Jageshwar: The pilgrim site located in a verdant valley is 38 km from Almora is believed to be one of the twelve Jyotirlinga's in the country. The Swayambhu Linga named Nagesh is enshrined here is one of the most visited places of Almora.
How to Reach
By Air: Nearest Airport to Almora is at Pantnagar in the district of Nainital, which is 127 km away.
By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is at Kathgodam, which is 90 km away. Direct trains connect it to Delhi, Lucknow and Agra.
By Road: Almora is well connected by road with important tourist places as well as major cities like Delhi, Moradabad, Nainital, Kausani, Ranikhet, and Pithoragarh.
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