Almora is famous for its cultural diversity, its hindustani pronunciation is a municipal board and a cantonment municipality in the “Almora” district within the “state of Uttarakhand, India”. It was found in 1568 by “King Kalyan Chand”. It is the administrative headquarter of Almora district. It is situated on a point at the southern edges of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range, at a distance of 365 km from the national capital New Delhi, 415 km from the state capital Dehradun. According to the provisional result of the 2011 national survey of India, Almora has a population of 35,513. Nestle within higher peaks of the Himalaya, Almora enjoy a year round mild temperate weather.
Activities in Almora
Adveenture Activities : The rough land and rising and falling hills of Almora makes it a perfect spot to try some adventure activitie to test your power and patience. Burma Bridge Rock climbing, and Spider Web are some of the activities that one can partake in.
Cycling : Cycling is a enjoyable and healthy way to travel around the nearby surroundings at Almora. One can cycle from side to side the dense forest area of Binsar Wildlife with friends and family.
Shopping : Being a profitable hub, “Almora” has one of the major markets in Kumaon region, a perfect spot for shopalcoholic. Apparels made from Angora wool are quite famous in Almora.
Nature Walks : The natural loveliness that encompass the surrounding area of Almora is quite out of this world. The opportunity of explore this beautiful area would be hard to resist.
Almora tourism places
- Jageshwar Dham
- Kasar Devi Temple
- Chitai Temple
- Zero point
- Katarmal Sun Temple
- Kumaon Regi Centre Mueseum
- Nanda Devi Temple
- Archaeological Mueseum Jageshwar
- Jhula Devi Temple
- Bright End Corner
- Dwarahat Village
- Patal Devi Mandir
- Maa Dunaguri Temple
- Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
- Gananath Mandir
- Neeb Karori Baba Ashram, Kakrighat
“Jageshwar” is a Hindu pilgrimage municipality in Almora district in Uttarakhand, supposed to carry the “Nagesh Jyotirlinga” dedicated to Shiva and situated 36 km northeast of Almora, in Kumaun district.
Kasar Devi Temple
“Kasar Devi” is a village close to Almora, Uttarakhand. It is famous for the “Kasar Devi temple”, a Devi temple, devoted to Kasar Devi, later than whom the place is too named. A place also famous for Crank’s Ridge, just outside the village, which was famous destination during the Hippie movement of the “1960s and 1970s”, and continues to attract trekker and tourist, both domestic and foreign.
Kumaon Regi Centre Mueseum
Established by “Kumaon Regiment” of Indian Army in the 1970s and the museum houses war artifacts of historical importance, particularly belong to the ‘Garhwal and Kumaon’ regiments. The KRC golf course is another major attraction. Kumaon Regiment also houses valuable resources like Rani Jhasi’s silver scepter, pictures and documents related to Kargil War, a wireless field telephone used in “World War II” by Japanese and Chinese rifles captured in1962 war.
Tarikhet is solitary village situated close to the sister village of “Ranikhet” which factually suggest Queen’s Meadow. The major attraction of this place are the little hut called Ghandhi kuti, where Mahatma Gandhi awaited his stay during the freedom struggle. This quaint village is situated approx 8 km from Ranikhet, en route Ramnagar.
Best time to visit Almora
The best time to go to “Almora” is just before the winter chill sets in (August – November), during spring (February – May). Although the climate remain mildly cool throughout the year and it is advisable to hold light woollens for the evenings, as it gets chilly.
May-July: Tourist generally head to Almora during summer to cool off!
December-January: The peak winter months of “December and January” can be quite chilly with ice cold wind. Make sure to wear plenty of warm clothes, enjoys the beauty of the snow clad mountains.
How to reach Almora :
By Air : The closest airport is situated at “Pantnagar”, around 110 km away from Almora.
By Train : You can take a train up to “Kathgodam”, the closest railway station which is situated 90 km away from “Almora”.
By Bus : If you are on a backpacking trip, you can take the Uttarakhand Roadways buses from Anand Vihar in New Delhi, which connects Delhi to Rampur via Hapur. At “Rampur”, you have to turn north on NH 87, which will take you to “Almora”.