Destinations of India
Things To Do
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya, Uttranchal has a beautiful holiday spot for tourists, Almora.
A tour to Almora comes up with the opportunity to view the most pictorial part of the state. Located at a height of 1,650 m above the sea level, Almora is a picturesque hill station. It is popularly known as the 'Cultural Capital of Uttaranchal'. While enjoying a tour to Almora, you can enjoy the dense forests of fir and pine and the snow-covered mountain peaks.
Flowing silently behind Almora, the rivers Koshi is a spectacle to watch. The hill station is also known for its various cultural activities like fairs and festivals. The beautiful hill station of Almora has many places of interest for tourists. Almora attracts thousands of tourists every season and during the popular Nanda Devi Fair.
Bright End Corner
A place from where you can catch the beautiful glimpses of sunrise and sunset. Located just 2 km away from the city, it is the place where you can spend some time in a peaceful ambiance. Swami Vivekanand Library and ashram, which is nearby to Himalaya is the time where you can read books.
Nanda Devi Temple
Lies above the Mall Road, Nanda Devi Temple is amongst the sacred temples in the Kumaon region. Dedicated to the patron goddess of the Chand Dynasty, this temple dates back 1000 years. Built inside the antechamber of Shiva Temple, it features a huge monument, decorated with a stone amalaka and enveloped by a wooden roof. The surrounding walls are graced by intricate stone carvings that imitate life-like statues and images. During the time of Nanda Devi Fair, it is crowded with tourists and pilgrims.
This is a historical temple, which lies in the main market of the town. Many people visit Chitai temple, belonging to the region. Every year 'Nanda Devi Mahotsav is organized here and this is the time when you can also see various cultural events as well. People from different corners come to participate in this fair.
This museum lies near the bus station Almora. It is also known as 'Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum'. Visiting this museum is the best way to get the information about the development of art, culture and life style of the area. It remains closed on Mondays.
Dedicated to Lord Golu, it is the most demanding area where Kumaoni people come to worship. If anyone gets his wish fulfilled, he hangs up a small bell in this temple. As a result, visitors can see thousands of tiny bells hanging here. The beautiful view of the Himalayas from the place is truly not to be missed.
It is a very popular trekking root. For enjoying picnic with family, it is also an ideal spot. From this famous temple, you can see the beautiful view of the Himalayas.
Situated just 3 km away from Almora, it is a popular attraction for tourists. While enjoying the wildlife, tourists can also embark on an evening leisure walk here.
Kasar Devi Temple
This temple is near to Kalimutt. Built in the second centuries, this temple has become a popular tourist attraction now.
Almora has no dearth of accommodation options for tourists. Resorts and hotels are available at different rates. One can choose the option that suits him the best.
How to Reach
By Air: Pant Nagar (Nainital) is the nearest airport from where regular flights are operational in summers.
By Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Almora.
By Road: Almora is well-linked to all the major cities of India by road.