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Almora Travel Guide

Almora, a hill station fully developed by Indians located fairly above 6000 feet on a crescent shaped mountain, is in the Kumaon Mountains of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand State in India. It is presumed that Almora has a long history and has survived since the Vedic Age. This is a herded hill town in North India and is highly captivating for the amazing natural beauty.

Almora is a town of temples, with temple of Goddess Nanda Devi aimed in the centre of the town. The mountain, the rolled terrains with greenish luxury all around, is visible from the close areas as well.

Almora is a farming base and a merchandise centre of dynamic activity all around. One can buy wonderfully made woolen garments from Almora town shopping complexes. Silently placed in the lap of duteous nature, this region has small houses rested on the slopes of the hill and splendor of this place is contributed colorful attire of the natives. Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali) rivers fluxes by the side of this town and the town, assuming the evidence of Chandravansh and Katyur dynasty who ruled Almora during 15th and 16th centuries in forts, monuments and palaces, is circumvented by thick forests of fur and pine trees. This place is culturally very rich and through out the year Almora observes many festivals and cultural events, main captivation of the tourists to experience the cultural heritage of the region. The ancient cultural heritage and the precious traditions are maintained in Almora when other nearby places are altered and shaped by modern cultures and trends.

One can advocate this virgin hill-station with full of beautiful beauty to tourists, with an assured confidence.

Binsar, name derived out of the Lord Shiva known as Binsar Deo, is the erstwhile summer capital of the Chand Rajas situated in the backdrop of the lovely snow-capped peaks of Himalayas. It is an acclaimed hill resort and one of the most scenic spot in the Kumaon part of Himalayas
Bright End Corner

Laidback, bright and quiet, this place became famous for excellent sight of sunset and sunrise. The rising moon and the sinking sun, brilliant scenes of orangish red squeezing the drops of nature’s movements are spectacular from Bright End Corner. There is really a beautiful view obtained of dawn and dusk
Chitai Temple
A landmark in Almora, Chitai Temple has the presiding deity Lord Shiva, who is referred here by the name Lord Gollu. Local folks have much faith in this hilltop temple, they often visit here with offerings
Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum

Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum situated on the Mall Road in Almora showcases rich and unique collections of items of archaeological, historic and cultural significance. The precious articles belong to the Katyuri and Chand dynasties are also displayed here
Jageshwar near Almora is a prestigious Hindu religious location. There is a mythological belief that it is the abode of one among the twelve Jyothirlingas. The temple Jageshwar is the Siva temple has the legacy of one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Jageshwar assumes importance and considered as sacred as the rivers Surabhi and Nandini flows down and joins at this place.
Katarmal Sun Temple
Katarmal nearby Almora has the second important Sun temple in the country, the first being the Konark Sun Temple in Orissa. This 800-year-old temple complex has one main temple, surrounded by 45 smaller shrines.
Lal Bazaar
Shopping in Almora is a fantastic experience and Lal Bazaar offers you with wide variety of shopping facilities. From sweets to bronze and brass ware items, one can get any items from here.
Alleppey, being a coastal area, has a dry and humid weather during summers in March to May with maximum temperature reaches to nearly 37°C. June to September are Monsoon season with heavy rains and December- February are winters with pleasant climate of temperature between 22°C to 30°C.
Nearest airport is Pantnagar, which is about 125 km away from the heart of Almora. Taxi costs about Rs 1600/ from airport to Almora. Pantnagar is connected to Delhi on alternate days

Regular bus services are available from Delhi to Almora, the distance covered is about 200 km. Luxury bus services are also available. State owned buses connects Almora to other cities in and around

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