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Almora

Almora, a hill station fully developed by Indians situated pretty above 6000 feet on a crescent shaped mountain, is in the Kumaon Mountains of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand State in India. It is assumed that Almora has a long history and has existed since the Vedic Age. This is a crowded hill town in North India and is highly attractive for the astounding natural beauty. Almora is a town of temples, with temple of Goddess Nanda Devi placed in the centre of the town. The mountain, the undulated terrains with greenish luxury all around, is visible from the nearby areas as well. A major district in Uttaranchal, the identity of Almora is much more then just another tourist attraction. The place apart from its interesting geography also has a rich history and cultural heritage to boast of. A major district in the state of Uttaranchal, it is a busy township. At a height of 1638 metres, Almora rests among a picturesque setting. On a horse saddle shaped hillock, surrounded by thick forests of pine and fur trees, flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi and Suyal and to top it ...

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Almora
Almora, a hill station fully developed by Indians situated pretty above 6000 feet on a crescent shaped mountain, is in the Kumaon Mountains of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand State in India. It is assumed that Almora has a long history and has existed since the Vedic Age. This is a crowded hill town in North India and is highly attractive for the astounding natural beauty. Almora is a town of temples, with temple of Goddess Nanda Devi placed in the centre of the town. The mountain, the undulated terrains with greenish luxury all around, is visible from the nearby areas as well. A major district in Uttaranchal, the identity of Almora is much more then just another tourist attraction. The place apart from its interesting geography also has a rich history and cultural heritage to boast of. A major district in the state of Uttaranchal, it is a busy township. At a height of 1638 metres, Almora rests among a picturesque setting. On a horse saddle shaped hillock, surrounded by thick forests of pine and fur trees, flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi and Suyal and to top it all are the snow capped Himalayas in the background. The town unlike more developed Nainital and Mussoorie is quite virgin a land. The place is untouched by urbanization and the people here have preserved their culture and tradition well. The roads and pavements are rather unplanned here but the beauty of the terraced fields and barrack like houses here and there can not be missed. Almora is a town of temples, with temple of Goddess Nanda Devi placed in the centre of the town. The mountain, the undulated terrains with greenish luxury all around, is visible from the nearby areas as well. It is an agricultural base and a trade centre of dynamic activity. One can buy marvelously made woolen garments from Almora town shopping complexes. Silently placed in the lap of dutiful nature, this region has small houses built on the slopes of the hill and splendor of this place adds to the colorful attire of the natives. Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali) rivers flows by the side of this town and the town, bearing the evidence of Chandravansh and Katyur dynasty who ruled Almora during 15th and 16th centuries in Forts, monuments and palaces, is surrounded by dense forests of fur and pine trees. This place is culturally very rich and through out the year Almora celebrates many festivals and cultural events, main attractions of the tourists to experience the cultural heritage of the region. The ancient cultural heritage and the valued traditions are retained in Almora when other nearby places are changed and influenced by modern cultures and trends.

How to Reach By Air By Train By Bus


By Air: Pantnagar, located 125 km away from Almora, is the nearest airport is Pantnagar. Flights from Pantanagar airport connect Delhi on alternate days.
By Rail: Almora can be easily assessed by train. Kathgodam railway station is just 91 km from away from the main town and regular train operates from the nearby cities.
By Road: Communication from major Indian cities to Almora is convenient by roads. Comfortable Bus services from both state transport and private tourist companies links Almora to Delhi and neighboring areas are easily available.


Almora Hotels


Hotel Shikhar, Almora
3 A perfect place for comfort and luxury amidst nature’s bounty, hotel Shikharoffers the most sought after living facilities in Almora. Located in the heart of the town, this... more
Hotel Shyam, Almora
Almora, located in the cultural heart of kumaon region, is a town rich in cultural heritage. Located in this historical place, Hotel Shyam offers comfortable stay and modern... more
Hotel Bhagwati Palace, Almora
To relish tourists from stress and anxiety, Hotel Bhagwati Palace, in Almora, offers comfortable living amidst lush green vegetation and scenic beauty of the snow capped peaks... more
Kasaar Jungle Resort, Almora
Kasaar Jungle Resort is one of the most visited resorts in the scenic town of Almora. Situated next to Kasaar Devi temple, the hotel is spread over 6 acres of land. The Binsar... more
Hotel Himsagar, Almora
3 A destination exclusive for nature lovers, Hotel Himsagar, Almora is presents its guests luxury and pleasant stay. Set in the backdrop of rich vegetation and natural beauty,... more
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News & Events


Nanda Devi Festival
Nanda Devi Festival is the most famous of all celebrated in the month of September. Celebrated with great joy here near Nanda Devi temple, a fair is also held during the same time.


Uttraini festival
Another important festival celebrated around the place is Uttraini festival celebrated in January and a week long fair accompanies it. This is the most popular fair in the entire region. People from mountains and plains come here in this festival and fair organized in Bageshwar, 90 kms from Almora.



Jageshwar monsoon festival
Jageshwar monsoon festival is celebrated in the month of July and August. The festival is very significant from religious and historical point of view. Each day during the festival, approximately 1000 tourists pay visit to Jageshwar temple. Dusshera, the famous Hindu festival is another important festival here and is celebrated in a unique manner drawing large crowds from far and wide. Almora being so culturally active and rich has many other fairs and festivals round the year.



Attraction points
» Almora Fort
» Nanda Devi Temple
» Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum
» The Mall
» Lakhuudiyar
» Jageshwar
» Chitai Temple



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