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Almora Travel Guide


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Almora: Picturesque district of Almora is a fine blend of mountain beauty; ancient cultural influences, sanctified spots, thickly wooded forests, scenic valleys, quaint cottages, crystal lakes and gushing rivers…… all inspiring one to call it the ‘Switzerland of India’. 

Almora Travel Guide

Almora is a hill district in the central Kumaon region of Uttaranchal. It is a beautiful scenic place situated at an altitude of 5900 ft.

It was founded by Raja Kalyan of Chand Dynasty in 1560 AD. Almora is a town in the shape of a horse shoe perched on a 5 km long mountain

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range in between the river Kosi and Suyal There is a cave where Swami Vivekanand meditated and was enlightened. Almora was captured by British from Gorkhas, who have left their mark on this town. Nanda Devi festival is celebrated here, during which devotees from all over India visit this place.

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Sight Seeing: Nearby places of tourist interest where an excursion can be made within a day are Bright End Corner’s unforgettable sunset, Chitai temple with it’s unique collection of brass bells of all sizes, gifted to the temple by devotees since centuries,

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Kasar Devi which houses many Europeans who fell in love with the place so much that they settle down, Nanda Devi Temple the cultural and religious center of Almora for now hundreds of years and Lala Bazaar a unique market of more than two hundred years with paved streets of stone.

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Bright End Corner: Almora is 2 kms away from here. A highlight of this point is the sunset and the sunrise seen through the Himalayan peaks. A circuit house close by allows tourists to spend some time in this peaceful surrounding. Close by is the Vivekanand

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Library which has many books on literature. A little away is the Vivekanand Memorial where Swami Vivekanand had stopped for a while on his journey to the Himalayas.

Martola: This picnic spot amidst gardens is 10 kms away from Almora.

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Most of the people who live here are foreigners. Buses and taxis come up to a point called Panuwanaula and from there onwards one has to walk.

Kalimutt : 4.5 kms from Almora,  this picnic spot gives a lovely view of the Himalayan Peaks.
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Deer Park:

3 kms from Almora this park is  in NTD (Narayan Tiwari Dewai).

State Museum: This museum is near the bus stand . It is closed on Mondays and other Government Holidays. It is open from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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Simtola: 3 kms from Almora Simtola is a picnic spot from where one can view the beautiful mountains covered with pine and deodar trees.
Chitai Temple: This is a very busy area. This temple is dedicated to Lord Golu.

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The people of Kumaon worship him. Once a wish is fulfilled people hang little bells in this temple. Therefore there are thousands of little bells hanging there. The view of the Himalayas is extremely beautiful from here. This temple is 8 kms away by walk through a beautiful pine forest, but one can go by cart too.

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Katarmal:

This 800-year old Sun Temple is the second in importance after the Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa. Seven kms away from Almora this historical important temple  is an example of intricate sculpturing. This temple is in need of restoration now.

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Binsar:

30 kms from Almora Binsar  has a temple of Shiva who is also called  Bineswar. 2412 mts above sea level this temple was constructed by King Kalyan of the Chand  Dynasty.  Visiting this temple gives one peace of mind.

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Jageshwar:

34 kms away from Almora  this temple of Shiva  is situated amidst a dense Deodar forest and has a lot of mythological importance. Here there are about 164 temples of this  kind. 

Nanda Devi Temple:

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This 1000-year old temple is one of the main attraction of Almora. Its walls have carvings on them. Every year a festival is held here in which youth from various mountainous areas come here to participate in this dance festival.

Gannath: 

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47 kms from Almora this is an ancient Shiva temple  with natural caves.  2116 mts above sea level this place is a favourite with nature lovers. 

Kasar Devi:

Near Kalimutt is the temple of  Kasar Devi.

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This ancient temple was built on a mountain peak in the second century. The distance between Kalimatt and Kasar Devi is less than 1 km and can be easily covered by foot. The surrounding area has become the home of many foreigners. The main town is 6 km away.

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Accessibility

By Air: The nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the summer regular flights are operational.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam (90kms.). Connected by rail with Lucknow, Delhi and Howrah.

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Road : Connected by road with most places of Uttaranchal
Distance from Almora:
Lucknow (466),
Dehradun (412),
Nainital (71),
Delhi (382),

Bareilly (205),
Kathgodam (90),
Pithoragarh (122),
Haridwar (357),
Haldwani (96).
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Best of Kumaon Tours


Kumaon Tours: Himalayas of the Kumaon region are among the most picturesque in the country. The beauty of regions such as Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital is rejuvenating. Wrapped in the scenic wonders of hill stations, explore this land to enjoy nature at its best. Book your summer holidays package in Kumon. 
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Kumaon Tours: Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of Hills –

Far away from the bustle of chaotic cities, Kumaon is a soothing hamlet with reverberating valleys, open ceaseless sky, refreshing breeze and cascading rivulets.  Essentially a mountainous region the region is situated in Uttarakhand and is bounded by Tibet on one side and Uttar Pradesh on the other.

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The beauty of Kumaon tours is that despite being incredibly beautiful, the region has stayed untouched from the maddening touristy. Nature can be seen it’s most raw and rugged form with trees growing everywhere and the rivers meandering through unexpected routes.

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Yet for those travellers who like to travel to rare and uncommon lands of the world, it is flanked by a number of beauteous resorts which add another asset to these tours to Kumaon. When you plan to set on a travel to this quaint town, the regions you should cover while vacationing include:

One of the greatest crowd pullers of Kumaon, Nainital is renowned for its emerald hues and picturesque lake. A steep forested valley perched around a great Naini Lake, it is an attractive holidaying destinations flooded by families and honeymooners during peak seasons.

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A busy bazaar, plenty of guesthouses and hotels sprinkled in between forested hills and gorgeous vistas with the backdrop of distant Himalayan summits the scene at Nainital is very captivating. Kumaon tour packages come with great religious sites and gorgeous panoramas such as Naina Devi Temple, Snow View, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Bhimtal Lake, Naukuchia Tal and more.

The culturally thriving region Almora is known for its rich historic heritage and highly religious society. Swami Vivekananda once described the beauty of Almora by saying “These mountains are associated with the best memories of our race: Here, therefore, must be one of centres, not merely of activity,

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but more of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope someone to realize it.” From cobbled Lalal Bazaar selling intricately carved traditional wooden articles to some colonial era edifices and shops selling quality trekking outfits, Almora has lots to be explored and viewed. The coy yet friendly natives often like to indulge in small conversations, mostly trying to help the travellers with the routes.

A tiny hill station and a cantonment town in Uttarkhand, Ranikhet is situated on an altitude of 1869 m from where one can enjoy the view of western peak of Himalayas. The region witnesses snowfall in the winters while summers remains moderate making it an ideal destination to be visited round the year.

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Ranikhet is covered with beauteous pine, oak, deodar forests providing favourable conditions for breeding of leopards, leopard cat, jackal, red fox, langur and porcupine. The tour packages to Kumaon are laced with enormous green sceneries out of which Ranikhet is one stunning one providing apt location for romancing couples and others looking for tranquil environs.

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Kumaon tours open the world of serenity unseen by the eyes of the materialistic world. The region is encompassed with ethereal bliss which has been maintained by its nature-loving inhabitants. From the bustling small towns to the serene villages flanked by log huts to people dressed in colourful exotic attires and participating in offerings to varied gods, Kumaon is one tiny piece of paradise slowly waking up to the advancements of modern world. 

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