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 is a hill district in the central Kumaon region of Uttaranchal. It is a beautiful scenic place situated at an altitude of 5900 ft.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Near Kalimutt is the temple of Kasar Devi.
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.
Road : Connected by road with most places of Uttaranchal
Distance from Almora:
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Travel to Nainital by taking exclusive travel packages for Nainital sightseeing tours and travel ecursions to nearby places. Nainital Travel guide also highlights various travel attractions of Nainital, famous markets, food and top hotels in Nainital. Travel guide of Nainital also tells about how to reach Nainital, climate of Nainital besides various other tourist information.
Nainital – The first recorded discovery of this now popular hill station of Nainital, was in 1841 when a British, Mr. Barron, chanced upon the lake. Moved by the scenic beauty of the lake and thickly forested hills, he constructed a house named Pilgrim’s Cottage.
It was the first of many residences, which were to transform Nainital into a popular resort. By 1858, Nainital became a well-known hill station, and within a few years became the summer seat of the provincial government.
According to local belief the origin of Nainital dates back to mythological times. Sati, Lord Shiva’s consort committed suicide at the yajna of Daksha Prajapati.
When Lord Shiva roamed across the universe carrying her dead body, Sati’s eye fell near the lake, where the Naina Devi temple now stands. The waters of the lake are therefore considered sacred and the Naina Devi temple is the venue of an autumnal fair. In ancient times, the lake was know as the Tri-rishi Sarovar, the lake of three rishis-Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha.
Nainital is also known as ‘Lake Paradise’. In its beautiful ‘lakes ‘, option of boating through yachts, paddle boats and traditional rowing boats are available. The Nainital Boat House Club exclusively holds the management of Yachting in Nainital. In Nainital district, Sat Tal, Bhim Tal and Naukuchiyatal also have water sport and boating facilities. Nainital is famous for its candles, woolens, woodcrafts and handicrafts.
Clothing: Summer – Light Woolens; Winters – Heavy Woolens
Road – Nainital is connected by road to major centers of northern India, some of the major road distances are:
Dorothy’s Seat – Named in memory of an English woman who was killed in an air crash. This pleasant spot offers a partial view of Nainital.
Bhowali – 11 km. Situated at an altitude of 1706 meter on the main Haldwani-Almora Road, it is a popular health resort.
Bhim Tal – 22 km. Fast developing into an independent tourist center, this lake resort offers a quite vacation and facilities for water sports. KMVN has a Tourist Bungalow here.
Ramgarh – 26 km. A picturesque hamlet set in the midst of fruit orchards. This fruit belt of Kumaon is famous for its juicy fruits all over India.
Ghorakhal – 37 km. Famous for the temple of Gollu Devta, a demi god highly revered by the Kumaoni. The famous Sainik School of India is also located here.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summers in India is furious in most of the parts, it is the time of the year when people retire from their social networks for they rather spend the time at home sticking to their air conditioned chambers. But, summer vacations are also the time to reunite with the family and give that extra time to kids. Thus retreating to some of the colder zones of the country seems everyone’s plan of action.
Our summer packages have always managed to lure a huge amount of travellers with its fascinating unseen destinations, prime accommodation options, off the beaten paths, innovative leisure activities and more. This time with our Summer Packages 2010 we are all set to come back with a bang to provide our loyal customers another exhilarating memory for their family photo album.
With summers on the doorsteps our team gets into the task of selecting new destinations to treat our guests from. The criteria is simple the place should be untouched by the scorching sun and should be an isolated one for a peaceful stay. Then of course there are things like ideal hotels, places to be seen, fun activities and all other logistics to be provided in easy prices.
Our latest offerings for summers thus mainly include visits to the serene hilly regions and to the quaint beaches of the country where the climate is favourable for a resplendent holiday.
Solang Valley: Situated atop Kullu Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Solang Valley is a small town on the route to Rohtang Pass. The region is especially renowned for summer and winter sports and hence sees a great influx of people especially during the holidaying seasons.
The giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley which makes it one famed skiing resort. The region provides great sports for the amusement of your kids, the most famous sports provided here are parachuting, paragliding, skating, zorbing and horse riding.
Rohtang Pass: Situated on a height of 3978 m Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass on the Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas. Connecting Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, the pass opens from May to November and is known for its snow-capped peaks and stunning panorama covered in snow.
Shimla and Manali: Two of the cool hill stations of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla and Manali are all time destinations highly recommended by us. Perched at the near end of Kullu Valley, Manali is moderately cold even during summers. The pristine environs, stunning Himalayas as backdrop and various geographical, historical and religious sightseeing places to visit,
Manali is a cocoon of surprises filled with delight. Known as a Summer Capital of British in yesteryears, Shimla stuns all eyes with its abundance of natural splendour mixed with enchanting colonial style architecture preserved efficiently.
Goa: Moving down south, the beach town of Goa is one little paradise in itself. When talking about summer packages one often thinks of a beachside vacation and Goa fits all the criteria. Enveloped with heavenly beauty and laced with pristine waterfalls, palm fringed beaches, rivulets, delectable sea food and souvenir markets Goa is ideal for a laid-back vacation.
Family vacations are all about perfect destinations and perfectly planned touring. Not just the vacation, but even the planning part is exciting when is done along with your kin group. Planning and booking the tour well in advance is very important to secure the best places, the early you will book the cheaper will be the rates and the more convenient will be the experience.
So start up soon and pick your favourite cool retreat from a horde of summer tour packages of 2010 available with us.
The common Hindu belief says that one must thank almighty in its varied fruitful forms and this is the reason even rivers are worshipped in India. It is a sweet gesture through which devotees express their gratitude towards God for availing optimum water. At Yamunotri one of such sacred rivers River Yamuna emerges in the form of a small streamlet.
Situated at an altitude of about 3293 meters in the Garhwal Himalayas, Yamunotri is the seat of River Goddess Yamuna. Its sanctity has been ever escalating since it was added as one of the holy destinations of Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. Yamunotri tour is a perfect way to explore the ethereal bliss of Himalayas and to bow the river deity who resides in the sacred shrine of Yamunotri.
The tour to Yamunotri performed as a part of the pilgrimage is believed to be of the quality of cleansing the soul of all the sins.
Hindus has elevated the river to the stature of divine mother for it has played a significant role in nurturing and developing the surrounding populations.
This trek begins at a small town of Hanuman Chatti from where a 6 kilometres of trek amidst lush valleys will take you to Janki Chatti. Keeping in mind the convenience of adult pilgrims and other disabled devotees here the services of horses, palanquin and ponies is also available for the trek.
Setting on the trek from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri you will encounter natural splendour at its best.
This trek is particularly noticed for its breathtaking vistas and cascading waterfall. Two hot springs are situated at Yamunotri offering rejuvenating bath to the tired devotees at Gauri Kund. The pilgrimage is performed in between the months of May to November after Diwali festival during which the temple remains open at a stretch.
The devout devotees can also choose to live here at the temple at the small ashrams and guest houses for a longer stay at the temple close to divinity.
The sacred Char Dham Yatra is believed to be a very sacred entity which should be performed by all Hindus at least once in a lifetime. The visit to Yamunotri is however, not just known for its religious reasons, but now people also visit the region to explore another façade of divinity dissolved in the tranquility and beauty of Mother Nature.