Nainital is 67 kms
Ranikhet to Almorah is: 52 kms
Kausani to Almorah is 51 kms
Lucknow to Almorah : 466 kms
Dehradun to Almorah : 412 kms
Delhi to Almorah : 382 kms
Bareilly to Almorah : 205 kms
Kathgodam to Almorah : 90 kms
Pithoragarh to Almorah : 122 kms
Haridwar to Almorah : 357 kms
Haldwani to Almorah : 96 kms
one of the most popular hill stations of Uttaranchal.
It is one of the five districts in the newly carved state
of the Uttaranchal. It is also known as the cultural capital
of Kumaon. Almora is on a three-mile long horse-saddle
shaped ridge and is surrounded by hill ranges on all four
sides by hill ranges. All the four ranges have the temples
on the top of their peak. These temples are of goddesses
Banari Devi, Kasar Devi, Sayahi Devi and the temple of
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 range in between the river Kosi and Suyal.
Chitai Temple : This
is a very busy area. This temple is dedicated to Lord
Golu. The people of Kumau 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.
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 Vivekananda Library which
has many books on literature. A little away is the Vivekananda
Memorial where Swami Vivekananda had stopped for a while
on his journey to the Himalayas.
: This picnic spot amidst gardens is 10 kms away
from Almora. 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.
: 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.
Kalimutt : 4.5 kms from Almora, this picnic
spot gives a lovely view of the Himalayan Peaks.
: 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.
: 90 kms from Almora, Bageshwar is the trade center
of Kumau. Founded in 1450, on the banks of the river Sarayu,
it has a temple of Baghnath. Hotels and tourists guesthouses
are available here for accommodation. Further ahead from
here is the Pindari Glacier.
Park : 3 kms from Almora this park is in NTD (Narayan
Nanda Devi Temple: 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.
Devi : 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.
: 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.
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.
: 3 kms from Almora Simtola is a picnic spot from
where one can view the beautiful mountains covered with
pine and deodar trees.
BY AIR ||
nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the
summer regular flights are operational.
BY RAIL ||
nearest railway station is Kathgodam (90kms.). Connected
by rail with Lucknow, Delhi and Howrah.
BY ROAD ||
is well connected by road with all the important cities.
in Almora can be described as moderate. The summers are
warm in the morning and pleasant in the evenings. The
winters are cold and sunny during the daytime while the
nights are very cold with snowfall a couple of time during
the season. The best season for tourist is during the
months April-June and September-November. one can have
the view of the snow-capped mountains during the early
summers and autumns. The best time to witness snowfall
is from the end of December till the early February.
AND RESORTS IN ALMORA
and Resorts in Almora