|| Uttaranchal Holiday Ideas
Location : Kumaon District
Known For : 49 kms from Ranikhet
Altitude : 5,400 ft Above Sea Level
Best Time to Visit : April to June, September to November
The Scenic Town of Almora
|To See :||Temple, Museum, Beautiful Views of Himalayas.|
|Interesting Fact :||The Town of Almora is in the Shape of a Horse Shoe.|
|Main Temples :||Chitai Temple (8 kms), Katarmal Sun Temple (13 kms).|
|Famous Festivals :||Maha Shivratri Mela in November, Nanda Devi Festival.|
|Must Enjoy :||Strolling in the Deer Park Located Just 3 kms from Almora.|
|Trekking Trails :||To Katramal Temple 1½
To Chitai Temple 8 kms.
|Other Attractions :||Gobind Vallabh Pant Public Museum Museum, Bright End Corner Sun Rise Point.|
|Must See :||Sun Rise and Set Over the Hills From the Point Bright End Corner .|
|Shopping Destinations :||Old Bazaar Angora Clothers, Traditionally Designed Pashmina Shawls, Copper Ware, Kumaoni Style Jewellery.|
|Not to be Missed :||Visiting the Katarmala Sun Temple During the Maha Shivratri Mela in November, When Pilgrims Flock Here.|
|Eating Options :||Vegetarian
New Glory and Madras Cafe.
Non Vegetarian Shikhar Restaurant.
|Staying Options :||Kalmatia Sangram, Deodar Resort, Snow View Resort, Gullu Deva Tourist Resort.|
|Getting Around :||Jageshwar 33 kms, Binsar 35 kms, Kasuni 52 kms, Baijnath 71 kms, Koshi 12 kms.|
|Important Distances :||Nainital 103 kms, Delhi 365 kms, Kathgodam 90 kms, Ranikhet 49 kms.|
|Getting There :||Air
Nearest Airport is at Pantnagar in the District of Nainital, 127 km
Rail Nearest Railway Station is at Kathgodam, Which is 90 km Away. Direct Trains Connect it to Delhi, Lucknow and Agra.
Road Almora is well Connected by Road with Important Towns as Cities like Delhi, Moradabad, Nainital, Kausani, Ranikhet, and Pithoragarh, Via NH 24 and NH 87.
Thinking about a holiday in Almora? The high altitude resorts dotting the hillside for panoramic views, cool bracing air and an invigorating breaks, pilgrimage centres at a stone throw away and dozen of excursion to take up, is what Almora offers to its tourists. This 500 year old town has retained its ethnicity with vitality. Sitting high at an altitude of 5,400 ft above sea level, Almora is one of those rare hill station when even short distances stretch into hours due to the twisty and undulating roads. Almora is based on a 5 km long horseshoe shaped ridge. Take up Uttaranchal tours and enjoy a majestic stay in Almora, the town that has various attractions that includes the delight of shopping.
Almora has been bestowed with every kind of tourist
attractions that one can think of. To satisfy the hunger of histrionic
lovers Almora has Gobind Vallabh Pant Public Museum that has a very rare
collection of the famous 'Apen' folk paintings and other treasures. To
enjoy the taste of air, go to Bright End Corner, which is a popular
Adding a silver lining to the pilgrim attractions are the famous Katarmala Sun temple and Chitai temple. At a distance of 8 kms from Almora, the Chitai temple is dedicated to Gollu Deva, an important Kumaonn deity. Next in kin to the Sun temple of Konark is the Katarmala temple that is a congregation of 50 temples. Located at a distance of 13 kms, one needs to take up one and a half km trek up hill. The best time to visit this temple is during spring time (November) when the the annual Mahashivratri Mela takes place and the whole temple complex is washed with colours that drive pilgrims to worship and celebrate.
Just 3 kms from Almora is a deer park where strolling is an enigmatic experience.
A Beautiful Garden to Walk in Almora
If you thought that Almora is all about serenity and fun then you were right. But there is one more facet of this town of Uttaranchal that makes a vacation in this place very interesting Shopping. Almora has many shopping centers among which the most important is the Old Bazaar, nearly 200 years old. Shoppers should hunt for Kumaoni style jewellery and copperware from the coppersmith himself. Pashmina shawls and wool blankets that have a rich traditional influence should not be missed. Among the most interesting buys are the Angora clothes made from the fur of Angora rabbits.
Almora is one of the famous hill station in Uttaranchal as well as India, so reaching it is not a difficult task. At a distance of 365 kms from Delhi, the nearest airport connection Almora to Delhi is at Pantnagar in the district of Nainital, which is 127 km away. To reach via rails, the tourists will have to get down to Kathgodam which is the nearest railhead 90 kms away. Direct trains connect Almora to to Delhi, Lucknow and Agra. The road that leads to Almora is NH 24 to Rampur via Hapur and Moradabad. NH 87 also takes to Kathgodam and from there one can easily find the route for Almora.
Top 5 Reasons To Visit Almora
Almora Journey to the Hills
Lay Eyes on Some 'Apen' Paintings
Pay Homage to the Sun Temple in Almora
Shop For the Rare Articles
Trek Up and Down in Almora
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