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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

Almora Town
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 kms Uphill.
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 Away.
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.

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Almora in Uttaranchal – Crossroad in the Himalayas

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.

Attractions of Almora – The Ways to Enjoy FUN in Almora

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 sunrise point.
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.

Almora Garden
A Beautiful Garden to Walk in Almora

Shopping in Almora – Strike a Deal

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.

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Reaching the Plentiful Hamlet – Getting to Almora

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.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Almora

Almora at Night

Almora – Journey to the Hills
Almora has been an important destination on the tourists maps since times unknown. Thanks to the scenic retreats and nearby pilgrimage sites that helps the tourists to discover many places form this one central point. Take up Almora tours and enjoy the most scenic holiday of your life.

Lay Eyes on Some 'Apen' Paintings
Almora is the best place to discover the art and culture of the Kumaon region. Pay a visit to the Gobind Vallabh Pant Public Museum near the bus stand which surprises the tourists with many unique collection of rare 'Apen' folk painting along with other specific artifacts.

Pay Homage to the Sun Temple in Almora
Baffled by the term 'Sun temple' of Almora. Do not be because Almora does have one Sun temple which is better known as Katarmal Sun temple. This famous temple is an accumulation of 50 temples and has historical importance.

Shop For the Rare Articles
Shopping in Almora can be rated as a simple pleasure. Tourists should not miss buying the Angora clothes that are specially made from the fur of Angora rabbits. Other shopping items include Kumaoni style jewellery, copperware and traditionally designed pashmina shawls and woollens.

Trek Up and Down in Almora
Though Almora cannot be catagorized as an adventure destination but there are certainly some trekking routes that will satisfy any trekker. Take up 1 ½ km trek up the mountains to see the Katarmal Sun temple. An 8 mks trek from Almora can also be taken to see the popular Chitai temple.

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