Almora is an exotic place to conveniently take pleasure in the spectacular snow scape of the Himalayas. Almora allows the tourists to enjoy great Himalayas together with ridge after ridge of hills. The terraced green fields, stone slatted, the barrack-like village houses have so far put up a valiant fight against the encroachments of urban expansion and ad hoc development. Bageshwar and Sitalakhet are other places of tourist interest. Bageshwar is one of the main camping sites for the journey to Pindari Glacier, which is situated at a height of 3,820 mts. Sitlakhet is a newly developed resort on the Syahi Devi hill. Kafni Glacier is also near by (around 3,870 mts above sea level.
On the banks of Gomti river Baijnath is located in Garur Valley, is an tranquil place. It is famous for its 13th century temples. Jageshwar has Shiva temples and sited at Almora-Pithoragarh road and is situated in a densely wooded beautiful narrow valley. They are a wonder to see for their artistic beauty and craftsmanship. Jageshwar is among the 12-jyotir lingas in India.
The Nanda Devi temple in the heart of the Almora city is quite famous. Almora has a museum that is a storehouse of information about the cultural heritage of Kumaon. There is a deer park on the outskirts of Almora.
Almora was founded in year 1568.There are plenty of attractions at Almora. Swami Vivekananda gave famous spiritual speech here. From Almora to Colombo record that he was stirred as much by the stark beauty of the mountains here as by the ocean at Kanyakumari. The headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, was situated at Mayawati Ashram then in Almora. Gurudev Ravindranath Tagore spent a summer to live through the personal grief after the loss of a beloved child. A little later followed the great dancer Udaya Shankar. Ravi Shankar, Zohra Sehgal, Simki and the youngster Guru Dutt have all been here. Others have followed in their footsteps. The first prime minister of India Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru had served a term of imprisonment in the Jail at Almora and has left behind an evocative account of the pleasures of solitude and the changing moods of nature in his various letters written from this place which acted as inspirational guide for the Indians.
April to June and September to November are the best seasons.
Public Museum: Known as Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum. This museum provides a deep insight about art, culture, life style of this region.
Nanda Devi Temple: is ancient temple is one of the main attractions, this temple is hundreds of years old and carries deep faith of the Indians from other cities as well as local. Every year Nanda Devi fair, is organized here. This fair celebration is fabulous.
Chetai Temple: The local people have much faith on this temple. The Chetai temple is located around 8 kms from Almora. This temple is surrounded by dense fur and pine tree forest. If you are a nature lover then you will certainly enjoy this place.
Bright & Corner: This place is around 2 kms from the town and is situated Bright and Corner. This spot became famous for excellent sight of sunset and sunrise. From Bright and Corner a different kind of view of dawn and dusk.
Deer Park: Is located around 3 kms from Almora. An evening stroll in Deer Park has its own pleasure.
Simtola: A picnic spot around 3 kms from Almora, this place is covered with pine and fur trees. The calmness and peaceful environment has fun of its own kind.
Around Almora: Jageshwar: is located 34 kms from the town There is an ancient Shiva temple at Jageshwar. Huge fur trees surround this temple. In fact, this temple is in the series of ancient temples, which were built in Kumaon region many centuries ago.Gannath: Is known for natural caves and ancient Shiva temples. This place is 47 kms from the town. It is wonderful place for nature lovers and ideal for spending your day with beautiful surrounding. Every year on Kartik Purnima fair is celebrated here.
Klamath: From here, one gets a good view of Almora town and the nearby places. The sight of the close by hills is incredible This place is 4.5 kms from Almora. Near to Kalimath is Kasar Devi. There is temple dedicated to Goddess Kasar Devi. This temple dates back to second century. Tourist may go by walk from Kalimath to Kasardevi, which is very close by.
Katarmal: Katarmal has the second important sun temple in the country, after Sun Temple of Konark. This temple is around 800 years old. But this temple has not received the deserved attention.
Binsar: This place is 30 kms from the town. This place has received its name from Lord Binsar Deo or Shiva. The Chandravansi King Kalyan built the Lord Shiva temple. This temple is built at a height of 2,412 meters. The Binsar provides peace of mind and soul.
Bageshwar: Bageshwar is 90 kms from the Almora, the commercial town of Kumaon region. It is located along the Saryu river. There is temple, built in1450, dedicated to Lord Bagnath.
Baijnath: This place is 71 kms from Almora and 21 kms from Bageshwar. Tourist will find more of ancient temples at Baijnath with historical and archaeological importance. These temples is dedicated Shiva, Ganesha, and Parvati as the presiding deities.
Martola: Wonderful tourist place with gardens and forests is situated 10 kms from Almora. Martola is so attractive and picturesque that many foreigners prefer to settle here. This place is a good for picnic lovers.
Koshi: This place is 12 kms from Almora, incomparable natural beauty of this place surpasses any other spot. The Govind Vallabh Pant Environment Research Institute is situated here.
Shravan Mela: Jageshwar lying in the beautiful Jatganga Valley, housing one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, this place is a complex of 12 temples in all.
Somnath Mela: The Somnath Fair celebrated at Vishuwat Sankranti day in the Shiva Temple at Masi.
Devidhura Mela: Famous Devidhura Fair is held on the day of Raksha Bandhan in month of August, at the Varahi Devi Temple.
Ram Lila: The festival of Dussehra is celebrated with great splendor and show all over Kumaon sector.
By Air: The nearby airport for Almora is Pantnagar 127 kms.
By Rail: Nearby railway station is Kathgodam: 90 kms, which is connected with Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata.
By Road: Lucknow: 466 kms, Nainital: 71 kms, Dehradun: 412 kms, Bareilly: 205 kms, Delhi: 382 kms, Kathgodam: 90 kms, Pithoragarh: 122 kms, Haldwani: 96 kms, Haridwar: 357 kms.
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