''Almora is one of the most popular torurist destinations of the state of Uttaranchal. Almora is also known as the cultural capital of the Kumaon Region. The best seasons to travel are from April to June and from September to November. The winters are very cold out there in Almora.
It is surrounded by four hill ranges, each having temples on top of its peak. These temples are of goddesses Banari Devi, Kasar Devi, Sayahi Devi and the temple of Sun god.
Almora in Uttarakhand was established in the 16th century. The ideal time for traveling to Almora is between the months of March and October when the weather is pleasant. Nature and adventure lovers can also make trips during the winter months. Being a hill station, Almora experiences a temperate climate all through the year. The summer months are pleasant while the winter months are chilly.
Hundreds of tourists come to Almora to get a feel of the scenic beauty and idyllic charm. The town is surrounded by beautiful pine, fir and rhododendron trees.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Almora has a pleasant and cool climate all through the year. But the best time to visit Almora is during March to November.
PLACES AROUND ALMORA
Nanda Devi Temple - One of the main attractions of Almora, This temple is almost a thousand years old. The carvings on the walls of this temple are exquisite. Every year, the Nanda Devi Mela is organized here in a big way.
Almora Fort - Recently renovated into the District Collector's Office, the Almora Fort is one of the precious gift to the Almora Hill station by the archaic Chand Dynasty.
Binsar - This hill station with its sanctuary makes for a wonderful holiday, if the bend is towards natural scenery in which wildlife has been thriving without any fear of human encroachment.
Chaukhutiya - River Ramganga makes for a perfect delight when visitor arrives to this town. History and religion stand unfazed to charm tourists on their exploration of places nearby Almora.
Publik Mueseum - Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum is near the Bus Stand. This museum provides a deep insight of the development of art, culture and lifestyle of this region.
Deer Park - At a distance of 3 km from Amora, set amidst green settings, it's a popular tourist spot.
Goose bumps by frigid air even after layers of clothing in winters from November to February or an unexpected drizzle / downpour on a day of monsoon between August to October, taking Almora tour anytime of the year is good. Summers are perfect to escape tropical heat if the above two seasons did not come to thought.
HOW TO REACH THERE
Air: Pantnagar is the nearest airport from where Almora is 127 Km away, reached by taxi.
Rail: To travel Almora, option of reaching nearest railway station (90 Km away), Kathgodam from Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata is also available.
Road: Road trip to Almora can be easily planned from cities like Lucknow, Dehradun, Nainital, Delhi, Bareilly, Kathgodam, Pithoragarh, Haridwar and Haldwani.
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Kumauni and Garhwali, Hindi
Season: Apr - Jun, Sep - Nov
Winter: 2 to 15°C
Altitude: 1651 m
STD code: 05962
Delhi to Almora 370 KM
Lucknow to Almora 434 KM
Kanpur to Almora 451 KM
Chandigarh to Almora 495 KM
Bhopal to Almora 976 KM
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