Breeze of cool air caresses cheeks and ruffles hair sending waves of chill even in a summer day of Almora. Carpet of green grass covering the slopes of hilly terrain are perfect invitation a visitor from plains might expect, escaping the heat known for deep tan in Indians. White of Himalayas seems to embrace all small and big coming to it for rescue, however temporary that might be. The climate can make tourist coming from abroad pretty nostalgic of their home, the way it soothes these new comers in a foreign land. Welcome to one of the most spectacular regions of Kumaon. Almora that also had served as cantonment during British Raj is now a hill destination of reputation. Clear days of the place provide great views of the central Himalayas and the peaks that form the mountain range.
Resistance against putrefying urbanization has been successful till date and holidays in Almora give tourist great opportunities to witness it in all its glory. The history of this hill destination begins with its donation by the Katyuri King to the first Chand ruler, a Gujarati Brahmin named Sri Chand Tiwari. Since then, the place has been as peaceful as Nature could possibly keep it. Glimpses of its culture are reflected in the rituals, festivals, handicrafts and cuisine, where everything seems to be inspired from the magnificence and simplicity of the surrounding hills. Most of the Almora tours include everything that could be of peculiar interest to the tourists.
The sound emanated by the temple bells and positive vibes coming from hymns chanted there is one attraction. Others include greenery extended by Nature in forests and peaks. New comers as well as those who have made it their habit to come here get caught in spell of Almora tourism. Some of the must-see and must-enjoy sites are:
Dedicated to Lord Shiva and located near Sanara Ganiya at banks of River Ganges, it become as if mandatory to pay a visit here once in Almora.
Just 3 Km away from Almora, the place is meant to enjoy the soft wilderness.
For views of mountains and forests of Sal and Deodaar, no vantage place could offer better to eyes.
For some educating insights, visiting this place is great add-on.
Here again, Lord Shiva is the deity the temple, which is situated near Ranikhet at a distance of 19 Km from the main city.
A perfect for picnic with family or friends for a great time in Almora.
A perfect site to view sunrise and sunset in this town.
To buy souvenirs, the place is already good; the only need is time left from tour.
This picturesque town in the lap of Himalaya is more appealing because its location is such that many other significant places of tourism as well as faith could be easily touched. Let us start from.
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One of the twelve Jyotirlings representing Lord Shiva is located in this holy town, which also has more than 124 temples dedicated only to this deity of destruction.
The way to heaven is no small talk as the name of the place indicates. More than 55 temples located in this town make it holy to the believers of the faith.
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.
Who doesn't like opening eyes to best of the views of Nature and be welcomed by the early Sun? Possible with a decent accommodation like hotel in Almora suitable to the budget and requirements - basic or otherwise, staying has a lot to do with experiencing the place. People planning Almora holidays can also pick hotels here or in places around like Kausani, Sitalakhet, Ranikhet, Binsar,Jageshwar, Dwaraghat and Chaukhutiya. But that depends on the way itinerary is developed for a trip that combines Almora and others.Most of the hotels are equipped with basic amenities but luxury settings could also. Availability of different kinds of accommodation leaves every tourist and visitor happy. Some of the reputed names include Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort, Binsar Retreat, Imperial Heights, Kasaar Jungle Resort, Hotel Shivalik, Khazanchand Mansion and Sun n Snow Inn.
March to November is considered to be the best time to enjoy most of the things that could be attempted in Almora. For snowfall viewing, winters are best.
Pantnagar is the nearest airport from where Almora is 120 Km away, reached by taxi.
To travel Almora, option of reaching nearest railway station (87 Km away), Kathgodam from Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata is also available.
Road trip to Almora can be easily planned from cities like Lucknow, Dehradun, Nainital, Delhi, Bareilly, Kathgodam, Pithoragarh, Haridwar and Haldwani.