Almora is a popular hill station, situated in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state of India at an elevation of 1,638mts above sea level. It is located between the River Suyal and the River Kosi. The hill station is situated on a horse shoe shaped ridge of a mountain, the eastern portion of which is called the Talifat and the western one is known as Selifat.
There are many beautiful temples in Almora. The 1000 years old Temple of Goddess Nanda Devi is located right in the middle of the town. The Kasar Devi Temple, the Chitai Temple, and the Katarmal Sun Temple are some of the popular religious centres located here. which attract thousands of devotees from across the world.
Almora was founded in 1568 by Kalyan Chand during the rule of the Chand dynasty. Before that the region was under the control of Katyuri King Bhaichaldeo who donated part of Almora to Sri Chand Tiwari.
Almora is is surrounded by beautiful green forests. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular tourist destination. Tourist can also enjoy the beauty of sunrise and sunset at Bright End Corner, which is 2 kms from Almora.
Best time to visit Almora:
April to June and September to November is the bestt time to visit Almora.
How to reach Almora:
Almora by Air
The nearest Domestic Airport is Pantnagar Airport, about 125 kms from Almora city.
Almora by railways
The nearest railway station from Almora is at Kathgodam, about 81 km away from the city.