Almora Travel

A perfect reflection of Uttarakhand’s rich culture, Almora is the land of Chittai Golu, Nanda Devi, Bal Mithai and Singauri. Almora is termed as the cultural capital of Kumaon, and was the seat of power of the Chand Dynasty who ruled the land of Kumaon for almost a millennium. The town has still maintained its old customs and traditions that are visible in the way houses and roads have been built.

Nestled amidst the thick forests of pine and fir trees, Almora is a beautiful hill station known for proffering the majestic vistas of snow crowned Himalayas along with captivating tourist places. From its tiny to major attractions, the place is filled with unspoiled attractions.

The town is blessed with a healthy number of temples that make it a perfect spot for pilgrimage tour. Chitai Golu Devta, Katarmal Surya, Kasar Devi, Nanda Devi Temple, Mankameshwar, and Jhula Devi, are among the prominent temples of Almora.

Another charming hill station in the vicinity is Ranikhet that witnesses the beauty of alluring gardens and offers the scenic view of the lake Bhalu Dam.

The wildlife enthusiasts can explore the wildlife habitat of Musk Deer, Wild Boars, Flying Squirrel, Himalayan Beer, and many more creatures in the famous Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

You can also take out time to admire the vistas of this beautiful hill station at Bright End Corner, as you take a sightseeing tour of this famous picnic spot. Another famous place for sightseeing is Simtola, which is known for offering the fascinating view of terrains and affluent valleys. Govind Ballabh Pant Museum is another attraction where one should visit to have a historical tour of the town.

Best time to visit Almora
Almora enjoys a pleasant and cool climate throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Almora is between March to November. Below is a season wise description of the weather condition of Almora.

Winters (December to February) offer chilly cool climate with temperature touching down to 4°C. December and January months are freezing.

Summers (April to July) are moderate with maximum temperature below 30°C. The weather is perfect for Almora tourism.

Monsoons (August to October) are associated with moderate rains, it makes Almora beautiful and attractive with fresh greeneries. March to June is good for outings and sightseeing.

How to reach Almora
By Air - The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar, which is usually a 4-hour drive. The Pantnagar Airport is less of a commercial airport and used more by private charters.
By Train – You can take a train up to Kathgodam, the nearest railway station which is located 90 km away from Almora.
By Road – The roads leading to Almora are butter-smooth, barring an occasional bump now and then. A drive up to Almora is a plan worth considering.


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