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Almora Travel Guide

Almora

Almora is a beautiful Hill Station Located in Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand State. Almora is a Known for its rich culture, amazing location, Bal Mithai and ancient Temples like Golu devta temple , Katarmal Sun Temple, Nanda devi , Jageshwar and Kasar devi Temple. Almora town is situated at an elevation of 16,38 meter. Almora is also know as cultural capital of Kumaon. Every year thousand of national and international tourists come here to explore the beauty of hills and to spend quality time in the lap of nature. Surrounded by Pine trees and scenic View of Himalaya range make it Best places to visit in Uttarakhand. Almora Hill Station is spread over 5 km area. Here are so many center of attraction in the town like zoo, Kumaon Regimental center museum, Bright End center, Govind Ballabh Pant Museum and many more. Almora is Becoming one of the favorite destination for Summer as well as winter. It is best place for Nature lovers , Explorer, Travel enthusiasts and family who are looking for best hill station around Uttarakhand and india as well.

Tourist Attractions in Almora

Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum
This amazing place positions itself near the bus stand. It also exhibits a fine collection of archaeologically important art as well as artifacts. Especially notable are the folk style paintings of the area, locally called as Kumaoni and Aspen.
Bright End Corner
If you wish to play hide and seek with the views of the sunrise and sunset, Bright End Corner is the place for you. A totally calm site, this is an ideal place to just relax. Nearby lies the Vivekananda Library where you can get books that depict the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

Nanda Devi Temple
The temple dates back to 200 years. Dedicated to the patron goddess of Chand Rajahs, this ancient temple also serves as an important religious site. The internal and external walls of the temple are exquisitely carved with idols of gods and goddesses. The temple remains especially busy during the annual event of Nanda Devi Fair, which is held in September.

Chitai Temple
Another sacred temple, Chitai temple is dedicated to Gollu Devta, who is among the most regarded Kumaoni gods. There are thousands of bells hanging here, which toll during the sacrificial offering of a goat before the deity.

Simtola
Lying just 5 kms away from the hill station. Simtola is a perfect place to capture the scenic views of Almora. The setting portrays a picture-postcard look coupled with the consistent rage of hills enveloped in fir and pine trees. It is a famous picnic site and another place to visit is Granite Hill and Hiragungi, which is an old diamond mine.

Best Time to Visit
Between April and June and between September and November.

Shopping
The hill station houses centuries-old Lal Bazaar, which is a famous spot for shopping. Wooden carved frames, clothes, Pashmina shawls, jackets and sweets like bal mithai and khoya singhora are the popular take homes for tourists.

How to Reach

By Air
Pant Nagar (Nainital) is the closest airport from where you can catch regular flights in summers.

By Rail
Kathgodam serves as the nearest railway station to the hill station.

By Road
Almora hill station is well-connected to all the prominent cities of India by road.
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