Almora district, situated in the hilly terrian of Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. Almora is famous for its unforgottable nature beauty, bio diversity, historical rich monuments, delectable cuisine and hand crafts. Insiders says that this picturesque place Almora boasts the proud of being workplace of many legends like as Swami Vikekanand and the great poet Sumitranandan Pant.

History pages shows that Almora was the capital of the Chand Dynasty in olden days. This region was earlier under the reigns of Katyuri king Baichaldeo, who donated this whole area to a Gujarati Brahmin Shri Chand Tiwari. In 1560 the capital of Chand Dynasty was shifted to Almora district(from Champawat) by the king Kalyan Chand.

This town offers beautiful views of the snowy summits of the Himalaya and it is an excellent place to enjoy a peaceful holiday. Various pilgrimage sites, ancient bazaars, international woolen market, little quaint resorts in nearby regions and green forests peaks(perfect for adventures like as trekking, mountain climbing etc) adds extra taste of happiness to the travellers faces.

Stats of Almora District

  • District Headquarter: Almora
  •  Languages spoken in Almora: Kumaoni, Garhwali and Hindi
  • Best season/time to visit Almora: April – June, September – November
  • Population of Almora: 6,21,972
  • Literacy Rate: 74.53%
  • Latitude: 29 degree 36′ North
  • Longitude: 79 degree 30′ East
  • Area: 3090 sq Km
  • Altitude: 1651 mtr


8 Best places to visit in Almora

Here is the list of some famous locations of Almora where you should visit when you are in planning to go there. From all the below locations Golu Devta temple is the most famous place to visit in Almora and you shold visit there once.

1 – Chitai Golu Devta Temple: Temple 10Km away from the main city of Almora, Chitai temple is specially dedicated to Golu Devta which are very famous temple in Kumaon region. Am avatar of Lord Shiva, he is reputed for the fulfillment of individuals wish if he/she prayed with clear conscience.

2 – Nanda Devi Temple: It is an historic temple which is placed in the center of the town of Almora.

3 – Goddess Nanda Devi. The amazing feature of Nanda Devi temple if image carving on the walls of the temple. Nanda Devi festival is held every year in the month of September.

4 – Lal Bazaar: Almora ko Lal Bazaar. Almora is a shopper delight district like as Nainital which offers a wide variety of options to buy that includes woolen garments, decorative items, metal utensils and Local crafts.

5 – Someshwar: Located 35Km away from the main Almora city. Someshwar is famous for its ancient Lord Shiva Temple. This temple was constructed by Raja Som Chand from Chand Dynasty, so that the name of the temple was named Someshwar after that.

6 – Deer Park Almora: Located 3Km outside of the city. A good choice for evening walk and time spending with nture.

7 – Jageshwar: Famous for Shiv Temple with amazing architecture style within dense forests. The temple complex has 124 shrines and hundreds of statues with outstanding craftmanship on them.

8 – Bright End Corner: Place located 2Km away from the main Almora city, is famous for the pleasant scenes os Sunrise and Sunset. Swami Vivekanand Memorial and Vivekanand Library is also situated there.

How to reach Almora

By Road: Almora district is well connected with the other parts of the country via road route.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, which is at a distance of 90 Km from the main Almora. Public and private transport vehicles are available at Kathgodam Railway Station. 

By Air: The nearest Airport to the Almora city is Pant Nagar in Nainital, which is 127 Km away.

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