Almora

Almora

Things to do - general

Located in the heart of Envied Kumaun region, the popular tourist town of Almora boosts of being a cantonment town, a municipal board and the administrative capital of the Almora district. The town got its name after a plant found in the region called Kilmora which was used to wash the utensils of the famous temple of Katarmal. It rests on the southern slope of Kumaun hills in the shape of horse shoe saddle.

Surrounded by pristine and towering forests of Pine and Fir, the famous destination is thronged by umpteen tourists all around the year. The picturesque snow capped Himalayas can be seen from the background. The rivers Koshi and Suyal are the rivers which flow alongside the river and add to its awe-inspiring beauty. The town is a perfect weekend getaway destination from Chandigarh and Delhi.

Country India
Languages spokenHindi, Kumaoni
Currency usedINR
Area (km2)20

General Info

Country/State India/Uttarakhand
Temprature Winters (Max: 15°C, Min: -3 °C), Summers (Max: 28°C, Min: 12 °C)
Altitude And Co-ordinates 1642m (5387 ft), 29.62°N 79.67°E
Activities Camping; Trekking, Bird Watching, Wildlife Photography
Language Hindi, Kumaoni
Nearest Airport Dehradun
Nearest Railway Station Kathgodham/Haldwani, Uttarakhand
Sightseeing Phangot, Satt-tal, Naini Lake
Telephone Code 05962
Area 20 Square Km
Vehicle Registration No. UK-01
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Culture and history info

Almora lies in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Almora district is home to various temples of various Hindu deities. Some of the noted temples are Baijnath, Garhnath, Jageshwar, Binsar Mahadev, Nanda Devi, Kasar Devi. This place is also home to only the second Sun Temple in the world; first one is in Konark Orissa. Similarly there are temples dedicated to Shiva and various Hindu Gods and Goddess.

There are large number of places in the vicinity of this city which tourists can visit, such as Kausani, Ranikhet, Bageshwar, Nainital and Binsar. Because of the favorable weather conditions in the summers there are many camps in and around this region which carry out various adventure activities such as Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Paragliding, Trekking and Camping.Culture and history image
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