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Rustic, genuine, breathtakingly beautiful and a treasure trove of history, religion and culture, Almora lends credence to the fact that you are most unlikely to find any charming place as beautiful as Almora to beat stress and recharge your batteries. A journey to this land of culture, unique handicrafts, snow covered Himalayas and captivating can be a momentous occasion for any traveller.
Known as the cultural center of Kumaon region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Almora is one of the better known hill stations of India. Founded in 1568 by King Kalyan Chand, Almora is a place where you can relax in its picturesque hills and valleys contemplate about its rich diversity and soak yourself in its rich cultural heritage. Its snow-clad silver mountains and verdant forests and its sanctuaries and national parks allow a unique opportunity to a visitor to be one with nature.
Almora Travel Guide
Located at an altitude of 1,638 meters above sea level, Almora is spread across a 5 km ridge atop Kashyap Hill. Location of hugely popular pilgrimage sites like Nanda Devi and Jageshwar near Almora adds further allure to this picturesque hill station. Almora also serves as a starting point for many treks like Mornaula, Mukteshwar, Binsar, Ranikhet among others.
A rich culture, colourful traditions, snow-clad mountains, dense forests, abundance of flora and fauna, a lot of shrines and places of pilgrimage, and warmth of the people lends tremendous weight to Almora’s appeal as a destination of choice for travellers from all over the country. You can experience an impressive blend of culture and traditions and see your spirit sour by the panoramic views of the Himalayas, bewitching landscapes, bird sanctuaries and wildlife reserves which can be found here in abundance.
Tourist Attractions in Almora
Almora has many beautiful temples with Nanda Devi, Kasar Devi, Chitai Golu Devta Temple being prominent among them. Apart from its many historical temples, It is also home to the famous Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. In the city there are several shopping centres where visitors can shop to their heart’s content. Almora is also known all over for Angora woollen items which are made from fur of Angora rabbits.