Almora is an ancient hill station situated in the Kumaon Mountains of the Himalayas on a long horse saddle shape ridge. It is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees and is located at the altitude of 1650m (5413 ft.) between the rivers Kosi and Suyal. Almora is also known as the “town of temples” and is considered as the cultural centre of Kumaon.
Almora is famous for its “bal mithai” (sweets), rabbit wool cloth “angora”, beaten copper pots plated with silver “tamta”, pashmina shawls, etc.
Major tourist sites in and around Almora: Chitai temple, Nanda Devi temple, Kalimat Sangam estate, Group of Temples in Jageshwar, Bright End Corner, Deer Park, Binsar, Lakhudiyar, etc.
When to visit: March to June, October and November.
How to reach
Nearest railway station: Kathgodam railway station, about 83 km from Almora. Kathgodam is well connected with Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata.
Nearest airport: Pantnagar Airport is situated 115 km from Almora. Flights available during summers.
Buses: Buses are available from Haldwani, Kathgodam and Nainital.
By road: The distance from Delhi to Almora is 361 km via NH9. It takes around 9-10 hours.
The distance from Nainital to Almora is 63 km via NH109. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Dehradun to Almora is 353 km via NH734. It takes around 10 hours.
The distance from Kathgodam to Almora is 83 km via NH109. It takes around 3 hours.
The distance from Pantnagar to Almora is 115 km via NH109. It takes around 4 hours.
The distance from Haldwani to Almora is 95 km via NH109. It takes around 3 hours.
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