Almora is known as a hill station and a district situated in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand state. The headquarters is at Almora. Its elevation is 1,638 meters above sea level. The town of Almora is surrounded by borders in east by Pithoragarh district ,in west by Garhwal region, in North by Bageshwar district and Nainital district to the south.
Its total geographical area covered 3,082 km2. As per the available statistics of 2011 the total population size is 621927.
Its natural beauty and a pleasant weather throughout the year lure the tourist and make it’s as an ideal destination for both national and international visitors. Every year thousand of peoples visit here as its magnificent natural appearance attracts them. Its depict its beauty and encompass beautiful pine, fir and rhododendron trees.
For adventurous Almora also offers many adventurers sports activities and everyone can enjoy trekking, mountain biking, river rafting, mountain hiking and so on.
Talking about its lodging facility Almora is listed among the list of the hill stations offering wide variety of Hotels according to visitiors budget, Preferences and requirements. First class and luxury hotels as well as middle range and budget hotels are available at favorable rates.
Almora makes the horseshoe from on the peak of mountain. The eastern part known as Talifat and the Selifat is the western part.
One or group of peoples and anyone can easily reach to the Almora. The nearest airport is at Pant Nagar in Nainital. Road transport is also well developed and maintained. It is well connected with other major cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow and other places.
Best Time to Visit
To get best experience of holidays in Almorah tourist must visit between April to June and September to November as the weather in these months are pleasant.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 28°C in summer and in winter the temperature goes to -3°C. In winter tourist can experience the Snowfall.
Best attraction places are:
- Kasar Devi Temple
- Katarmal Sun Temple
- Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
- Binsar Zero Point
- Chitai Golu Devta Temple
- Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
- Bright End Corner