- Altitude: 1651 m
- STD Code: 05962
- PIN Code: 263601
- Famous for/as: Hill Station
- Languages: Kumauni, Garhwali, Hindi
- Best Season: Apr – Jun, Sep – Nov
- Weather: Summer 12 to 28, Winter 2 to 15°C
Almora a picturesque district in the Kumaon region, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalaya summons tourists worldwide to its alluring grandeur of natural beauty.
One can have a panoramic view of the snowy peaks of Himalayas on any clear day and in addition a glimpse of the township with its tiled roofed houses and paved streets. You can also enjoy the beauty of Sunrise and Sunset at Bright End Corner, which is 2 km. from Almora. It is here that Swami Vivekananda stopped en route to the Himalayas.
Bright End Corner:
It is situated 2 km. from Almora. This site is famous for its picturesque sunsets and sunrises seen through the Himalayan peaks.
It is a scenic spot dedicated to Goddess Kali, situated at a distance of 5 km. from Almora. The views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks are invigorating from here.
Deer Park is situated just 3 km. from Almora.
The ravishing views of the mountains covered with Pine and Deodar trees are enchanting from Simtola. Simtola s a popular spot for camping and picnicking and it is situated 3 km. from Almora.
Chitai Temple or Gollu Devta:
Chitai Temple is dedicated to Gollu Devta, an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav. Situated 8 km. from Almora. The deity of this sacred temple is reputed to make every wish come true.
Kasar Devi Temple:
Kasar Devi Temple is situated at a distance of 7 km. from Almora. This sacred temple is also mentioned in Skanda Purana and it is said that Swami Vivekananda meditated here in the year 1920.
Where to Stay
Besides the tourist rest house (KMVN) there are many hotels & lodges to suit every budget.
- Delhi to Almora: 370 km
- Lucknow to Almora: 434 km
- Kanpur to Almora: 451 km
- Chandigarh to Almora: 495 km
- Bhopal to Almora: 976 km
By Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest Railway station From Almora and is located at a distance of 83 km.
By Road: Almora is well connected to major cities of Northen India.