Top 6 Uttarakhand Travel Destinations

The Almora
Top 6 Uttarakhand Travel Destinations
It is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.Nearest railway station is Kathgodam 85 km. from city bus station. The Almora town is located at a distance of 63 kilometer from Nainital and 380 kilometer from Delhi. It is the headquarter of Almora district. Almora district is located in the beautiful Kumaun region of Uttarakhand state in India. For its easy accessibility, Almora promises its tourists a pleasant visit.Almora is known a 'town of temples'. At the center of the town, is the temple of Goddess Nanda Devi. Almora, unlike Shimla, Nainital and Ranikhet, which were developed by the English, is a hill station totally developed by the Indians. Almora has many fruit orchards like peaches, apricots, apples, plums, etc.

Almora, a picturesque district in the Kumaun region, East of Uttarakhand in India, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas, summons tourists worldwide to its alluring grandeur of natural beauty. Famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with an easy accessibility, Almora promises its tourists a visit full of fun and unforgettable moments.These mountains are associated with the best memories of our race: Here, therefore, must be one of centers, not merely of activity, but more of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope some one to realize it. - Swami Vivekananda said about Almora.

The town, perched on a saddle shaped ridge, in the mid of Kosi and Suyal rivers offers a panoramic view of the beautifully carved wooden houses, a pleasant atmosphere and the hospitable people make Almora an exciting location.Major attractions in Almora are Kasar Devi, The snow capped peaks of the Himalayas is visible from the temple premises. It is believed to be the place of enlightenment of Swami Vivekanand.Katarmal, This is the only Sun temple situated in this part of Kumaon and is 17kms on the Almora-Ranikhet road.Udyochandeshwar, beautiful Shiva temple, Nanda Devi Sanctuary region is the main attraction here.Chitai temple, At a distance of 8kms. from the city. Beautiful bells adorn the temple. The chimes can be heard from a long distance.

Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Almora is between April and June and again between September and November which are the peak tourist seasons. The rains come in June till August and the mountains have a charm of their own then.

How to Reach: By road Almora is connected conveniently and is merely 380 KMs away from Delhi,466 KMs from Lucknow and 415 KMs from Dehradun.
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