The beauty of the hills has captivated millions including Swami Vivekananda, who meditated here and wrote some of his popular speeches. It has provided a sanctuary for the people who visit the Almora hills to find solace from the monotony of life. It was the serenity of the picturesque landscape that helped Rabindranath Tagore and many others in their conquest to rejuvenate the lost sparks of their lives.
BEST TIME TO VISIT ALMORA
Almora has a cool and pleasant climate all through the year. But the best time to visit is from March to November.
Major Tourist Attractions:
- Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kasar Devi Temple
- Katarmal Sun Temple
- Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
- Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
- Bright End Corner
- Deer Park
PLACES AROUND ALMORA
Nanda Devi Temple – One of the main attractions of the city, This temple is approximately a thousand years old. Moreover, the carvings on the walls of this temple are excellent. Every year, the Nanda Devi Mela is organized here in a big way.
Almora Fort – Recently renovated into the District Collector’s Office, the Fort is one of the precious gifts to the Hill station by the archaic Chand Dynasty.
Binsar – This hill station with its sanctuary makes for a wonderful holiday if the bend is towards natural scenery in which wildlife has been thriving without any fear of human encroachment.
Chaukhutiya – River Ramganga makes for a perfect delight when a visitor arrives at this town. History and religion stand unfazed to charm tourists on their exploration of places nearby.
Public Museum – Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum is near the Bus Stand. This museum gives a deep insight of the development of art, culture, and lifestyle of this region.
Deer Park – At a distance of 3 km from the city, set amidst green settings, it’s a popular tourist spot.
Facts about Almora
Famous for: Hill Station
Languages: Kumauni and Garhwali, Hindi
Season: Apr-Jun, Sep – Nov
Winter: 2 to 15°C
Altitude: 1651 m
STD code: 05962
Restaurants in Almora
Kasar Rainbow Restaurant
Lali’s Inn and Restaurant
Gopal Binsar Retreat and Restaurant
The Grill House: Multi-Cuisine Restaurant