Mist-clad mountains, surrounded by a burst of large verdant landscapes; Almora with its breathtaking natural beauty is irresistible to any traveler. In the midst of its cool and picturesque setting, the city emanates a vivid and warm culture, by which one cannot help but be charmed
This captivating, ancient city in the state of Uttaranchal was established long ago in the 16th century by the heroic rulers of the Chand dynasty. Ever since, Almora has been home to a constantly evolving, vibrant culture, in the heart of the Kumaon region. It is also the base of the Gorkha Rifles military cantonment of the Indian Army.The Nanda Devi Temple is a popular pilgrimage in Almora, visited by a large number of devotees. The temple's annual festival, celebrated in the month of September, is a great time to visit the city. The locals indulge in festivities and rituals, celebrating the occasion. Other important festivals are the Uttarani festival at Bageshwar, and Dussehra, which are celebrated with much enthusiasm.The Govind Ballabh Pant Museum has a display of the various ethnic artifacts of Almora and is worth visiting to get a closer look at this rich culture. The best way to get a glimpse of the Kumaoni lifestyle is by visiting the local bazaars. You can buy some fine quality warm garments and copperware here. A beautiful hill station, Almora is undeniably among the most picturesque locations in India. The Bisnar Wildlife Sanctuary allows an excellent opportunity to explore the natural surroundings. You can also enjoy activities, such as trekking and mountain climbing here.Taxis can be easily found on the streets for getting to places within the city. Tourists can hire private vehicles to travel more comfortably and at your own pace. The best way of getting around Almora is on foot, as it is a relatively smal city and most of the important places lie in close proximity of each other. Another advantage of walking around the town is exploring the hidden enclaves and getting a glimpse of the local lifestyle. Being a fairly small town, the nightlife in Almora is not active. It is, therefore, recommended to avoid traveling alone at night.The city experiences cool climate even during summers, especially after dusk. Carry along warm clothes
Almora is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Pantnagar at a distance of 65kms.
Airports: Pantnagar Airport
There is no regular trains to Almora from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Ramgarh which is located at a distance of 19kms.
Railway Station(s): Rmgrh Shekhwati