An ancient town, believed to be in existence since Vedic Age, Almora is a picturesque hill-district in the central Kumaon region of Uttaranchal.

A town of temples, with temple of Goddess Nanda Devi in the heart of the town, Almora, unlike most other hill-stations developed by British, was developed by Indians themselves.

Long ago, Almora was ruled by a Katyuri King who donated the area to a Gujarati Brahmin and then later it became a flourishing capital of Chand dynasty.

Today it has lush green meadows, orchards of apple, plum, peach and apricot, quite a few health resorts and is an agricultural base and a trade centre.

Perched atop a crescent-shaped mountain between river Kosi and Suyal, a scenic and quiet town, Almora summons tourists from world over for its alluring grandeur of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife.


What to Buy and Where in Almora

Hand-woven tweeds

Copper ware

Beautiful and colorful Candles

Rabbit-wool clothes, known to be very soft, fine and warm.

(You can get good bargains in Lal Bazaar)

Must Try in Almora

Bal Mithai – A Kumaon speciality made of chocolate fudge rolled in tiny sugar balls.

Singori – Another Kumaon speciality, a heavenly sweet made from Khoya and coconut wrapped in a green Malu leaf which imparts its acclaimed flavour.



Almora Fast Facts

Best Period to Visit Almora: April to June, September to November

Distance to Almora: 365 Km from Delhi

Almora Altitude: 5400 Ft above sea-level



Around Almora

Jageshwar (32 Km)

Binsar (35 Km)

Ranikhet (49 Km)

Kausani (52 Km)


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