Hill Station - Almora
Escape from the heat of the tropical Sun and enjoy
the spectacular snow of the central Himalayas in the small horse-shoe
shaped small town called Almora. The town is extremely serene and
the beauty of nature is such that people come here to spend a few
days but simply fall in love and return to this place time and again.
is built on a 5 km long mountain trail. The town was once the capital
city of Kumau. The historic fort and the government buildings that
were once the seat of power, have now become places of tourist attraction.
Founded in 1568, Almora has had its place of importance in history
Right from Swami Vivekananda to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru,
the city of Almora has impressed all and sundry. The quite beauty,
excellent climate and peaceful atmosphere of the city is its unique
has quite a few places of tourist importance. Chitai temple is dedicated
to Lord Golu and worshippers make it a point to hang a bell once
their wishes are been fulfilled. The temple is beautiful
but even more beautiful is the way to the temple which meanders through
a beautiful pine forest. You can watch the sunrise and the sunset
from the Bright End Corner. There is a 800 year old Sun Temple modeled
on the Konarak Sun Temple. This temple is just 7 km away from the
city. The 1000 year old Nanda Devi Temple is the chief attraction
of Almora. Near the bus stand you will see a museum that has some
of the finest collection of artifacts.
The city of Almora is well connected by road from
all major Indian cities. If you wish to travel by air the nearest
airport is at Pant Nagar in Nainital. It must, however, be noted
that regular flights are operational only in summer months. People
who will prefer to travel by train too should not find any difficulty.
The nearest railway station is Kathgodam. The beauty of Almora is
spellbinding and it compells people to come back again