The mesmerizing beauty of Almora

The mesmerizing beauty of Almora | Photo credit: Travelling-Slacker/Flickr

Lush greenery welcomes you at Almora

Lush greenery welcomes you at Almora | Photo credit: Travelling-Slacker/Flickr

Almora, a faraway place to soothe and unwind

Almora, a faraway place to soothe and unwind | Photo credit: Rajkumar1220/Flickr

Enjoy the picturesque view of the hills

Enjoy the picturesque view of the hills | Photo credit: Travelling-Slacker/Flickr

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Adventure Buffs
  • Lovebirds
    • Language

      English, Hindi
    • Altitude

      1,600 metres (5,249 feet) above sea level
    • Time zone

      IST (UTC+5.5 hours)
    • Theme

      Heritage

Breathe in a bit of nirvana amid idyllically refreshing environs. Come; witness the true splendour of Almora…

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  • Hills

    The verdant hills of Almora are bound to enthral you with their sheer beauty. With wide stretches of pine and deodar forests all around, these hills make for an exciting sightseeing trip around this scenic hill station.

  • Temples

    Almora is dotted with temples, both old and new. Most of the important temples located in close vicinity to the quaint hill station also double up as scenic spots commanding breathtaking views of the fertile valley.

  • Scenery

    Almora boasts of some of the best viewpoints when it comes to observing the magnificence of the Himalayan ranges. Chances to catch a glimpse of the snow-clad mountains are aplenty when touring through Almora.

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  • Nightlife

    Almora is not known for a happening nightlife but you can always sit around bonfires and interact with locals. After all, the beauty of this town is overwhelming enough!

Describing It

A lovely hilltop town blessed with a pleasant and sanguine climate, Almora offers the perfect mix of ingredients for a refreshing holiday recipe. The magical journey to Almora begins the moment you start climbing up the mystic hills of Kumaon.

Perched well over 1600 metres above the surface of the sea, Almora is one of the oldest hill stations in Uttarakhand. Unlike those discovered by the British, Almora was developed by the Kumaonis during the reign of the Chand Dynasty. This explains why you won’t find many colonial houses and ancient churches in this beautiful hill town. On the contrary, Almora is famed as a town of temples. Nanda Devi Temple, the cynosure of attraction here, is located at the centre of the town. Almora’s scenic beauty and the hippie sub-culture that thrives around it are fascinating.

Almora has often been referred to as the “Cultural Heart” and “Regional Capital” of Kumaon, a sobriquet earned by its cultural and demographical richness. The crescent-shaped mountain ridge overlooking the gorgeous Himalayas has ample to offer to wanderers of all sorts; ranging from the backpacker in search of solitude to the lovey-dovey honeymooners or the family seeking a break from the monotony of urban life.

Whether you wish to travel the most frequented roads or choose the go off the beaten track, Almora has ample to see, experience and explore both in and around its mesmerising landscape. Go ahead, and make mountainous memories.