Almora FAQs

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Area geography

Almora, a small town in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, is at an altitude of more than 1,600 metres above sea level and well-known for heritage and culture.

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The currency of India is Indian Rupee (INR). You can withdraw money from the ATMs in the city. Credit cards are not widely accepted and most of the transactions are done in cash.

Cellular service for tourists

Tourists from foreign cities can buy prepaid SIM cards or mobiles to avoid high roaming charges while travelling in Almora. You can get prepaid SIM cards from mobile recharge shops in Almora.

Wifi internet

You can avail Wi-Fi services at most of the hotels and some of the restaurants in Almora. The Wi-Fi services might be payable or complimentary.

Drinking laws

Legal age for consumption of alcohol in Almora is 21 years.

Tipping

Tipping is an important part of etiquette to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip the waiters at the restaurants and the cab drivers while sightseeing.

Safety

Almora is a safe place; however, it is a good idea to be a little cautious and not venture out alone at night.

General information

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Time zones

IST (UTC+5.5 hours)

Major religions

Hinduism

Domestic international calling codes

05962

Electricity standards

In India, the standard voltage is 220 Volts. If you have equipment that runs on a different voltage, please procure a suitable voltage adaptor to run your equipment. The power plug-in is generally two pin plug and three pin plug.

Emergency numbers

Superintendent of Police - 05962-230007, Base Hospital - 05962-230012, Police Station, Almora - 05962-230323