Located in


Recommended stay

2 days

Best time to visit

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov,

Railway Station

Kathgodam, 83 kms

Nearest Airport

Pantnagar, 115 kms

Famous for

Hill Station, Town, Cultural Hub, Fairs and Festivals, Temples

Almora - Cultural Capital of Kumaon

The city is famous for its rich cultural heritage, Almora is a captivating hill station is located at an average altitude of 1,638m and is situated on a five km ridge on top of Kashyap Hill. The city is surrounded by the dying oaks and pines and an enchanting atmosphere that will entice those who travel.

To make the view more captivating the Himalayan peaks, which are capped by snow, are in absolute splendor to delight anyone who comes to Almora.

The town’s name is due its name to ” kilmora” tiny plants located in the surrounding regions which was used to wash the dishes of the Katarmal Sun temple. The people who used to carry the plant were called Kilmori as well as Almora. This is why the town came to be referred to as Almora and Almoda.

Almora is located on a horseshoe-shaped mountain ridge that is located in the eastern region of which is known as the Talifatand that of the west part is called Selifat.

Why Visit Almora Hill Station?

Almora is well-known for its beautiful beauty, breathtaking views of the Himalayas and its rich artistic heritage, distinctive handicrafts and mouthwatering food options. The beautiful scenery of Almora draws a large number of visitors each year since it is among the major business centers in the Kumaon region.

It is well-known for its temples such as Chitai as well as Nanda Devi, magnificent snowy mountain peaks of the Himalayas as well as charming cottages and the abundant in flora and fauna.

Chitai Golu Devta Temple and Nanda Devi temple are the most famous temples in Almora. Other temples that are important to Almora include Katarmal (an 800-year-old Sun Temple), Jageshwar and Kasar Devi, built on the top of a mountain close to Kalimat.

Almora city has a variety of malls, including its 200-year old Lala Bazaar. Almora is also famous for its Angora clothing, which is made of Angora rabbit’s fur, and Almora’s distinctive copper vessels.

There is also the splendor of sunset and sunrise in Bright End Corner, which is located 2 kilometers from Almora. It was there the place where Swami Vivekananda stopped en route to the higher Himalayas.

Activities in Almora

Almora provides a wide range of options for backpackers and tourists alike. If you’re traveling between the months of October between March and October, the breathtaking view of the snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas is a perfect complement.

Activities for adventure: The rugged terrain and the undulating hills of Almora is a great place to experience some thrilling exercises to test your endurance and strength. Climbing on rocks, Burma Bridge and Spider Web are just some of the sports one can participate in.

Cycling: Cycling is a great and healthy method of exploring the surroundings around Almora. It is possible to cycle through the forest areas in Binsar Wildlife with family and other friends.

Shopping: As a major business hub Almora is home to one of the biggest markets in the Kumaon region, which is an ideal place for those who love shopping. Clothes made of Angora wool are very well-known in Almora.

Natural Walks: The natural beauty surrounding the area of Almora is simply stunning. The prospect of visiting this stunning area is hard to turn down. Nature walks, excursions to the nearby villages, as well as hiking are very popular in Almora.


Top 10 Best hill station and places to visit in Almora by The Best Tour and Travel Agency in Rishikesh – Divine Travels

History of Almora

Established by Chand Rajas, and further developed under The British, Almora had been an important region of culture and politics in the Kumaon for over 400 years.

In the 9th century AD prior to its creation Almora, the city of Almora was in the hands by the Katyur Dynasty. The region surrounding Almora was ruled by the Katyuri King known as Baichaldeo. The king donated a substantial portion of his land to an Gujrati Brahmin named Sri Chand Tiwari. Then, during the Chand the dynasty’s rule Almora was established by Kalyan Chand in 1560 at the spot was referred to as Alam Nagar‘. Under the Chand reign Almora was renamed Rajapur.

It is interesting to note that historians have discovered a number of copper plates with the “Rajpur” written on them. Almora was under the Chand dynasty’s control up to the end of 18th century. It was annexed to the Gorkhas in 1790. They took over the city for the following 24 years. Following the Gurkha conflict that erupted between 1814 and 1616 and 1814-1816, the British took over Almora and further developed it.

Have a Rendezvous with Almora – A Culture, heritage, art and shopping destination

There are a variety of things you could do when in Almora including visiting historic forts, the old forts along with the courts of the Royal Courts which remain standing. People seeking peace and tranquility may visit the holy shrines to Chitai Golu Devta and Nanda Devi.

It’s only in Almora that you can experience Aipan the traditional art form in Kumaon and other cultural treasures in the Govind Ballabh Pant Museum. Explore this 200 year-old Lala Bazaar which sees many visitors. If you’re a lover of beautiful old ladies you should go to an 800-year old Katarmal Surya temple, located close by.

If you’re set for a excursion to Almora do not forget to fill your taste buds by sampling the local Kumaoni sweets, such as Baal Mithai , Singauri and more, which are among the best in Almora.

Things that you should know about Almora

Almora is municipality and a cantonment town within the Almora district in Uttarakhand. It also is location of the Gurkha Rifles. It is not widely known that Almora is famous for its Angora clothes made from the fur of the Angora rabbits and also because of its vessels made from copper. When the legendary Hindu philosopher Swami Vivekananda visited the town, immediately, he became enthralled by Almora because of the beauty of the place.

What is Almora famous for?

Almora is a popular destination for tourists for its Hill Station, Town, Cultural Hub Temples and Fairs.

Almora is a recommended place to visit for families and foreigners, kids, Solo.

Almora is a well-known destination for the following interests/activities Almora is a popular destination for Biking, Business Hub, Hill Station, Shopping, Weekend getaway.