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Almora Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Almora

Famed as the cultural heart of Kumaon region in Uttarakhand, Almora is known for its splendid food, exquisite handicrafts, exotic wildlife, enchanting monuments and more.

  • Jageshwar Temple in Almora
Almora At a Glance
  • Average Climate:12°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:05962

Almora Tourism | Almora Travel Guide

Almora is a charming town in the Kumaon region of the mountainous state of Uttarakhand. This town is blessed with panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas that attract tourists from the corner of the country.

The town bustling with activity is also endowed with rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine, and magnificent wilderness. 

Almora has an elevation of 1638m above sea level and lies between Pithoragarh to the east, Garhwal region to the west, Bageshwar to the north, and Nainital to the south. 

The hill town is situated on a horseshoe-shaped ridge of a mountain. Talifat is the eastern end of the ridge, and the western one is known as Selifat.

Established in 1568, Almora is recognized as the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The history of Almora goes a long way. First, it was developed by Chand Rajas. Then, it was further improved and maintained during the British Raj as a hill getaway. Also, Swami Vivekananda has meditated in this region and was in love with its clean air and pristine environment. If you want to know more about Almora’s tourist attractions, the best time to visit, how to reach, shop, and stay, then keep reading the Almora travel guide.

Read the comprehensive Almora Tourism guide for you and plan your vacation perfectly.

Why Visit Almora?

If you wish to witness mesmerizing beauty, panoramic views of the Himalayas, and rich culture and heritage, plan a trip to Almora. This beautiful town has something to offer for families, friends, couples, or solo travelers. Nature lovers will get chances to reconnect with nature, and foodies will have great gastronomical adventures. Almora’s 800-year-old Sun Temple is a must-visit and will interest a lot of history buffs. If you love to shop, Almora has a 200-year-old Lala Bazar, giving you another reason to visit Almora.

How to Reach Almora

Almora is easily accessible by plane, road, and railways. Pantnagar is the nearest airport from Almora and is directly connected to Delhi by Air India Regional. The closest railway station from Almora is Kathgodam and is also well-connected to Lucknow, Delhi, and Kolkata. You can reach Almora by hiring a shared taxi or taking a bus or private taxi. Also, National Highways 87 and 87E run through Almora.

How to Get Around Almora

There are numerous ways to travel within Almora. You can either take private and public bus services from one part of the town to another or take auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, or hire a private car rental for sightseeing. Online transportation services are also available. Trekking is an excellent way to visit famous attractions in Almora.

Best Time to Visit Almora

The best time to visit Almora is from April to June and September to March. During this time, the weather is quite pleasant, with mystical fog and scenic views. Travel plans are best suited for winters. However, the summer season and monsoon are equally delightful.

Places to Visit in Almora

Home to temples, museums, and other tourist attractions, there is no shortage of places to see in Almora. The attractions in Almora are spectacular and include Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Kararnal (800-year-old Sun Temple), Nanda Devi, Jaegshwar, and Kasar Devi. Moreover, the beautiful folk paintings and treasures at the Govind Ballabh Pant Museum are worth visiting. To know more click here!

Things to do in Almora

Being such a scenic place, Almora treats its guests with ample things and activities. Amidst spectacular landscapes and pleasant weather, you will find many things to do in Almora. Taking long walks in the town, witnessing the mighty Himalayas and other lofty mountains and Pine and Deodar trees, enjoying shopping in Almora’s markets, and savoring local Kumaoni delicacies are some of the best things to do in Almora.

Average Almora Trip Cost

INR 12000 - INR 13000 per person is the budget for visiting Almora.

*Prices are subject to change.

Accommodation in Almora

As it is a busy town, visitors can find tons of places to stay in Almora. You can pick from luxurious to budget-friendly hotels according to your needs and budget. Half a dozen government guesthouses (KMVN) have increased in and around Almora. The Pahadi Organic, Imperial Heights Binsar, Itmenaan Estate, and The Himalayan Woods are some of the best places to stay in Almora.

Where to Eat in Almora

Many restaurants and cafes in Almora serve delicious North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, continental, and Kumaoni cuisine. Kasar Rainbow restaurant, Dolma restaurant, Baba Cake, and Lalia's Inn and Restaurants are some of the most popular places to eat in Almora. Also, do not miss out on Kumaoni dishes like Gahat Dal, Kappa, Chainsoo, and Sisunak Saag.

Shopping in Almora

Almora town has several shopping centers, including the 200-year-old Lala Bazaar. It is famous for clothes made from Angora rabbit's fur and unique copper vessels. Apart from this, visit shopping markets in Almora like Chowk Bazar and Lal Bagh market to shop for clothes, copperware, souvenirs, bronze and brassware, sweets, and decor items.

Useful information for Trip to Almora

  • If you wish to see snow, then visit between January and March.
  • Do not worry about ATMs, petrol pumps, and eateries, as they are easily available.
  • Almora is located at an elevation of 1638 m and gets quite chilly at night. Therefore, it is advised to carry warm clothes.

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