Almora Tourism
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Almora Tourism

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The thickly wooded forest of BINSAR with loads of GREENERY and CRISP MOUNTAIN AIR to soothe your eyes, body and soul is the best place to go.
It is indeed very, very green and at 2100-2400 m height is cool enough to keep you fresh all day. It is one of our most memorable family trips and is very much recommended for romantic couples as well as loners, writers and nature lovers.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Greenery, Forests, Birding, Snow Capped Peaks, Nearby temples but NO SHOPPING

Activities & things to do: The best thing to do here is to walk or relax and soak in the sight of beautiful forest, scented air and green valleys. Do not forget to take the 3 km walk from the KMVN hotel to the BINSAR hilltop. It is worth every calorie spent and the view from the watch tower at the top is breathtaking. There are many places nearby within 2-3 hours drive like Jageshwar, Patal Bhubneshwar.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Binsar is about 400 kms from Delhi via Moradabad, Rampur, Udham Singh Nagar, Haldwani, Bhowali, Garampani and Almora. It is 25 kms from Almora on the Bagheshwar Road and 2 kms after Kaparkhan Village. From Almora, there are two roads to approach it. One is the main Bagheshwar Road and the second one goes past the Kasar Devi temple. This road is much more picturesque and is recommended. A forest check post would welcome you at the entrance to the Binsar hill as it is a protected wildlife sanctuary but i wonder if there is much wildlife there apart from birds. The roads are very good, in fact excellent till Almora. It would take about 10-11 hours from Delhi and 4 - 4.5 hours from Haldwani.
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Sabyasachi Rayc
  • Sabyasachi Rayc
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 27 photos
  • 192 Reviews

"A quaint Alpine Territory"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Some say that Almora has somehow lost the story as far tourists go. But has it really? Not to me at least. It has definitely lost it to the typical honeymooners and weekend hill-invaders, who intend to consider Almora more as a pass-over or en-route cross-over. But as far as I am concerned, its actually for the good. It means that the selfish ones like me get to enjoy this old town all to ourselves. Its more than 500 years old. It had its history, its legends, its paved roads, heavily carved wooden houses some of which still exists!

If you had wanted to really see what an Alpine village looks like without getting your passport stamped. Well Almora is the place for you. Check out the unhindered view of the old town gently sloping down the sides of the hills with snow capped peaks in the back-ground. Enjoy a lazy sun-down at Bright-end corner. Take a stroll down the old Sadar Bazar. Take a peep-in of the Museums. There will be something that will be your personal favourite in this town, after all everyone ranging from Swami Vivekananda to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore could not have been so wrong about this place! All of them came here repeatedly and stayed on for long periods of time.
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Mukesh joshi
  • Mukesh joshi
  • Highlander
  • 2 Reviews

"lovely place"

  • Posted Jun 7, 2013
lovely and religious place to be visited, traditonal and educational city of kumaun.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: good pahari food to be eaten is the usp, golu devta temple, ram mandir, jageshwar temple are must to be seen places.

Activities & things to do: pahari food,pahri fruits to be eaten, one roam without vehicle here. lovely palce

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: well connected to train till haldwani then 2-3 hours from there.
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Manina mishra
  • Manina mishra
  • 2 Reviews

"It is a very good..."

  • Posted May 15, 2013
It is a very good place to see.Very Calm,very cool.
Life is also enjoyable as the nature backs you in all aspects.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We had food in TRH Canteen only. We hired a cab,arranged by Hotel staff,for sight seeing.We visited Kasar devi,Jageshwar Shiv Temple,Chitai Golu Devta Temple & Bageshwar Temple. Sweet(BAL MITHAI& CHOCOLATE MITHAI) are superb as we can purchase them from Mall Road close to TRH.

Activities & things to do: Just enjoy the nature.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We can take buses or taxi from Haldwani Bus Stand(or Kathgodam Railway Station) for Almora.
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Navin  Sarawgi
  • Navin Sarawgi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Good destination for Summer as well as Winter."

  • Posted Apr 20, 2013
Stay outside the almora on Binsar Road about 5 km away from main bus stop. You will get good views of nanda devi hills.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Try local food.

Activities & things to do: Wild life at Binsar Bird Sanctuary.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest railway station is kathgodam.
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Sudhir Doshi
  • Sudhir Doshi
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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"Good Place to stay"

  • Posted Jan 17, 2013
Almora is like semi city where you get most of your marketing stuff and have very big market from where you can hire car and purchase lots of your requirement

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food served to us was good and have enjoyed their Aloo Paratha and other Punjabi stuff

Activities & things to do: You can enjoy the walk since surrounded by military area and have lots of greenery

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Almora is Centre Point it one want to visit Kausani and Binsar. One can have rest at this place for one day and go for further journey.
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Sandipan Bhattacharya
  • Sandipan Bhattacharya
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Almora and binsar"

  • Posted Jan 7, 2013
Almora is a major town and an army cantonment. Transport for many areas originate from here.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Binsar and Briddha jageswar are nearby areas from where one can have a grand view of the Himalayas. There are many shops for winter wear. Sweets are top class and Balmethai is the most famous here-of course one should not forget to taste the Rabri

Activities & things to do: One can visit the houses where Swami Vivekanand stayed and where his foreign disciples used to stay( Now a guest house run by the family). The Nandadevi temple is worth visiting- The Ramakrishna mission is tucked away in a desolate corner amongst nature.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Lots of buses and jeeps start from Haldwani which can be reached overnight from Delhi and Lucknow by bus/ train. It takes about 3-4 hours from Haldwani
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Sudarshan Nyati
  • Sudarshan Nyati
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Worth seeing"

  • Posted Dec 15, 2012
The up and down, the morning , the rain , the green fields and forest , god has created the place elegant. One must visit atleat 4-5 days. The KMVN holiday home is middle class place to stay.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Their food is good. sight seeing good.

Activities & things to do: Rest and sight seeing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From kathgodam the buses run are even personal car/taxi is good alternate.
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Sanjay  Pali
  • Sanjay Pali
  • Lives in Gwalior
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  • 1 Review

"My love my Almora"

  • Posted Jul 22, 2011
Very nice

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Favourite restaurant was Dolma v2 etc,main attraction was mountains.

Activities & things to do: Everything what you want to do......

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Visit by car.
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Suraj  Bhatia
  • Suraj Bhatia
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome place"

  • Posted Mar 28, 2011
Almora is a stunning place.Beauty all around.Must visit in a lifetime.Everybody has to visit this place.I was lucky to visit here.So much greenery,

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You can see the mountains with snow. You can go bird-watching. There is not much shopping here.

Activities & things to do: Relax.Rejuvnate.If you are looking for this, Binsar is the perfect place.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: I took the road from Delhi.It is about 400kms.The road is in excellent condition.Enjoy
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Anand Vaid
  • Anand Vaid
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  • Lives in Delhi
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"BINSAR - Best Place in Uttaranchal"

  • Posted May 18, 2006
The thickly wooded forest of BINSAR with loads of GREENERY and CRISP MOUNTAIN AIR to soothe your eyes, body and soul is the best place to go.
It is indeed very, very green and at 2100-2400 m height is cool enough to keep you fresh all day. It is one of our most memorable family trips and is very much recommended for romantic couples as well as loners, writers and nature lovers.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Greenery, Forests, Birding, Snow Capped Peaks, Nearby temples but NO SHOPPING

Activities & things to do: The best thing to do here is to walk or relax and soak in the sight of beautiful forest, scented air and green valleys. Do not forget to take the 3 km walk from the KMVN hotel to the BINSAR hilltop. It is worth every calorie spent and the view from the watch tower at the top is breathtaking. There are many places nearby within 2-3 hours drive like Jageshwar, Patal Bhubneshwar.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Binsar is about 400 kms from Delhi via Moradabad, Rampur, Udham Singh Nagar, Haldwani, Bhowali, Garampani and Almora. It is 25 kms from Almora on the Bagheshwar Road and 2 kms after Kaparkhan Village. From Almora, there are two roads to approach it. One is the main Bagheshwar Road and the second one goes past the Kasar Devi temple. This road is much more picturesque and is recommended. A forest check post would welcome you at the entrance to the Binsar hill as it is a protected wildlife sanctuary but i wonder if there is much wildlife there apart from birds. The roads are very good, in fact excellent till Almora. It would take about 10-11 hours from Delhi and 4 - 4.5 hours from Haldwani.
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Almora Info

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Almora is a scenic hill station in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Located on a five km long ridge which is shaped like a horse shoe, Almora is a quaint town in Kumaon Hills in the Himalayan range. It is at an average height of 1,651 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by greenery all around with beautiful thick forests of fir and pine trees covering the hills.

Almora offers amazing views of the snow capped mountain peaks of the Himalayas and is popular among visiting tourists for its natural splendour. The Kosi and Suyal rivers run alongside the town adding to the beauty of the place. It is surrounded by the hill ranges of Kasar Devi, Banari Devi, Shayahi Devi and Katarnal, all of which are adorned by temples at the peaks.

There are many beautiful temples in Almora. The 1000 years old Temple of Goddess Nanda Devi is located right in the middle of the town. The Chitai Temple is the temple of Lord Golu, worshipped by the people of the Kumau region of Uttaranchal. There are quite a few temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, few dedicated to Goddess Durga, and another few Vaishnavite temples scattered all around the town.

Almora is known for its indigenous handicrafts, local cuisine and its rich culture and tradition. The beauty of the place lies in its uniqueness. The paved roads and the tile roofed houses in the town add to the charm of the place and give it its individual charm and identity. This is best experienced in the Lala Bazar which is more than 200 years old and looks quite unlike a regular market with its paved streets of stone. 

Owing to its natural beauty and for the many places of religious importance, Almora is a prominent tourism destination in the country. In recent years, quite a few health resorts have opened up in Almora. The most famous destination, which nature lovers can access from Almora is the Corbett National Park, which is located on the bank of Ramganga river at the foothills of the Himalayas.

Almora, from several decades, has been an important location for shooting Bollywood movies because of its exquisite landscape. Its panoramic hills and the valley offer a perfect getaway, especially during the summer season because of its pleasant weather. The best time to visit Almora is during the summer and during the autumn months of September to November.

 

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