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1Places In India Where You Might Find Snow In February
Places In India Where You Might Find Snow In February

HolidayIQ traveller Babbal Kumar shares, "Almora is a beautiful place, it is said that beauty of this place cannot be matched with any other hill station. All the area is covered with greenery. One has to visit the circuit area, also, it is famous for Bal Mithai and other beautiful stuff. Almora is a best hill station to visit."

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2Explore the unique culture of Almora
Explore the unique culture of Almora

Almora is a scenic hill station in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Almora is known for its indigenous handicrafts, local cuisine and its rich culture and tradition. The beauty of the place lies in its uniqueness. Almora, for several decades, has been an important location for shooting Bollywood movies because of its exquisite landscape. HolidayIQ Traveller Himanshu says, "If I talk about experience, it is very good. Have spent less time here but a nice time to spend. A Beautiful and nice place to visit near places are Jageshwar, Kasar Devi, Ranikhet have to get more time to spend. If anyone wants to come here have to take more time to spend there."

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3Bal Mithai At Mohan Singh Rautela in Almora
Bal Mithai At Mohan Singh Rautela in Almora

This brown chocolate-like fudge, made with roasted khoya, coated with white sugar balls is a popular sweet from Uttarakhand. The Khim Singh Mohan Singh Rautela shop in Almora is popular in the whole uttarakhand for their distinct Bal mithai and Singhauri and other sweets. “The bal mithai of Ranikhet is very famous and tasty” says HolidayIQ Traveller Jatin Jain. "It is a must have!" he adds. 

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4Get Lost In The Serenity Of Almora
Get Lost In The Serenity Of Almora

HolidayIQ Traveller Sabyasachi Rayc from Delhi shares, "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!"

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5Helps replenish my energy reserves
Helps replenish my energy reserves

When it comes to relaxing after a week of stressful work, I love pack and go somewhere where my mind is free of all issues. This gives my brain time and space to relax. So, when I get back to the routine I feel refreshed and approach issues with a fresh and new perspective.

Trekking through Almora, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the nature. The clouds flying around me, even the forest were alive with the sounds of birds and insects and my mind was finally at peace. When I came back to work, my approach to problems was drastically different and effective.

Rahul Potdar: I think this is the most serene location when you plan a stay around Almora. It's a 20kms but I am sure its worth the drive. No crowd and yes foreigners roaming around on cycle and bikes. Very good interior, good service and awesome food. We enjoyed lot there.

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Reviews (25)

S k mukherjee

S k mukherjee5.0/5

7 reviews

Vacation at Jalna, Almoa

It was wonderful experience. The Jalna is pristine and unspoilt. It is so calm and peaceful that one loses the sense of time. Waking up with the chirping of birds and low flying cloud makes the place surreal. We were totally rejuvenated and recharged. This small village is beautiful as it is still hidden from crowd . There is a derelict English bungalow. In the village built by Wheeler in 1850s. The derelict tea garden can also be seen in the adjoining area. The visit to Jageswar for the Jageswar jostling temple built in 10 th-11th century was interesting . Jageswar is about 50 km from Jalna.

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Vijay dhawan

Vijay dhawan3.2/5

4 reviews

Vast expanse to explore on good motorable roads, rightly called as 'Dev Bhoomi'

Almora a vast mountainous expanse is a less traveled destination. Thus is 'to be at' place for escape from mad hustle bustle of plane towns. Being dotted with age old temples, & having rising & low reach topography, Almora is ideal destination both for spiritual & adventurous travelers. It is a treat for trekkers. Visit this place when it is neither too hot nor too cold-- October --November window.

We stayed about 15 km north up the main town. While being in resort, which overlooked a deep valley, we just felt living in "Himalay ki godi mein".

Binsar forest trekking is a one lifetime experience. Trekking in dense forest rising to about 3000 ft, where you are cut off from world & lost in nature, about 1/1. 5 km a bit strenuous trekking effort leads you to a spectacular view of snow capped Himalayas, an apt prize for the efforts done. Those with no medical issues should not miss this destination. If you are lucky, as we were, one can be face to face with any of faunas on the way or return. We encountered Deer & a Stag. They happily posed for a pic.

Binsar also has a vast enterprise run entirely by local women under co-operative culture, making shawls, & other winter clothing from local extracted wool. Good products with value of money.

We visited 2 major temples Jageshwar & Mukteshwar. Even for those who do not have too much interest in religious sojourns the access route, replete with rising pine & deodar trees & lungs friendly fresh air is good enough reason to make a trip.

Local bazaar is as good or as bad like any other hill destination. But one thing which is a must while visiting local bazaar is buying "Bal mithai". It's lingering soft sweetness makes it unique.

Access to Almora is by all means of transport. We traveled from Delhi by Shatabdi up to Kathgodam & then by road to Almora. Road is good.

The only disturbing part of road journey, both in & away from Almora, was onslaught by occasional heavily polluting truck traffic. I wish authorities could ban polluting vehicles from plying on it's highways & towns. It will then be a really rejuvenating experience.

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  • Vast expanse to explore on good motorable roads, rightly called as 'Dev Bhoomi'
  • Vast expanse to explore on good motorable roads, rightly called as 'Dev Bhoomi'
  • Vast expanse to explore on good motorable roads, rightly called as 'Dev Bhoomi'
  • Vast expanse to explore on good motorable roads, rightly called as 'Dev Bhoomi'
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Recommended Duration in Almora

Number of days to spend in Almora as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

8.33%

2 days

41.67%

3 days

41.67%

4 days

8.33%

5+ days

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Almora Overview

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.



Photos of Almora

Jageshwar  Dham, Almora

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Siddhartha Gupta

Jageshwar Dham, Almora
Jageshwar  Dham, Almora

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Siddhartha Gupta

Jageshwar Dham, Almora
Jageshwar  Dham, Almora

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Yogesh

JAGESHWAR DHAM IS A PEACEFUL PLACE .. MUST VISIT O
Jageshwar  Dham, Almora

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Yogesh

JAGESHWAR DHAM IS A PEACEFUL PLACE .. MUST VISIT O

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