Almora is a well known hill-station in India. It is as popular as a brand.It is located in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in North India. Almora was founded in 1568 and is considered to be the cultural heart of the Kumaon region. Snow-capped Himalayan mountains visible from the hill-station is a cherished view which many in the country wish to catch a glimpse of.
Places to Stay
Despite being a global tourist hotspot, Almora still offers a wide variety of good budget hotels. Some of the options you ought to try are Shikhar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), KMVN Tourist Rest House Almora (Tariff – Rs. 900), Himsagar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Shyam Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) among others.
The official language of Almora is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Diwali, Hanuman Jayanthi, Holi and Dussehra.
Places of Interest
The most important places worth a visit in Almora are the horse saddle shaped ridge between the Kosi and Suyal rivers, Bright End Corner (from where one can catch a beautiful view of the sunset), the Chitai temple, the Nanda Devi Temple and the Lala Bazar.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport at a distance of 127 km.
The nearest railway station is the Kathgodam Railway Station at a distance of 90 km, from where trains to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata are available.
Various state transport buses (UASRTC) connect Almora to Kathgodam. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites