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Best Time to Visit Almora



Ranikhet is an exquisite hill station in the majestic Himalayan ranges perched at a height of 1,829 meters above sea level, with an area of 21.76 sq. km in Uttarakhand. Developed by British, it is populated with ancient shrines, verdant green hills, undulating terrains along with the majestic view of the Nanda Devi peak and famous golf course.




This is located 90kms from Almora and is headquarter of the district of Danpur. One can visit this place for religious purposes as well as just to view the natural surroundings. But the tourists who want to visit the glaciers of Kafni, Sunderdunga and Pindari have to pass Bageshwar.

Jageshwar Dham

This temple has a historical importance because it is considered to be the home of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is located at a distance of 34 kms away from Almora and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. A tourist can also enjoy the surroundings here as this temple lies in the middle of a thick deodar forest. One can find 124 temples and around hundred statues each carved out exquisitely.

Cultural Attractions

The region of Kumaun hills is rich in folk lore and the folk tales.There are wonderful stories of leaders as well as stories of a mythical nature. Almora is a culturally rich town, which has been well-preserved, generation to generation. The most famous festival in Almora is the Nanda Devi Festival celebrated in September, during which a fair is also held. The Uttraini Festival organised in Bageshwar (90 km) is celebrated in January and a week-long fair accompanie


This is located at a distance of 52 kms from Almora and is present at a height of 1890 metres and a popular holiday destination. One can view around 400kms of snow peaked mountains from here like the peaks of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda devi, Nandghunti,  Api, Panchachuli and Nampa. The tourists can enjoy a peaceful holiday here along with various amusements. This is another place where the tourist can enjoy the natural surroundings and a

Chitai Temple

The temple is situated at a distance of 8 kms and one can reach there by walking through an exquisite pine forest or by using a cart. This temple is devoted to Lord Golu and the people here are strong worshippers and hence this area is very busy. One can see thousands of small bells hanging here because as soon as the wish of a devotee is fulfilled they hang a bell to thank the lord.


It is located 70 kms away from Almora and is a flat valley on the GomtiRiver. It is famous for its temple which dates back to the 12th and 13th century. This temple is devoted to Goddess Parvati and a huge idol –about the size of a human is sculpted in black stone and kept here. Outside the temple compound is situated a large round stone which can be lifted by nine men together by using one finger each. A kali temple is also located here. 

Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum

This museum has a historical significance and gives the tourists information about the traditions and cultures that existed in Kumaon. The tourists can see traditional paintings and sculptures and a valuable assemblage of artefacts.


Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora district, Uttarakhand, and dedicated toLord Shiva. It is located 36 km towards the northeast of Almora, in Kumaun region. The temple city comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD.


It is located 30 kms away from Almora and lies among thick forests of rhododendron and oak trees and offers the tourist a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. This region is now a wildlife sanctuary which is the home of animals like barking deer and panthers. The tourists who love bird watching can find a lot of unique bird species like spotted dove, yellow backed sunbird, brain fever, large pied wagtail and streaked laughing thrush and butterflies. A viewing tower

Katarmal Sun Temple

This temple is situated 7kms away from Almora and has been built in the 9th century. This temple has a historical importance as it is considered to be next best to the famous Sun temple in Konark which is situated in Orissa. A tourist can see elaborate engravings in this temple but being old now it is in need of renovation.

Shitla Khet

This place is located between Almora and Ranikhet and is a beautiful place giving the tourist a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. The tourists can also enjoy the fruit orchards which are present here. This place is famous for scouting camps and while trekking on a beautiful mountain trail one can see the shrine of Syahi Devi around 3kms away. Khunt –a place located nearby is famous for being the birth place of PanditGovindBallabh Pant who was the first chi

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