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Almora : Overview
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Area Size :  3,082 Sq. Km.   Population :  0.03 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Hindi, Kumaoni, Gharwali, English,  
Hill Station > Almora

Almora is a municipal board, a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Almora was founded in 1568.

It is a town bustling with activity and a rich cultural heritage and history. It is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It has an average elevation of 1,651 metres (5,417 feet). It is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range. In the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock, it is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees. Flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi, (Kaushiki), and Suyal (Salmale). The snow capped Himalayas can be seen in the background.

Almora has many noted temples, including Kasar Devi, Banari Devi, Chitai, Jageshwar, Binsar Mahadev, Garhnath and Baijnath. Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple, near Sanara Ganiya, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated beside the river Ram Ganga. A sun temple (only the second in the world) is located at Katarmal within a short distance from the town. The famous temple of Manila Devi, Devi Maa, the family goddess of the Katyuri clan, lies around 85 km from Ranikhet.udaipur a famous temple of Golu devta is situated 5 Km. from Binta near Dwarahat.people comes there for justice and they get it.


An ideal to enjoy sightseeing tour in Almora is anytime between July to November and December to February.

Reaching Almora by Bus

Almora is well connected by road from Delhi and other parts of the country. Regular buses from Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, Delhi are available to Almora.

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Reaching Almora by Train

Kathgodam, 87 km from Almora is the nearest airport. Ranikhet Express that leaves Delhi around 21:55 and reaches Kathgodam, the next day at 5:45 is the most convenient train.

Reaching Almora by Air

Pantnagar, 125 km away is the nearest airport. The airport has good connections from Delhi.

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