Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment city in the Almora district inside the nation of Uttarakhand, India. it is the administrative headquarters of Almora district. Almora is positioned on a ridge on the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya variety, at a distance of 365 km from the countrywide capital New Delhi and 415 km from the state capital Dehradun. Almora becomes founded in 1568, via King Kalyan Chand.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best season is Spring and Autumn to travel Almora during the months of February - April, and September-November. One can visit Almora any time of the year. Monsoon is from July end to September staring which can be avoided. The maximum temperature during summer is 30°C and tourists usually visit Almora during summers. Please carry little warm clothes even in summer for the evening. Winter is quite cold and the minimum temperature is -1°C.
Nanda Devi Festival the most popular festival of Almora and is celebrated in the month of September. This festival is celebrated since the time of Chand Dynasty probably as early as the 13th century AD.
1) Katarmal Surya Temple
Built in 9th-century by Katarmalla, a Katyuri King, Katarmal Surya temple, presenting the architectural style of the ancient artisans. This Hindu temple hold a beautiful view of Kosi and it is perched at an elevation of 2,116 meters above sea level and is situated at a distance of 19 kms from Almora town.
2) Govind Ballabh Pant Museum is also known as the State Museum and stands opposite Almora Bus Stand. It is the only museum of Almora and hence a popular tourist attraction. Built in 1980, the museum has been named after Govind Ballabh Pant (GB Pant) to honour his contribution in the development of Uttarakhand.
3)At a distance of 6 km from Almora Bus Stand, Deer Park is situated in Narayan Tiwari Dewai in Almora Town. Deer Park is one of the major attractions of Almora and it features tall pine trees which add to the rich natural beauty of the place. This park preserves a huge collection of deer, furious Himalayan bears and wild leopards, which can be seen wandering around freely in the park.
4) One of the famous temple is Nanda Devi, dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga. This holy shrine is located in the heart of Almora city. Many Hindu pilgrims religiously visit this temple as Nanda Devi is considered to be the "Destroyer of Evil" and the saviour of the denizens of Kumaon as well as other regions of Uttarakhand.