Attractions in Almora

Public Museum - Near the Almora bus stand is the Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum. This museum presents a deep insight of the development of art, culture, life style of this region. It has a very rich collection of items relating to archaeological, historic and cultural significance. This museum has a unique collection of Apen, a folk style of painting. One can have a good view of the various aspect of this style painting.
Nanda Devi Temple - This ancient temple is one of the prime attractions of Almora town. This temple is hundreds of years old and carries deep faith of many people from this area. The images and statues on walls of this temple are intricately and skillfully carved. They are very attractive and almost true to life depictions have been done. Every year a fair, Nanda Devi Fair, is organized here, which is attended by people from all over the place.
Nanda Devi Temple Almora
Brighton End Corner - Named after England's popular seaside resort, the Brighton End Corner is two kilometres from the bus station on the Mall and is the most popular point for sunset and sunrise views of the Himalayas.

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Jageshwar - Located 34 kms from Almora, there is an ancient Shiva temple here. This temple is surrounded by huge fir trees. In fact, this temple is in the series of ancient temples which were built in the Kumaon region many centuries ago.

Gannath - Gannath is known for natural caves and ancient Shiva temples. Situated 47 kms from Almora, it is good place for nature lovers and ideal for spending your day with surpassing beauty. Every year on the occasion of Kartik Purnima day a fair is organized here.

Katarmal - Following the Sun temple at Konark, Orissa, Katarmal has the second important sun temple in the country. This temple is almost 800 years old. This temple has some unique architectural style and the images carved on the walls are very intricately done. This place is situated 17 kms from Almora.

Bageshwar - Bageshwar is the commercial town of Kumaon region and is located some 90 kms from Almora along the River Saryu. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Bagnath from which this place derives its name. This temple was built in 1450. A little away from Bageshwar is the Pindari Glacier.

Activites in Almora

Hotels Hill Resorts in Almora
The most popular thing you can do in Almora is walk. And, the best of them all is the walk to the Kasar Devi Temple where Swami Vivekananda is said to have gained enlightenment. Walking to the Brighton End Corner, about 2.5 kms from the mall, is an eye-soothing experience - there are some panoramic views of the Himalayas, especially beautiful at sunrise and sunset. The Lala Bazaar is known for its coppersmiths who still work using traditional methods. The Pt. G B. Pant Museum contains pieces from the 11th century. You can also see traces of the Chand Fort, and some wooden carved facades.

Getting There & Away

Flights to Almora
The nearest airport is Pant Nagar (Nainital) about 127 kms away. Regular flights operate during the summer.
Trains to Almora
The nearest railhead for Almora is Kathgodam around 90 kms. Kathgodam is connected by rail directly with Delhi, the capital of India, Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh and Calcutta.
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By road Almora is connected conveniently and is merely 380 KMs away from Delhi and 466 KMs from Lucknow.

Getting Around Almora

Most of the town can be covered on foot and the main market street is closed to motorised traffic. For travelling to slightly more distant locations, taxis are available near the Mall.
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