Quick Getaways in Almora
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
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.
There & Away
nearest airport is Pant Nagar (Nainital) about
127 kms away. Regular flights operate during
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.
Almora is connected conveniently and is merely
380 KMs away from Delhi and 466 KMs from Lucknow.
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.