Almora is one of the most popular hill stations of Uttaranchal and is in a shape of a horseshoe.
It is one of the five districts in the newly carved state of the Uttaranchal and is situated at the height of 1,638 meters. It is also known, as the cultural capital of Kumaon. It is surrounded by four hill ranges, each having temples on top of its peak. These temples are of goddesses Banari Devi, Kasar Devi, Sayahi Devi and the temple of Sun god.
Known for its scenic beauty, here you can conveniently enjoy the snow-clad peaks of Himalayas together with beautiful blue and green ridges. It offers breathtaking views that ensnare many tourists and makes this hill station one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India.
There are many places in and around Almora that are a must see for any tourist. The Chitai Temple dedicated to Lord Golu is very famous with people from Kumau. People hang little bells in this temple once their wishes are fulfilled. A beautiful pine forest surrounds it. The 1000-year old temple, Nanda Devi Temple is one of the main attractions of Almora. Its has beautiful carvings on its walls and young people from various neighboring areas come here to participate in the dance festival, which is held every year. Other beautiful places in Almora include Deer Park, Bright End Corner and Kasar Devi Temple.
There are also many picturesque places around Almora that are good for sight seeing. Some of these places are Kalimath (5 km), Koshi (12 km), Katarmal (17 km), Binsar (30 km), Jageshwar (34 km), Gannath (47 km), kausani (51 km), Baijnath (70 km) and Bageshwar (90 KM).