ALMORA, India

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  1. About almora

    Almora the city of temples is located in the kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This place is famous for its culture, cuisine and wildlife. During the reign of The Chand kings this places was known as “Rajapur”. The town is situated at an average of 1646 meters above the sea level. The town is densely surrounded with fir and pine trees. Swami Vivekanand and Mahatama Gandghi have also mentioned the name of this city in their writing because of its cultural history. Almora was developed by the kumaoni people. Shimla and Nainital are the two neighboring hill stations of Almora. The two languages spoken here are Garhwali and kumaoni.

  2. Who should visit the city?

    Anyone,Religious people,Wildlife Lovers,Nature Lovers,Hill Station Lovers

    Best time to visit (months)

    Season-1 : April - June | Season-2 : October - March

    How to reach?

    By Road

    State-owned bus services connect Almora to most major neighbouring cities like Ranikhet (57 km), Kasauni (55 km), Nainital (71 km), Pithoragarh (122 km), etc. Daily overnight buses ply from Delhi to Almora.

    By Train

    Kathgodam is the nearest railhead situated at a distance of 91 km. Cities like Kolkata, Dehradun, Delhi, Jammu, Kanpur, etc. are connected to Kathgodam by rail. Taxis are easily available from Kathgodam station to Almora.

    By Air

    Almora does not have any airport. The nearest airport is Pantnagar.which is 125 Kms for Almora. Daily flights operate between Delhi and Pantnagar. Some hotels also arrange taxis to pick up tourists from the airport. The closest international airport is at Delhi (290 km). Delhi is connected to many cities of India and most major cities across the world. Taxis are easily available from the airport for Almora.

    Weather

    Summer

    Min Temp: 25°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Monsoon

    Min Temp: 25°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Winter

    Min Temp: 5°C - Max Temp: 15°C

    Language spoken

    English,Hindi

    Best fair, festivals and attractions

    Nanda Devi festival, Uttraini festival, Dusherra are few festivals giving people living in remote areas a chance to socialize and rekindle community spirit.

    STD Code

    05962

    State

    Uttarakhand

    Country

    India

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