Also known as the cultural capital of the state Uttarakhand, Almora derives its name from ‘Bhilmora’, a plant species found in the region which is said to be used to wash utensils in the Sun Temple at Kata ...
mal. Mostly moist, sometimes humid climate - Almora lies on a ride in the Himalayan hills of the Kumaon valley. With a lot of temples, points of natural attraction and artistic destinations around, the city of Almora leaves you speechless with its calm, traditional and cultural approach. It is also the district headquarters and has been home to over four thousands of flora and fauna species across its area. With the likes of Jageshwar, Kausani, Naina Devi, Bageshwar, Chitayi and Kasar devi temples in the vicinity - Almora has been mentioned in ancient tales like Mahabharata and the holy aspect can be witnessed in every person you meet around.
What to do around Almora?
Visit the ancient Almora Bazaar that is said to be established by the Chand Dynasty. Visit Chitayi temple that is dedicated to Goljyu - the lord of law and witness how legal matters are solved with belief. A little zoo nearby is a fine attraction with a lot of fauna waiting for you to observe. Visit Kasar Devi - a magnetic zone famous for its spiritual and artistic vibe and connect with a lot of people famous since the Hippie movement in the country. Visit the Almora fort to learn about the ancient dynasties and you can always travel ahead to a lot more hill stations keeping up the vibe.
Fun Facts about Almora
Unlike other hill stations in the state, Almora wasn’t developed by the British but by the Chand Dynasty. Bal Mithai is the most popular sweet in the region and the shop that sells it is over Hundred years old. The famous Choliya dance of the region is still performed in the region and dates back to centuries ago. Almora still prioritizes culture over everything else and it can be experienced in little things you do.