Escape into the enticing landscapes of this bewitching hill station and witness the panoramic beauty of the Himalayas.
Located on the hem of the Great Himalayan Range in Uttarakhand, the city of Almora is a cosy tourist destination settled away from the chaos and regularity of the city life. Spread across a 5-km long ridge on the Kashyap Hill, this alluring hill station is raised at 1,638 meters above sea level, where the dwindling covers of pine and old oak allude an enchanting old-world magical charm.
Dear Lucknowites, if you are in need of a dire escape from your routine life, follow the trails of the mesmerising Almora and witness its enticing scapes along with the majestic glow of the snow-capped Himalayas!
Leisure awaits you at Almora!
Known to be the cultural capital of Kumaon, this region is a pin-hole reflection of Uttarakhand's diverse and expansive flora, and a rich heritage that has been preserved here through temples and museums. Besides them, you can enjoy an all-encompassing experience here this is that one-stop that offers you the panoramic views of the ranges, sounds of the wild through the nearby jungles while placating you with delicious cuisines and a selection of unique handicrafts.
If you are someone who seeks adventure, this place needs to be on your travel bucket list. From the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary to the Zero Sunset Point, this place is like a treasure hunt, where beauty will reveal itself at every step. If you are travelling with your family, you can visit the Martola picnic spot and Bright End Corner to create those magical memories with your loved ones!
Sought more commonly by explorers and backpackers, Almora is the stepping stone to some of the most thrilling hikes in the northern terrains of the state, including Mornaula, Mukteshwar, Binsar, Ranikhet among others. It also houses some of the most divine temples such as the Kasar Devi, Katarmal Sun Temple and Chitai Temple and museums like Kumaon Regimental Center Museum and Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum, which attract thousands of pilgrims and tourist every year!
How to reach Almora
Though this place has a magnetising charm all year round, it is best to visit the hill station either from April to June or September to November to avoid the biting cold of the monsoon and winters. Despite the bustling tourist activity in its colourful markets during the peak holiday season, this paradoxical wonderland is enveloped by a serenity that soothes and revitalises you, curing you of the city-bustle.
This town does not have a railway station or an airport but is well bridged to other state districts through roads. So travellers either can simply catch on a road trip to reach here or get to the nearest urban centre and re-route to Almora. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 81 km away and the Pantnagar Airport is about a distance of 115 km. From these spots, one can hire pre-paid taxis or car rental and begin their journey to this soul captivating destination.