Almora, a hill station fully developed by Indians situated pretty above 6000 feet on a crescent shaped mountain, is in the Kumaon mountains of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand State in India. It is assumed that Almora has a long history and has existed since the Vedic Age. This is a crowded hill town in North India and is highly attractive for the astounding natural beauty.
Almora is a town of temples, with temple of Goddess Nanda Devi placed in the centre of the town. The mountain, the undulated terrains with greenish luxury all around, is visible from the nearby areas as well.
Almora is an agricultural base and a trade centre of dynamic activity. One can buy marvelously made woolen garments from Almora town shopping complexes. Silently placed in the lap of dutiful nature, this region has small houses built on the slopes of the hill and splendor of this place adds to the colorful attire of the natives. Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali) rivers flows by the side of this town and the town, bearing the evidence of Chandravansh and Katyur dynasty who ruled Almora during 15th and 16th centuries in Forts, monuments and palaces, is surrounded by dense forests of fur and pine trees. This place is culturally very rich and through out the year Almora celebrates many festivals and cultural events, main attractions of the tourists to experience the cultural heritage of the region. The ancient cultural heritage and the valued traditions are retained in Almora when other nearby places are changed and influenced by modern cultures and trends.
One can recommend this virgin hill-station with full of scenic beauty to tourists, with an assured confidence.
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Travel within city
Almora is town with a rich heritage and there are many interesting places to visit. The nearest airport is the Pant Nagar airport which is situated at Nainital. However it is operational only during the summer months. There are cabs and taxis that are available from the airport to the town. Since it is only 71 km drive from the airport the taxis are cheap and the scenic roadside makes for a picturesque drive. The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam
. This is connected with Lucknow
. There may be transportation from the railway station, however this may not be dependable and tourists are advised to book pre arranged taxi services through the hotel if they are arriving by rail.
The local transport within the town of Almora is not extensive and there are a few private taxis which monopolize the town. They are usually Non A/C cars which may have seen better days. Certain taxi operators may offer A/C cabs and they usually charge around Rs 10 per km.
Local buses are also available inside the town. These buses may not be reliable and in any case generally overcrowded. Walking around town is probably the best way to commute the main areas.
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