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Almora

 

The picturesque district of Almora is a fine blend of mountain beauty, ancient cultural influences, thickly wooded forests, scenic valleys, quaint cottages, crystal lakes and gushing rivers...... all inspiring one to call it the 'Switzerland of India'.

The district is adorned with garden orchards and provides a spectacular view of the Himalayas. Quaint hill resorts such as Chaukori, Ranikhet, Sitlakhet, Binsar, Kausani and Bageshwar
are all around Almora and attract nature lovers

Season : Round the year

Local Handicrafts :
Woollens (Showroom Mall Road)
Copper Works ( Tamta Mohalla)

General Information :
Area : 11.9sq.kms.(city area)
Population : 53.507 (1991census)
Altitude : 1646 meters (5400feet)
Temperature : 4.4 to 29.4
Rainfall : Average 828mm(33'')
Clothing : Summer- Cottons/ light woollens, Winter - Heavy woollens
Languages : Hindi, English and Kumauni.

How to Go

Rail :- The nearest railway station is Kathgodam (90kms.). Connected by rail with Lucknow, Delhi and Howrah.

Road :- Connected by road with most places of U.P.
Distance from Almora : Lucknow (466), Dehradun (412), Nanital (71), Delhi (382), Bareilly (205), Kathgodam (90), Pithoragarh (122), Hardwar (357), Haldwani (96).

Local Transport :- Private Taxis are available
Transport Agencies
Kumaon Motors Union Ltd.
U.P.S.R.T.C.

Pilgrimage

Doonagiri Temple
Jageshwar Temple
Chitai Temple
Hairakhan

Adventure

Almora Trek
Kausani Trek

Nature

Ranikhet
Kausani

Fairs and Festivals

Shrawan Mela, Jageshwar (July & August)
Doonagiri Mela, Ranikhet (October)
Gananath Mela (October-Nov)
Dwarhat Mela (April)
Kasar Devi Mela
Somnath Fair

Around Almora

Deer Park ( 3kms. )
Kasar Devi ( 6kms.)
Mohan Joshi Park ( 2.5kms.)
Chitai Temple ( 8kms.)
Simtola ( 4kms.)
Brightend Corner ( 2kms.)
Kamlimath Museum at Bus Stand ( 5kms.)

Where to Stay

Circuit House.
Forest Rest House.
P.W.D. Inspection House.
Zila Panchayat Dak Bungalow.
Holiday Home, Almora.
Tourist Rest House, Jageshwar.
Tourist Rest House, Binsar.
Tourist Rest House, Sitlakhet.
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