Almora is a hill station in the Kumaon district of Uttaranchal. It is a picturesque place situated at an altitude of 5900 ft. Almora is one of the most popular hill stations of Uttaranchal and is in a shape of a horseshoe in between the river Kosi and Suyal. It was founded by Raja Kalyan of Chand Dynasty in 1560 AD.
Almora is surrounded by the hills of Kumaon on three sides, and its northern has a breathtaking view of the Trishul Peaks. Almora is also known as the cultural and social hub of the Kumaon region. Almora is known for its pleasant climate and stunning spectacles provided by nature.
Its pleasant climate, stunning spectacles and the snow-clad peaks of Himalayas together with beautiful blue and green ridges makes this hill station one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India. Apart from scenic beauty of nature, other attractions of Almora are the Chitai Temple, the 1000-year old Nanda Devi Temple, Deer Park, Bright End Corner and Kasar Devi Temple.
Area: 11.9 sq km
Altitude: 1,646 m (5400 ft)
Temperature: Summer: 29.4 - 4.4 C and Winter: 8.5 - 1.8 C
Rainfall: 82.8 mm
Season: April to June, September to October
STD Code: 05962
How to reach
Air: The nearest airport is at Pantnagar (127 km). However, due to suspension of fight services to Patnagar, the most convenient airport is Delhi.
Train: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam (90 km), which is connected directly with Agra, Delhi and Lucknow.
Road: Almora is well connected with the major cities in North India.