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Tourism in Almora

Almora Tourism

The bewildering hills of Kumaon

Tourism in Almora

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  • Hill Station
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About Almora Attractions

Almora is one of those places in Uttarakhand that offer the best of nature paired with rich biodiversity. It is a perfect abode for all those who wish to spend some time in the lap of nature at a hill station. It is a cantonment area. Guarded by the view of the Himalayas, it offers jaw-dropping views that leave people completely awestruck and amazed. Almora is a perfect place to go on a solo tour since it offers bewitching views and is home to many adventure activities. These activities add a boost to Almora tourism. Almora was established in 1568. It boasts the bewildering beauty of the Kumaon hills. Two prominent rivers flow through this town, Koshi and Suyal. Apart from the scenic vistas, there is a lot more to explore in Almora.

History of Almora

Almora is a small town in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. It has an elevation of 1642 meters. Initially, it was established during the Chand Dynasty. Moving forward, it became a residing place for the Britishers, the presence of which can still be seen in a few old buildings. The initial name of Almora was Rajapur. The hill station is also an administrative headquarter of the district. Almora district was initially known as the Kumaon district.

Cuisine of Almora

There are many things about Almora that add to its beauty and its cuisine is one of them. The food of Almora depicts the authentic of Kumaoni cuisine. Some of the famous local dishes include Bhang Ki Chutni, Singodi, Jhangore ki Kheer, Bal Mithai, and Dubuk. All of these things will definitely add taste to your platter and at the same time will leave you wanting for more. It is prepared with all the local ingredients that will further add to the taste.

Trekking in Almora

The mountainous terrain of Almora makes way for beautiful trekking trails. Moreover, the dense forest makes the trail all the more beautiful. Best off all, you will get plenty of chances to glimpse at the snow-capped mountain peaks. It is recommended that you keep your camera handy since there is no doubt that you will get to see many awe gasping views midway. Most of the treks are range between easy and moderate, however, it is still helpful if you let an Almora travel guide accompany you, especially if you are a first-timer. Also, note that some of the treks, like the one starting from Ranikhet Road and going up to Katarmal, are steep and even though moderate can become difficult for those who are facing complications. Therefore, it is suggested that before planning to go on any trek you consult a doctor if you are facing any complications.

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Travel to Almora

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By Air

If you are traveling to Almora from a distant location, then the fastest way to get to the hill station is through a combination of a flight and taxi. You can board a flight to the nearest airport, called Pantnagar Airport, and then get a taxi or bus from there to head to Almora. Pantnagar Airport is located at a distance of around 115 km from the hill town of Almora. You can also board an international flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is well-connected to the hill town via roadways.

By Train

Again, as Almora does not own a railway station, you might be pondering over how to reach Almora by train. With its proximity to Kathgodam Railway Station, which is about 81 km from the hill town, you can easily board a train to this railway station from cities like: Delhi, Lucknow, and Kolkata; and then hire a taxi or bus to get to Almora.

By Road

If you have a love for road journeys, and you are traveling from a North Indian city or a nearby hill town, such as Haldwani, Nainital, Mussoorie, and more; opting for roadways is probably the best way to get to Almora. There are plenty of government or private buses that connect other parts of India to the hill town. Besides that, you can also hire a taxi, or rent a car, and reach the destination while using Almora map to navigate your way without a hassle.

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    Pundlik Khadekar

    Pune

    Pundlik's 3 days trip to Almora

    Overall experience with tour management was good with Travel trangle. Cab driver in particular was very Courtious.
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    Shalini Sinha

    Delhi

    Shalini's 4 days trip to Almora

    Booked desire got swift. Driver was initialy rude later on his behavior was okay. Travel coordinator behavior was beyond rude! Hotel is nice something more than just a hotel! Very new and unique experience of hotel but it's a traditional type of arrangement. Rides through the hills and dinner time o
    rchestra of hotel.
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    Khanneha

    Delhi

    Khanneha's 2 days trip to Almora

    Trip was awesome but kindly improve ur details for site seeing Like which place is open or not! Rest everything good River rafting and the facilities in camp and so humble cab driver.
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    ROHIT BABBAR

    Delhi

    Rohit's 3 days trip to Almora

    Thanks Travel Triangle for a Lovely Vacation. The driver was very cooperative. The food provided by the Hotel was tasty...
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    Anilgold

    New delhi

    Anilgold's 3 days trip to Almora

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    Rohit Kumar

    New delhi

    Rohit's 2 days trip to Almora

    Its a gud Experience in the kanatal resort 180 Degree the resort define its name clearly. get out of room and u will see a jaw dropping view from ur door or window. but the Hotel trihari was not that much good in hygiene and behavior of the staff is also not good.
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    Lokhandwalamoiz

    Mumbai

    Lokhandwalamoiz's 8 days trip to Almora

    The agent was quite responsive and suggested good places. The driver and the transportation were also well arranged. The hotels could have been better but considering the tourist season it was fine.
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    Dev Chopra

    New delhi

    Dev's 3 days trip to Almora

    1)Hotel Neelesh inn was good. We enjoyed our stay over there. 2)Beyond stay by Vasavana property is not up to the mark. Cleanliness was not there. Rain worms were there in the room too. We called to the room service and enquired abt the buffet charge. The person quoted wrong amount. After a while w
    hen I went to reception to confirm. They told they would have mistakenly quoted. Which I failed to understand. The reason why I am saying it bcz I was disliking it from my room to room service personnel. So how can he quote wrong price. Not happy with the stay in beyond stay by vasavana.
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    Joydeep Sinha

    Kolkata

    Joydeep's 5 days trip to Almora

    It was OK.. But was expecting better service wrt cost. The agent was not fully aware of the travelling time etc. Also, driver was extremely non professional.. He can drive the car well.. But very demotivating. Also, hotel arranged at Kaushani was pathetic as there used to be power cut for 3-4 hours
    and no body took phone call at night.. Cignett resort was really good.. But one good thing is that Divya, the travel agent was responsive and tried to solve problems
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    Kartiksikka

    Faridabad

    Kartiksikka's 4 days trip to Almora

    It was an amazing trip we had, would take another opportunity to book the package through Travel triangle

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    FAQ's of Almora

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    How far is Almora from Nainital?

    Almora is 62.9 km away from Nainital with an approximate travel distance of 1 h 55 min while traveling through NH 109.

    Does it snow in Almora?

    Yes. During the winter season, the temperate dropped down to minus level. Thus, leading up snowfall. If you wish to savor the best try on.

    Is there an airport in Almora?

    No. There is no airport in Almora. However, the nearest airport, Pantnagar Airport (PGH), is 116.4 km away from Almora.

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