The 1646 meters high horseshoe in the Himalayas, was founded by Raja Kalayan of the Chand Dynasty in 1560 A.D. The Chand’s ruled over the whole of the Kumaon region and Almora still claims to be the cultural capital of the area. Almora is one of the three hill districts of Kumaon. The other two being Nainital and Pithoragarh. It is surrounded by four hill ranges – Banari Devi, Kasar Devi, Shayahi Devi and Katarnal. In a cave just outside Almora, he was inspired to carry his message all over the world. The rich heritage, the interesting arts and crafts, the enchanting walks and panoramic views of the Himalayas make a visit to Almora both physically and mentally rejuvenating.
Air: Nearest airport is Pantanagar 127 km away.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Kathgodam 90 km away.
Nanda Devi Temple: Situated in the heart of the city. The place is a must visit for the tourists.
Museum: The museum contains information about the cultural heritage of Kumaon.
Bajinath: Located on the banks of Gomti river in Garur Valley, is an idyllic place. It is famous for its 13th century temples.
Bageshwar: Bageshwar is one of the main camping sites for the journey to Pindari Glacier, which is situated at a height of 3,820 meters. Kafni Glacier is also close by (3,860 meters) Bageshwar.
Jageshwar: Jageshwar has a group of Shiva temples and is on the Almora-Pithoragarh road and is situated in a densely wooded beautiful narrow valley. The temples were constructed in the 13th century. They are a marvel to see for their artistic beauty and craftsmanship. Jageshwar is among the 12-jyotir lingas in the country.
Map Of Almora, Uttaranchal :