Places to Visit in Almora - Sightseeing and Tourist Attractions in Almora
Almora is one of the major business destinations in Uttarakhand. It is also famous for its natural beauty and attracts many tourists and even the television industry of India.
Almora is a famous hill stations which is famous by the name of cultural hub of Uttarakhand. It lies in the Kumaon region and is surrounded by four hills, Shayahi Devi, Banari Devi, Kasar Devi and Katarnal, which are considered to be divine. Main attractions of Almora include its Museum and Deer Park.
The various places to see in Almora are listed below :
Kasar Devi Temple
This sacred temple is located 7 km away from Almora. The Kasar Devi Temple finds a mention in the Skanda Purana (a hindu mythological book). There is a stone boulder inscription in the temple that indicates that the temple was made by king Rudrak. It is said that Swami Vivekananda stayed here for a while and spend time meditating here in the year 1920. The temple is beautifully surrounded by mighty Himalayas and offers breathtaking view of the great mountain range.....More info
Chitai Temple located at a distance of 8km from Almora, is dedicated to an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav, Gollu Devta. Hence is also known as Gollu Devta Temple. It is said that if someone worships the deity with a clear conscience all their wishes come true. It is a custom to tie a bell in the temple premises when you make a wish and pray. It is also said that one can communicate his wishes and dreams to Gollu Devta by writing to him. One can find many stacks of letters pinned around the temple with the bells written by devotees.....More info
Nanda Devi Temple
The Nanda Devi Temple is the most important temple of the region. Mata Nanda Devi is the patron goddess here of the common people and to the rulers of the earlier times. The temple of Nanda Devi is ancient, beautiful and the prime attraction of the town of Almora. The sculptures here are extravagant and the view is breathtaking.....More info
Govind Ballabh Pant Public Museum
This museum is easy to reach as it is situated just opposite to the bus stand and is worth a visit. The museum has a rich collection of artifacts showing the history of Almora, its archeological and cultural heritage.....More info
Bright End Corner
It is a famous spot situated 2 km from Almora. It is known for the picturesque views it offers of the Sunrise and Sunset through the great Himalayan mountains. It is a tranquil and serene place that soothes and freshens the spirit. There is a library here named after Swami Vivekananda. It houses many books of literature, teachings of great men etc. There is also a Vivekananda Memorial near the library.
There is a deer park located 3 km from Almora main town. It is a beautiful place and a memorable experience. The deer park comes in Narayan Tiwari Dewai (NTD).
5 km away from Almora there is a picturesque spot which houses a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. The place offers scenic views of the snowcapped Himalayas. It is an invigorating experience.
The traditional craft of people of Almora makes it famous for its copperware. Tamta Mohalla is a small locality in the Old Almora town. This place used to belong to the most famous coppersmiths of old times and still houses their generations working in the same field. There are many coppersmiths still carrying on the traditional work in Tamta Mohalla.....More info
Pharkanauli or Phulseema
The place is located 4 km from Almora and is famous for rock paintings in caves dating back to the Bronze Age. Here once can find several rock paintings of dancing figures painted in red.
These are prehistoric caves located in Almora. The caves in Lakhuudiyar are famous for the rock paintings dating back to the Bronze Age. There are beautiful and historically valuable red paintings of animals, humans, reptiles, dancers etc.
Martola is a famous picnic spot among the tourists visiting Almora from abroad. It is located 10 km from the town amidst lush green gardens. Buses and taxis are easily available and will take you up to Panuwanaula. The remaining distance needs to be covered on foot.
Katarmal Sun Temple
Located 7 km from Almora, this is the second most important temple dedicated the Sun God in India after the Konark Temple, Orissa. It is believed to be more than 800 years old and is of great historical importance. The Temple is famous for its intricate sculptures.....More info