Tourist Places to Visit in Almora

1. Chitai Golu Devta Temple
2. Kasar Devi Temple
3. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
4. Katarmal Sun Temple
5. Deer Park
6. Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
7. Jageshwar Temple

Almora is a small district situated on the Kumaun hills, which belong to the state of Uttrakhand. The township is located on a crescent shaped hilltop, surrounded with magnificent sceneries and panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. This district is a part of the state, which that is also called as Devbhoomi and hence possess a number of religious attractions that surround it.

Almora’s tourist places are quite popular for its cultural heritage sites, handicrafts, luscious cuisine and exquisite wildlife. This place is of great value to the tourists and travellers as it offers a variety of things for them to explore.

Almora is surrounded by other famous tourist holiday destinations, like Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh that add to the list of places that you can cover in one holiday around this township. All these destinations can be reached over night from Almora. Nested amidst the nature’s beauty, there exist wonderful places to visit in Almora that you can explore time and again. 

Here are some of the best places to visit in Almora:

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Chitai temple, also called as Golu Devta temple is one other tourist attraction spot in Almora. It is located approximately 15 kilometres away from the city of Almora and is one of the popular tourist destination among the devotees of Lord Shiva. The temple was constructed dedicating it to the incarnation of Lord Shiva in the form of Gaur Bhairav.

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This abode is considered as one of the hippie trails and most exciting of Almora’s tourist places. Its history is traced back to second century. The temple is dedicated to a goddess called Kasar Devi and is considered one of the most popular temples in this township. Every year there are a number of devotees that visit this temple during the special annual festival organised by the villagers and temple authorities.

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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous wildlife abode to explore in Almora. It is approximately 33 kilometres away from the city and is situated on top of Jhandi Dhar Hills within the district premises. The sanctuary is surrounded by dense forests and is an absolute thrill to watch animals here from a distance. If you trace the history of this place, you can find that Binsar was once a summer resort of Chand Kings during 11th to 17th century. 

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Located about seven kilometers away from the city of Almora, Kartarmal is considered to be one of the hidden gems of Almora district. The village is popular for the per-historic sun temple located amidst the beautiful trails of the Almora. This temple is dated back to 800 years and is believed to be built by the Katyuri kings. It is the second most famous temple in Almora and also backs the sun temple in Odisha. Adding to the list of places to visit in Almora, Katarmal Sun Temple is a blissful visit. 

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Located just 3 kilometres from Almora, the Deer Park is a great way to explore the rich wildlife of this city. Known as one of the most beautiful and must-visit places in Almora, the Deer Park is a place where you can spend a relaxing time amidst lush green nature. From the usual deer, you can also catch a glimpse of other exotic wildlife at this park, which includes the leopard as well as the Himalayan Black Bear.

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Gobing Vallabh Pant Museum is named after one of India’s freedom fighters, Gobind Vallabh Pant. It is an easy place to find in the small city as it is located on mall road in Almora. The museum has exquisite collection of artefacts and ancient items from the times of Chand and Katyuri dynasties that ruled this region. The museum has a collection of paintings, historic things and is a mirror that represents the culture, diversity and rich heritage of Uttarakhand. It is one stop destination and one among the desirable places to visit in Almora.

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Located around 30 kilometres from the centre of Almora and dating back to the 7th century, the Jageshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is amongst the cluster of 200 Hindu temples hidden in Almora. Built in the exquisite Nagara style of architecture, this temple houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Moreover, the temple is situated along the Jata Ganga river and is surrounded by thick dense forests of pine and oak trees, and the famous rhododendron flowers.

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Binsar is a beautiful hill station valley of flowers which offers breathtaking views of the Kumaon Valley. The beautiful Himalayan range stretches to about 300 kms along the horizon out of which the most noticeable peaks are the Chaukhamba, Trishuli, Kedarnath, Panchchuoli, Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

The Binsar trek begins from Thalisain towards Pauri. The trek leads through thick forests of oaks, pine, silver fir and deodar that describe complete wilderness. The ascents and descents are gradual and the best time to visit is during winters. One can come across the Samadhi of the great Indian hero Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali situated at Musa Kota amidst Dudhatoli sanctuary.

The Binsar trek is an exciting experience and the trekkers can enjoy the beautiful views throughout the expedition. Binsar is enveloped with hanging moss, ferns, alpine flora, different varieties of wild flowers and forests where one can find rhododendron and oak trees.

If you are a bird watching enthusiast, during a trek in Binsar you will come across a number of beautiful and rare birds. The trek is rather simple and the forest cover will lead to small streams, lush green fields, but be careful of lion ants and tunnel spiders.

Best season: Mid September to early July

Duration: 3 Days

Altitude: 3030 m

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Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

Best Season: December - January
Duration: 6-8 Days
Max. Elevation: 4,264 m

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People Also Ask About Almora

  1. What are the best places to visit in Almora in winters?

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Almora in winters:

    1. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary: It happens to be a famous abode for spotting a wide range of wild animals. Tourists love to witness the animals in their natural environment located on top of Jhandi Dhar hills. 

    2. Martola: It is one of the most picturesque locations in Almora that can be characterized by lush green gardens, mesmerizing hilltops, and scenic natural beauties.

    3. Kalimath: Kalimath is very popular for being a perfect spot for carrying out family trips and picnics in the course of the winter season.

    4. Bright End Corner: It is an exciting natural hub that stands as a testament for the scenic beauty of Almore. It is also dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, as he had spent more than a few days in meditation here.
  2. What are the best places to visit in Almora for couples?

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Almora for couples:

    1. Zero Point: If you wish to sight some of the amazing views of Almora, then you would need to climb to the top of zero points and then get allured by the never lush greenery.

    2. Jageshwar Temple: This temple is constructed in the Nagara Style of architecture and also houses one of the 12 jyotirlingas.

    3. Katarmal Sun Temple: It is an ancient sun temple that dates back to more than 800 years. The architecture of the temple has close resemblances with that of Konark.

    4. Kasar Devi Temple: Located on the edge of Kasshay Hills, this is a popular place that has also been visited by Swami Vivekanand. It is visited by numerous tourists during the annual festival.
  3. Why is Almora famous?

    There are a lot of things that make Almora famous. Some of these include the scenic beauty of the region, the scintillating view of the majestic Himalayas as well as the stunning landscapes. The other things also include the rich cultural heritage of the place, along with the beautiful yet unique handicrafts and the delectable food.
  4. Is there snowfall in Almora?

    Yes, there is snowfall in Almora during the winter months of December and January. Winters in Almora can get extremely cold and chilly, which can result in the region being covered in a thick blanket of white snow all around.
  5. Which is better: Nainital or Almora?

    If you are looking to spend a relaxing holiday, with less crowd and more leisure, then Almora is a better destination as compared to Nainital. Almora is more idyllic and tranquil than Nainital, where you can also enjoy a lot of sightseeing as well as activities.
  6. How far is Almora from Nainital?

    Almora is located around 62 kilometres from Nainital. This distance can easily be covered by road. You can take a private taxi or state buses which take anywhere between 2 to 3 hours to cover the entire distance.
  7. How can I reach Lucknow to Almora?

    The distance between Lucknow and Almora is around 87 kilometres. As of now, there are no direct modes of transportation (flights, trains or even buses) between Almora and Lucknow. However, you can still reach Almora when you are travelling from Lucknow very easily. The Bagh Express from Lucknow can take you to Kathgodam, from where you can easily avail a private taxi to Almora.
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