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Uttarakhand Tourist Places :: Almora (Part 2)

Uttarakhand Tourist Places :: Almora

Traditionally known as a health resort, Almora has much more to offer than its excellent climate. Perched on a 5 km ridge, the hill station commands a majestic view of towering snow-clad Himalayan peaks. According to legend, the town of Almora has come up on the Kashaya Hill believed to have been the scenic abode of Lord Vishnu. Almora has long been a centre for woolen products and its shawl in particular, is famous in the region.

Tourist Places to Visit in Almora, Uttarakhand

Mohan Joshi Park : Mohan Joshi Park is a pretty picnic spot amidst gardens and a small ‘V’-shaped artificial lake.

Simtola : Simtola 3 km. A picturesque picnic spot with beautiful landscape.

Kalimath: Kalimath 6 km. Offers a panoramic view of Almora town and countryside.

Kasar Devi: Kasar Devi 5.8 km. The place is known and reversed for its temple of the same.

Deer Park : Deer Park 3 km. A famous tourist spot.

Tourist Places to Visit in near Almora, Uttarakhand

Kausani : Kausani 52 km. A hill resort at an altitude of 1,890 m.It commands a majestic view of the Himalayas.

Katarmal Sun Temple : Katarmal Sun Temple 17 km. Famous for its 800 year old Sun temple. It is top in the list of tourist places to visit in Almora.

Pindari Glacier : Pindari Glacier, it is a 58 km trek amidst forested glades and mountain routes.It is the most accessible glacier in the Kumaon region and measures 3 km in length and 0.25 km in breadth. Pindari Glacier is top in the list of tourist places to visit in Almora

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Uttarakhand Tourist Places :: Almora (Part 1)

Uttarakhand Tourist Places :: Almora

Uttarakhand Best Tour Operator "Dada Boudir Tour and Travels (Regd.)" present the complete information on one of the most popular tourist spot in Uttarakhand "Almora". 

Background :

The ancient town of Almora, before it's establishment was under the possession of Katyuri king Baichaldeo. He donated major part of this land to a Gujrati Brahmin Sri Chand Tiwari. Later on when Chand kingdom was founded in Baramandal, the town of Almora was founded at this centrally located place in 1560 by Kalyan Chand.

In the days of the Chand Kings it was called Rajapur. The name 'Rajpur' is also mentioned over a number of ancient copper plates. The town of Almora is situated over a horse saddle shaped ridge of a mountain. The eastern portion of the ridge is known as Talifat and the western one is known as Selifat. The market is at the top of the ridge where these two, Talifat and Selifat jointly terminate.

Swami Vivekanada had this to say about Almora. "These mountains are associated with the best memories of our race : Here, therefore, must be one of centers, not merely of activity, but more of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope some one day to realize it." In fact he expressed a desire to have a meditation center established here and the Ramakrishna Mission at Bright End Corner is a not an active ashram but is a quiet retreat for monks.

General Information:
Area : 11.9sq.kms. (city area)
Altitude : 1646 meters (5400feet)
Temperature : 4.4ºC to 29.4ºC
Best Season : March to June & September to November

Uttarakhand Tourist Places :: Almora

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