The picturesque Almora, Uttarakhand, India

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8:47 PM

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Current temprature- 17.5, Minimum - 15.69, Maximun - 17.5
sky is clear with humidity 92% and Wind speed of 0.57 mph.

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AirPort: The nearest airport is Pantnagar, which is situated 127 km. away from Almora. From there, the trip can be continued by bus or by taxi. The distance can be covered in about 4 hours.
Train:Nearest railway station is Kathgodam. Kathgodam is situated about 90 km. from Almora. From there, you have to continue either by bus for 4-5 hours or by taxi for about 3 hours.
Roadways Almora may be reached directly by road from Delhi. It is situated 380 km. from the Capital. There are direct bus lines from Delhi to Almora daily. However, the trip is rather long and will take up to 11-12 hours

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Almora, Uttarakhand, India

About the City

Almora is the administrative center of the district of Kumaon. The Kumaon region is famous with its mountain resorts, Almora and Kausani, its mountain lakes, Nainitala, and the famours national park, Nanda Devi. It is here that in only a 225 kilometer stretch of land, there are above thirty mountain peaks all with elevation exceeding 5,500 m. Almora is situated in the southern parts of Uttarakhand along the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, all covered in pine and cedar forests. The elevation of the city is about 1,600 meters above sea level.

Things to Do in the City

In the 16th Century, Almora became the capital of the Kingdom of Kumaon. The city started to grow and temples started to be built.

  • Visit Temples
    Almora has many interesting temples. The most amazing is the Nanda Devi Temple, which is situated in the upper parts of the city near the Lal Bazaar. The temple was built 1000 years ago. Another interesting temple is Chitai. It is unique with the many thousands of bells, dedicated to the local Kumaon deity, Golu Devta. It is situated 8 km. away from Almora. The temple is reached by a corridor and stairs, along which there are many bells. The next one is Katarmal Sun Temple. It was built in the ninth Century and is the second sun temple in India. It is situated 7 km. away from Almora. The Katarmal Temple is an example of intricate sculpturing. The first rays of the sun fall straight on this sun temple. Katarmal Sun Temple complex has one main temple surrounded by 45 small shrines all of which have exquisite carvings. It is a major pilgrimage destination and attracts thousands of Sun God worshipers from different parts of the country and the World. The next temple to see is the Dunagiri Temple dedicated to Shakti or The Mother Goddess. This temple is noted as the birthplace of the modern Kriya Yoga. Kalimut has a temple dedicated to the Kali Goddess and is situated 5 km. away from Almora. The Kasar Devi Temple is situated 7 km. from Almora. An inscription found on a stone bolder indicates that the temple was built by a king named Rudrak. From it, one may enjoy an enchanting view of the Himalayas. The Binsar temple is a big temple complex. It is situated 8 km. away from Almora. Visiting the temple will also reveal a splendid view of the Binsar peak.
  • Visit the Jageshwar Temple City
    Jageshwar is one of the most sacred places according to Hindu mythology. It is situated 36 km. away from the city. The Temple City has some 124 temples built between the 9th and the 13th Century. The elevation of Jageshwar is 1870 m. above sea level. Visiting all temples can take up to 3 days.
  • Visit picturesque places
    The Bright End Corner is situated at a distance of 2 km. from Almora. The place is famous with the views of sunsets and sunrises see through the peaks of the Himalayas. The next one is Martola. It is situated 10 km. from Almora. This is a perfect picnic destination famous with tourist, as it is placed in the Himalayas themselves. The Deer Park is situated 3 km. from Almora and has different types of Himalayan animals worth seeing. The Gobind Ballabh Pant public museum is situated in the City next to the bus station.
  • Shopping
    The main markets are Lala Baazar, Malli Baazar, Karkhana Baazar and Thana Baazar.

STD Code of the City

Do you have someone living in Almora whom you want to contact? Well, then you might need the STD code of Almora if you are calling on a landline number. The STD code of Almora is 05962. You may dial the landline number by using this code in the following two ways:

  • Dial 05962 and the telephone number. For example, if you want to dial 4532157, you will dial 059624532157.
  • Dial +915962 and the telephone number. For example, if you want to dial 4532157, you will dial +9159624532157.

Uttarakhand, India

Uttarakhand received its name just recently – in 01 January 2007. The name comes from the Sanskrit words “uttara” meaning “north” and “khanda” meaning “land”. If we need to translate the name Uttarakhand, it will be “The Land in the North”. This it is. Uttarakhand is a state situated in the northern part of India occupying a southern part of the Himalayas – some 53,483 square kilometers. The northern part of the state is covered with the mountain peaks and glaciers of the Himalayan mountain range. Another common referral to Uttarkhand is “Land of the Gods”. The reason for this, are the many Hindu temples and pilgrimage sites all through the land. Two of the most important rivers for Hinduism spring from the Himalayan glaciers in the region – the River Ganges and the River Yamuna. These two, together with the holy towns of Badrinath and Kedarnath form the Chota Char Dham or “The Small Circuit of Four Abodes” – one of the important pilgrimage destinations for the Hindus. Archaeologists have proved, studying stone paintings, rock shelters and stone tools that the state was populated since prehistoric times. Today, it ranks 19th in India with a population of 10,116,752, as per the 2011 census. Uttarakhand is divided into two regions – Kumaon to the South and Garhwal to the North.

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