Earlier it was known as ''Rajapur'' during the reign of the Chand kings and located in the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand, Almora is famous for its wildlife, culture and cuisines. The town is located at an average elevation of 1,646 meters above sea level. Almora was developed by the Kumaoni people unlike neighbouring hill stations like Nainital which were developed by the British. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya, Almora enjoys a year-round mild temperate climate.
Best Time to Visit
April to June and September to November.
Types of car suited
We will recommend you to drive SUV 4X4 Drive like Renault Duster and Toyota Fortuner . These cars are built to handle worst stretches of the roads. If you want to travel hassle free, then you can check out self-driving car rental options from Volercars. We provide you the best price along with exciting deals. Opt for freedom and flexibility to self-drive the car of your choice.
Important Places to Visit
Kasar Devi Temple - The temple is located at an average elevation of 2,100 meters above sea level and is popular among most hikers because of the scenic views of the surroundings. It's one of the three places in the whole world which comes under the Van Allen Belt. The other two places that come under this belt include Machu Picchu in Peru and Stone Henge in England. It is a home to various species of birds. It is popular for trekking and bird watching(seasonal)
Katarmal Sun Temple - 16 kilometers away from the town of Almora lies the second most important temple dedicated to the Sun god. The temple is known for its unique architecture.
Zero Point - Located inside Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Zero Point is the best way to view The Himalayas in its full glory. It offers picturesque views of the Himalyan peaks like Kedarnath , Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi. It is popular for trekking and photography. Zero Point is a must visit for everyone coming to Almora.
Jageshwar Dham - A pilgrimage town situated in Almora district, Uttarakhand. The mystical architecture of Jageshwar Dham is ideal place to find spiritualism. The Jageshwar Monsoon Festival, held between mid-July to mid-August takes place at Jageshwar during the month of Shravan, according to Hindu calendar and the annual Maha Shivratri Mela (Shivratri festival), which takes place during the spring season is considered as an important festival in Kumaon region.