Almora is a picturesque hill town located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in Northern India. Elevated at a height of 1638 meters above sea level, this beautiful town is perched on a 5 km long ridge nestled between the two serene rivers namely Suyal and Kosi. Endowed with immense natural beauty, the quaint hill town of Almora is enveloped by dense green pine and fir trees with a picture perfect backdrop of snow-capped mountains, gorgeous valleys and cascading waterfalls.
Apart from breathtaking natural charm, Almora also boasts of a rich cultural heritage, sumptuous cuisine, wonderful handicrafts and exotic wildlife that lure the tourists to visit this amazing land full of surprises and unforgettable moments. The panoramic view of the snow-capped hill ranges of the Himalayas and gorgeous waterfall falling down in the roaring valleys make a wonderful sight that draws the visitors to this alluring grandeur and beauty of Mother Nature.
The ancient town of Almora was initially possessed by Katyuri King Baichaldeo in the 9th century but in the 16th century, it came under the rule of Chandravanshis and then to Nepali Gorkhas. The evidences of the vibrant past of the town are still can be seen in the ruins of old forts and palaces built by various kings in Almora. The town is still untouched by urbanization and the natives of this land have still retained their colorful culture and tradition. Fairs and festivals form an integral part of their culture which is clearly reflected in their celebration of Nanda Devi festival, Uttaraini Festival and Jageshwar Monsoon Festival. Besides, the wonderful handicrafts of Almora also showcase the unique culture of the region.
The eye-catching view of sunrise and sunset, amazing wildlife, unexplored wealth of natural treasures, exciting adventurous activities and awesome climate offer one of the best holiday memories for the visitors in the exquisite hill town of Almora.