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Almora is known for its cultural heritage, handicrafts, cuisine, and wildlife. The headquarters is in Almora. Almora is a hilly district in the central Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is a beautiful place with a height of 5,900 ft. There is a cave where Swami Vivekanand meditated and got enlightened. The British took Almora from the Gorkhas, who had left their mark on this town. The Nanda Devi festival is held here, and people come from all over India to take part.


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Before Almora was built, it was owned by the Katyuri king, Baichaldeo. He gave the majority of this land to a Gujrati Brahmin named Sri Chand Tiwari. Later, when the Chand kingdom was set up in Baramandal, Kalyan Chand built the town of Almora at this central location in 1568. In the times of the Chand Kings, it was called Rajpur. The name Rajpur is also written on a number of old copper plates.

It was started by Raja Kalyan of the Chand Dynasty in 1560 AD. Almora is a town that looks like a horseshoe. It is on a 5 km long mountain range between the rivers Kosi and Suyal. In the 1960s, Bageshwar district and Champawat district did not exist yet; they were still part of Almora district.

Geographic Details

District Almora
Area 3,082 Sq. Km.
Elevation 1642 to 2,670 Meters
Latitude 29.5965° N
Longitude 79.6590° E

Other Details

Language Hindi, Garhwali and Kumaoni.
Place Famous For Pilgrimages and Tourist Places.
Best Time to Visit Summers and Autumn.
Clothing When visiting in the winter, wool and jackets are advised.

How To Reach

By Road:
Almora is linked by motorable roads to major cities in the north of India. If you’re in Delhi, you can board a bus to Kathgodam or Almora from ISBT Anand Vihar. There are plenty of taxis in the Kumaon region that will take you to Almora. The journey from Delhi to Almora is 365kms if Moradabad and Bilaspur are used as the route. A 9-10 hour stretch is enough to get across this distance.

By Train:
Kathgodam, situated 90 KMs from here, is the nearest railway station. Kathgodam has a direct rail connection to Delhi, the capital of India, Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Dehradun the capital of the state of Uttarakhand and Calcutta.

By Air:
The Pantnagar Airport, known for its prestigious university focused on agriculture, is the closest to Almora, a distance of 127 KMs.

Uttarakhand is divided into two divisions: Garhwal and Kumaon. Uttarakhand state is made up of 13 districts, seven of which, Dehradun, Haridwar, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, and Pauri Garhwal, are a part of the Garhwal division. Almora, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar, Bageshwar and Champawat are all part of the Kumaon division.

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