Best Time To Visit Almora

Almora , a popular hill station in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, attracts a large number of tourists every year. Summer is considered to be the best time to visit Almora. It is located on a 5 km long hill that looks like a horseback. This hill is situated between Suyal and Kosi rivers. Surrounded by lush green forests, the city is situated at an altitude of 1651 meters above sea level. Historically, during 15th & 16th centuries, Almora had been ruled by the Chand & Katyuri dynasties. From the hills of Almora, tourists can see the panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Though major chunk of tourists is seen in summer season, but now-a-days, a new trend has gathered steam and people do reach Almora during winter season too to enjoy snowfall in the vicinity.

Any hill station boasts of natural beauty but Almora offers opportunity for temple and heritage tourism. Kasar Devi Temple, Nanda Devi Temple, Chitai Golu Devta Temple and Katarmal Surya Temple are some of the famous religious centers here. Nanda Devi Temple, built in the architectural style of Kumaon, is an ancient pilgrimage site, dedicated to Isht Devi of Chand dynasty. It attracts huge crowds of devotees every year. The Kasar Devi temple is also very famous, which is 5 km from Almora. It is believed that Swami Vivekananda did penance in this temple built in the second century. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful view of sunset and sunrise from the Bright End Corner here. Simtola and Martola are an ideal place to have a picnic. Tourists are also attracted to the deer park located 3 km from Almora city. The park is home to reindeer, leopard and black bears of the Himalayas. Gobind Ballabh Pant Museum and Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary are also popular among other tourist places. Mountain biking and trekking among tourists also remain at the center of discussion here. Almora is easily accessible by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Pantnagar, while the nearest railway station is Kathgodam. It is considered best to visit Almora in summer, because during this time the weather here is very happy. Since, Almora has got very well connected with Delhi, the tourists interested in history, archaeology & culture, frequently visit Almora round the year. Yes, during rainy days, i.e., Monsoon season, the number of tourists dwindles due to road blockages & inclement weather conditions.

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