About Almora district in Uttarakhand
The Almora district is visited by some famous person like Mahtama Gandhi and Swami Vivekanand. Almora is a picturesque district of Uttarakhand and famous for its natural beauty, splendid cuisine, unique handicrafts, rich cultural heritage and magnificent wildlife. Almora is a famous tourist place of Uttarakhand. Almora town is founded by Kalyan Chand in 1560 A.D. This district situated in east point of Uttarakhand. The famous tourist place of Almora is Banikhet. Almora district is lies in the east with Pitorhagarh, in the west with Garhwal district, in the north with Bageshwar and in the south lies with the Nanital district. Chaukori, Ranikhet, Sitlakhet, Binsar and Kausani are the famous tourist place of district Almora.
Famous tourist place and temple of Almora district
About 400 temples are present in Almora district these are made during 700 to 1300 A.D. But some temples of Almora district, which are famous for its rich culture. The most famous temple of Almora district is given below:
Nanda Devi Temple: The Nanda Devi temple is related with Goddess Nanda and Sunanda, built in 1000 years ago. The temple was built with the Kumaoni style and famous for its wall picture. This temple is made by stone. A fair was held in every year in Nanda Devi temple in the month of August. It is 127kms from Patnagar and 91kms from Almora.
Naithna Devi: Naithna Devi is the famous temple of Maa Durga. IT is 34kms from 34 km from Bhikiyasen and 54kms from Ranikhet. A fair was held in every year in this temple name Somnath fair. It is held in the month of May-June.
Katarmal Sun temple in Almora: Katarmal Sun temple is the famous temple of Almora and located in the altitude of 2116 meters. The temple is related with sun built in 9th century by Kattarmala.
Chitai Temple: Chitai temple is the most popular temple of Almora related with Lord Golu Devta. It is 8kms from Almora. A thousand of bells you cans see in this temple.
Ranikhet: Ranikhet is the most popular place of Almora district situated in the height of 1800 meters from sea level. Ranikhet hills are covered by the forest of oak and pine. It is an enjoyable place for tourism. The main shopping area of Ranikhet is Sadar Bajar. Here you find a large number of shops, restaurants and hotels. Sitlakhet, Chaubatia, Upat, Tarikhet, Dwarahat and Manila are the famous tourist place of Ranikhet. Jhoola Devi temple and Nanda Devi temple is the famous temple of Ranikhet.
Best time to visit in Almora
Almora district is situated in the height of 1638 meters from sea level and famous for its picturesque location. The best time to visit in Almora is from May-June and from September-November because in these days the environmental condition of Almora district is very pleasant.
How to reach Almora district
Almora is a beautiful district also accessible by air, road and train. The nearest airport you can find from Almora is Patnagar airport which is situated in Nainital district and nearest railway station you can find from Almora is Kathgodam.