Almora is heaven to nature lovers. The picturesque district is located on the eastern side of Uttarakhand. The views of Himalayas are spellbinding. It is also famous for handicrafts, cuisine and wildlife. It has a rich cultural heritage. Given below are some of the tourist attractions in Almora. The picturesque views of Almora are especially recommended to the mountain lovers. The romantic destination allures you with its magnificent beauty. Nearest airport is Pantnagar, at a distance of 12 km away from Almora and the nearest railway station is Kathgodam 90 km away Shop for handicraft products, enjoy the natural setting, go for trekking
Here are some of the best places to visit in Almora:
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar is located amidst an entire wildlife sanctuary. At an elevation of some 2,400 m, it is a slightly cut off travel destination offering majestic views of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Kedarnath and Chaukhambha. Like several others, even binsar has a mythological connect as the local gods Golu devta had a fight with the king of Binsar. Homestays in Binsar are among the best homestays in the Himalayan region. Why: If you are looking for a break from the noise of the city life, this is the place to be. Best time to visit: Summer months; October & November
Kasar Devi Temple
अल्मोड़ा से 5 किमी दूर स्थित कसार देवी मंदिर एक प्रसिद्ध तीर्थ स्थान है। Kasar Devi offers a delightful combination of the creature comforts of a touristy hill station and the isolation that you crave when you travel into the mountains. )This peaceful spot about 8km north of Almora has been luring alternative types for close to 100 years – as a result, it’s also known as Crank’s Ridge. The list of luminaries who’ve visited, some for extended stays, includes Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg and Swami Vivekananda, who meditated at the hilltop Kasar Devi Temple. Today, the village is a low-key backpacker destination, with a mellow vibe and clear-day Himalayan views. There’s not a lot to do here, but it’s a great place to chill. And Mohan’s Binsar Retreat can arrange multiday fishing, rafting, or trekking trips.
Chitai Golu Devta Temple
The Golu Devta Chitai,GOD OF #JUSTICE temple is about 4 km from the main gate of Binsar wildlife sanctuary & about 10 km. from Almora.Chitai temple, also called as Golu Devta temple is one other tourist attraction spot in Almora. It is located approximately 15 kilometres away from the city of Almora and is one of the popular tourist destination among the devotees of Lord Shiva. The temple was constructed dedicating it to the incarnation of Lord Shiva in the form of Gaur Bhairav. It is also believed that this temple grants its devotees all the wishes that they ask for. These beliefs of the devotees make the temple one of the popular tourist destination in Almora.
Katarmal Sun Temple
This Hindu temple is situated at a distance of 7 km from Almora.katarmal Sun Temple is an 800 year old temple complex having 45 smaller shrines. Its one of the most prominent Sun Temples in the country after Konark.
Patal Devi temple
Patal Devi temple (village Shail of Almora district) temple is about 200 years old and is at a very beautiful location in village Shail, Almora There are 4 natural water sources around the temple