Best Places to Visit in Almora

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Last Updated on August 31, 2022

A part of Earth famous for its wilderness, cuisines, and culture. A mesmerizing hill town settled in the Almora region of Uttarakhand state. Mentioned often in the writings of Swami Vivekanand, is much known for its temples and thick forest. Here you can check the best places to visit in Almora.

One can visit this place from all over India by air, rail, and road. The best time to visit this town is April to June and September to November. There are various meditation centers too that one can try.  Before you decide to visit here let’s tell you more about it like the best spots you can visit in Almora and why.

Here is a brief list of the best places to visit in Almora:

Jageshwar Temple

best places to visit in Almora

Almora is home to more than 200 Hindu temples, one of the most essential to our culture being the Jageshwar Temple. When Sati Mata burned herself alive and Lord Shiva took her, it was one of the places where one part of Sati Mata dropped was exactly this spot.  Hence, Jageshwar temple is of the 12 Jyotilings located parallel to Jata Ganga. A temple dedicated to Sati and Shiva is a major attraction of devotees. This Jyotiling dates back to the 7th century and it’s built in exquisite Nagara style craftsmanship.

Reasons to visit: Witness unique stone formations in this pilgrimage

Commute: Devotes can visit the temple via road. It’s 30 km away from Almora.

Extra Information: One can visit them any time of the year including monsoons. The times to visit are 6 AM to 9 PM.

Entry Fee: N/A

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

If you love to walk around in the wildlife, visiting the Binsar wildlife sanctuary is a must. It’s a calling for sure to let your mind be peaceful by touching nature yourself at this amazing wildlife in Almora. Being a famous spot in the hill-covered town, Almora was known to be once a summer vacation spot for the Chand Kings from around the 11th to 17th centuries.

The sanctuary was known to be constructed in 1988 to preserve the green cover, vegetation, and animals from human exploitation.

Reasons to visit: Be one with nature and experience peace away from city life.

Commute: This mesmerizing viewpoint is located in the heart of Binsar wildlife sanctuary. It’s 33km north of Almora.

Extra Information: You will have to trek from the parking space for about 2 km to reach the destination.

Entry Fee: INR 150 individual, INR 250 for a vehicle

Katarmal Sun Temple

Katarmal Sun Temple is just another hidden gem in the lap of Almora. It’s located in Kosi village. Being the second-best place to visit this is something devotees don’t miss out on if visiting Almora. The temple dates back 800 years and it’s believed amongst the local people that it was built by Katyuri kings. It’s an entire temple complex that consists of the main shrine that’s the sun temple which is locally called Burhadita.

Reasons to visit: One of the most important Sun temples in India.

Commute: Devotes can visit the temple via road. It’s 12 km away from Almora. Visitors can travel via car to the Kosi village.

Extra Information: One can visit them any time of the year including monsoons. The timings to visit are 6 AM to 12 PM and 3 Pm to 7 Pm.

Entry Fee: N/A

Zero Point

A hotspot for tourists as it is the closest you can safely get to see the ice-capped mountains. It’s considered one of the must-visit spots in Almora. You get to click pictures with a breathtaking view. This famous spot of Almora can be visited in the Binsar wildlife sanctuary. It’s a gateway to nature where you get surrounded by peaceful silence.

Reasons to visit: Scenic view, peaceful nature, and click amazing pictures.

Commute: This mesmerizing viewpoint is located in the heart of Binsar wildlife sanctuary. It’s 33km north of Almora.

Extra Information: You will have to trek from the parking space for about 2 km to reach the destination.

Entry Fee: INR 150 individual, INR 250 for a vehicle

Nanda Devi Temple

Almora is the place for any devotee to be. Nanda Devi the much-revered temple is located in this hill bounded town. The incarnation of Mata Durga is Nanda Devi, beautified with ancient stone art and covered with a traditional wooden roof. If someone visits Almora then this prestigious temple deserves a place in your itinerary.

Reasons to visit: Experience the divine vibe in this holy temple.

Commute: Devotes can visit the temple via road. It’s 2-3 km away from the Lal Bazar.

Extra Information: One can visit them any time of the year including monsoons. The times to see are 6 Am to 10 Pm.

Entry Fee: N/A

Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum

A museum to pay homage to our martyrs. The people who are fascinated by history and want to witness the leftovers of it must visit this place. Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum is another popular spot in Almora. A place that offers patriotic vibes and displays the memories of war and the heroes of it is all accumulated here and preserved well for us and the future generation to know. One can see the weapons and abstract representation of materials used in war.

Reasons to visit: Explore the preserved parts of history.

Commute: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam and then a cab can be hired to the museum.

Extra Information: You can check out the weapons used in the war.

Entry Fee: INR 20 individual, INR 50 for a vehicle

Deer Park

Looking for an escape from the city hustle to the serene hills? Deer Park is the best place to sit and relax if you want to just be present in nature and be one with it. You can lock into your memories the moments you spend with nature and witness the deer passing by. This is a must-visit place in Almora with loads of natural features offering a treat to your eyes.

Reasons to visit: Scenic view, peaceful nature, and click amazing pictures.

Commute: One can easily take a cab to Deer Park from Almora as it’s just 3 km away

Extra Information: You can check out the deer in the park. The visiting hours are 10 Am to 5 Pm.

Entry Fee: N/A

Know More About Almora

Other than the places we just told you there are so many other places that you can check out like:

Dwarahat: A small serene town known for its peace and beauty. It’s home to various other temples that devotees can visit.

Kasar Devi: Another town much popular for its beauty. A greenery bounded town around 8kms away from Almora.

Govind Ballabh Pant Public Museum: A tribute to the freedom fighter Govind Ballabh Bhai pant who was deeply involved in the development of Uttarakhand.

Kalimath: It’s a rustic village located 5 km North of Almora. A place to take you into the rural areas of Almora to explore the life of common people.

Lakhudiyar: A place to take you into the past. Located near the river Suyal, it’s a pre-historic site where one can witness the stone age painting of men and animals.

Bright End Corner: A natural hub that is popular in Almora. Visitors can see the sunset and sunrise here. It is also where the mall road begins.

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FAQ’s

Why is Almora famous?

Almora is popular for its wildlife. It’s also home to many temples which attract a lot of crowds.

What is the best time to visit Almora?

The best time to visit this town is April to June and September to November.

How many days are enough to explore Almora?

If you have time then come to relax for as many days as you can. However, 2-3 days are enough to explore the entire town.

How far is Almora from Nainital?

Nainital from Almora is just 61 km away. Hence, if you choose to travel via road then you will take around 1:26 hrs.

 Can I experience snowfall in Almora?

Yes, you can experience snowfall in Almora from mid of December to Mid of February. The temperature is mostly cold and varies between 5 to 35 degree Celsius. 

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