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Almora, offers breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas, and is full natural beauty enriched with flora and fauna. Almora is also known as the cultural capital of Uttarakhand. Almora is famous for its temples, Binsar Bird Sanctuary, rich cultural heritage and handicrafts. Binsar Eco Resort look, large free area inside the hotel that give breathtaking views of Almora , Binsar Valley to relax amidst lush green hilly terrains, and it is centrally located among all Almora Hotels. Binsar Eco Resort- Almora well-furnished rooms provide you warm welcome at the time of your arrival. Enjoy the luxuries of life on your stay at the hotel. Whether you are looking for luxury and budget hotels in Almora, Binsar Eco Resort Almora is considered as ideal among all Almora star hotels as it provide good value for money during your Almora travel Binsar Eco Resort -Almora is situated 16 km north of the Almora town in Kasardevi also known as European Village in rich natural surroundings. Binsar Eco Resort is located in close proximity of Binsar Sanctuary that has - dense forest area from where one can see the 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling , Trisul and majestic Nanda Devi from a place called 'Zero Point'. Looking for Hotel in Almora Uttaranchal? Your search ends at Binsar Eco Resort. All the rooms are Green Touch offering best view that none of Almora Hotels Resorts- come close to Binsar Eco Resort.
You can visit Almora Uttaranchal throughout the year- April-June, October-January is the best time to visit Almora Uttarakhand
Chitai Temple : This temple is dedicated to Lord Golu. There are thousands of little bells hanging there. From this temple you can have a picturesque view of the Himalayas. This temple is 8 kms away on foot through a beautiful pine forest.
Public Museum : Near Almora bus stand is the Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum. This museum has very rich compilation related to Archaeological, Historic and cultural significance. This museum has also a unique collection of 'Apen', a folk style of painting.
Simtola : This is a picnic spot about three kms from Almora town. The place is draped with pine and fur trees.
Bright & Corner : Famous for superb sight of sunset and sunrise is Bright & Corner.
Kasar Devi Mela :The old part of the town of Almora is the venue for the fair held twice a year.
Somnath Mela :The Somnath Fair held on Vishuwat Sankranti day is celebrated in the Shiva Temple at Masi.
Devidhura Mela : The Devidhura Fair is held on the day of Raksha Bandhan in August, at the Varahi Devi Temple.
Ram Lila : The festival of Dussehra is celebrated with great splendor.
By Air: The nearest airport to Almora is at Pantnagar, about 127 KMs from Almora.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam situated around 90 kms away. Kathgodam is connected by rail directly with Delhi, Lucknow, Dehradun and Calcutta.
By Road: Almora is connected
Almora is an amazing place to engulf the spectacular snow cape of the central Himalayas. Almora is situated at the top a peak that is half circular on a 5 km long mountain range and is a town in the shape of a horse shoe. The town has its cultural, political and historical importance from time immemorial. At a time it was the capital of Kumao. The descendents from the Kyutar dynasty and the Chand dynasty ruled here in the old times. There are many forts and historical monuments still preserved today.
Kaushik (Koshi) and Shalmali (Suyal) are the two rivers that flow near the town. There are many temples there in Almora and so is called the town of temples. In the centre of the town is the temple of Goddess Nanda Devi. Almora is a hill station totally created by the Indians unlike Shimla and N
ainital. Almora has many fruit orchards like apples, peaches, apricots, plums, etc. To get over the personal grief after the demise of his beloved child, the great poet Rabindranath Tagore spent a summer over there. Pundit Nehru also had a session of captivity in the jail of Almora and left behind an account of the bliss of loneliness in his various letters.
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Resplendent in its wilderness, horseshoe shaped Almora is a fine example of the unexplored beauty of the Kumaon region. It is pastoral splendor as you might have never seen before - the air is suffused with the smell of pines, wildflowers sprout out of stones and the snow peaks are so near you can raise your fingers and touch them.Named after England's popular seaside resort, the Brighton End Corner is two kilometres from the bus station on the Mall in Almora and is the most popular point for sunset and sunrise views of the Himalayas.
Almora is situated at an altitude of 1,638 meters. The climate in Almora can be described as moderate. The summers are warm in the morning and pleasant in the evenings. The winters are cold and sunny during the daytime while the nights are very cold with snowfall a couple of time during the season. The best season for tourist is during the months April-June and September-November. one can have the view of the snow-capped mountains during the early summers and autumns. The best time to witness snowfall is from the end of December till the early February.
Almora was the seat of power of the Chand Dynasty who ruled the land of Kumaon for almost one thousand years. An interesting fact about the discovery of Almora is that unlike other hill stations, it was not discovered and developed by the British. The Katyuri Dynasty ruled the region around Almora from the 9th century AD. Raja Balo Kalyan Chand made Almora as his new capital in 1568 AD, when he transferred his capital from Champawat to Almora. The Chands occupied Almora till the 19th century AD. The rivers Kosi and Suyal flow through Almora providing a natural barrier. There is an interesting local legend about the discovery of Almora. Raja Kalyan Chand, the ruler of the Chand Dynasty was riding on the horseshoe shaped spur in the pursuit of a prey. The hunted quarry protected its life by taking refuge behind the thick bushes of Kilgore, a local wild bush and revealed the place to the king. The story might not be corroborated by any literary or archaeological evidences but continues to be told by the locals. The Gorkhas captured Almora in 1798 AD and finally British took it over from the Gorkhas after the Gorkha wars of 1814-1815.
Almora is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, known as the king of the mountains and the abode of the gods. It is a very famous hill station. Almora is a good place to enjoy the spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains of the central Himalayas. There are some beautiful and interesting places to visit in and around Almora. The temple of Nanda Devi is 1000-year old temple and is one of the main attractions of Almora. a festival is held every year where youth from different region come to participate in this dance festival. The Chitai temple is 8 km away from the main city. The people of Kumaon have strong faith in the local god Golu. The temple of Chitai is dedicated to him. It is visited by thousands of Kumaonis living in Kumaon or outside. People write letters to the god to fulfill their desires and in return they hang bells in the temple. You can see several thousand bells hanging all around the temple. The 800-year old Sun Temple at Katarmal is 7 km from Almora. It is exceptional for its architecture and intricate carvings. It is one of the few sun temples of Uttaranchal and probably the biggest group in Uttaranchal. Jageshwar is 34 km away from Almora. There is a group of almost 125 temples dating back to 7th to 11th century AD. The majority of the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and a few to various goddesses. The group of temples is situated amidst a dense Deodar forest. Jageshwar is considered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva.
Bright End Corner, 2 km from Almora, is a picnic spot. The spot gives a superb view of the sunrise and sun set. The Vivekananda Memorial and the Library is a little away from here. Swami Vivekananda stopped here while on his journey to Himalayas. Martola, another picnic spot surrounded by gardens, is 10 km from the town. Govind Vallabh Pant Museum is near the main bus stand. On the display are the idols and statues found during the excavation in the region of Kumaon.
Almora has attracted many people including famous personalities and dignitaries. Swami Vivekananda visited Almora at the turn of this century. The famous lectures 'From Almora To Colombo' quotes that he was spellbound by the beauty of the mountains here as much as by the ocean at Kanyakumari. The headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission was earlier located at Mayawati Ashram then in Almora. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore came here to spend his summers to forget the personal loss of a beloved child and found the environs of the hill station salubrious. The internationally acclaimed dance choreographer Udaya Shankar fell in love with this place and set up a cultural center here. Sitar player Ravi Shankar, artist Zohra Sehgal, the film star Guru Dutt, painter Brewster, mystic Lama Govinda and scientist Boshi Sen have stayed and enjoyed the natural beauty of Almora. Jawaharlal Nehru served a term of imprisonment in the Jail at Almora during the British rule. He had left behind an elaborate account of the pleasures of solitude and the varied moods of nature in his various letters written from this place to his daughter.
There are quite a few hill stations to visit near Almora. Binsar is situated 30 km from Almora. You can have an unobstructed view of the important mountain peaks of Uttaranchal from here. Binsar has been made a sanctuary. The entire area is various species of exotic flora and fauna. Ranikhet is almost 35 km from Almora. It was one's the British cantonment and you will find buildings of the British period even today. There are several places to visit at Ranikhet. Bageshwar is 90 km from Almora and is a newly made district. There is an ancient and famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on the banks of the confluence of two rivers Gomati and Saryu. Baijnath is a small town famous for a group of temples. It is a small distance away from Bageshwar. Kausani is a small hill station mid way between Almora and Bageshwar. Mahatma Gandhi spent three weeks in the Anakshakti Ashram in this small hill station and described it as the Switzerland of India. The view of the snowline is spectacular from here. Sitalakhet is a small hill resort, which is yet unexplored. There is the temple of Sayahi Devi on the top of a mountain peak.
Nestled in the Kumaon hills, Almora is an ideal destination for all the peace seekers. Surrounded by modern and ancient temples - with the glorious Himalayan peaks overlooking it - Almora has fascinated travellers from far and wide. The mystical and spiritual qualities associated with this place have attracted people of the likes of Swami Vivekanand, Mahatma Gandhi, Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and many others. Travellers continue to flock the serene locales every year to view the snow glistened Himalayas outlining the blue skies, and soak themselves in the calm and solitude.
Located in the newly formed state of Uttaranchal, Almora is one of the very few hill stations that were not developed by the English. Rather, it was the Chanda dynasty that established it, nearly 400 years ago. Geographically, Almora is bound in the east by the district of Pithoragarh - bordering Tibet, in the west by the district of Garhwal, in the north by the district of Bageshwar and in the south by Nainital district.