Almora is just like a mini India as it displays diversity in culture. It is beautifully nestled at a height of 1,638 metres above sea level. The town has celestial ambience and is surrounded with dwindling pines and old oaks that is enough to allure a traveller. Magnificent snow capped Himalayas which are standing in their utmost grandeur are just like an icing on the cake. The name of this town came from a word called ‘Kilmora’ which is a tiny plant found in a nearby region and those who bring that place are referred to as Kilmori or Almori. This plant is used for washing utensils of Katarmal Temple. Picturesque landscape, alluring beauty, rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisines, make Almora a paradise of backpackers. It is also one of the business hubs of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
Almora is sprinkled with several visiting places which are namely as Chitai Golu Devta Temple, this popular temple is dedicated to Golu Devta who is believed to be the ‘God of Justice’. It is the most revered temple of Golu Devta. The temple is known for making every wish come true; Bright End Corner, this scenic place is located at a distance of 2kms away from the fascinating Almora district of Uttarakhand. This beautiful heaven like place offers soul resting views of the dusk and dawn playing with snowy peaks; Martola, it is a popular destination renowned for its scenic grandeur. It is beautifully adorned with thick woodlands and well manicured gardens, through which it tempts thousands of tourists every year; Kalimath, it is amazingly beautiful hamlet which is popular for offering village walks. Its nearby destinations are Almora, Naintal, Haldwani and Champawat; Deer Park, ideal place for animal lovers. It is sprinkle with lush green trees of pine and oak lots of travellers visit here to spot myriad species of animals like Deer, Himalayan Black Bear and Leopard. Other than this, visitors can roam around some more places such as Nanda Devi Temple, Kasar Devi Temple, Katarmal Temple, Simtola, Govind Ballabh Pant Public Museum and enjoy shopping and village walks as well.
Almora remains pleasant throughout the year, however the winter months can be quite chilly. Summers months are most considered for tourism and sightseeing. Most treks are organised during this season. Winters months are ideal time for those who love cool weather. Monsoon season can also be good time visit here as during this time the entire area becomes more beautiful and dip into lush greenery.
Since Almora is a hill town, it is just close to impossible to have an airport and railway station in the town. Nearest airport is Pant Nagar Airport while nearest railway station is situated in Kathgodam. Both heads are well connected with many popular destinations of India. It is best accessible via roadways. Many private and state owned buses ply between Almora and all major North Indian cities and other hill stations.