Places to Visit in Almora

Places to Visit in Almora

Almora is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Uttarakhand. Almora is famous for its temples and scenic beauty. The Himalayan snow-capped peaks look very scenic from Almora. There is so much to do in Almora and so many places to visit in Almora. You can visit Almora very easily from Delhi by train or car. Make travel plans to visit Almora today. You can book any one of our Uttarakhand holiday packages and visit Almora. There are so many interesting tourist places in Almora and some of the best are shown below.

1. Katarmal Sun Temple

Katarmal Sun Temple was built in the 9th century and is the second most beautiful sun temple in India. This temple is famous for its architecture. The temple was built in such a way that the first rays of the sun would illuminate the idol of the old sun god called Vraddhaditya inside this temple. There are many smaller shrines beside the main temple.

2. Zero Point

Zero Point is essentially a vantage point from where you can have magnificent views of the Himalayas. You can see peaks like Nanda Devi, Shivling, Kedarnath from Zero Point. Trek up to Zero Point and see natural beauty from close range. You must have your binoculars with you to see such beautiful scenery.

3. Jageshwar Temple

Jageshwar temple is in fact, a group of temple shrines near Almora. There are more than 200 such temples in this area, and all of them are devoted to different gods and goddesses. Jat Ganga river flows near these temples, and there are pine and oak forests that surround these temples. The entire temple complex is very scenic and pleasant.

4. Kasar Devi Temple

Kasar Devi Temple near Almora is a very famous temple in Uttarakhand. Swami Vivekananda visited Kasar Devi Temple once in his life and meditated here. You can view the famous peaks of Nanda Devi, Panchachuli, and others from this temple. The temple is situated in dense forests.

5. Nanda Devi Temple

Nanda Devi Temple is a 1000 year old temple in Almora. This temple is dedicated to Nanda Devi, a divine incarnation of Goddess Durga. Nanda Devi Temple is very famous in Almora. The temple was built by the former kings of Almora. A big mela or fair is held here in September every year, and it is believed to be a very old fair.

6. Simtola

Simtola is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Almora. This place offers the best views of valleys and forested hills. Simtola is like a picnic place where you can come and relax for some time. It is very close to Almora and is full of the natural beauty of forests and mountains.

7. Lakhudiyar Rock Painting

Lakhudiyar Rock Painting is a prehistoric archaeological site in Almora. You will find paintings of the stone age in caves here. There are paintings of animals and humans, which are done with fingers. This site is very well preserved in Almora. The site is on the banks of the Suyal river, just 19 km from Almora.

8. Govind Vallabh Pant Museum

One of the best museums to visit in Almora, Govind Vallabh Pant Museum is full of age-old relics and antiquities. It is named after Govind Vallabh Pant, the famous Indian freedom fighter. There are paintings of Kumaoni culture, textiles, Kumaoni art and crafts, terracotta sculptures, and other historic and rare objects from Uttarakhand that you can see here in this museum.

9. Chitai Golu Devta Temple

Chitai Golu Devta Temple is one of the most famous temples in Almora. It is a temple of Golu Devta, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Devotees offer animal sacrifices here and tie bells for the fulfillment of their wishes. This temple is the most famous temple that is devoted to Chitai Golu Devta Temple. It is very close to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

10. Bright End Corner

Bright End Corner is a scenic vantage point from where you can have magnificent views of the Himalayan mountain peaks. This place in Almora is one of the best tourist spots in Almora. The sunset and sunrise views from here are particularly beautiful. Bright End Corner is also close to other sightseeing places in Almora like Vivekananda Memorial, Shri Ramkrishna Kutir Ashram, etc.

11. Deer Park

Deer Park in Almora is a place for viewing animals like leopard, Himalayan black bear, deer species. It is a peaceful place in Almora which is best for relaxing walks. You can walk or ride in a car to visit this place, as it is very close to Almora.

12. Martola

Martola is the best scenic place in Almora. This place is blessed with natural scenery at its best. You can see hills, forests, valleys, and mountains from Martola. There are well-maintained gardens here where you can relax in the surrounding greenery.

13. Kalimath

Kalimath is a small and very picturesque village. It is close to Almora and Nainital. The natural beauty in Kalimath makes it a special place for tourists who visit Almora.

14. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Almora. This is one of the best places to spot birds and animals of the Himalayan region. You can view magnificent Himalayan mountain peaks like Shivling, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedarnath from Binsar. If you are visiting Almora, you should visit Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

15. Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum

Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum is a museum in Almora which was built to honor soldiers of Kumaon and Naga Regiment of the Indian Army. There are such priceless things to see here like Chinese weapons, photographs of the Kargil war, etc.

16. Dwarahat Village

Dwarahat is a small village in Almora that is famous for its ancient temples and natural scenery. You can visit Dunagiri Temple, Lakhanpur Temple, and many other Hindu shrines here. You can view natural scenery in Dwarahat and taste Kumaoni cuisines here.

17. Dunagiri

Dunagiri is situated near Almora and is the best place for trekking and those seeking some solitude. It was once a place where Indian saints meditated for years. You can visit Dunagiri Devi Temple and Dwarahat group of temples when you visit Dunagiri.

18. Jalna

Jalna is a tiny village that is full of scenic beauty. It is close to Almora and is best for relaxation, trekking, and those who want to explore the forests here. You can make plans to visit other places like Martola, Bright End Corner, Simtola when visiting Jalna.

19. Lal Bazaar

Lal Bazaar is a bazaar in Almora where you can do the shopping and eat delicious food. It has many shops which sell local Kumaoni handicrafts, woolen shawls, brass statues, bronze sculptures, and other handicraft items. You will find many eateries here to have refreshments and food.

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