A Weekend Getaway, Almora Set in the cradle of nature with the Himalayan ranges in the background, Almora offers breath taking views. Due to its close proximity to Delhi, this beautiful hill station can be visited without any hassle during a Delhi trip. Located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon hills of the Himalayan ranges, Almora is a popular destination for the both the domestic and foreign tourists. This horse-shoe shaped hill station is surrounded by thick forests of fir and pine trees while the rivers flowing alongside provides a beautiful atmosphere.

People visiting this place gets enchanted by the rich culture and tradition, indigenous handicrafts and delectable cuisines. The paved roads with the terraced houses alongside add more charm to the place giving the place its individual identity. The wooden houses with the beautifully caved facades decorated with traditional murals reflect the rich heritage of the place. Decorative candles, traditional Panchmarchi shawls made from soft wools, drift wood statues and the beautiful copperwares are very popular among the travelers. Indeed these are some priciest possessions to buy in Almora. The temples in Almora contribute to the rich heritage of the place and acts as important places for the tourists to visit in Almora. The several hundred years old, Katarmal Sun Temple is visited by large number of tourists. Dedicated to the sun God, it reflects beautiful architecture of the past ages. The other important temples in Almora are Nanda Devi, Kasar Devi, Raghunath Mandir, Chitai temple and Koshi temple. All the temples housed in Almora have great religious significance and offers the people visiting those with wonderful delights.

To get a deep insight in the art, culture and lifestyle of this region, the Govind Vallav Pant Public Museum located at the heart of the city is a must visit destination while in Almora. It has a rich collection of archaeological evidences, things related to the history and culture. The unique collection of the folk style of paintings is the center of attraction in this museum. While a visit to the Almora fort will give the insights of the Chand Dynasty. It also offers a panoramic view of Almora and its countryside as it is situated at the highest point of the Almora Bazaar.

Set amidst the idyllic setting, the Deer Park in Almora is most visited by the tourists. It is an abode to exotic species of deer and other animals. A stroll in the park in the evenings provides the tourist an amazing experience. The nature lover can explore the Corbett National Park which is easily accessible from Almora. A trip to this park will allow you to have some wonderful moments of your life in midst of the variety of wild animals and exotic birds.

With the beautiful scenic locations, temples, wildlife, picturesque landscape Almora provides its tourists fist full of fun and golden moments.

By pauline