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Almora

  Holiday Destination Almora
Almora is a hill station in Uttarakhand State. Almora is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range, at a distance of 365 km from the national capital New Delhi and 415 km from the state capital Dehradun. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya, Almora enjoys a year-round mild temperate climate.
Almora is famous for its alluring beauty, panoramic view of the Himalayas, rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisines. The picturesque landscape of Almora attracts hundreds of tourists each year as it is one of the business hubs of Kumaon region. Chitai Golu Devta Temple and Nanda Devi temple are the famous temples of Almora. Other important temples of Almora are Katarmal (an 800-year old Sun Temple), Jageshwar and Kasar Devi, built on a mountain peak near Kalimuth.
Almora city has several shopping centers which also includes the 200-year-old Lala Bazaar. Almora is also popular for Angora clothes, made from Angora rabbit's fur and Almora's special copper vessels.

How to Reach Almora?


Almora can be reached by three different routes. The most common of it is via Haldwani. Almora lies 90 km north of the nearest railway station at Haldwani.
 
By Train
The town is served by the Kathgodam station which is very close to Haldwani. Railway service to Haldwani/Kathgodam from delhi is a daily service (thrice a day). The best way to reach Almora is that from 'Haldwani taxi station' you get into a shared Alto which will charges Rs. 200/250 per person or Sumo's vehicle which will charge Rs 175/200 depending on the kind of bargaining you can do. Buses are also available and no advance booking is required. The station handles 46 express trains per week.
  • Bagh Exp (daily) - Dep. Howrah 2145 Arr. 0935 - 2 nights
  • Sampark Kranti Exp (daily) - Dep. Delhi Jn 1600 Arr. 2245 - 7 hours
  • Ranikhet Exp (daily) - Dep. Delhi Jn 2245 Arr. 0500 - 1 night
  • Dehradun Kathgodam Exp (Wed, Sun) - Dep. 2230 Arr. 0725 - 1 night
 
By Road
There are daily bus services from Delhi. The buses leave from ISBT Anand Vihar and are run by Uttarakhand Roadways.
Driving to Almora takes 10 to 12 hours. From Delhi, it's highway driving throughout. NH 24 connects Delhi to Rampur via Hapur. At Rampur, turn and head north on NH 87 all the way up to Almora. En-route halts include the Wonderland, Rwy crossing, Moradabad and The Kaichi temple, Kaichi.
 
By Plane
Contrary to popular belief, flying into Almora is the fastest way to reach the hill station. Almora is served by PantNagar Airport, located about 4 hours away. It is served only by Jagson airlines. It is one of the least busy airports in the country, handling only 6 scheduled flights a week.
JA 101 - Dep. Delhi 1315 Arr. PantNagar 1415 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
JA 102 - Dep. Delhi 1445 Arr. PantNagar 1545 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Fare - Rs 2250 for adults, Rs 1400 for children.
Taxi fare is around Rs 1200-1500.


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