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History Of Uttaranchal
The history of state Uttaranchal goes back to the early years of the 20th century when political and social awareness started among the people of this region to over come from poverty and backwardness after 1910.
In 1938 Pandit J.L.Nehru said that the people of this region need special rights to taketheir decision under special circumstances of this region.
After 1979 the human movement started when a new political party called "Uttaranchal Kranti Dal"came into existence but it took a new turn in the year 1994 when the than state chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav passed reservation quota bill for the minorities.The movement spread over in the whole Uttaranchal region with in a very short period time and every youth,old aged man ,woman and child took active part in it.

Welcome To Almora District Of State Uttaranchal

The district Almora is visited by many prominent persons of India Such as Swami Vivakanand, Mahamata Gandhi and Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru .This place is adorned with natural beauty and provides a spectacular view of the Himalayas.
With some of the great hill resorts of Uttaranchal such as Chaukori, Ranikhet, Sitlakhet, Binsar, Kausani and Bageshwar Almora is a favorite tourist destination and attracts thousands of nature lovers.
The picturesque district of Almora is a fine combination of scenic Himalayan mountain beauty, ancient cultural, Customs, Traditions, thickly wooded forests, scenic valleys, quaint cottages, gushing rivers and many more ..

Every thing of Almora is inspiring whether it's Baal Mithai or Cool Climate.

Sites and temples in almora

Chitai Temple
The sacred temple of Gollu Devta at chitali is situated 6 kms from the heart of Almora city, on the way to Pithoragarh. Goats are sacrified as offerings in the temple in the festivals and rituals. This temple was at one time, a virtual law court, for the deity receives many pleas from the distressed.

The un-spoilt and un-touched Jageshwar is famous for it's 124 temples and their exquisite craftmanstip on black stones.This place is one of the twelve Jyotirtings of Goddess Parvati in India. This place is surronnded by thick forest of Deoder and situated in a narrow valley. The climate of this place is cool even in summer. Every year a great mumber of pilgrims come to this place in Shivratri which is in the month of savan (july to Aug)

Doonagiri tample belong to the goddess Durga and this has place of religious importance. From the tample one can have a good view of Gogas valleys

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Festivals in almora

Festivals in Almora

Doonagiri Mela (fair)

Organised at the tample Doonagiri at Ranikhet in the month of October

Shrawan Mela (fair)

Organised at the of tample Jageshwar at Jageshwar in the month of July & August

Gananath Mela (fair)

Organised at the tamplein the month of October or Nov.

Dwarhat Mela (fair)

Organised at the tampleat Dwarhat in the month of April.

Kasar Devi Mela (fair)

Organised at the tampleat Kasar Devi tample.

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Distance from almora
Nearest Railway Station
Kathgodam at a distance of 90kms.
Connected by rail with Lucknow, Delhi and Howrah.
Nearest airpoint
Pantnagar at a distance of 110kms.
Road :-
Road distance from Almora to(in Kms.)
Delhi (382)
Dehradun (412)
Bareilly (205)
Hardwar (357)
Haldwani (96)
Lucknow (466)
Pithoragarh (122)
Kathgodam (90)
Nanital (71)
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Excursion from almora
With in a distance of ten(10) kms from Almora
Brightend Corner Distance - 2kms
Mohan Joshi Park Distance - 2.5kms
Deer Park Distance - 3kms
Simtola Distance - 4kms
Kamlimath Museum Distance - 5kms
Chitai Temple Distance - 8kms
Kasar Devi Distance - 6kms
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Directory of almora


For General tourist information please contact

Regional Tourist Officer,
Mall Road, Almora,Uttaranchal, India - 263 601.
Contact No. 91-5962-30180

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Accomodation on almora
The following are the guest houses and hotels available in Almora
Forest Rest House Contact No. 05962-30065
Circuit House Contact No. 05962-30292
Zila Panchayat Dak Bungalow Contact No. 05962-30028
P.W.D. Inspection House Contact No. 05962-30033
Tourist Rest House(Jageshwar) Not Available
Tourist Rest House(Binsar) Not Available
Tourist Rest House(Sitlakhet) Contact No. 05962-6005

In addition to the above mentioned Rest/Guest Houses there are many private Hotels and Resorts.

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Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Ranikhet is at an altitude of 1829 metres above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas.

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Kausani a God gift is nestled amongst deep pine forests, on a hill top where the view of the snow capped Trishul and Nanda Devi is so clear that one feels the snow is at a touching distanceStanding 1890 mts. above the sea level, Kausani is nature's own reserve. Even the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi had contemplated on the beauty of the region.l snow- capped peaks of the Himalayan range stand in a stately row, over 300 kms. in length, shining against the azure sky ,one can view these snow
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chaukori the himalayan hill station in pithoragarh region displaying the snow covered himalayas as if standing to the next step as one can touch them,many resorts and hotel are avaliable in chaukori with all the modern facilities of life

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Places of Interest in Kausani
Hotels in Kausani

General Information Of Almora

Total Area:11.9sq.kms.(city area)
Total Population: 53.507 (1991census)
Altitude: 1646 mts. From the sea level
25-29 Degree in Summer
08-14 Degree in Winter
Rainfall: Average 828mm(33'')
Clothing: Summer- Cottons/ light woolen, Winter - Heavy woolen
Languages: Hindi, English and Kumauni

Some facts Of Almora
Society :Mixed ( Major Hindu)
Literacy: More than 60%
Education : govt. and publick Schools , Co-edu is availabe in Private Schools
Cuisine: spicey food , majority of the people are non- vegetarians .
Tradational Food : Daal , Roti, Rice, Subji, etc..