Almora is a beautiful hill-station which is located on a small 5kms stretched horse-shoe shaped hill, Kashyap Hill. Almora attracts thousands of tourists every year as the place offers some of the mesmerizing view of the nature and life around the ancient temples of this region. The complete hill-station is well-decorated with high-rising pine and Oak trees with the backdrop of majestic snow-capped Himalayan mountains.
Almora is famous amongst travelers as it is a place of surreal beauty of nature and provides alluring views of the great Himalaya peaks which are mostly covered with thick white layers of snow. Along with this beautiful environment, Almora has a rich cultural heritage as the people enjoy various local festivals with great joy and love. In addition to this, Almora has some of the unique handicrafts which are locally made like Kumaoni-Style Jewels, Cooper items, Pashmina shawls, rugs and cloths made from rabbit’s fur.
Almora has some of the ancient sites which tells us more about this region and the mythologies related to Hinduism. Some of the temples are dated 2nd century whereas some are 800 years old which are well-preserved by the locals and the government. Along with this, Almora has some of the finest viewpoints from where one can enjoy the best sunrise and sunset of their lifetime. In addition to this, the beautiful antiquated cottages and richness of flora and fauna makes your stay in this hill-station worth remembering.
Custom Tours India, brings you one of the hill-stations of Uttarakhand which encounters thousands of tourists every year and makes their eyes stuck with the natural beauty of this beautiful hill-station. Below mentioned places are most popular and worth-visiting during your upcoming tour of India.
Zero Point is a beautiful site to visit to encounter the 360-degree view of the great Himalayan range and the admiring sunrise and sunset view of nature. Zero Point is located at a distance of 25 kms from Almora in Binsar region which is famous for Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and mesmerizing views of the nearby valleys. In order to reach Zero Point, you need to trek for 1.5 kms which is a paradise for bird lovers as this area has some of the rarest birds.
Jogeshwar is a small town which is located at a distance of 35 kms from Almora which is famous for well-preserved and extremely beautiful carved groups of temples. There are 124 temples which are beautifully carved in which the most pleasing is the Jageshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built in the 9th century. You may enjoy your drive alongside the Surabhi and Nandini rivers which flow through this town.
Kasar Devi is another small town situated at a distance of 5 kms from Almora and is famous for Kasar Devi Temple and surreal views of the Himalayan range equipped with huge pine and deodar trees. Kasar Devi temple is the 2nd century temple which is dedicated to Kasar Devi and provides a wonderful view of the Hawabagh Valley. Kasar Devi temple also comes under Van Allen Belt as researched by NASA which also makes this place a perfect spot for meditation.
Bright End Corner is located at a distance of 3 kms from Almora which offers exceptional views of sunset and sunrise. You may walk till this point and sit here for a while to enjoy the mesmerizing views of nature as the sun rises up from the center of two peaks which lights up the whole valley.
Katarmal Sun Temple is an 800 years old temple which is dedicated to Sun God Surya. The temple is located at a distance of 17 kms from Almora through a beautiful road which passes through the rushing Kosi River. The main shrine of the temple received the first ray of light and later lightens up the remaining smaller 45 shrines dedicated to different Gods and Goddesses. The temple and the route are the best spots to take some fantastic photos.