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Almora

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Mountains
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Almora district. 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. According to the provisional results of the 2011 national census of India, Almora has a population of 35,513. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya, Almora enjoys a year-round mild temperate climate.Almora was founded in 1568 by King Kalyan Chand, however there are accounts of human settlements in the hills and surrounding region in the Hindu epic Mahabharata (8th and 9th century BCE). Almora was the seat of chand kings that ruled over the Kumaon Kingdom. It is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.EtymologyAlmora got its name from "kilmora" a short plant found in nearby region, which was used for washing the utensils of the sun temple at Katarmal. The people bringing kilmora were called Kilmori and later "Almori" and the place came to be known as "Almora".
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Jageshwar Temple
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Kasar Devi
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Chitai Golu Devta Temple
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Zero Point
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Jhula Devi Temple Ranikhet
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Chaubatia Ranikhet
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Anasakti Ashram Kausani
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Wildlife Area
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Binsar
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Historic Sites in Almora

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Katarmal Surya Temple
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Duration: 2 hours
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Patal Devi Mandir
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Duration: 2 hours
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Dwarahat Village
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Duration: 2 hours
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Neeb Karori Baba Ashram, Kakrighat
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Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Almora

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History Museum
Archaeological Museum Jageshwar
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Duration: 2 hours
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Nanda Devi Temple
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Bright End Corner
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Maa Dunagiri Mandir
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Almora

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History Museum
Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
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Nature in Almora

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Pre-Historic Painted Rock Shelter
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