Almora- A must visit place in Kumaon District

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Almora, a popular hill station of Uttrakhand, which is famous for rich cultural heritage, picturesque beauty of Himalayas, handicrafts and delicious cuisines. The town is in the shape of horse shoe and has an average elevation of 1,861 m above sea level. It is also known as cultural capital of Kumaon district. The hill station is surrounded by snow capped Himalayas, two rivers Koshi (Kaushiki) and Suyal (Salmale) flowing alongside and pine and fir trees which enhances the beauty of the place.  The region has an immense variety of flora and fauna. Its high altitude zone abound musk deer, popularly called “Kastura Mrig”.

Apart from the splendid natural beauty and cool temperature, travelers can see many tourist spots in Almora and can spent their leisure time there. Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Bright end corner, Martola, Kalimat, Simtola, Katarmal Sun Temple, Kasar Devi Temple and many more sites are there for spending time in Almora.
Bright End Corner
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Chitai Golu Devta Temple
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For shopaholics, Almora is a perfect place as it is the best commercial place of Kumaon district famous for Angora wool clothes. Travelers can do adventurous activities like rock climbing, Burma Bridge,  Spider web and they can also go for village walk for witnessing the daily life of local community, walk through forest to feel the fresh air.

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Almora is easy accessible from north cities like Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Chandigarh. The place is just 370Km from Delhi and 434 km from Kanpur. Thus, it can be visited on weekends easily. Almora’s  climate  is pleasant and cool all through the year. But the best time to visit Almora is during March to November. In summers, it has moderate temperature to for sightseeing and outings.
Kasar Devi Temple
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