Almora could be a district set in the Kumaon region of the Himalaya, towards the eastern side of the state of Uttarakhand. The name of the town originated from a plant name “Kilmora”, found in the region. Supported in 1568, Almora is considered as the cultural centre of the Kumaon hills.
Due to a range of altitudes and therefore the nature of valleys, it sees wide climatic variations in temperature and precipitation, therefore giving a range of vegetation. The flora in the region is classified as tropical, Himalayan sub-tropical, sub alpine and alpine. It is a well known fact that alpine and sub alpine zones offer the most effective environment for a large number of medicinal plants.
With picturesque views of snow-capped Himalayas in the backdrop, Almora is enclosed by thick pine and fir tree forests. The town incorporates a list of religious spots, that are among the most attractions for tourists from across the planet. With the exception of a number of the most effective views, hill station offers choices for adventurous treks. In fact, Almora turns into an ideal honeymoon destination throughout winters.
Almora offers a chance for an opportunity for travellers from their busy town lives. Apart from the sightseeing and traveller spots to be confirmed, numerous festivals may also be tried out like the Nanda Devi Fair and the Uttraini festival of Bageshwer.
Almora is situated at an average elevation of 1,638 metres, and is a hillock of the shape of a horse saddle. The rivers Koshi and Suyal flow alongside the Almora city.
The city is surrounded by the Pithoragarh district bordering Tibet on the East, the Garhwal district on the West, Bageshwar district on the North, and the district of Nainital on its South.
Best Time to Visit
Surrounded by the Himalayas from all sides, Almora mostly experiences a pleasant weather throughout the year. The temperature in summers varies between 28° C to 12° C, which during winters varies between 15°C and as low as 2°C. Monsoons last from August to October and the city experiences moderate rainfall, making it look greener and beautiful, apt for sightseeing. Though, winters can be harsh, months from April to June, and September to November can be the best time to visit Almora.
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