History of Almora
|Area||3689 sq km|
|Longitude and Latitude||29° 37' N: 79º 40' E|
|Total Population||1744000 (as per 2001 census)|
The small town of Almora, perched on a hillock, looks like a 5 km. long horse – shoe shaped ridge. The mountain on which Almora is located is also described in a famous Hindu epic-Manaskhand. This charming hill resort was the flourishing capital of the Chand dynasty. Almora, a picturesque district in the Kumaun region, East of Uttarakhand in India, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas, summons tourists worldwide to its alluring grandeur of natural beauty. Famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with an easy accessibility, Almora promises its tourists a visit full of fun and unforgettable moments. The 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. Chitai Temple the sacred temple of Golu Devta (locally known as the diety of justice), is situated 6 kms from the heart of Almora city. Jageshwar is one of the place of the twelve Jyotirlings of Goddess Parvati in India. It is famous for it's 124 temples and their exquisite craftsmanship on black stones. Doonagiri temple is the place of religious importance which belongs to the goddess Durga. Chaubatia is a charming ‘Orchard Country’ and is known for fruits and Government gardens. Kausani is a charming hill resort set amidst several snow capped peaks and endowed with exceptional natural beauty.
PLACES OF INTEREST Kasar Devi, Kosi Temple, Jhoola Devi Temple, Binsar Mahadev, Tarikhet, Chilianaula, Chaukhutia, Vridh Jageshwar, Mritola Ashram.