Places to see at Almora
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If you are planning a trip to Almora then below are name of few places that you can see while your visit.
Bright End Corner
Bright End Corner, located 2 km from Almora is a stance point giving amazing views of the sunrise and sunset over the snow dressed enchanting peaks of Himalayan. It is positioned at the end of Almora point, and gives a panoramic view of the glorious Himalayas as well. The place is named after Mr. Brighton and it signs the starting of the Mall Road in Almora. As this spot is considered as best place for meditation, tourists from across the world came to this place during September to November and April to June looking relieve in meditation. At the Bright End Corner, there is a Vivekananda Library that possesses numerous books on literature. You can also visit Vivekananda Memorial where Swami Vivekananda had stayed for a small time on his journey to the Himalayas.
Situated amidst the lush green mountains of Himalayas, Martola is an ideal spot for picnics. Situated at a distance of 10kms from Almora, Martola is populated mostly by foreigners. Buses and taxis are available up to Panuwanaula and one has to cover the remaining distance on foot.
Martola, located about 10 km away from Almora, is a place most well-known for its scenic beauty and is referred as best place for picnic. Amidst the lush green forests and gardens, this place has attracted many foreigners to visit and settle here. Travelers often visit the place for picnicking amongst nature. The place can be reached by foot from a point called Panuwanaula, where buses and taxis terminate.
Kalimut, located at a distance of 5 km from Almora, is a scenic picnic spot often visited by tourists while travelling Almora. Besides, this place offers imposing view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks, while charming views of Almora town can be viewed on the other. Due to its magnificent mountain views and serene atmosphere this spot is highly popular around foreigners.
Deer Park, situated at the distance of 3 km from Almora, is located in Narayan Tiwari Dewai . The place is feature of rich natural beauty, including the bunch of alpine trees spotting its thin path. People visiting Almora often visit to this park, so as to see some of the scarce species such as leopard, deer and the Himalayan black bear. Apart from this, the place is perfect to take a turn or a holiday walk during the evening time.
Gobind Ballabh Pant Public Museum
The GB Pant museum is located opposite to the bus stand. The museum remains closed on every Monday and other Government Holidays. You can come to the museum from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Simtola, situated on the opposite side of amulet ridge, is a scenic spot that is located 3 km away from Almora. Amidst pine and fur trees, this place situated near Hiradungi. A famous picnic and camping spot amongst travelers visiting Almora, this spot offers a majestic view of miles of terrains with the stunning mountains enclosed with pine and deodar trees.
Katarmal Sun Temple
Founded in 9th centuary by Katyuri king named Katarmala, Katarmal Sun Temple is the second most main temple to Sun God in India. It is said that this sacred ancient temple is more than 800 years old. Located 7km from Almora and sets on height of 2116m above sea level, this historical important temple is an example of elaborate sculpturing. Located at the distance of 16 km towards northwest of Almora, the temple is one of the eminent historical places of Kumaon hills in Uttarakhand. The Katarmala temple is dedicated to the idol Vraddhaditya or Burrhadita (the ancient Sun God). Here in this temple you can see the deities of Shiva-Parvati and Lakshmi-Narayan Gods. However, the temple is in a decomposing state at the current time, it is visited by several devotees who come here to worship to the Sun God. After the Kosi River there is no means of transport and thus tourists are required to walk on foot in order to arrive at the temple complex.
Gollu Devta or Chitai Temple
Chaiti Temple, situated at the distance of 6 km from Almora, is a holy temple worshipped to the legendary and historical God of the Kumaon hill area, Golu Devata. Floating on a hilltop, this temple was built in the 12th century by a general belonging to the empire of Chand. Golu Devata, said to be a manifestation of Lord Shiva, was sacred general of this era.
Situated amidst thick green forests of the pines marked with mimosa clumps, Gollo Devta temple is foremost religious spot of the region. Here in this temple wide range of bells are hanging, and thus it is called as the “temple of million bells”. These bells are hung by the followers as offerings for making a desire or thanksgiving.
The main bazaar or markets of Almora are Malli Bazaar, Lala Bazaar, Thana Bazaar and Karkhana Bazaar. Here in these markets you can shop local utensils, clothes, and other things of your need.
Kasar Devi Temple
Located at the distance of 7 km from Almora, Kesar Devi Temple is one of the holy temples in Uttarakhand. It is also said that here in this sacred temple Swami Vivekananda was meditated in 1920. This place is quite near to Kalimut temple and gives majestic views oh Himalayan Peaks. It serves as amazing picnic place, which is covered by homes of numerous foreigners.