ALMORA ~ essenceofkumaun
Almora attracts tourists each year due to its views of the Himalayas, cultural heritage, handicrafts, cuisine, and being a business hub for the Kumaon region.
Almora is believed to have gotten its name from Kilmora, a kind of sorrel, a short plant commonly found here, which was said to be used for washing the utensils of the sun temple at Katarmal. Almora is a picturesque town set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas. Almora has attracted several eminent people through the ages, including Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Uday Shankar and his troupe, including Guru Dutt and Zora Sehgal came here for a performance, and Ravi Shankar.
HOW TO REACH ALMORA
The nearest airport to Almora is at Pantnagar, about 127 KMs from Almora.
Nearest railway station is at Kathgodam (around 90 Kms away), it is connected by rail with Delhi, Lucknow, Dehradun and Calcutta.