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Almora is famous as Hill Station, Weekend Getaway, Business Hub, Biking, Cities, Town, Shopping, with over 13 Places to See in Almora. Nearest Airport from Almora is Pantnagar, 115 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam, 83 kms. There are over 41 Hotels in Almora.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Almora. Almora useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Almora Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Almora. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.

General

Is it safe to travel to Almora?

Unlike other major hill stations, Almora is a hill station entirely established by the Kumaoni people of Uttarakhand that reside in Almora and its vicinity. Local people of Almora are very humble and even make sure that all the tourists are safe and sound. The crime rate in Almora is almost negligible. 

Is there ATM facility available in Almora?

Yes. Almora being a popular town in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand offers plenty of services. There are several ATMs in the town to cater to the financial needs of the tourists and the residents alike.

Are there bars and pubs in Almora?

The in-house bar facilities can be found at selected 3-star hotels that are situated in Almora. Other than that, it is difficult to find bars and pubs in the vicinity of Almora.

What is the altitude of Almora?

Almora is situated at an altitude of 1738 mts above sea level.

What is the most famous temple at Almora?

Nanda Devi Temple is the iconic temple of Almora and one of the most sacred temples in the Kumaon region. Festivals are also held at this temple on auspicious days.

Almora is popular for which sweet?

Ans:- Bal Mithai and Singodi are the most famous and oldest delicacy when it comes to sweet in the Kumaon region. Khim Singh Mohan Singh Rautela is most popular place and probably the oldest shop that has been serving it and preserving the taste of Kumaon.

Travel (Trip Planning)

What is the best time to visit Almora?

Almora is a round the year destination. Also, the greenery is at its full bloom from June to October. From November to March and one can easily view the panoramic sight of the Himalayas. Although the weather remains cool throughout the year, nights can be a little chilly. The climate remains pleasant during these months. 

Which is the nearest airport to Almora?

The nearest airport is the Pant Nagar Airport which lies approximately 115 kilometres from Almora, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

Which is the nearest railway station to Almora?

Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is at a distance of 82 kms from Almora. There are several car rental and tour companies which operate from Kathgodam that provide direct taxis to Almora.

What are the road conditions in Almora?

It is always a good practice to check road conditions in advance when you planning to travel to the hilly areas, especially in the monsoon season when the roads are prone to landslides due to heavy downpour. However, being part of well-maintained NH-87, roads are pretty good and smooth for Almora and well suited for your personal vehicle. Also there is a web of roadway networks in and around Almora, you even if there are temporary road blockages (which mostly happens during monsoon) you can still take a detour to your desired destination.

Are there taxi services available in Almora for sightseeing?

Yes, there are quite a few of car rental services available in Almora for local sightseeing as well travelling from Almora to other cities and towns. One can book cabs in Almora for visiting the surrounding areas like Kausani, Bageshwar, and Munsiyari etc. The rates of the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle requested and the kilometers covered.

What are other destinations in and around Almora?

Apart from various significant ancient temples in Almora itself, one can opt for other destinations which are in the vicinity of Almora. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is another picturesque hill station just 30 kms from Almora. Ranikhet and Kausani are nearby popular hill stations. Bageshwar is 90 kms from Almora which is the base for popular trekking destinations like Pindari Glacier, Kafni Glacier and Sunderdhunga Glacier.

Distance Chart of major destinations from Almora.

DestinationDistance (In Km.)
Delhi358
Haldwani90
Dehradun356
Kathgodam82
Nainital63
Mukteshwar50
Bhimtal63
Kausani55
Ranikhet49
Bageshwar78
Gwaldam94
Karnaprayag170

How much does a package cost for Almora?

The packages cost for Almora is depended upon the services you avail of. You can be further customized based on a number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type, and customizations. You can have a look at all Almora Tour Package.

How to Reach

How to reach Almora from Delhi?

Almora is at a distance of 361kms from Delhi. There are various modes of transportation that are available to reach Almora:

  • By Road: Almora is well connected with major northern cities via motorable roads. There are various bus services available from Delhi to Almora. One can opt for semi-deluxe, deluxe and AC Volvo as per their needs. In addition to that, Almora is connected with Delhi by Uttarakhand State Road Transport Corporation buses on a regular basis from Anand Vihar ISBT.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is Kathgodam Railway Station, which is 82 kms from Almora. There are numerous trains connecting Kathgodam with other major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc. The frequency of trains to Kathgodam is quite high as it is the gateway to the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is the Pant Nagar Airport which lies approximately 115 kilometers from Almora, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

How can one reach Nainital from Almora?

Nainital is at a distance of 63 kms from Almora via National Highway 87. Local and state-run buses provide daily services between Nainital and Almora. In addition to that, taxi services are also available from Almora to Nainital on private as well as shared basis. It takes around 2hrs to drive Nainital to Almora.

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Almora?

As one of the popular tourist destination, Almora has plethora of quality restaurants and cafes that serves variety of cuisines. Food and services of the hotels are excellent at reasonable prices. Accommodation in Almora is not an issue as there are numerous hotels, homestays and guesthouses that have mushroomed in Almora. We also categorized the Best Hotels in Almora for you; it will help you choose one best of them as per theyourir convenience.

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