This ancient temple of Shiva is surrounded by huge fur trees. This magnificent monument is dedicated to the destroyer of the universe according to the Hindu mythology. This Shiva Temple able has an antechamber in which houses the Temple of Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi was the patron goddess of the Chand Dynasty that rules this area in medieval era.
This is the sacred temple of Golu Devta, 6 Kilometres from Almora perched on a hilltop. Golu Devta was deified general of Chand dynasty that once ruled Almora.
The Chitai temple is called the temple of a million bells and situated through a thick forest of chir pines dotted with clumps of mimosa. Its heady scent pervades the air.
Chitai Temple has the presiding deity Lord Shiva, who is referred here by the name Lord Gollu (Golu devta,a legendary lord of justice). Local folks have much faith in this hilltop temple, they often visit here with offerings. He is a much loved deity of Kumaon and his mediation called for, in matters legal. He is believed to be an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav (Shiva); his devotees, the Chand rulers built the temple on annexing this region.
Bright End Corner
Bright End Corner is a place in Almora, famous for sunrise and sunset points. It is a place where one can listen to his soul in serenity and tranquility of the surrounding environs.
Deer Park In Almora
An evening walk through the Deer Park, located 3 Km from Almora is certainly going to be a memorable experience.
Temple of Kasar Devi, located about 6 Km from Almora is a clam and soothing place. Such is the serenity of this place that Swami Vivekananda chose this place to meditate.
Nanda Devi Temple
The ancient temple of Nada Devi is one of the prime attractions of Almora. Nada Devi is the patron goddess of the local people and the erstwhile Chand dynasty. Hundreds of years old, this temple carries deep faith of people from this area. The statues and images on the walls of the temple are intricately carved with great skill.
Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum
Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum is located near Almora bus stand. It is the only museum in Almora and surely deserves a visit. The museum has a rich collection of fascinating items relating to history, archeology and ones having cultural significance. One such item being ‘Apen’, folk style of painting found in this region that can be seen in this museum.
It is one of the most popular hill stations of Kumaon perched at an elevation of 1890mts above sea level. Situated 47kms from Almora this charming hill resort set amidst several snow- capped peaks is endowed with extraordinary natural beauteousness. Mahatma Gandhi and was absolutely fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani while a visit in year 1929. Sumitra Nandan Pant, a renowned Hindi poet was born in Kausani.
It is situated at a distance of 31km from Almora. A famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bineshwar is the major crown puller of Binsar. Perched at an elevation of 2,412mts above sea level, this temple was constructed by King Kalyan of the Chand Dynasty. Binsar is situated amidst dense jungle offering placid environment and exquisite surroundings. The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Kedarnath and other peaks are stimulating from here.
Situated 35 kms away from Almora at an elevation of 1,870mts above sea level, Jageshwar is an important tourist destination of Kumaon. Jageshwar is a temple of Lord Shiva situated amidst dense Deodar forest having great mythological importance. Some people believe that Jageshwar temple is the 8th Dwadasa Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The temple is the artistic creation of medieval India.
Ranikhet is a hill station in Almora District of Uttarakhand state. Ranikhet is also the home for Kumaon regiment and Naga regiment of Indian Army. Ranikhet offers invigorating views of the snow capped peaks of the prodigious Himalayan range.Ranikhet literally means “Queens Meadow or Queens’s field”. Ranikhet hosts a vast bio-diversity of flora and fauna. Ranikhet is situated 46kms from Almora set at an altitude of 1,869mts above sea level.
It is one of the most fascinating places of the Kumaon region, is a limestone cave temple 14 km from Gangolihat in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. It is located in the village Bhubneshwar. Legend and folklore have it that this underground cave enshrines Lord Shiva and thirty four crore Gods. The cave is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the point of entrance.It is yet not been fully explored. It is also believed that this cave is internally connected to the four abodes /seats (Char Dham).