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Almora Tourist Attractions


During Almora Tour you can find so many tourist attractions which attracted people through the ages. Swami Vivekananda visited Almora at the turn of this century. The Ramakrishna mission at Mayawati Ashram bears his footprint. Rabindra Nath Tagore spent the memorable summers here.

The internationally acclaimed dancer Uday Shankar fell in love with this place and setup the cultural academy here. Sitar maestro Ravi shankar, artist Zohra Sehgal, the film star Guru Dutt came here and became earnest lovers of the town. Even Jawaharlal Nehru served a term of imprisonment in the jail at Almora during the British rule.

Surrounded by the mighty Himalayan ranges, having the temples on the top of their peak. These temples are of Goddesses Banari Devi, Kasar Devi, Sayahi Devi and the temple of Sun God.

Some other tourst attractions in and around Almora are:

Public Museum: Govind Vallabh pant public Museum is near the bus stand. This museum provides a deep insight of the development of art, culture and lifestyle of this region. It has a rich collection items relating to archaeological, historical and cultural significance. This museum has unique collection of “Aipan”, a folk style of painting. It opens from 10:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the evening.

Nanda Devi Temple: One of the main Tourist attractions of Almora in Uttaranchal . This temple is almost a thousand years old. The images and statues on the walls of this temple are of exquisite beauty. Every year, the Nanda Devi fair is organized in a big way.

Bright End Corner: This place is famous for the excellent view of sunset and sunrise. A picturesque and clam circuit house is close to this point.

Deer Park: At a distance of 3 kms., set amidst idyllic settings, it’s a popular tourist spot.

Chitai Temple: Chitai Temple is 8 km away from the city. The temple of Chitai dedicated to Golu Devta is surround by dense fur and pine forests. Visited by thousands of devotees.

Except it Jageshwar, Kalimath, Binsor and Lakhudiyar are some nearest worthwhile places to see around Almora.

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