The picturesque district of Almora is located in the beautiful region of Kumaun. Lying towards the Eastern side of Uttarakhand, Almora town gives majestic views of the heart-stirring Himalayan ranges. Every year tourists approach the Almora city, to explore the rich culture and natural beauty of the town. The exceptional beauty of the town attracts thousands of sightseers from far and wide. It is believed that Almora district came into existence since the Vedic periods. The picturesque hill station keeps attracting tourists from all over India and outside throughout the year.
The beautiful city is also very popular as the town of temples. It features a most revered shrine of Goddess Nanda Devi in the middle of the district. The ice covered peaks in Almora presents the perfect scene to the viewers to take natural photographs. The beautiful river Koshi passes noiselessly from the back side of the town which maximizes its attractiveness. It is a magnificent sport for tourists to visit and to know more about the area. The town is elevated at an altitude of 1650 meters above the sea level.
The area also popularly famous for many cultural activities. Throughout the year, the district keeps busy in arranging fairs and festivals. Nanda Devi fair is the main attraction for the people; this dome is believed to be of 1000 years old.
A holy shrine Someshwar, is located in North of the Almora town and around 35 kilo meters away from the district. Someshwar includes a Shiva temple of old days which is deemed to be considered that the temple was constructed by Raja Som Chand, founder of Chand Dynasty. Tourist can also visit Koshi Temple, 10 kilo meters from the city. The temple WAS constructed in 12th century by the rulers of the Kayturi dynasty. Gananath is popular for its Shiva temple and for many others caves located in this area. Gananath is situated 47 kilo meters north of the town, Almora.
Chitai temple is devoted to Golu Devta at a distance of 8 kilo meters from Almora. If a wish is fulfilled people hang up little bells in the temple. This is the reason the temple is filled with tiny bells.
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