The ancient town of Almora, before it’s establishment was under the possession of Katyuri king Baichaldeo. He donated major part of this land to a Gujrati Brahmin Sri Chand Tiwari. Later on when Chand kingdom was founded in Baramandal, the town of Almora was founded at this centrally located place…
Binsar is situated at an altitude of 2,480 m It is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated 33 km north of the Almora town in the Uttarakhand state…
Bright End Corner (Brighton Corner)
Some say this picturesque corner, located 2 kms from the centre of the city on the approach road was named after Lord Brighton, commissioner of Almora during the British reign in India. Most of other people believe that it is called Bright End Corner because it is at one end…
It is popularly known as 'Orchard Country' for its fruits and government apple gardens. It commands a picturesque view of the Himalayas. The Bhalu dam near Chaubatia is famous for an artificial lake and a fine picnic spot. It is just 3 kms from Ranikhet.
Dhaulchhina is an ideal holiday destination, tastefully designed in harmony with the peaceful surrounding offers a perfect setting to commune with nature. Suitably located facing a picturesque valley it is an ideal place, economical, affordable and yet with uncompromising comfort for the person seeking rest away from hectic city life.…
Situated in a wide valley of the river Ramganga, Dwarahat lies around 32 kms from Ranikhet. It is a very important town both from historical and archeological point of view and may also have been the capital of some branches of the Katyuri kings. Around 10 kms from Dwarahat lies…
Jageshwar is the most pure land where it is said that Lord Shiva lived meditate in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand. The state of Uttarakhand is known as 'Dev Bhoomi' i.e. the Land of Gods, where one finds temples almost everywhere depicting stories of different gods, deities and many such holy souls.…
Situated 35 KMs away from Almora in picturesque surroundings Jalna offers a wide panoramic view of Himalayas. There are a number of orchards which produce a number of variety of fruits such as apricots, peaches, pears, plums and apples.
Kasaar Devi Temple (कसार देवी) is at the walking distance from Khim’s Guest House. It is believed that this temple was built by a king named Rudrak. Kasaar Devi Temple is mentioned in Skanda Purana. Kasar Devi is a temple on the Kashyap Hills, 7 km North from Almora, where…
Situated around 17 km Northwest of Almora, Katarmal is famous for 800 years temple dedicated to the Sun God. The only other temple in India dedicated to Sun is the Konark temple in Puri, Orissa.
Situating amongst thick, dense pine forest, atop a narrow ridge and separated from the towering mountains of the Nanda Devi range by low, medium mountains of the Nanda Devi range by low, medium mountains; at Kausani the grandeur of the Himalayan scenery comes alive. the view of the snow-covered Trishul…
Uttarakhand’s pristine beauty has been enhanced more by the beautiful rivers it is blessed with, which are also the major attraction points for tourist. One such river is Kosi, which is also referred as life line of Almora and is one of the famous rivers of kumaon. It originates from…
Manila literally means enchanting. The famous temple of Manila Devi , the family goddess of Katyuri kings lies around 85 kms from Ranikhet. The surrounding forests and the Himalayan views from this hill ridge are worth seeing.
The Uttar Vrindavan Ashram of Mirtola is at a distance of 3 km to the left of the main road after Panuanaula. This Ashram was established by Yashoda Ma, the wife of Dr. G. N. Chakravarti- the first Vice Chancellor of Lucknow University and her disciple Krishana Prem in 1929,…
Nanda Devi Temple
The famous Nanda Devi temple is located in the antechamber of a SNanda Devi Templehiva temple in the Bazaar above the mall. Nanda Devi is said to have been the Goddess revered by the kings of the Garhwal and Kumaun regions. The temple at Almora is decorated on the remains…
Around 50 Kms from Almora the quiet and beautiful cantonment township of Ranikhet is famous for its salubrious climate, balmy breeze captivating and panoramic Himalayan View and soothing and pollution free greenery of pines and oaks. It is also famous as the regimental center of the Kumaun Regiment of Indian…
Situated between Ranikhet and Almora this picturesque place not only affords a wide view of The Himalayan peaks but is also full of fruit orchards. Scouting camps are frequently held here and there is a beautiful temple of Syahi Devi around 3 KMs away on a lovely mountainous trail. The…
For Splendid Himalayan view and an ancient temple dedicated to Shiva, it can be approached by 1.5 km trek route from Jageshwar or 8 km by road from Jageshwar.
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