At a distance of 67 km from Nainital, the town is perched at an elevation of 1.638 m above sea level and lies on a 5 km ridge atop of Kashaya Hill. It is not only known for its breathtaking beauty and panoramic views over the Himalayas, but also is considered the cultural capital of the Kumaon region. It remains a mayor market town since it has been founded by the Chand dynasty in 1560 and successively occupied successfully by the Gurkhas and the British. Almora?s official business is spread along the Mall, but the 200 year old market area or Lala Bazar, holds much more of interest. The bazaar is well stocked and flanked by beautiful carved wooden facades, where typical items of the region like copper vessels, khadi (home-spun) cotton or wool textiles can be purchased.?
Almora?s peaceful environs have attracted a wide assortment of visitors over the years, among them Swami Vivekananda, Timothy Leary and the Tibetologist author Lama Angarika Govinda.
It is hard to find a place in Almora without a temple or a view on the glorious peaks. There are several famous temples, like the Chitai (Golu Devta) and Nanda Devi temple. Another important temple is the 800 year old Sun Temple, built on a mountain peak near Kalimath. Visit the Govind Ballabh Pant Museum to admire ?Apen? folk paintings and other treasures, feel free to enjoy the beauty of sunrise and sunset at Bright End Corner at 2 km from Almora or visit the small cave at Kasar Devi, where Swami Vivekananda meditated in 1890.
Binsar - Almora Resort & Hotels
Kasaar Jungle Resorts
Kasaar Jungle Resorts is a unique property developed in the scenic town of Almora. Spread over 4 acres of land next to Kasaar Devi temple, it is situated on the famous Binsar wild life sanctuary road, 7 kms from the main town of Almora. The resort is surrounded by virgin jungle consisting of verdant, thick deodar, oak, pine and rhododendron trees
Suman Nature Resort
Suman Nature Resort is in the midst of Lush green pine forests. The Resort is located in the surroundings of the Binsar Valley and it is the only Boutique Resort which can cater to the guests visiting Almora, Binsar and Jageshwar Temple. The Location of the Resort is 12 Km from Almora and 5 Km before the Binsar Sanctaury Gate.