The Almora district is a district of Uttarakhand and is located at 29.62°N 79.67°E. Perched on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills in the Himalayas range, Almora has an average elevation of 1651 meters.
The district of Almora is divided into nine tehsils namely
Each of these tehsils has its own tourist attractions and places of importance.
Almora is a town in the Almora mandal in the district of Almora in Uttaranchal. In addition, it is the main town in the Almora Mandal and the district headquarter also. Almora is just at a distance of 176 km from Dehrdun, capital city of Uttaranchal. Some of the nearest towns and villages include Kasun, Pali, Kapina, Takula, Shail, Bhaiusiya Chhana, Takula, and Tarikhet among others.
Almora is known for large collection of Hindu temples situated in different towns where Jageshwar is very famous Hindu pilgrimage.
Ranikhet is a quiet town, 50 kms from Almora, known for its salubrious climate and panoramic views. It is located at an altitude of 1869 meters. It is home to famous Hindu temples such as Jhoola Devi Mandir, Ram Mandir, Herakhan Mandir, Kalika Temple and Binsar Mahadeva.
Located at 29.78°N 79.43°E, Dwarahat has an average elevation of 1,510 meters (4954.068 feet). It is town and Nagar Pnachayat in Almora District.
Located on the banks of river Ramganga, Chaukhutia is a small town in the Almora district. Since it is accessed from four ways namely Ramnagar, KaranPrayaga, Ranikhet and Almora, it is given name Chukhutia where Chau-khat means four ways in Kumaoni.
Someshwar, known for its ancient Shiva temple, is a small town in Almora district at a distance of 35 km from Almora.
Located at a distance of 54 kms from Ranikhet, Masi is a small village in Almorqa district.
Some of the well known places in Almora attract the attention of the visitors for their natural as well as manmade attractions include
- Shitla Khet
- Patal Bhubneshwer
All the tehsils, major towns and villages in Almora district are connected by a good network of roads. For instance, Almora city is connected to nearby villages like Paudhar, Bare, Hawalbagh, Kwarab, Shitlakhet by proper roads.
However, the Almora district is a large place, with many tourist attractions in and around the city. If you are visiting there then you must need a map of Almora district to make sure that you always know where you are going. You can find the map of Almora district online where you have some great facilities like zooming into the map and printing it. With easy access to the detailed maps, you can always find any place of interest in Almora district, and enjoy your tour better.
Last Updated on : 20/06/2013