Almora, Uttrakhand, India

Almora

Uttarakhand

(Indian Himalayas)

Tucked away in a corner between Nepal and China, this town of Uttarakhand is essentially a rather virgin tourist destination. Founded by the Chand Dynasty this town comes with the bloody history of the Gurkha Invasion in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.


Tucked away in a corner between Nepal and China, this town of Uttarakhand is essentially a rather virgin tourist destination. Founded by the Chand Dynasty this town comes with the bloody history of the Gurkha Invasion in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Unlike most other famous hill stations in India that were discovered and then developed by the British, this destination was essentially dominated by the Chand’s who ruled the region for about 1000 years.

Historical Significance
Sitting aside the Rivers Kosi and Suyal, this gorgeous little hill station, comes with significant historic importance. Jawaharlal Nehru is known to have served time during the British Raj and is known to have written elaborate letters to his daughter about the moods of the nature that this place adopts through the year.

In addition to this, this destination is known for the tiger larks and its rich cultural heritage is witnessed through its stone paved roads, gorgeous building facades, murals and wooden homes.

If you wish to experience the local village life these beautiful foothills create a charming setting. A tourist highlight in this hill station is the 360 Leti which is known to offer a luxurious retreat for all.

Location

Related Itineraries

Nearby Cities

Alchi

Alchi

Darjeeling

Darjeeling

Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj

Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj

Gangtok

Gangtok