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Almora Winter Views

Almora Extended Getaway is a getaway plan for Almora. Almora is a popular extended getaway ex-Delhi especially for off-beat traveller, experiential traveller and those looking to experience Himalayan beauty.

Route

Almora(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Almora
  • Day-2 Temples around Almora
  • Day-3 Binsar Sanctuary viist or a Village Walk or just relax and enjoy Himalayan hamlet character of the area
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Almora - Chetai Temple (10.00 kms), Katarmal Sun temple (18.00 kms), Binsar Sanctuary (20.00 kms), Banari Devi Temple (32.00 kms), Jageshwar Temple (36.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - New Delhi Departure - New Delhi
Best Season to Travel
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  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Nainital (Lakeside Hill station) OR Bhimtal / Sattal / Naukuchiatal (Lakeside getaways) or Corbett (Wildlife and Bird watching) area popular for combining for a short break with Almora.

Distances
  • New Delhi to Almora -370 kms (9 hrs)
  • Almora to New Delhi -370 kms (9 hrs)
Route

New Delhi - Almora(3) - New Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Almora Arrive at Almora (6500+ ft asl) by late evening. Almora is a Himalayan hamlet excellent for walks, treks and offers excellent Himalayan views in Winter (Oct - March).

Day-2 Temples around Almora Visit Jageshwar Shiva Temple complex (requires 30 kms one way detour). Jageshwar is believed to be the site of first of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The temple city comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Other temples around the area comprises ancient temples such as Katarmal Sun temple, Chetai temple, Banari Devi Temple.

Day-3 Binsar Sanctuary viist or a Village Walk or just relax and enjoy Himalayan hamlet character of the area Visit Binsar Sanctuary (22 kms from Almora) for walking and bird watching OR Experiential travellers prefer to opt for a village walk around the area and visit Craft centres OR Guests can just stay back and enjoy Himalayan hamlet character and laidback charm of the area.

Day-4 Departure After breakfast, depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Almora :

  • Chetai Temple - The Golu Devta Chitai, a Shiva temple is a locally popular temple at 4 km short of main gate of Binsar wildlife sanctuary & 10 kms from Almora

  • Katarmal Sun temple - Katarmal Sun Temple is an 800 year old temple complex having 45 smaller shrines. Its one of the most prominent Sun Temples in the country after Konark.

  • Binsar Sanctuary - Binsar (20 kms from Almora) is situated at a height of 8000 ft asl and sports excellent Himalayan views in Winter. The sanctuary and reserve forest around are excellent for bird watchers in Winter. Walking / Hiking around the area is also popular.

  • Banari Devi Temple - Banari Devi Temple is a 9th century temple located 2 km from Jalna (1900 ft asl). The temple is octagonal in shape and has a broken stone statue of the four-armed Lord Vishnu reclining on Sheshnag. Kutumbari Devi Temple is situated nearby.

  • Jageshwar Temple - Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town at 36 km northeast of Almora. The temple city comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Jageshwar is believed by some to be the site of first of the twelve Jyotirlingas, Nageshvara Jyotirlinga (Some others believe Nagnath Aundha in Maharashtra or Nageshwar in Dwarka to be the Jyotirlinga).

Destination Overview

New Delhi - Delhi is the capital city of India and a major International arrival point and a major tourist destination. Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Birla Temple, Mughal Gardens, Lodi Gardens, Rail Museum, Doll Museum, Zoological Park etc remain major tourist attractions of Delhi.

Almora - Almora (6700 ft) is known for the spectacular himalayan views (Oct - March) that it offers and its proximity to ancient Shiva temples of Jageshwar and Bageshwar.

Access
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Distances
  • New Delhi to Almora -370 kms (9 hrs)
  • Almora to New Delhi -370 kms (9 hrs)

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Distances
  • New Delhi to Almora -370 kms (9 hrs)
  • Almora to New Delhi -370 kms (9 hrs)

Expert Speak

Almora is about 10 hours drive from Delhi, so may make sense to plan the trip in advance and book an overnight train to Kathgodam instead of driving from Delhi.

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