Located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range, Almora is the administrative headquarters of Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand.
Considered as the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, it was the seat of Chand kings that governed over the Kumaon Kingdom.
Situated on a range at the southern end of the Kumaon Hills of the Central Himalaya range, it has an average elevation of about 6,100 feet above the mean Sea Level. The eastern and western portion of the ridge is known as Talifat and Selifat respectively.
Surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees, the destinations provide an astonishing view of the snow-capped Himalayas in the background.
Immensely strong with 4000 species of plants, the region, having extraordinary variety in its natural vegetation under its being at a comprehensive range of elevation.
Jageshwar Temples, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Zero Point, Bright End Corner, Kasar Devi Temple, and Katarmal Surya Temple are some of the most prominent destinations to visit in Almora.