Accommodation and Hotels in Almora– Almora, a well-known hill station of Uttarakhand which is situated at the height of 1,650 mtrs is in the shape of a horseshoe. Although, it is the “cultural capital of Kumaon” and neither not discovered nor developed by the British.
Almora was first established as a summer capital by the Chand rajas of Kumaon who ruled the land of Kumaon for almost a millennium. The town has maintained the same old tradition which is visible in the construction of the houses and in the roads made from slate stone.
A picture-perfect destination at the lofty heights, the salubrious nature, misty mountains, green valleys, fruit-laden orchards, smiling faces and innumerable temples and the historical monuments make Almora a traveller’s paradise!
These days you’ll find some colonial-era buildings, reliable trekking gears and a couple of community-based weaving enterprises in Almora. You can also buy is the local Kumaoni Sweet Bal Mithai, Singori.
Don’t be put off by the ugly, shambolic main street when you’re first deposited at the bus stand just head one block south to the pedestrian only cobbled Lal Bazaar, which is lined with intricately carved and painted traditional wooden shop facades. It’s a fascinating place to stroll, people-watch and go shopping.
Hotels in Almora
Unlike most hill stations, in Almora hotel tariffs are not seasonal. You can get information of few hotels in Almora from below: –
At the southern end of the Mall, just past the tourist office, the Savoy is in a quiet location and one of the popular hotels in Almora. Cheaper downstairs rooms are simple, musty affairs, but the pricier upstairs rooms strive for comfort and style; best of all, they have tables and chairs on a shared terrace that overlooks the valley below Almora.
Above Bansal Cafe in the bustling bazaar, but easily reached from the Mall, this is a fine budget choice with small, tidy rooms (some with TV) and a rooftop terrace.