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Almora, India

Almora is tucked away in a little known corner of Uttaranchal. To the east is Nepal and China and north is the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

It was founded by the Chand Dynasty in 1560. In 1798 the area was overrun by the Gurkhas and was heavily bombed by the British as they tried to expel them in the Gurkha Wars of 1814-15.

Almora - cultural capital

Almora itself occupies a horseshoe-shaped ridge and is an important market town and administrative centre and is also considered the cultural capital of the area, also known for Jim Corbett's tiger escapades. Its stone paved roads, wooden houses with beautifully carved façades and homes decorated with traditional murals reflect its heritage.

Rural village life

Almora is the gateway to the wonderful foothills enabling a select few to experience real rural life in the Kumaon region from a village perspective.

360° Leti

Also in this area is the luxury retreat of 360° Leti overlooking the Ramganga River and ancient terraced lands, with snow capped mountains behind.

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Map of Almora

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    Places near Almora

    Accommodation choices for Almora

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Almora. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Bedroom at 360° Leti, Almora

      360 Leti

      Medium

      Located around a five hour drive from the nearest town of Almora, this is an exclusive Himalayan retreat with stunning mountain views and crisp clean air.

    • Alai village house, Almora

      Local Village House

      Simple

      The village houses you will stay in are lovely colourful little properties you see in this region but have been adapted to suit western needs.