The Chitai temple is dedicated to Lord Golu. The people of Kumaon
worship him. Once a wish is fulfilled, people hang little bells in this
temple. As a result, one can find thousands of little bells hanging
there. The view of the Himalayas is extremely majestic from here. This
temple is 8 kms. away from Almora, and the walk can be absolutely
enchanting; through a beautiful pine forest. If you don't want to walk,
there are carts available which will take you to the temple.
This 800-year old Sun Temple is the second-most important temple after
the Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa. It lies about 7 kms. away from
Almora. This historically significant temple presents some fine
Bright End Corner
Situated just 2 kms. away from Almora, the main attraction of this
point is the sunset and the sunrise visible through the Himalayan peaks.
A circuit house close by allows tourists to spend some time in this
peaceful surrounding. The Vivekananda Library which houses many books on
literature is also located here.
Nanda Devi Temple
This 1000-year old temple is one of the prime attractions of Almora.
The beautifully carved walls of the temple are a sight to behold. Every
year a festival is held here in which youth from various hilly areas
come and participate in the dance festival.
Near Kalimutt is the temple of Kasar Devi. This ancient temple was
built on a mountain peak back in the 2nd century. The distance between
Kalimatt and Kasar Devi is less than 1 km and can be easily accessed on
foot. The main town is just 6 kms. away.
The Mall of Almora is the hub of administrative activity. Just parallel
to the Mall is the market area, which is only open to pedestrians. It
has a distinctive hill station character with traditional carved wooden
windows on buildings and shops which are located at ground level.
A Deer park is located between the beautiful pine trees, just about 3
kms. away from Almora. It houses some of the endangered animal species
like deer, leopards and the Himalayan black bear.