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To know about the excursion tour to places around Almora, Uttarakhand, read the following paragraphs.

Places to See

Almora excursions consist of some of the finest places near the city. Excursions around Almora, Uttarakhand are a must see for those visiting the city. Some of the famous places to visit around Almora are:

Doonagiri Temple
Doonagiri temple is dedicated to the goddess Durga and has been the place of religious importance. The temple presents a marvelous view of the valleys surrounding Almora.

It is a historically significant place. Located about 71 kms. from Almora, it has many 12th and 13th century temples which were built during the Katyur dynasty. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha.

Simtola is located just 3 kms. from Almora. It presents a beautiful, almost a postcard view, with miles of beautiful terrain lined with pine and fur trees. On the opposite side of the ridge where Simtola is situated, is a pine covered picnic spot. Hiradungi, which was once a diamond mining centre, is also located close-by.

Kosi is one of the prime spots located around Almora. It is one of the most famous excursions of Almora, which houses the Govind Vallabh Pant Environmental Research Institute. It is also popular as a picnic spot with arrangements for guest houses for overnight stay.

Situated at an altitude of 2420 metres above sea level, Binsar is a beautiful, picturesque and one of the most scenic spots in the whole of Kumaon region. The entire region is now a wildlife sanctuary and is home to many rare species of animals, bird and wild flowers.

Gorkhakhal is a small town situated near Almora which is famous for its temple. It is believed that praying here leads to the fulfillment of one's wishes.

Located about 34 kms from Almora, Jageshwar is an attractive place nestled in an enchanting valley surrounded by coniferous forests and tall deodar trees. It presents a magnificent view of the Himalayan ranges. Located to the east of Almora, this place is a famous religious spot which houses numerous temples of Gods and Goddesses and is believed to be the seat of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country. Jageshwar also hosts a number of fairs during Shivaratri, in the months of July-August.

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