Almora is a hill station in the Almora district of Uttrakhand and is located on the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills. It lies at a distance of 370 km from Delhi and it takes 8-9 hours to reach the town via NH9. Tourists wanting to Almora for a weekend getaway can hire bikes in Delhi and go there for a road trip. The newly popular bike rentals in Delhi have made it pretty easy to get bikes or scooters on rent. Hiring two-wheelers in Delhi to go out for a vacation has become a new trend for the people of Delhi and NCR. For those who plan to go to Almora via road, it is advised to pick up a sturdy bike like a Bullet on rent from Delhi to suit the hilly terrain.
Almora is famous for its beautiful landscape and the panoramic view of the snow covered the Himalayas at a distance that is a treat for the eyes. Almora gets its name from the local plant called kilmora which were used to wash utensils and the people bringing them were referred to as Kilmori or Almori. Almora is known as the cultural capital of Kumaon district. There are many places of interest and a number of temples that make Almora a major tourist attraction.
The Chital Golu Devta Temple is one of the most prominent temples of the town. Chital Golu Devta is known as the God of Justice and many devotees come to pray here to the deity to give them justice for the wrongs that were done to them and their families. Another famous temple of the town is the Katarmal Surya Temple built in the 9th century. It was built by Karamalla, a Katyuri King. It is known for its beautiful architecture. The first rays of the sun fall on the idol of the Sun God – Vraddhaditya. The Nanda Devi temple, Jageshwar temple and Kasar Devi temple are a few other important temples of Almora.
A number of places of interest make Almora an even lovelier tourist place. The Bright End Corner has located 2 km from the main city and is a place of breathtaking beauty. It offers a picturesque view of the Himalayas in a distance and becomes even more beautiful at dawn and dusk.
There are several activities that one can do in Almora too. Rock climbing is one activity that Almora is perfect for. Burma Bridge and Spider Web are two other activities which one can do. Cycling is a fun filled and healthy activity which can be done in the Binsar Wildlife. One can even go for long nature walks in the forests of Almora and be witness to spectacular sites of the town as well as of the Himalayas. It is a perfect weekend getaway from the noisy and fast passed city life.
Those who wish to get bikes on rent in Delhi can go to the popular bike rentals of the city and hire a two-wheeler in Delhi and ride to Almora. Bike hiring in Delhi has made tourism simpler and more affordable.