Excursion In Almora District
Here is the list of some of the adventurous places of this district. Many people from around the world come here for adventurous sports. The camps here, not only provide you the atmosphere but also the opportunity to learn more if you are novice (beginner).
It is situated at the bank of Ram Ganga River near Masi Bazaar. You can see thousands of people from different parts of Uttranchal visiting and worshiping in this temple through out the year.
Bright End Corner
This place is approximately 2 kms away from Almora. People visit this place to witness the sunset and the sunrise seen through the Himalayan peaks. When you visit this place dont forget to visit Vivekananda Library and Vivekananda Memorial. Vivekananda Library is close by and has many books on literature. Vivekananda Memorial is also near by and is famous because Swami Vivekananda had stopped for a while on his journey to the Himalayas. Circuit house is nearby and you can spend some time of yours there too.
It is famous for its fruits and government apple gardens. That is why it is popularly known as Orchard Country. From here Himalayas are easily visible. When you visit this place you can also visit Bhalu Dam which is near Chaubatia. That place is well known for an artificial lake and picnic spot.
Chaukhutia is 54 kms from Ranikhet and is on the Ranikhet-Badrinath highway. It is situated in the bank of Ram Ganga River. Chaukhutia's is famous for its historical past and religious significance. Kali temple, Vaishno Devi's temple, ancient fort and ruins of Katyuri dynasty are the places to visit and explore. This place is also famous for fishing centre.
The name Chaukhutia has derived from a Kumaoni word "Chakuta" which means four feet. In Chaukhutia's context four feet means four ways. From here the entire region is easily accessible.
Chilianaula is 4 kms away. It’s a place of landscape and natural beauties. You can also visit temple of Baba Haira Khan and capture the scenic surroundings there.
It is 8kms from Almora. It is dedicated to Golu Devta, an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav who was believed to make every wish come true, provided the worshipper ask for it with a clear conscience.
People come and wish here and ties up a bell to make their wishes come true. You can see thousands of bells strung across the temple premises. Anyone can even seek Gol Devta's divine intervention by writing to him. A stack of letter is pinned up next to his image, astride a horse.
Deer Park is in Narayan Tiwari Dewai (NTD) and is 3 kms away from Almora.
Doonagiri is 47 kms north of Ranikhet. It is rich and known for its historical and religious significance. Also rich in natural splendor it is said and believed that when Lord Hanuman was carrying the Sanjiwani booty a piece fell here and since that day, this place is known as Doonagiri. Here is a Doonagiri Temple which belongs to the goddess Durga. Doonagiri is also adorned by a temple of Vaishno Devi (the famous cave Goddess).
Dwarahat is 32 kms from Ranikhet. It is situated in a wide valley of the river Ramganga which was once the seat of the Katyuri kings who are said to have ruled from the Great Himalayas to the plains.
This place is famous for its 55 cluster temples of Katyuri period with the main attraction of 8 groups temple (Mrityunjay, Dhwaj, Badrinath, Durga, Duijar Deval, Ratan Dewal, Maniyal and Kachri) dating from the 11th century and have some fascinating stone carvings. A famous Kumaoni Mela ‘Syalde-Bikhoti Mela’ is held in Dwarahat from 13th to 15th April annually.
Gananath is 47 kms north from Almora. It is famous for an old Shiva Temple and for many interesting natural caves.
It is 47kms north from Almora. It is famous for an old Shiva Temple and many interesting natural caves.
It is 38 kms from Almora. It’s a pilgrim place located in a verdant valley. It is believed to be one of the 12th Jyotirlinga's in the country. The Swayambhu Linga, named Nagesh is here. The temple premises has 124 shrines and hundreds of statues enriched with fine craftsmanship.
Here in the month of 'Shravan' (July - August) and during Shivaratri fairs are held here. If you are religious and love to be in nature then this is a good place for you to visit as there are about 164 temples of this kind.
Read an article posted by one of the trekkers, Himanshu Dutt Jakhmola. Jageshwar, the deodar heaven.
Jaurasi is 16 kms from Chaukhutia and is an altitude of 6000 ft. above sea level. Jaurasi is famous for its landscape and panoramic view and has been always the preferred place of nature lovers.
Jhoola Devi Temple
Its a famous temple which is dedicated to Goddess Durga and Lord Rama.
Kali (Agneri Devi) Temple
It is situated around half km from Chaukhutia in Jaurasi road near Dudhalia village on the bank of Ram Ganga River. Popularly known as Agneri Devi Temple, Kali Temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. Every year thousands of people witness a large number of animal sacrifice (mainly buffalos and goats) in Navratras in the month of March-April.
It’s another picnic spot from where a lovely view of the Himalayan Peaks can be seen and captured. This place is 4.5 kms from Almora and is visited by many people round the year.
Kausani is a hill resort set amidst several snow- capped peaks with natural beauties. Mahatma Gandhi came here in 1929, and was fascinated to see its beauty. Sumitra Nandan Pant, a noted Hindi poet was born here.
Kosi Temple is 10kms away and was built in the 12th century by the Katyuri dynasty. It is one of the earliest Sun temples in India.
Manila is just 87 kms from Ranikhet and 75 kms from Ramnagar. Manila, means 'enchanting', is the seat of Manila Devi, the family Goddess of Katyuri clan. The forests and Himalayan views from this hill, which is spread from Sadar to Dotiyal are worth remembering. 25 km from this place is the memorial of 'Quit India Movement Martyrs' of this region at Khumar. This place can also be reached after walking 13 km from Bhikiyasain.
Martola is a picnic spot which is 10 kms away from Almora. Most of the people who live here are foreigners. Buses and taxis come up to a point called Panuwanaula and from there onwards one has to walk.
Masi is 34 km from Bhikiyasen on the way to Chaukhutia and 54 km from Ranikhet. You can also reach this place through a 4 km. trek from Masi. Here you can find a famous temple of Goddess Durga called Naithna Devi.
Every year, Somnath Fair on Vishuwat Sankranti day is held in Masi during May-June. It is a famous fair of Pali Pachhaun. Brisk business takes place during the fair and animals, specially bullocks and calves are sold.
Pandukholi is 10 kms from Doonagiri. This place is famous for the caves built by Pandavas which are worth watching at Pandukholi. To reach this place you can come by bus from Mangalikhan to Kukuchina. The remaining distance is a 5 kms walk.
Ranikhet is a beautiful cantonment town in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. It is also know as the "Queen's Field" perched at an altitude of 1829 mts. Ranikhet is blessed with magnificent scenic splendor and enjoys a healthy climate throughout the year.
It is believed that Rani Padmini, the queen of Raja Sukhdev was completely fascinated by the scenic finery and decided to settle over here. Thus the town came to known as Ranikhet. Ranikhet has the lush forests, magnificent peaks, and exotic flora and fauna which make it a perfect paradise for tourists.
Simtola is 3 kms away from Almora. Its a picnic spot from where one can witness the beautiful mountains covered with pine and deodar trees.
State Museum is near the bus stand. If you are planning to visit this place then keep it in mind that it remains closed on Mondays and on other Government Holidays. It opens on other days from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Taragtal is a seasonable Lake, 5 km treks from Pandukholi. This place can also be visited from Chaukhutia.
Tarikhet is famous for the Gandhi Kuti and the temple of Golu Devta is venerated in the Kumaon hills.
Upat & Kalika
It is 6kms from Ranikhet. Upat is a modern but historical place with one of the best 9-hole golf course in the country. This course was originally laid out by a British cavalry officer.
Upat is a boon to the enthusiast. At 6000 feet above sea level there is a different satisfaction in playing golf. In this course there are bungalows for the players to stay. It is also a best place for movie shoots and many films have been shot here.
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