15 Things to Do in Almora 2020 (Starting from ₹1170 Only)

A pleasant drive through scenic mountain roads laden with oaks and pines, with occasional glimpses of snowy mountain peaks as you round a curve in the road, leads you to the beautiful district of Almora in Uttarakhand. A district blessed with nature’s bounty, rich in ancient temples and the best things to do in Almora, it is a city-dweller’s paradise. Spectacular views of the surrounding peaks can be glimpsed on a day when the clouds are not obstructing the view and as the suns sets behind the mountains, it bathes the peaks with a warm purifying light that instils serenity in viewer.

A beautiful range of ancient temples nestled in the nooks around Almora add to the magic of the district. Nanda Devi Temple is one of the most important landmarks in Almora as is the Kasar Devi Temple. Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Katarmal Surya Temple, Gairar Golu Devta are some other temples. Plenty of small local temples also populate the mountains around Almora. Ideally located so that all important Kumaon peaks are visible from here, the Almora district features some good viewing points, of which the Bright End Corner is the best known. Spots like Martola and Kalimut also boast beautiful views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

But while Almora’s wealth of views and ancient structures attract tourists, the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is its best asset. This grand sanctuary spreads out over 45 kilometres across the Himalayan mountains and provides a home to several endangered species of flora and fauna. Long winding roads, overwhelming silence broken only by the echoing chirps of lone birds and wind rustling through the trees, the spicy fresh scents of the dewy earth and leaves- all this creates a subtle magic that no human hand can recreate. The Zero Point in the sanctuary is a place from which the spectacular view comprising of the peaks of Kedarnath, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi is visible on a clear day. Check out the best things to do in Almora on your vacation here.

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Authentic Kumaoni Stay in Almora Flat 20% off Best Seller
Authentic Kumaoni Stay in Almora Flat 20% off

2D/1N

Almora

Kumaon in Uttarakhand is known for having an amazing beauty attached to every element of the place. Blessed with rolling green hills and some of the most unique destinations and features, this stay package in the hills of Almora is one of a kind for providing some really unique features.Factual Information:Located in a small village called Jalna (Almora) away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this 3 bedroom cottage is built in the original Kumaoni architecture, with stone and wood. The cuisine prepared on the property is made in the authentic Kumaoni style and with fresh, home-grown ingredients. Spread in an area of 3 acres, the land is covered in forests of virgin pine, oak, and Rhododendron, and gardens of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Stay: The property has 3 rooms: 2 deluxe rooms and 1 suite. The rooms are available on double sharing.Activities:You can enjoy a walk in the natural environs of this place, including the gardens and the woods nearby. How to Reach:For reaching here you can take the route via Bhimtal and Dhanachuli to Jalna. Please note that the last 1.5 km to the property is a dirt road, however, if you are used to driving in the mountains, it should not be a hindrance.Check-In- 11:00AMCheck-Out-11:00AMMinimum number of people required- 2
Excellent

151 Ratings

5.0

151 Ratings

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INR 1,969

INR 1,575

Majestic Himalayan Homestay near Nainital New
Majestic Himalayan Homestay near Nainital

2D/1N

Nainital

Check-in time: 2:00 PMCheck out time: 9:00 AMWith the Majestic views of Chaukhamba (7,138 m) and Trishul peak (7,120 m), the homestay is a treasure for those who seek peace and a break from urban existence. The homestay features 2 bedrooms with stone walls and slate roofs that have a strong eco-focus and stress on the conservation of natural resources. Everything inside the cottage gives a very homely feeling as if it is done by you. The balcony opening towards the jungle is as quiet as possible. The rooms are all well lit, ventilated and cosy.Experiences offered:- Nature Walks: One can take a nature walk around in a lush oak forest and do bird watching as the forest is a haven for Himalayan and other migratory birds. Enjoy stunning views of the sunset on the majestic Chaukhamba and Trishul peaks; a pure treat to eyes while enjoying Barbeque with the family or friends. - Gardening: Enjoy the practice of growing and cultivating plants with the gardeners and take tips for creating the perfect vegetable garden in your home.- Cooking: Discover your culinary skills and bring out the chef in you with the expertise of our experienced and enthusiastic staff who provide insight on the art of preparing the local cuisine and share various tips on lip-smacking recipes.Outdoor enthusiasts must not miss the hike to Dhokaney Fall, a stunning waterfall hidden midst the pines is a local secret of the region. Owing to its location, it's a lesser crowded spot with fruit orchards and beautiful forest trails. Take a dip into the waterfall and relax for a few minutes. Later, return to the stay and sit by the light and warmth of the campfire with laid back camping chairs, staring at the twinkling stars and wood sparks flying through fresh air.How to reach:Reach Naulikan (Malla Peora) by taxi from Nainital. The stay is about 20 min hike(around 1 KM) from the main road and part of it uphill, so from there, you will be guided with the directions to the homestay.
Very Good

36 Ratings

3.0

36 Ratings

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INR 2,000

INR 1,600

Homestay in Almora | Book Online & Get Flat 14% off New
Homestay in Almora | Book Online & Get Flat 14% off

2D/1N

Almora

Check-in time: 1:00 PMCheck out time: 10:00 AMLocated in a beautiful valley of Paparsali away from the crowded town of Almora, the homestay is set amidst nature offering the breathtaking sight of Majestic Himalayas. With wooden floors & Kumaoni mud walls surrounded by landscape gardens from all sides, the homestay is a pure paradise with the offerings of urban living. Comprising of 4 bedrooms with attached washrooms, it also comes with an in-house two-storeyed restaurant connected by a wooden staircase where guests can even cook meals and a well-stocked library with a seating area to enjoy book reading. The stay is perfect for book lovers, nature lovers and adventurers as well. First of all, the stay is offbeat, so guests would have to walk downhill for about 5-10 min to reach the stay through lush greenery. There, guests can enjoy a nature walk in the Balta Badi valley over the ridge while enjoying the stunning views of Himalayas. They can also go for a forest hike and explore beautiful trails around. Guests can also take a village walk where they can see the real village life and actually meet genuinely nice and helpful people each time going up and down the slope. Situated 1 km from the stay, there is Mrig Vihar Zoo, one of the major attractions of Almora which preserves a huge collection of deer, furious Himalayan bears, and wild leopards, which can be seen wandering around freely in the park amid tall pine trees. Later, sit by the light and warmth of the bonfire staring at the twinkling stars and wood sparks flying through fresh air. How to reach:The Stay is around 4 km from Almora and around 70 km from Nainital. Guests can reach the stay using a private cab/car from Almora.
Superb

25 Ratings

4.0

25 Ratings

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INR 1,170

INR 1,000

Wildlife Luxury Cottage Stay in Binsar New
Wildlife Luxury Cottage Stay in Binsar

2D/1N

Almora

Check-in time: 12 AMCheck-out time: 12 PMFeaturing a terrace, this forest retreat offers luxury accommodation in Binsar with views of the Himalayas and the Kumaoni hills. This Forest Retreat is an Eco-friendly stay situated at an altitude of 7,600 ft on the south-west flank of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. In this retreat, the cottage has luxury stay variants named Trishul, Chestnut, Nandaghunti, Swiss Cottage, Binsar village stay. The Retreat has a wide variety of indoor / board games. Outdoor activities like Badminton, Table tennis etc. Binsar Zero Point is the highest vantage point of the Binsar Wildlife, from where one can savour a 360-degree view of the Himalayan beauties namely Kedarnath, Shivling, Trishul and the group of Nanda Devi peaks. One of the Retreat staff accompanies guests as trail guides on the walks. All these walks start and end at the Retreat and do not require vehicles for pick-up/drop-off.How to reach the place:This is located inside the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, about 8 km into the Sanctuary. Pantnagar Airport is located almost 152 km from the retreat and Kathgodam Railway Station is 119 km from the retreat. Private cabs and public transport are available from the location.
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 1,300

INR 1,000

Jungle Cottage Stay in Binsar Flat 2% off New
Jungle Cottage Stay in Binsar Flat 2% off

2D/1N

Almora

Location : BinsarCheck-In Time : 12:00 PMCheck-out Time: 12:00 PMPositioned in cozy corner of the Kumaon, in the magnificent middle Himalayan Mountains, the stay is located in Binsar Forest Reserve. The stay is perched almost 8,000 ft above sea level, making it the ideal escape from the bustle of everyday life. The main objective of the stay is to provide an intimate experience with an essence of wildlife and its two cottages does the same. The luxury cottage connects the wanderers to the British history of 19th century. The views and the joys of the Kumaon hills have hardly changed over the centuries, one can just see hills as far as the eye can see, trees and clean open skies give travelers a relaxing and beautiful place to escape. This cottage stay is an ideal choice for both leisure and adventure travelers. The stay has an airy and romantic cottage with a spacious living room, cozy library and picture windows to bathe each room in sunlight. This beautiful, airy and romantic cottage has beautiful views and sits comfortably in the vicinity of Mary Budden Cottage. The Pinewood ceilings, a fireplace or bukhari and elegant furnishings adorn each room to create an ambience of serenity and homelike comfort. The cottage has a front porch, two levels and an inner courtyard, all of which add mystery and intricacy to the beauty of the cottage. The stay harvest rainwater and are fully powered by solar energy. Further the stay provides an array of activities like : Nature Walk :Early morning walks reward one with wildlife sightings. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is unique in that you can explore it at leisure on day walks, unlike most other sanctuaries where you might have to take a jeep or elephant safari into the forest. Further the forest has beautiful red Rhododendron flower that grows wild in the Binsar forest. Bird Watching : Bird watching with naturalists make Binsar a bird watchers paradise (available on extra cost) Yoga : Yoga is all about connecting the body and the mind physically, mentally and spiritually. While the best time to practice Yoga is early in the morning or in the evening. Take yoga sessions by experienced trainer. (available on extra cost)Sightseeing : One can take a day trip to Jageshwar with its 9th century Jyotirling temples dedicated to Shiva and another trip to Chittai bell temple dedicated to the local deity Golu, Devidhura temple or the cave temple of Gananath. (available on extra cost)How to Reach : The stay is located inside Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary  and is well connected will all the transport facilities. Travelers can easily reach to Stay with private and public transport.  
Superb

39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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INR 13,292

INR 12,999

Camp With a Of View Nanda Kot Uttarakhand Flat 21% Off Best Seller
Camp With a Of View Nanda Kot Uttarakhand Flat 21% Off

2D/1N

Bageshwar

About the Camp:The camp is located right in between meadows with a view of Himalayan peaks and snow-capped mountains all around the zone where Nanda devi will also be in your added list. Himalayan birds chirping around Ramganga valley and hiking to these mountain tops is a feeling very different in itself. A 360-degree view of the mountains and lush green zone in the valleys is what this camp constitutes about.About the Activity:- Welcome to the beautiful camp and indulge in various activities like short day hikes in the countryside, bird watching, wildlife trekking, mountain biking and many more.- Savor local Kumaon cuisines while staying in stone-clad cottages. Lunch, Bonfire, tea/coffee and dinner will be your companions which will give you deep relaxation for sure.- On second day, enjoy breakfast and take a nature walk by yourself before checking-out from the camp.Check-In: 11.00 AMCheck Out: 10.00 AMMinimum number of people required: 2How to reach?The campsite is just 78kms away from Almora.
Excellent

145 Ratings

5.0

145 Ratings

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INR 2,550

INR 2,000

8 Days Trekking and Riding Expedition in Uttarakhand
8 Days Trekking and Riding Expedition in Uttarakhand

8D/7N

About the Activity:This 8 day long trekking trip in Uttarakhand lets you explore the unaltered trails and mountain peaks in the Himalayan ranges spread across the Kumaon region.With this trekking, you will get enough opportunities to visit different local villages and countrysides where nature plays an extra ordinary role to make the views beautiful.In addition, you can also indulge in some exhilarating adventure activities such as rappelling, flying fox etc at an additional cost.The places covered by snow all around are yet another attraction during this trip and in total you will cover 630 KMs.The package includes food, accommodation and adventure activities.
Superb

24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

Starting from

INR 30,000

Rustic Village Homestay in Binsar New
Rustic Village Homestay in Binsar

2D/1N

Almora

Check-in time: 10:00 AM-6:00 PMCheck out time: 9:00 AMFar from the madding crowds of the bustling cities, the homestay is situated in a village inside Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary with picturesque Uttarakhand Himalayas. This is a charmingly rustic village home-stay with basic comforts that is a perfect digital detox and gives you an opportunity to experience nature at its best. The homestay comprises 4 bedrooms with attached washrooms with a common dining room and balconies offering uninterrupted, panoramic views of the Greater Himalayas. The homestay is not nearby roads, that's why guests would need to trek downhill for 3 km through the beautiful forest from Binsar to reach the stay. For outdoor enthusiasts, the location offers multiple hikes and walks. The homestay itself looks onto a valley of rolling hills where guests can enjoy a peaceful nature walk. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a fantastic place for bird-watching. An expert bird-watching and nature guides can be arranged to take guests on rewarding bird-watching excursions and nature walks in the forest at an additional cost. Guests can enjoy incredible hikes through the mountains and pristine forest trails to the mystical temple town of Jogeshwar or to the viewpoints to enjoy amazing views of sunset on the Nanda Devi and surrounding peaks. Take a leisure walk in the village and interact with kids and local people and try their hand in farming as well. Later have scrumptious homemade food made from local home-grown vegetables and spend the evening by a bonfire under the open starry sky.How to reach:The homestay is 3 km downhill from Binsar. Guests can reach Binsar using any public/private transfers. From Binsar a guide would be available to escort guests to the stay.
Superb

41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 1,900

INR 1,650

Mountain Retreat Stay in Almora, Uttarakhand New
Mountain Retreat Stay in Almora, Uttarakhand

2D/1N

Almora

Check-in time: 12:00 PMCheck out time: 11:00 AMSurrounded by undulating hills and imbued with simple elegance the stay offers panoramic views to the Great Himalayan Nanda Devi range and of the valleys below. This beautiful stay has 10 suites, nestled in pairs one atop the other, winding down a hillside. Lower suites are built of locally quarried stone mirroring Kumaoni village homes, while upper suites are built using fly-ash bricks clad with bamboo sticks and copper wire. All the Suites have an extra-large bed with spacious en-suite bathrooms, ample lounging space, floor-to-ceiling windows and are fitted with traditional wood-burning bukharis. At the stay, the main building hosts a lounge, spa, and library, and a cantilevered dining area suspended over the valley below. Home to native forests, hidden waterfalls, and terraced farms; the Kumaon the region forms part of the historic route connecting India to Tibet and is a perfect place to explore for outdoor enthusiasts.Experiences offered:Excursion to Kasar Devi Temple: The Kasar Devi temple sits at the top of “Cranks Ridge” and offers magnificent views across the valley all the way down to Almora. Guests can take a hike to the temple and enjoy the views and visit the Devi.Self-guided hike to Waterfall: A slightly challenging walk from the stay descends into an adjacent valley to a beautiful waterfall. Guests can take a walk through local villages and beautiful terraced fields farmed by villagers and enjoy bathing under the waterfall on hot days.Self-guided walk down to Kosi river: This walk starts from the stay and descends through Hawalbagh village to the Kosi river which is one of the biggest tributaries of River Ganga originating from Tibet. Swimming & picnic: The Kosi river is ideal for a picnic where guests can also swim and sunbathe on large riverine boulders.Balta village walk from Kasar Devi: This walk descends from Kasar Devi to the Balta village through fruit orchards and old thatched houses, giving an immersive experience of the agricultural practices and lifestyles of the Kumaoni region.Later, Wind down from your journey with a relaxed champi and full body massage. Then enjoy a mix of Kumaoni and international cuisine, made with seasonal produce procured from village farms nearby and foraged from the forests around in the dining area with an unmitigated view of the Himalayas. How to reach:The stay is around 10 km from Almora. It can be reached easily with any private car or cab.
Very Good

36 Ratings

3.0

36 Ratings

Starting from

INR 20,700

INR 18,000

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trek
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Trek

4D/3N

Almora

About the Activity:The Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor is nestled in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Kumaon hills, 25 km from Almora.Upon reaching Anand Vihar Railway Station and board the Shatabdi Express at 06:15 am to Kathgodam.On arrival at Kathgodam get transferred to the Tree of Life Grand Oak Manor, to embark on this 4-day adventure.During the stay experience, the only wildlife sanctuary in India where walking is allowed on 62 km of designated walking trails.While the most popular route here is the trail that leads up to Zero Point for a view of India’s second highest peak Nanda Devi.This trail gives you a  good chance of spotting wildlife. You could walk past a barking deer, be in close proximity of wild boar, or wait patiently while martens cross your path. An early morning hike to astonishing archaeological sites in the entire region of Kumaon with 150 temples set amidst a lush cedar forest.Package applicable from 15 September till 31 March 2017.
Superb

23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

Starting from

INR 45,000

Stay at Tree of Life Resort in Binsar
Stay at Tree of Life Resort in Binsar

2D/1N

Almora

About the Activity: Tree of Life at Binsar is not in the crowded space of the valley but inside the beautiful Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a perfect combination of nature walks, wildlife viewing, birding, yoga, meditation and most importantly, ‘me time’. All the rooms are surrounded by forest greens and snow clad mountains. You can go on for nature walks and treks in the mountains.  This is an amazing place for nature lovers and for those finding a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Accommodation Types: Hideaway Room on Double Occupancy Meal Types: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ( Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian) Activities: Village walks, Cultural shows, Yoga and Meditation camps Difficulty Level: Easy
Superb

31 Ratings

4.0

31 Ratings

Starting from

INR 10,999

INR 10,300

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Superb
I have booked this stay after going through the wonderful reviews. But, I feel it is overrated. The place looks worn out. The room (the suite) is no doubt rustic but, ill maintained. The charges were way above the facilities being provided. The best part is the food prepared by caretaker Madan! It is just awesome and we haven't had such nice food in recent times. The vegetables are grown there in natural habitat and are truly organic. If at all the stay was made good, it is because of Madan's food. But, again the charges for food are exorbitant. I was told by thrilophilia that the the tariffs shown on website includes food but, I was charged extra for it by the tour provider except for breakfast.
Superb
It was so soothing to be here. Almora is a nice place to enjoy a vacation away from hustle and bustle. So we just relaxed here to have a great time at this beautiful resort and enjoy luxury. It is surrounded by natural scenery that makes it nice to spend time in nature. The breakfast served there was also nice.
It really was a rustic homestay experience in Almora. We could see thousands of twinkling stars, with a shooting star every few minutes! The Kumaoni food and culture was the cherry on top of a beautiful experience. We learned a lot about Kumaoni culture and heritage, including the architecture from our lead Subhash, who was very well-read and knowledgeable. Our rooms opened up to startling views of the looming Himalayas! Jana is also a beautiful little village, and the local people are very welcoming. The blooming rhododendrons painted everything a dazzling red every morning. The stay was extremely comfortable with excellent facilities and services. Will recommend it to anyone. Thank you, Thrillophilia.
Excellent
We traveled to Almora with my 3 year old and I am glad there wasn't any extra charge for children of such age. I found it really reasonable and up to the mark. The manager was a polite young man who even asked us about our preference in breakfast.
Excellent
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