10 THINGS TO DO IN ALMORA

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Nov
2017

10 THINGS TO DO IN ALMORA

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On your way to our second hostel in Binsar Valley, Almora there are a ton of things that you can stop to do, here are a few of the things you will definitely enjoy experiencing :

    • Chitai mandir : filled with bells of all sizes, this temple is definitely a sight for sore eyes as well as a place of peacefulness, here, people write whatever they wish for on a piece of paper and tie it up, once their wishes are fulfilled they visit the temple again to give offerings to the deity there.
    • Lakhutiar cave paintings : Here you get to witness paintings made by cavemen during the stone age, the rock paintings each depict a particular story.
    • Binsar wildlife sanctuary : This sanctuary is home to a humongous number of bird species, both migratory as well as local ones. It’s like a treasure chest for all bird watchers.
    • Ramakrishna Kutir : founded in 1916 this center serves as a home for all the monks. Based on the principles of Swami Vivekananda this place is a must visit if you are into meditation. They also have a library with 5166v books and around 16 periodicals as well as newspapers.
    • Eat bal mithai as well as Singhodi : Singhodi is basically a sweet wrapped in a leaf which is a must try it is the most famous sweet of the kumaon region. Let’s forget bal mithai as well it is a brown chocolate-like fudge, made with roasted khoya, coated with white sugar balls.
    • Panchachuli weavers : This organisation employees only local women to weave some of the most amazing products, these products are all handmade and that makes it even more special!
    • Bhutwa chawal : Dry mutton cooked in a spicy style along with rice will make you drool just at the sight of it, advantage of it being spicy is that it’ll help you survive the super cold weather.
    • Almora Market : Contrary to markets of today, the Almora Market is traditionally built according to old times, this market can only be reached by foot no vehicles. This is a major place for the locals to shop at.
    • Jageshwar temple – The temple city comprises of a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, many of the temples have been preserved by the archaeological survey of india including Dandeshwar Temple, Chandi-ka-Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nanda Devi, Nava-grah temple, a Pyramidal shrine, and Surya Temple, amongst which the oldest shrine is the Mrityunjaya Temple and the biggest shrine is the Dandeshwar Temple.
    • Katarmal Sun Temple : Katarmal is known for a relatively rare Surya temple, it was constructed by the Katyuri Kings in the 9th century. The temple has around 44 smaller temples built around the main temple of surya. You can also see the Shiv-Parvati, Lakshmi-Narayana, etc. in this established complex.

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