Almora Uttarakhand: A city of mystical beauty and magical nature

Almora is an alluring Indian city which is located on a ridge in the Great Himalayas. Thousands of tourists  visit this beautiful place with much enthusiasm every year. The Indian state of Uttarakhand is home of this beautiful city. The best tourism places for Almora are its lush forests, gushing streams and towering majestic mountains. If you are looking for a tourist destination situated in nature’s lap, Almora is the place you should go. 

Almora’s existence can be traced back to the glorious days of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata that the Kumaon dynasty’s Chand Kings ruled over this city in the 8th and 9th centuries BC. Bhilmora is a local plant which was used to wash various metallic items in the Sun temple and the city Almora is named after this plant. 

This name was changed through the centuries and finally it was named Almora. At the time of its establishment it was named Alamnagar by  King Bhishma Chand. It was founded by King Kalyan Chand in the year 1568. Before this, the region was not specifically marked by the boundaries. The region was also ruled by the Kauravas and the Pandavas of Mahabharata. Except from them, local tribes ruled the region. Various tribes like Sakas, Nagas, Katyuris, Tewaris and Khasas have protected Almora and its adjacent regions for centuries. Some of the most beautiful parts of the city were destroyed in wars between the Garhwal clan and the Chand dynasty rulers. Under the britishers rule, the city remained under the supervision of the Gorkhas. Almora was also the vacation spot for the british rulers. Today this sprawling city of Almora attracts tourists from all over the world. It serves as a magical vacation with its dense green forests and fluorescent rivers. Anyone who is traveling to north India should visit this phenomenal place.