from the bright lights of cities, in a peaceful atmosphere lies
Almora which brings alive all that is beautiful in nature. Almora
is situated at the top a peak that is half circular.
Almora is a town in the shape of a horse shoe. It is on a 5 km long
mountain range. It has its own historical, cultural and political
and every inch of Almora is filled with scenic beauty and the town
has maintained its ancient tradition which is different from other
hill stations. This is clearly evident in the construction of the
houses and in the roads made out of slate stone.
is also called a town of temples. Situated in the centre of the
town is the temple of Goddess Nanda Devi. Unlike Shimla, Ranikhet
and Nainital which were developed by the English, Almora is a hill
station totally developed by the Indians.
Almora has many fruit orchards like apples, peaches, apricots, plums,
agricultural trade centre, it also has some manufacturing and a
college affiliated with Kumaun University. A road links the town
with cities to the south. Almora district has an area of 2,085 sq
mi (5,400 sq km). It lies within the Himalayas and borders on Nepal.
Much of the district is forested; its irregular topography has confined
agriculture largely to the river valleys. Rice, wheat, fruit, millet,
and tea are among the crops grown. Minerals include copper and magnetite
deposits. Major towns are Almora and Ranikhet. Pop. (1981) town,
20,758; metropolitan area, 22,705; district, 757,373
these hills, nature's hospitality eclipses all men can ever do.
The enchanting beauties of the Himalayas, their bracing climate
and the soothing green that envelopes you leaves nothing more to
be desired. I wonder whether the scenery of these hills and the
climate are to be surpassed, if equalled, by any of the beauty spots
of the world. After having been nearly three weeks in Almora Hills,
I am more than ever amazed why our people need go in Europe in search
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mountains are associated with the best memories of our race: Here,
therefore, must be one of centers, not merely of activity, but more
of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope some one to realize