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==Get in==
* Almora can be reached by three different routes. The most common of it is via [[Nainital]]. Almora lies 110 90 km north of the nearest railway station at [[Kathgodam]]===By train===The town is served by the Kathgodam station, which is located 35 km away as the crow flies from the town. Taxis charge Rs 600 to Almora. You can also share a cab at Rs 125 per person. Most hotels will arrange for a pick up on prior request, Rs 700-1000. The station handles 46 express trains per week.  *'''Bagh Exp''' (daily) - Dep. Howrah 2145 Arr. 0935 - 2 nights *'''Sampark Kranti Exp''' (daily) - Dep. Delhi Jn 1600 Arr. 2245 - 7 hours *'''Ranikhet Exp''' (daily) - Dep. Delhi Jn 2245 Arr. 0500 - 1 night *'''Dehradun Kathgodam Exp''' (Wed, Sun) - Dep. 2230 Arr. 0725 - 1 night
BAGH EXP (daily) - Dep. Howrah 2145 Arr. 0935 - 2 nights
SAMPARK KRANTI EXP (daily) - Dep. Delhi Jn 1600 Arr. 2245 - 7 hours
RANIKHET EXP (daily) - Dep. Delhi Jn 2245 Arr. 0500 - 1 night
DEHRADUN KATHGODAM EXP (Wed, Sun) - Dep. 2230 Arr. 0725 - 1 night
===By road===
There are daily bus services from [[Delhi]]. The buses leave from ISBT Anand Vihar and are run by Uttarakhand Roadways.  Driving to Almora takes 10 to 12 hours. From Delhi, it's highway driving throughout. NH 24 connects Delhi to Rampur via Hapur. At Rampur, turn and head north on NH 87 all the way up to Almora. En-route halts include the Wonderland, Rwy crossing, Moradabad and The Kaichi temple, Kaichi.
===By plane===
Contrary to popular belief, flying into Almora is the fastest way to reach the hill station. Almora is served by PantNagar Airport, located about 4 hours away. It is served only by Jagson airlines. It is one of the least busy airports in the country, handling only 6 scheduled flights a week.
JA 101 - Dep. Delhi 1315 Arr. PantNagar 1415 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
JA 102 - Dep. Delhi 1445 Arr. PantNagar 1545 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
FARE Fare - Rs 2250/$ 90 for adults, Rs 1400/$ 55 for children.  
Taxi fare is around Rs 1200-1500.
==See==
* '''Binsar temple''' The Bineshwar temple is a large temple complex situated 8 km from Almora. In addition, there is a good view from the nearby Binsar Top. [[Image:DSC_0193.jpg|thumb|400px|View of Nanda Devi Massif and Nanda Devi East ]]
 
 
* '''Shiva Temples in Jageshwar''' Jageshwar Dham is famous holy places know for its hundreds of year old Shiva Temples. Jageshwar is one of the most famous places as per Hindu Mythology. You need at least 4-5 days to visit all the temples. Best option is stay here is Bharat Residency, which affordable and best hotels available in the Jageswar.
==Do==
* '''Binsar''' is a wildlife sanctuary situated 25 km from Almora. Taxis can be taken at the Almora taxi stand. The sanctuary has one resort (Club Mahindra Resort) and a forest guesthouse with a attached restaurant. The Binsar has this beautifully lazy feel around it. There are jungle walkaways and one can see large number of birds everywhere. In the winter Binsar can be very cold and heavy woolens are required.
* Quaint hill resorts such as Chaukori, [[Ranikhet]], Sitlakhet, [[Binsar]], [[Kausani]] and Bageshwar
are all around Almora and attract nature lovers
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