At 100km from the last station named Kathgodam on the foothills of Kumaoun Himalayas lies an old town named Almora.Almora is the hub of culture with the aroma of a perfect pahari hill station. Gratefully, it is still away from the development from a tourist point of view that has helped the city sustain its authenticity and originality of its genesis.
The beauty of Almora is in its 2 km long market that itself has multiple designated markets within. Each stretch has been given a certain name of which the main ones are Malli Bazaar, Lala Bazaar, Thana Bazaar and Karkhana Bazaar.
lmora was founded in 1568 by Kalyan Chand during the rule of the Chand dynasty. Prior to that the region was under the control of Katyuri King Bhaichaldeo who donated a part of Almora to Sri Chand Tiwari. Almora is also a good place to catch up on history. Govind Ballabh Pant Museum houses a rich collection of artifacts belonging to the Katyuri and the Chand dynasty.