Almora, a popular hill station in Uttarakhand, is also known as the ‘Cultural Capital’ of Kumaon. This town is situated on a 5 kilometre mountain range embedded at an altitude of 1,650 metres above sea level, in such a way that from a distance, its shape closely resembles a ‘Horse-Shoe’. Almora was not discovered and developed by the British, hence it does not hold any major and direct Western influence; instead it was the seat of power for the Chand Dynasty, which ruled the land for almost a millennium, thus molding the uniqueness of the the town which has maintained its old customs and traditions, that is now visible in the architecture built and the culture of the city.
Wonders such as the old forts, historical monuments and the royal courts still exist, with their retained glory. The Kaushiki (Koshi) and Shalmali (Suyal) Rivers encircle the town – a town which is overlooked by the snows of the Himalayas. Along with a lot more ‘sweet’ and ‘subtle’ memories, don’t forget to take some Bal Mithai and Singauri back home.