Almora, the summer capital of the Chand Kings of Kumaon, is best when visited during the spring-summer season, i.e. between March and May. During this time, the climate is such that it provides for a pleasant respite from the scorching heat that other states of the country experience. It is also a good time for outdoor and adventure activities like trekking and hiking. Almora sees a large number of trekkers joining adventure clubs and setting out on an exciting expedition through the scenic surroundings. The winter season (November to February) on the other hand is freezing and may not be everyone’s choice of a tourist destination, but off-beat travellers can make the most of the season. Monsoons, the time between July and September, mostly affect outdoor activities and are, therefore, not recommended to tourists who wish to explore Almora.