What is the best time to visit Almora?

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.

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Monthly Weather in Almora

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 6 16
February 10 20
March 12 23
April 18 29
May 21 31
June 21 31
July 21 29
August 21 29
September 21 27
October 17 25
November 11 20
December 9 18

Almora in Winter (November - February)

Winter in Almora is from November to February with temperatures ranging from 7 - 20-degree Celsius. The months of December and January can also see the mercury dropping further to -2°C accompanied by snowfall. This may sound exciting, but the weather usually puts a halt on the outdoor activities and sightseeing. Winter is good if you plan to stay mostly indoors with occasional sightseeing.
Having said that, an enthusiastic explorer who wishes to absorb the scenic beauty of Almora is always welcome to this hill station amidst the Majestic Himalayas.
Sun Temple Katarmal Almora
Sun Temple Katarmal Almora
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Almora in Monsoon (July - September)

Almora’s geographic location within the Kumaon Hills results in the town receiving quite a large amount of rainfall every year. Monsoons technically begin in July (or late June) and last till September. The average annual rainfall it receives is around 1100 mm. Torrential downpours are also forecasted during this season; therefore, it might not be a good time to visit Almora. The temperature stays between 29°C and 21°C, but the climate is consistently wet and humid. Outdoor activities usually take a hit, however, if you want to get a taste of the Himalayan monsoon, visiting during this time will prove to be the experience of a lifetime. If visiting during July-August, tourists may visit the Jageshwar Temple to witness the Jageshwar Monsoon Festival. It begins on 15th of July and goes on till 15th August every year. In September, one may also want to catch the Nanda Devi Festival. Devotees visit to offer prayers to Goddess Nanda at the Nanda Devi Temple and seek blessings for a prosperous life.
Kosi River Valley
Kosi River Valley
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Almora in Summer (March - June)

Almora as a hill station has a pleasant climate all year round, though the summer months (March - June) are best for sightseeing. Summer is an ideal time for outdoor activities, and sightseeing as the skies remain clear with the temperature hovering around 20 - 25-degree Celcius. The pleasantly cool climate and the gentle sunlight all through the day draw tourists from all around, especially those living in high-temperature states in the country. It is, therefore, a perfect holiday destination for families. They can visit the temples of the Dwarahat Village, the Chitai Temple, Katarmal Sun Temple, Jageshwar, the Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum, Laal Bazaar or go exploring the Bright End Corner, the Deer Park, Kasar Devi and make the most of their trip.
Almora, Uttarakhand
Almora, Uttarakhand
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