Almora is located in the Kumaon region of the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. It is a quaint town full of life, with a prosperous cultural inheritance and history. It is believed to be the ‘Artistic Capital’ of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Almora is surrounded by dense and impenetrable pine and fir trees. Rivers Koshi (Kaushiki) and Suyal (Salmale) flow along the city, giving it very charming, postcard perfect scenery for visitors.
It is interesting to note that many prominent personalities have their roots in Almora. Hollywood actress Uma Thurman spent most of her childhood and teenage years in the town of Almora. Famous lyricist Prasoon Joshi, respected artist Uday Shankar and Mohan Upreti have also spent a part of their life in Almora. Famous cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s father stayed here and had farms till 1964. Mahatma Gandhi was a great aficionado of Almora and stayed for fortnights at a stretch.