Almora, a popular hill station inUttarakhand, is known as the cultural capital of Kumaon. This town is situated on a five-km mountain range at an altitude of 1,650 m and from a distance, its shape resembles a horse shoe. Almora was the seat of power of the Chand Dynasty, who ruled the land of Kumaon for almost a millennium. The town has maintained its old customs and traditions that are visible in the way houses and roads have been built. The old forts, the historical monuments and the royal courts still exist in decent shape. The Kaushiki (Koshi) and Shalmali (Suyal) Rivers encircle the town, overlooked by the snows of the Himalayas. Some of the tourist attractions include Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum, Bright End Corner, Nanda Devi Temple, deer park, and more.