Almora, a picturesque district in the Kumaun region lies in the east of Uttaranchal state. With a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas, it attracts tourists worldwide to its alluring grandeur of natural beauty. The Township of Almora is the district headquarters and has all the facilities for a tourist of twenty first century. This ancient hill station is reputed for it's health giving climate and is perched on a five Km. long horse saddle shape ridge in between the river Kosi and Suyal and has been a cultural and political region of Kumaun for almost four hundred years, settled by Chand Rajas and nurtured by the British.