Almora- Almora is a district of Uttarakhand state, India. The headquarters is at Almora
Almora is a district in the Kumaun division of Uttarakhand in India. Almora is known for its cultural heritage, handicrafts, cuisine and wildlife.
History- The ancient town of Almora, before its establishment was under the possession of Katyuri King Baichaldeo. He donated major part of this land to a Gujrati Brahmin Sri Chand Tiwari.Later on when Chand kingdom was founded in Baramandal, the town of Almora was founded at this centrally located place in 1568 by Kalyan Chand. In the days of the Chand Kings it was called Rajapur. The name ‘Rajpur’ is also mentioned on a number of ancient copper plates.
The present king of kumaon is Raja Mahendra Chand of Lamakhet, he is married to Rani Gita Chand of Rina and has three children (Rajkumari Aakanksha Chand, Rajkumari Mallika Chand, and Rajkumar Aryan Chand)
In the 1960s Bageshwar District, Pithoragrah District and Champawat District had not yet been formed and were part of Almora district.
Area- 3,082 km2 (1,190 sq mi)
Elevation- 1,646 m (5,400 ft)