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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 29.602174°N, 79.67°E
Altitude: 1,651 m (5,417 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Almora
State/Province: Uttarakhand
Country: India
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Almora was the headquarters of Almora District in the Kumaon Division of United Provinces during the British period.

There was a cantonment located there.


Battle of Almora 1815

External links

Almora Town Imperial Gazetteer
Sydney Morning Herald travel article "Head for heights" dated 17 March 2012 about the mountain scenery near Almora

Historical books online

  • The Himalayan Gazetteer or the Himalayan Districts of the North Western Province of India by Edwin T Atkinson in 3 Volumes (6 Parts) originally published 1882, 1884, 1886 is available, in a reprint edition, to read online on the Digital Library of India website. Covers the regions of Kumaon and Garhwal. Volume 1, part 1 Contents computer page 12; Volume 1, part 2 Contents cp 12, Index cp 536; Volume 2, part 1 Contents cp18; Volume 2, part 2 Contents cp 16 Index cp 458, includes History of the British in the area; Volume 3, part 1 Contents cp 10 Place names A-J; Volume 3, part 2 Contents cp 8 Place names K-Z.
    • Almora appears in Volume 3, Part 1 , computer page 16
  • District Gazetteers of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh: Volume 35: Almora 1911 may be downloaded as a pdf from Bhagirathi - The Institute Repository of IIT Roorkee