Over the centuries Almora has been coveted by many suitors – the Chand Kings established their capital here; the Gorkhas ravaged it during their expansion in early 19th century and the British fell in love with the pleasant climate and flocked here during the warm summer months. But Almora is best known as the cultural capital of Kumaon Himalayas where the grandeur of towering Himalayan peaks meet the vibrant culture and traditions of the hill folk.
Arrive at Kathgodam by overnight train or early morning Shatabdi from Delhi. Have breakfast on the way while travelling to Almora. Roun is farm stay in a village which is about 45min from Almora (diverts Almora-Kausani route at Kosi). It is peaceful place with beautiful views. If there is time then visit Sun temple at Katarmal which is a short detour before Roun.
Famous in the region is the divine Syahi devi temple. After delicious pahadi breakfast leave for the trek of Shyahi Devi. Hike to the temple takes you through a dense pine forest, small hamlets and gives a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
On the way back you can visit Sattal and/or visit folk museum at Bhimtal. Catch afternoon or overnight train to Delhi.