Simtola is a well known picnic spot in Almora district of Kumaon region, Uttarakhand. It is situated only 8 kilometers away from Almora. In earlier times, the place was a granite hill and has a diamond mining center. It is developed as a natural hotspot for the tourists to enjoy picnicking in a calm environment and green surroundings. The entry to the place is free of cost.
The ravishing views of the mountains covered with pine and deodar trees are enchanting from Simtola. The whole place is covered with woods of pine and fur trees. It is a popular spot for camping and picnicking. The place offers spectacular views of the nearby lofty Himalayan peaks and valleys. One can enjoy the beautiful scenery clearly visible from here.
Simtola is just about 8 kilometers away from Almora. It is well connected to all the major cities.
Nearest railway station to Almora is Kathgodam Railway Station, which is 94 kilometers away. Then visitors can get a cab or a bus.
Nearest airport to Almora in Uttarakhand is Pantnagar Airport, which is 124 kilometers away. Cabs and buses from airport and Haldwani are easily available to Almora.