Almora is a glorious town with a long past history. Kashaya hill on which Almora is built finds mention in the Skanda Purana scripture. In the year 1560 emperor Kalyan Chand of the Kumaon region made Almora his kingdom capital. During that time it was recognized as Rajapur and if you will see some ancient scriptions you will still find Rajapur carved on it. chand Synasty ended when Gorkhas from Nepal overtook this area in the year 1790. In the year 1815 British defeated gorkhas and built a small dynasty and a cantonment.