A new look for Almora’s Malla Mahal
Posted on March 26, 2021 by Ghoomophiro
Malla Mahal, the heritage beauty of Almora is all set to get renovated. As per the administration, in order to preserve the original essence, the beautification work is in progress. According to reports, almost 35% of the work has already been done.
In addition to Malla Mahal, Rani Mahal is also getting a facelift. The basic difference is that Malla Mahal is used as a collectorate office and Rani Mahal is used as a District Magistrate office. The renovation work for both the historic buildings has begun in the year 2020 of July. The total amount estimated for such a renovation sums up to INR 16 crores.
The District Tourism Officer of Almora, Rahul Chaubey, is of the opinion, “Malla Mahal will be ready for tourists in about four months. We are developing it as a heritage site. Meanwhile, the beautification of Rani Mahal is almost complete”.
In the year 1588, King Rudra Chandra constructed this Malla Mahal. This structure in stone and wood was once upon a time the fort of the Chand dynasty rulers. During the colonial era, the British used it as a point of administration. In the 19th century, the British captured it.
As of today, this heritage site is deemed to be a prestigious piece of history and can function as a great tourist spot for visitors who come to Almora in Uttarakhand.
The Almora district of Uttarakhand is a beautiful destination to pay a visit to as it is filled with natural wonders and is totally secluded from the cacophony of the world. These renovations shall definitely give a boost to the tourism of Uttrakhand.