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Ranikhet


🌲 Visit Chaubatia Gardens, Upat Kalika, Mankameshwar, Tarikhet and Jhoola Devi And Ram Mandir. Other destinations Including the view of Nanda Devi Himalayan range, Dwarahat and Sitla Khet.

🌲 Ranikhet is one of the most cleanest Hill station of India. Gorgeous snow views of the fabulous Nanda Devi Range and beautiful view across roads of Ranikhet. The town is just 50 km away from Nainital, the  headquarters of the prestigious Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army.

🌲 Golf, trekking, leisurely picnics and visits to Chaubatia with its orchards and verdant Shitlaketh are must-do’s. Angling can be enjoyed at Khairna. The Jim Corbett National Park is a short distance away.

🌲 Ranikhet is a place related with the legends of Himalayas. Historical accounts tell us the Queen Padmini of Kumaon was enchanted by this tiny hill paradise. King Sudhardev obliged her, by building a palace here for the queen and named the place Ranikhet (the queen’s fields).

🌲 No trace of the palace can be found today, but the place remained the same: captivating, abounding with flowers, trees and green meadows in the midst of heavenly Himalayan surroundings. Lost into oblivion for long, the picturesque hill station was rediscovered by the British. They bought the land from the native villagers and build it into a summer resort apart from establishing an army recruitment centre. Ranikhet still remains the head quarters of the gallant Kumaon Regiment. Situated at a height of 1,829 meters, with an area of 21.76 sq. km.



State: Uttarakhand
District: Almora
Famous for : Hill Station
Languages: Hindi, Kumaoni
Best Season: Apr – Jun, Sep – Nov
Weather: Summer 15 to 30°C,
Winter: 0-24°C
Altitude: 1,869 m
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Places you must have to visit in Ranikhet


Upat Kalika : One of the highest golf courses famous in India is situated close to the Upat Kalika temple, about 6 km from the Ranikhet town. It is an army golf course, but civilians can also access it paying a nominal fee. It remains open round the year.

Mankameshwar : An ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, Lord Shiva and Radha-Krishna. This beautiful temple adjacent to Nar Singh Ground has been rebuilt by the soldiers of Kumaon Regiment.

Chaubatia Gardens : 10 km south of Ranikhet are the famous fruit-laden orchards of Chaubatia. These orchards are known for delicious apples of several exclusive varieties, apricots, peaches and various other alpine fruits. These can be directly procured from the growers themselves. There is also a state-run Fruit Research Centre. Situated nearby is Bhalu Dam in the background of a beautiful lake created by this dam, which attracts tourists round the year.

Jhoola Devi And Ram Mandir : 7 kms from Ranikhet. A famous pair of temples dedicated to Goddess Durga and Lord Rama.
Chaubatia Gardens near Ranikhet

Way to Ranikhet


By Flight : Nearest Airport is Pant Nagar, at a distance of 119 km.

By Train : Kathgodam (86 km.) is the nearest railhead.

By Road : Ranikhet is well connected via roads. Roads run through Haldwani, Bhowali and Khairna during all seasons. Ranikhet has direct bus links with Nainital (60 km), Kathgodam (86 kms), Ramnagar (96 kms) and Delhi (366kms).


Ranikhet
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