Total Area: 21.76 sq.kms
Altitude: 1829 metres
Taxi Stand: Uttaranchal Taxi Union, Gandhi Chowk, Ranikhet
Clubs in Ranikhet: Ranikhet Club and KRC Golf Club
Shopping area in Ranikhet are: Sadar Bazar, Zaroori Bazar and Khari Bazar
Ranikhet is a beautiful and charming hill station located in Almora district in the Uttarakhand state with an altitude odf 1,869 metres above the sea level. This is believe that Raja Sudhardev won the heart of Rani Padmini, who chose the aera for her residence and give the name of place Ranikhet. Kumaon Regiment and Naga Regiment is the home of Military and maintaion by the Indian army. The climate of the village is very cool.
The place had a population of 19,500 with male 61% and the female is 39%, and has an average literacy rate of 83%. The aera is surrounding by the pien, Oak, Deodar trees and find many wildlife like leopard cat, deer, red face monkey, jackal, Langur, red fox etc. Ranikhet is most famous destination, Tourists from all the over the countery visit the place throughout the year. Ideal tourists destination one can enjoy here with family and friends.
The place is known as the "Queen land " and offered the nature beauty. Ranikhet is the ideal destination and it is all season tourists spot. offered the charming views of te pine tree, lush green forests, Delicate plant life and attractiev wild life, MOuntain breez, Singing of birds, Panoramic views of the Himalayas sight. The beautiful town was descovered by the Bristishers in 1869 and they used the palce retreat from the heat of Indian summer. Now Ranikhet is the home of Kumaon Regiment and Naga Regiment of Indian Army.
Ranikhet is known as the best hill station for Golf Courses in the countery and contain 9 hole, Situated at a distance of 5 km from the Ranikhet. Indian army holdes the control but civilians can also access it paying a nominal fee. Golf is the major activitie but fishing and trekking is also done here. Bhalu Dam is the major point for fishing, situated few km from Chaubatia. One can take permission for fishing from Chief Wildlife Warden. Ranikhet offered some popular trekking points, Trek from Chaubatia Orchards to Holm Farm is popular among the tourists and others are Chaubatia to Bhalu Dam, Ranikhet club to Chevron to Rosemount, Meghdoot to Jhula Devi Temple. One can enjoy here Golf, fising and treeking. Sadar Bazar, Zaroori Bzar and Khari Bazar are major and popular Shoping centers at Ranikhet. Ranikhet is the perfect weekend Gateway.
Summer Season: Summer season is starts from March and till the end of may. The temperature of Ranikhet is maximum recoded is about 22c. During the summer Ranikhet expolre the cherished beauty of the place.
Winter Season: October and till the momth of February winter is take place in all around. The highest temprature is 3c during the season and the lowest temperature is about 7c. The season is mostely liked by turists to enjoy the weather of the city.
Monsoon Season: The monsoon cames in the month of June and till the end of the month of August. The heavy rainfall is seem during the monsoon.
March to June and September to last october is the best time to visit in Ranikhet.
Jhula Devi Temple: Jhula devi temple is one of the major tourist attraction in Ranikhet. The temple is located near the Chaubatia Garden at a distance of 7 km from the Ranikhet. Jhula devi temple is dedicated to Goddess of Durga Devi, who sits here on a wooden Jhula.
Binsar Mahadev Temple: The temple is dedicated to Lord shiva and located at a distance of 19 km from Ranikhet. This is believed that a diya has lighting on day of Vaikunth Chaturdeshi in this temple and the diya light fulfil the desire of a child. Binsar Mahadev Temple is situated in the heart of thick forest of pine and deodars and water spring flowing in the area.
Nanda Devi mela: The fair is organised in the month of September each year and dedicated to Nabda Devi The Goddess of Shakti.
Mankameshwar Temple: The temple is maintained by the indian Army. The temple is surrounding by green thick forest to attract the tourist. The temple is dedicated to Radha- Krishna, Ma Kalika and Lord Shiva. This temple is visited by the local people and the tourists.
Chaubatia Gardens: Situated at a distance of 10 km from Ranikhet at an elevation of 1800 mts above the sea level and spread an area of 600 acres. The garden is famous for its juicy Fruits Like Peaches, apples, apricots and much more. This place is an ideal location for nature lovers and offered glorious views of the himalayan peaks like Neelkanth, Nanda Devi, Trishul nad Nandaghunti.
Haidakhan Temple: This temple is located at Chidianuala Ranikhet and made by the Haidakhan and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has the statue of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman. Situated at a distance of 4.6 km from Ranikhet. The temple is offered the views of the majestic Himalayan Like Nanda Devi, Panchachuli etc.
Upat Golf Course: One of the highest and famou golf Course in Asia. Situated at a distance of 6 km from Ranikhet and a nine-hole Golf coursem, which display well -manicured green sprawling on the golf course.
Majkhali: majkhali is a beautiful small hemlet located near the Almora road. Situated at a distance of 12 km from and the town is famous for Goddess Kali Temple. Near by the town various picnic spots in its nearby locations. Rich in flora and Fauna and a famous Birla Girls School situated at Majkhali.
Bhalu Dam: This is a artificial lake surrounding with thick forest located about 3 km from Chaubatia and 11 km from Ranikhet, Offered the splended views of the Snow -clad Himalayan peaks.
Tarikhet Village: Tarikhet Village is located near the village and known as the sister Village of Ranikhet. Tarikhet is a beautiful village and known as the "Queen's Meadow". The village is located about 8 km from Ranikhet. The main attraction of the place are the small hut known as Gandhi Kuti.
Dwarahat: Dwarahat is populat for a famous group of 55 Ancient Temples. It is famous for ancients templse and the Temples are made by the King Katyuri. The famous Maa Dunagiri Temple is located just 20 km from Dwarahat, Every Night of Navratri the temple is full of Devotees.
Ashiyana Park: Ashiyana park also known as the 'Devdar Udhyan' is the first ever them park to Come up in Ranikhet. This park is the most visited park in Kumaon region.
Ram Mandir Ranikhet: Ram Mandir is located at the top of hills and dedicated to Lord Rama. Jhula Devi Temple is located near the temple at a distance of 7 km from Ranikhet. This temple is house of Vedic institute where the Scholars learn ancient vedas along with modern mathamatics under the Direction of Sant Sri Mouni Maharaj.
Katarmal Sun Temple: Katarmal temple is the second most important temple of Sun God and the first temple of Konark is located n Orissa. The temple is about 800 year old temple situated at a distance of 25 km from Ranikhet.
Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum: It was established in 1970s and offered the history of the Kumaon and Garhwal Regiment. contain various treasures like Rani Jhasi's silver scepeter, Chinese rifles from the 1962 war, a World war-2 Japanes Wireless field telephone and Documents related to the Kargil War.
Khairna Bridge: The bridge is situated at a distance of 34 km from Ranikhet and famous for its Fishing. Tourists come here to enjoy the fishing.
Manila: Situated at a distance of 87 km from Ranikhet at an elevation of 1820 mts above the sea level. Manila is a charming hill stations like others, offered various majestic views of the snow capped peaks of Himalayan like Trishul, Panchachuli and Nanda Devi. Manali is home of the family Goddess of Katyuri clan from where the region got its name. Ramnagar and Jim Corbett are located about 75 km from Manila and Ram Ganga River is nestled near about 45 km from Manila. Offered Good options of Accommodation located 4 km from Manaila Village. The weather condation is plesent all around the year and tourists can be fun in any season.
Bhowali: Bhowali is popularly known as the "The Orchard Country" located in the heart of Nainital District and famous for its fine quality Fruits like Apple, peaches, Strawberries, Plum and apricots. The fruits are export to Diffferent places from Bhowali. Surrounding with green Mountains and offered Various Un obstructed views of the Majestic Himalayan. Rich in Flora and Fauna but also rich in natural Vegetation and wlidfile. Bhowali is a beautiful hill station like others, One can send a quality time at Bhowli with family and Friends. Situated at a distance of 46 km from Bhowali at an elevation of 1704 mts above the sea level.
Almora: The Charming hill station is surrounding by the pines and Old Oaks trees, glorious views of the Snow capped peaks of Himalayan and nature beauty. Situated at a distance of 48 km from Ranikhet at an elevation of 1638 mts above the sea level. Almora is famous for nature beauty, Majestic views of the Himalayan, Rich flora and fauna, Rich cultural, Heritage, Unique Handicraft and delicious food. Thousand of Tourists visit the place every year and one of the Business Hubs of Kumaon Region.
Kausani: Situated about the distance of 76 km from Ranikhet at an elevation of 1890 mts above the sea level. One of the most popular hill station surrounding with charmung hills, excelent views of the snow capped Himalayans, Nature beauty. Mahatma Gandi was visited this place in 1929 and called "Switzerland of India". The famous poet writer Sumitra Nandan Pant was born in Kusani. Kausani is a writers dreamland location, During the winter season the town is converted into the white sheet of Snow.
Bageshwar: Bageshwar is a small village, Got its name from the famous temple of 'Bagnath'. The famous temple 'Bagnath' is located at the confluence of Gomti and Saryu River. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed that the Lord Shva is wondered here as a Tiger. Every year thousand of tourists are visit the temple and famous fair "Uttarayani fair" is organised here very year in the month of January. Bageshwar is also the base camp of the terrking for Pindari. Situated at a distance of 107 km from Ranikhet.
Baijnath: Baijnath Temple is the main attraction of the town, Dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated on the bank of Gomti in the Garuda Valley. A black stone idol of parvati located at the maim entrance. The other attraction of the town is 'Kali temple 'known as the "Kot -ki-mai" situated at a distance of 8 km from Baijnath temple. The Temple Baijnath is holdes an importance among the tourists.
Jageshwar: It is one of the twelve Jyotirling, Dedicated to Lord Shiva. Jageshwar and the Mahamritunjay temple is the major attraction of the town and only temple of this incarnation of lord Shiva in the world. Situated at a distance of 80 km from Ranikhet.
Binsar: The famous Temple "Bineshwar Mahadev Temple" is located in Binsar and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated at a distance of 104 km from Ranikhet at an elevation of 2412 mts above the sea level. The famous temple is constructed by the King Kalyan of Chand Dynasty. Binsar is surrounding by the amidest thick forest offered the plesent Environment and amazing surrounding. One can see the views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchahuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Kedarnath and others.
Mukteshwar: Mukteshwar is a small village and famous for its famous temple "Mukteshwar Dham". The town got its name from the 350 year old Temple Mukteshwar Dham and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Temple Mukteshwar dham is situated on the top of the hills and offered the stupendous views of the Himalayan. Mukteshwar was deleloped by the Britishers as a research and education institute in 1893. Ramghar is close to Mukteshwar.
Nainital: Nainital is a beautiful hill station and no need to introduce, situated at a distance of 59 km from Ranikhet at an elevation of 1938 mts above the sea level. Popular for its lakes and known as "The Lake District". Nainital is dotted with five lakes named are Naini lake, Bhimtal lake, Sattal lake, Naukuchia tal lake and Khurptal lake. Naini lake is the majot attraction of Nainital. The Eye shaped lake present the glorious views of the Surrounding and boating facilities. The boat Shikara increase the beauty of the place.
Pandavkholi: Pandavkholi is the famous cave of Pandavas and it is believed that pandavas stayed at pandavkholi during the exile period. It is the famous cave for yoga and meditation. A beautiful meadow stands at the top of the hills were pandavas meditated which can be reache by a good mild trekof 4 kms. One can get the views of Himalayan very closely.
By Air: Pant Nagar Airport is the nearest airport and situated about 115 km from Ranikhet. Taxis are easily available from Pant Nagar Airport to Haldwani, NainitaL and Almora. Delhi is well connected to Pant Nagar Airport.
By Road: Ranikhet is well conected by the motorable road with major cities of Uttarakhand. The distance from Delhi to Ranikhetis 360 km and it is covered in 10 hours by bus. Buses are easily available from ISBT Anand Vihar to Kathgodam and Almora.
By Train: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station and soituated at a distance of 88km. The railway station is well conected by the major destinationof india. Buses are easily avaliable from Kathgodam to Ranikhet.
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