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Ranikhet reflects the very best of the heavenly Himalayas; their lush green forests, majestic mountain peaks, exotic plant life and attractive wild life. To see nature and its elements in full harmony, the right place to be is Ranikhet.

According to a popular belief, this spot had won the heart of Rani Padmini, queen of Raja Sudhardev. She chose this scenic place to be her abode and since then, it has come to be known as Ranikhet, literally "Queen's Field". At an altitude of 1829 mtrs, above sea level, this hill resort is undoubtedly a tourists' paradise.

The invigorating mountain breeze, the singing of birds, the panoramic view of the Himalayas - the sights, sounds and smells leave the onlooker spellbound. During the rains, flowers sprout up every where in rainbow colours, branches of tress stoop with ripened fruits and sunlight peeping through the mist and clouds; endow an enchanting effect all across Ranikhet.
 
As winter comes, the softly falling snowflakes cover the environs in sheets of pure whiteness.
General Information

Area

21.76 sq. kms

Altitude

1829 mts. ( 6000 ft.)

Languages Hindi, English & Kumaoni
Season Round the year.
Accessibility

Rail

Nearest Railheads are Kathgodam (87 kms) and Ram Nagar (96 kms).

Road
Well connected by road with Almora-50 kms, Nanital-68 kms, Delhi-279 kms and Haridwar-254 kms.

Local Transport
Taxis and local Bus services for Mall Road and Chaubatia.
1. U.P.S.R.T. corp.
2. K.M.O.U. Ltd

Pilgrimage


Jhoola Devi Ram Mandir

7 kms from Ranikhet on the way to Chaubatia, known for its temples devoted to the Goddess Durga and Lord Rama.

Naithna Devi
35 kms, from Chaubatia; 34 kms from Bhitiasan and 54 kms from Ranikhet, the famous temple of Durga is situated at a 4 km walk from Dola village.

Mankameshwar

This temple is attached to the Nar Singh Maidan (Ground), constructed by the Kumaon regiment. Opposite the temple is a Gurudwara and a Shawl factory.

Binsar Mahadev
19 kms, from Ranikhet, on the way to Ramnagar and 2 kms from Sonidant, amidst dense Pine and Deodar forests. The Shiva Temples of Binsar Mahadev are a unique place for meditation and picnics.

Hairakhan Temple ( Chilianaula)
4 kms, from Ranikhet is famous for the temple of Baba Haira Khan. It commands a panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Tarikhet
8 kms from Ranikhet is a well known for its Gandhi Kuti and the temple of Golu Devta is venerated in the Kumaon region.

Accommodation

Govt. Accommodation

Tourist Rest House Mall Road.
Himadri, Tourist Rest House, Chileyanaula.
Monal Tourist rest House, Sadar Bazar.
Forest Rest House, Mall Road.
Forest Rest House, Kalika.
P.W.D. Inspection House, Mall Road.
M.E.S. Inspection House, M.G. Marg (Mall Road).

Holiday Homes

N.E. Railway Holiday Home, Deolikhet.
State Bank Holiday Home, Tribhuwan Hotel.
Aligarh University Holiday Home, Mall Road.

Dharamshala
Shiv Mandir Dharamshala, Jaroori Bazar, Ranikhet.
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