Ranikhet is the place, which mirrors the best of the heavenly
Himalayas; lush green forests, majestic mountains, delicate plant
life and attractive wild life.
view nature and its elements in full harmony, the right place to
be a Ranikhet. According to 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 mts. above sea level, this hill resort is
undoubtedly a tourists' paradise. The scented mountain breeze, fresh
and pure, the singing of birds, the panoramic view of the Himalayas-the
sights, sounds and smells leave the onlooker spellbound.
the rains, flowers sprout up everywhere in rainbow colours, branches
of trees stoop with ripened fronts and sunlight peeping through
the mist and clouds endow an enchanting effect all across Ranikhet.
winter comes, the softly falling snowflakes cover the environs in
sheets of pure whiteness. The charm of every season is irresistible
in its own right. And this is what makes Ranikhet an all-season
a cantonment (the place was selected as a hill station for British
troops and accordingly the cantonment was established in 1869),
the Kumaon Regimental Centre, Museum and Memorial are the jewels
Round the year
Devi Ram Mandir:
7 km from Ranikhet on the way to Chaubatia, known for its temples
devoted to the Goddess Durga and Lord Rama.
35 km, from Chaukhatia, 34 km from Bhitiasan and 54kms. from Ranikhrt
the famous temple of Durga is situated at a 4 km walk from Dola
This temple is attached to the Nar Singh Maidan ( Ground), constructed
by the Kumaon regiment. Opposite the temple is a Gurudwara and a
19km, from Ranikhet, on the way to Ramnagar and 2kms 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 km from Ranikhet is famous for the temple of Baba Haira Khan.
It commands a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
8 km from Ranikhet is a well known for its Gandhi Kuti, and
the temple of Golu Devta is venerated in the Kumaon region.
Laden with fruit orchards especially apples are the perfect natural
interlude. 10 kms from Ranikhet town famous for fruit belt and the
Fruit Research Centre.
3 km from the Chaubatia Garden. this small artificial label attract
a number of tourist round the year.
6 km from the town on the main road to Almora. The place has one
of the best mountain golf links (Oholes) in the country surrounded
by dense Oak forest.
13 km from, Ranikhet, on the way to Almora, Majkhali offers
a close view of the snowy heights.
Chaukhutia is famous for its natural beauty and fishing centre.
It is about 54kms enroute to Badrinath.
Manila ( meaning enchanting ) is 87 km from Ranikhet & 75 km
from Ramnagar. Manila is the seat of Manila Devi - the family Goddess
of the Katyuri clan. The forest and the Himalayan view from this
hill is enchanting.
6000ft., above sea level, 16kms. from Chaukhutia, Jaurasi is famous
for its panoramic view.
22 km from Ranikhet on the Nanital route, it is famous for fishing.
38 km from Ranikhet had once been the principal seat of the Katyuri
Rajas. Dwarahat is full of ancient sculptures.
55 km Tarikhet 8 kms. Khairna 22 kms.
Fairs and Festivals
Dwarahat : 38 km from Ranikhet, the once principal seat of
the Katyuri Rajas is Dwarahat. A part from temples it is full of
ancient sculptures. It is also known for its Syaldeh Bikhoti fair
( 13th to 15th April every year).
55 km, from Ranikhet is famous for its Maha Savitri fair.
Nearest airport is Pant Nagar. 199 kms
Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 85 kms and Ramnagar 96 kms.
Well connected by road with all major towns of Kumaon hills
and nearby districts. Almora - 44 kms.
Nainital 61 kms.
Pithoragarh -161 kms.