is a scenic spot commanding a view of the majestic Himalayas. The
nearby forest area abounds with fruit orchards and herbal plants
used in medicines.
Just about 4
kms. from Shitalakhet is the famous temple of Syahi Devi, which
is worshipped by the local people. Nearby is the natural spring
from where the first water scheme for Almora town was initiated
some seventy years ago.
2 kms. below Shitlakhet is the village Khoont which is the ancestral
village of late Pt. Govind Bhallab Pant. freedom fighter and former
Home Minister of India.
Season: Round the year
35 kms from Shitlakhet, Ranikhet the name denotes, it is believed
that a Queen of the hills was so pleased with the place that she
camped near the present site of Ranikhet Club and since then the
place is known as Ranikhet.
beauty of the place with its salubrious climate, balmy breeze and
the captivating Himalayan panorama, attracts tourists all the year
round. The nearby places of tourist interest are Chaubatlya Gardens,
Bhalu Dam, Jhoola Devi Temple, Ram Mandir, Haida Khan Mandir (Chileanaula).
Kaliba Temple and Majkhali.
(64 kms). This archaeologically and historically important town
is situated on the Karnaprayag road from Ranikhet.
Once the capital
of the Katyuri Rajas, it is famous for its Syalde - Bihhauti fair,
held in April every year and for the group of temples dedicated
to Mrityunjaya. Dhwaj, Badrinath,
Manlyan, Kachri devtas. 6 kms from Dwarahat is the famous Dronagiri
railhead is Kathgodam, 125 kms. via Almora (52 kms).
Well connected with Ranihhet 50 kms. Almora 52 kms. and Haldwani