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Holiday Destination: Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district. Ranikhet is a sight of the western peak of the Himalayas. Ranikhet gets its name, which mean Queen's meadow in English, from a legend that an Indian queen visited the site and built herself a palace here, though no palace exists in the area. In 1869, the British established the headquarters of the kumaon regiment here and used the station as a retreat from the heat of the indian summer. Ranikhet becomes very cold in the winters and is moderate in summers.ranikhet gets snowfall in the winter season, mainly in the months of December, January and February. It offers a vast diversity of flora and fauna with vast forests of Pine and Deodar. One can see leopards in Ranikhet.The local language of this town is Kumaoni.

Climate

Summer season in starts for Ranikhet March to June. The township enjoys a mild summer, Summer is enjoyable here the maximum temperature is summer 30°c and the minimum temperature being around 8°c. winter season brings across chilly conditions the maximum temperature is winter 7°c and minimum temperature is 3°c. And enjoy the snowfall is December to February .

Tourist Season

Round the Year

Accommodation

Hotels, Inspection Bungalows, private cottages are available which suit all budgets.

General Information Of Ranikhet

Area: 22 sq. km Altitude of 1829 metres Population: 19,049 Languages: Hindi, Kumaoni and English Temperature: 8oc to 30oc in Summer 3oc to 7oc in Winter

Tourist Attraction in or near by Ranikhet

 

Bhalu Dam:

An Bhalu Dam is an artificial lake on the Kosi River, about 3.2 km away from Ranikhet. This dam supplies Ranikhet with its water and is popular for fishing

 

 

Jhoola Devi Ram Mandir:

7 kms from Ranikhet on the Ram Mandir route to Chaubatia.it is known for temples devoted to the Goddess Durga and Lord Rama.

 

Chaubatia:

Chaubatia means the place where four roads meet. Chaubatia is situated about 10 km to the south of Ranikhet. Chaubatia was originally a sanatorium for British troops, but it now houses the Government Fruit Garden and Research Station which grows 200 varieties of fruit. The Himalayan peaks can be seen very close from Chaubatia. A 3 km walk from Chaubatia leads to the artificial lake of Bhaludam.

Kalika:

1 kms golf maidan, known for its forest nursury and a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali.

Tarikhet:

Tarikhet is situated about 8 km from Ranikhet. This place is famous for the Gandhi Kuti, a small hut in which Gandhiji once stayed, and the highly venerated temple of Golu Devta.

Accessibility

 

Road distance from Ranikhet to(in Kms.)

Delhi to Ranikhet: 360 kms Pithoragarh to Ranikhet: 153 kms Bageshwar to Ranikhet: 107 kms Lucknow t Ranikhet: 485 kms Nainital to Ranikhet: 59 kms Champawat to Ranikhet: 167 kms Almora to Ranikhet: 46 kms

 

 

Nearest Airport

For Ranikhet is Pantnagar Airport distance by 120 km

 

 

Nearest Railway Station

For Ranikhet is Kathgodam Railway Station distance by 80 km

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