Ranikhet is such a place that it is known that nature has made it very leisurely. That is why its mind-touching form draws people from thousands of miles away. The serene environment, thick forests of pine and deodar, beautiful valleys spread far and wide, the path covered with flowers, the cool breeze and the chirping of birds show the beauty of Ranikhet. Therefore, Ranikhet is also called the ‘Queen of the mountains’.
Ranikhet is located in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Ranikhet is a small town located at an altitude of 1824 meters above sea level. About the beauty of Ranikhet, the Ambassador of the Netherlands once said that anyone who did not see it did not see India. The headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment is also located in Ranikhet. Due to which cleanliness will be seen all around here.
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About the name of Ranikhet, it is said that a queen came to visit here hundreds of years ago, but she was so enchanted by seeing the natural beauty of this place that she had made this area her home since then. The area came to be known as Ranikhet.
How to reach Ranikhet
All types of flights, trains, buses and taxis are available to reach Ranikhet. The nearest railway station here is Kathgodam, which is at a distance of 84 km. Taxis are easily available from Kathgodam to Ranikhet. On the other hand, if you are coming by road, then there are direct buses to Ranikhet from major cities of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. There is also an airport at Pantnagar, 19 km from here.
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When to go to Ranikhet
The best time to visit Ranikhet is between April to June and September to November. If you are planning to visit Ranikhet, then keep warm clothes with you. Significantly, you can also visit here during the remaining months.
Places to visit in Ranikhet
Chaubatia is very famous among tourists for its beautiful gardens. The most famous thing here is the beautiful waterfalls which shine like marble falling from the top, tourists are mesmerized by the amazing view. The distance of Chaubatia from Rani Khet is close to 10 kilometers. It is quite famous for its beautiful garden gardens. It is a great place to have a picnic with the family.
Golf ground in Ranikhet is also one of the scenic spots, tourists who are interested in golf must go here. The amazing view here will make you crazy. Tourists are quite happy to see the golf field spread far and wide, large trees of pine, beautiful green green velvet grass covered golf field. The golf field is located 5 km from Rani Khet on the Rani Khet Almora road. This ground is also known as Upat Kalika.
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The grand artistic temple of Hedakhan Baba in Chillianoula is quite famous. This temple is about 6 kilometers from Ranikhet. The artistic sculptures of deities are worth seeing here. It is also a good place to have a picnic. The climate here is quite calm and the large mountain range of the Himalayas is easily visible from here. At the same time, the mountain of Nanda Devi is seen right here. At the same time, this place is also suitable for trekking.
Sheetla Khet is the perfect place for trekking enthusiasts. And this person loves trekking very much. Apart from this, the natural views here also attract tourists. It is located about 35 km from Ranikhet. There is also a provision of good hotels to stay here.
From here the beautiful views of the Himalayan Mountains draw tourists from far away. If you are thinking of going to Ranikhet then definitely go here to see these beautiful views. It is also a picnic spot. From here, the snow-covered view of the Himalayan mountain ranges is seen with great beauty.
Dwarahat is a scenic spot surrounded by lush green colored litigants. It has its own archeological significance which shows its importance. There are 65 archeological temples of artistic style here. You can visit all these temples here. The distance from Rani Khet to Dwarahat is about 32 kilometers.
Doonagiri is a very beautiful place for tourism. Coming here is a different fun of its own. It has artistic style temples on its peak which is worth seeing. The beauty of the Himalayas looks beautiful from here as well. The distance from Dwarahat to Doonagiri is about 14 kilometers.
The beautiful views of the Himalayan Mountains are seen from Majkhali, which attract tourists. The beauty tourists here never forget. Majkhali is located on Ranikhait Almora Marg. This place is very much liked by photography enthusiasts.
Jhula Devi and Ram Temple
Jhula Devi Temple is dedicated to Durga Mata. The sound of bells starts coming from here. In this temple, there is a recognition of offering a bell when the wish is fulfilled. In the entire temple, you will find small big bells. There is also a Ram temple a few steps away from here.