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Uttranchal>>Ranikhet
Tour
 
Ranikhet (Uttaranchal)
Area
 
21.76 sq. km.
Altitude
 
1829 mtrs. Above sea level.
Best Time to Visit
 
April to June; September to October
Clothing
 
Summer - Light Woolens ; Winter - Woolens
STD Code
 
05966
Language
 
Hindi, Kumaoni and English
       
RANIKHET, as hill station, is idyllic in its charm, and draws holiday-makers almost all the year round with its salubrious climate and balmy breeze. Against the backdrop of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, Ranikhet means "Queen's Field".
Ranikhet hills offers the tourists a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayan peaks. The environs of Ranikhet are sylvan, peaceful and attractive. Ranikhet is a cantonment town and is known for its ancient temples.
 
Places For Visit
Nanda Devi Mela
Nanda Devi Mela is a fair of great religious and cultural significance. It is held at Nanda Devi Temple in September to commemorate the memory of goddesses, Nanda and Sunanda. It is said to have started in Kumaon, during the reign of Raja Kalyan Chand in the 16th century. Nanda means prosperity and well being. Nanda Devi Mela is held as a symbol of prosperity, both material and spiritual, of the hill regions. The Nanda Devi Mela is held at Almora, Nainital, Nauti, Dandidhara, Munsyari & Ranikhet, of which the Almora and Roopkund fairs are the most famous.
Upat and Kalika
With one of the best 9 hole golf links in the country, Upat is a boon to the enthusiast. With the added attraction of private orchards, it is 5.6 km away. Just one kilometre from Upat is Kalika with its famous temple to the Goddess Kali. It also has good forest nursery. A beautiful snowcapped mountain peak is available on the other side of the golf link at Upat.
Chaubatia
As the name implies, these are four, fruit gardens, with a Government Fruit Research Centre, complete with a fruit sales depot and cafeteria. It is 10 kilometres from Ranikhet.
Majhkhali
On the Ranikhet - Almora road, 13 km, is a spot of entrancing, celestial beauty. Here is an awe-inspiring view of the majesty of the snoy peaks. The U.P. Government Agriculture Farm is situated here.
Bhalu Dam
Main Source of the town's water supply comes from the Bhalu Dam, 3.2 kilometres from Chaubatia. It is famous for its fishing.
Almora
Almora is 50 km from Ranikhet, is famous for its health resorts and panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges.
Dwarahat
Dwarahat, 38 km away, was once the principal seat of the Katyuri Rajas. It is full of ancient sculptures.
Sitalakhet
Sitalakhet (35 km), Tarikhet (8 km) and Khairna (22 km) are some of the places that one can visit from Ranikhet.
Get Ranikhet
Visit by Road -Ranikhet is connected by road to many places.
Visit by Air - The nearest airport is Pantnagar 119 Km away.
Visit by Rail - The nearest railway station Kathgodam 80 km, is directly connected by rail to Lucknow, Bareilly and Agra.

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