Ranikhet is one of the most beautiful hill station, situated in north Indian state Uttarakhand. It is year-round destination, attracts to tourists from all over the country and outside. An idyllic hill station in Kumaon hills, offers the tourists a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayan peaks. According to popular belief, Rani Padmini queen of Raja Sudhardev loves this place very much and decide to settle down here.
At the height of 1829 meters above from the sea level, this place is undoubtedly paradise for tourists who love to nature. Ranikhet Tourism offers some wonderful treks for trekking to adventure’s lover, you can enjoy the trekking tours in Kausani, Dunagiri and Sitalakhet.
There are a number of places to visit near Ranikhet. There are cheap hotels and accommodation available for Ranikhet tourism. The following sites can be visited during stay at Ranikhet.
It is just 6 Kms away from the town on Almora road. Upat has one of the best 9 - hole golf course, while Kalika is famous for its Kali Temple and forest nursery.
Chaubatia is house of the botanical gardens and a fruit research institute. Located 10 Kms away from the town. known for orchards with more than 2 hundreds exotic varieties of fruits and flowers.
Jhula Devi Temple
The temple was constructed some 400 years ago, dedicated to Goddess Durga very popular in local. This is famous for its innumerable bells, tied by the devotees to get their wishes fulfilled.
8 kms from Ranikhet and is well known for its Gandhi Ashram to commemorate the spot where Gandhiji stayed. The Golla temple here is venerated in the Kumaon region.
This temple is attached to the Narsingh Maiden. This ancient temple has been built by the Kumaon regiment. Opposite is a Gurudwara and a Shawl factory.
Haidakhan Temple made by Shri Haidakhan Maharaj who is said to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated just 4kms from Ranikhet town.
It is just 3 Kms away from the town; the main source of the towns water supply comes from the Bhalu Dam. It is famous for it’s fishing.
Binsar Mahadev Temple
Binsar Mahadev Temple situated about 15 kms from Ranikhet. There is beautiful and fresh water stream flowing very close to it.