Ranikhet is a picturesque location surrounded by hills in northern India. It is a cantonment town situated in the Almora district of the Indian state Uttarakhand. History has it that the name means queen’s meadow in English, originated from a local legend who fell in love with an ancient local queen named Queen Padmini. Although there is no palace, the fact that the queen chose to live here resounds in the history of the place.
Here is a list of top places to visit in Ranikhet:
Bhalu Dam : The popular tourist spot, lying at the distance of 3kms. From Ranikhet, is known for its artificial lake and picnic spots Binsar Mahadev Temple Lying at the distance of approximately 15 km from Ranikhet, this popular temple of Lord Shiva has a stunning stream flowing just in its vicinity. The temple is surrounded by verdant cedar forests.
Chaubatia Gardens : Popular by the name of Orchard Country, Chaubatia is situated merely at a distance of 10 kms. from Ranikhet, and offers a charming view of Himalayan cascades.
Chaukhutia : Located at 54 kms from Ranikhet, en route to Badrinath shrine, Chaukhutia is well known sight seeing and famous for natural beauty and fishing centre.
Upat and Kalika Golf Course : Ranikhet has the Asia’s highest altitude located natural 9 hole golf course, which offers a tempting environment to the golf lovers. What’s more, Kali temple and a forest nursery juxtaposing the golf course are also worth visiting
Katarmal Sun Temple : Situated at a distance of 25 km from Ranikhet, is popular for its 12th century built Sun Temple. Katarmal Sun Temple is India’s second Sun Temple. First one being the Konark Sun Temple at Orissa.
Hairakhan Temple : Hairakhan Temple is located 4 km from Ranikhet town situated at Chiliyanaula, offers a spectacular Himalayan view. The temple was built by Shri Hairakhan Maharaj – known to be an embodiment of Lord Shiva.
Jhula-Devi Temple : Jhula-Devi Temple is an 8th century goddess Durga temple which lies quiet close to Ranikhet Hill Station. It is believed that anybody who wishes for something in front of goddess Durga, his/her wishes are fulfilled. Lying close to Jhula-Devi Temple is temple dedicated to Lord Rama.
Majkhali : Located at the distance of 13kms. from, Ranikhet, en route to Almora, Majkhali offers a splendid view of the snow capped Himalayan ranges.
Manila : Manila, literally meaning enchanting, is situated at a distance of 87kms. from Ranikhet, and 75kms. from Ramnagar. Manila is the seat of Manila Devi – the family Goddess of the Katyuri cla
Jaurasi: Located at a distance of 16kms. from Ranikhet, and situated at an altitude of 6000ft., above sea level, Jaurasi offers rich mountain view to the tourists.
Khairna : Khairna is located at a distance of approximately 22 kms. from Ranikhet on the Nainital route. The place offers plenty of opportunity to the visitors for fishing.
Ranikhet Ready-mate Tour Package:
Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Nainital – Kausani – Ranikhet – Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi to Nainital 322 kms : Early morning departure for Nainital , check in Hotel, Free for town walk evening one market visit.
Day 02 : Nainital : Local sight seen Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal, hanumangari and back to hotel ,night stay at Hotel, if you are in tested for 3kms trek for Tiffen Top, Night stay at hotel.
Tiffin Top : (2290 MT) also known as Dorothy’s seat -in memory of an English lady Mrs. Kellet Dorothy, who was killed in an air crash Tiffin top is a short trek of about 3 kms from Nainital and provides excellent view of the
Himalayas and the town.
Bhimtal : (1371 MT) About 22 kms from Nainital, nestled in a beautiful pristine valley, this jem of a lake is the largest around Nainital. The beauty is enhanced by a small Island surrounded by crystal blue water.
Day 03 Nainital – Almora via khairna – Kausani 120kms :
Early morning departure for Kausani sight seen enroute over night stay at hotel.
Day 04 : Kausani : Full day Visit Kausani.
Kausani : (1890 MT) 120 Km from Nainital 1ies the beautiful town of Kausani -also called the Switzerland of India. It provides an enchanting sunrise over the Himalayas -a rich experience, which will remain alive in your memories for lifetime.
Day 05 : Kausani – Ranikhet 100 kms : Early morning departure for Ranikhet sight seen enrote overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Ranikhet : Ranikhet : (1829 MT) This beautiful hill resort is about 63 km from Nainital. Its beauty lies in its simplicity – beautiful pine trees create a nostalgic feeling. The orchards, the temples, the joy grounds will back on you again and again to its fold.
Day 07 Ranikhet – Delhi (361kms): Morning departure for Delhi Tour conclude.
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