Ranikhet Tourism

Ranikhet Tourism

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Mr Chaudhuri
  • Mr Chaudhuri
  • 3 Reviews

"Just relax and enjoy nature"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ranikhet is a really beautiful place, all through the year. Because it is an army cantonment area it is amazingly clean and well kept. You will feel like walking the whole day, don't miss the catholic church. It's one of the most idyllic locations you can imagine. Also the views of the Himalayan range is mind blowing. There is no such thing as a mall road, which most of us are used to in a hill station, so not much to buy. But do buy a box of bal mithai, which is a local delicacy. Overall a must visit if you plan not to do much, but just relax and enjoy nature.
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Sabyasachi Rayc
  • Sabyasachi Rayc
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 27 photos
  • 192 Reviews

"So much about legends"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A kumaoni legend talks of a Rani Padmini who fell in love with soft green meadows amidst snow covered peaks. Her king, Raja Sekherdev obliged his queen by building a palace for her here. But legends are legends. There is no proof of the palace today. Not much to offer otherwise in the favourite tourist destination which is also a Cantonment town being the Garrison HQ of Kumaon Regiment. But it surprisingly lacks in good hotels and restaurants. Its routine, is as best that I can say. So for me, its only an en-route destination. In fact some of them I will consider to be outright rip-offs.
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Ankith kumar
  • Ankith kumar
  • 3 Reviews

"Amazing Ranikhet"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2013
Ranikhet is small town. Mainly army area. Kumaon regiment's base. It clean, calm and rejuvenating. U must visit haidakhan baba temple, kali temple and golf grounds. If visiting during the March to June season then Chaubatia apple garden is also a must visit. The view is breathtaking.
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  • Vivek
  • 4 Reviews

"Very impressed with Nainital."

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2013
My journey is actually starting from Delhi to Kathgogam 0n 16.08.13 when i reach Kathgodam station i was very happy to see the background of the station full of clouds & mountains then i went to Nainital by car and stayed on mall road for the period 16.08.13 to 18.08.13 and enjoy my vacation, climate is good & location is beautiful, i was very much impressed with Nainital.
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Amit Kumar
  • Amit Kumar
  • 2 Reviews

"Dream Destination"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 19, 2013
It is just like roaming in a world of dreams or an heaven with clouds , mountains and the best of all- the romantic weather. Raniket is all about a dream family holiday!! The Great Chims and Apple gardens with fulll shopping bazaars and Nepalian market out there with stuff is the awesome place. It is not too far-just 90 km from Haldwani and easy to reach. Also it has awesoem rich food service.
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Umesh s
  • Umesh s
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice Place"

  • Posted Jun 16, 2013
Good cantonment area Nice Temples & orchard of Apples & taste of Herbal tea is awesome.one can enjoy the place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Parvati Inn was good to stay & Food.

Activities & things to do: see all the things including cantonment area & enjoy the religious place with greenery.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: private Taxi or your personal vehicle is good to travel.
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  • Ashish
  • 1 Review

"My visit to Ranikhet"

  • Posted Jun 11, 2013
This is a pleasent place where one can go and feel awsome. I enjoyed my stay over there andhad lots of fun.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Basic things are available nearby. Evening market was a great experience.

Activities & things to do: One should visit jhooladevi temple

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Get a cab from haldwani and its a run of 2 hrs from there to Ranikhet
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  • Vijeth
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  • 2 Reviews

"Kheton Ki Rani"

  • Posted May 15, 2013
Ranikhet is situated 90 KM from Haldwani, Just 2 to 2 & Half HRS Drive from either Nainital or Haldwani. As Name 'Ranikhet', place is surrounded by full of green lands and forest.

Himalayan View is also good especially in the morning when sky is clear. good climate, not too cold not too hot

\'Feel Mountains Feel Himalaya\' and relax

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food we have taken at Parvati Inn. Food is good not too spicy, Room Service is good. A Restaurant Named Ranikhet INN is also a good place of food with great view of Himalaya on terrace placed at the heart of the Local Market

Jhoola Devi Temple, KRC Museum, Binsar Mahadev Temple (Very Good), Mankameshwar Temple, Ram Mandir. For Shopping, KRC Shwals & Suits is the best place for purchasing woolen fabrics, Limited Choice but its good and value for money situated in front of Mankameshwar Temple. Both, Temple & KRC Shwals & Suits are managed by KRC Ranikhet

Activities & things to do: Just Relax & Feel Himalaya

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 90 KM from Haldwani Via Bus , Taxi
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Alok Bhasin
  • Alok Bhasin
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews


  • Posted May 9, 2013
Ranikhet offers little by way of activities or sights
However, the views, the scenery, the surroundings make up for that
There wasnt much in choices for food places

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not much choice in terms of restaurants
Nothing for shopping

Activities & things to do: Local sights

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: None
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Rajeev Singh
  • Rajeev Singh
  • Lives in Surat
  • 2 Reviews

"One of the best hill station"

  • Posted Apr 3, 2013
Overall very neat and clean hill station with lots of eye catching views

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Hotel rosemount is excellent place to stay and for food,

Activities & things to do: Visit botanical garden and golf course
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Ranikhet Info

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill

Ranikhet is a picturesque hill station and a cantonment town in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Ranikhet is a popular hill resort well known for the views of the mighty Himalayas. Surrounded by Himalayan mountain ranges Ranikhet is situated in the upper Kumaon Hills at an altitude of about 1869 m (6 131 ft) above sea level. Ranikhet is located at a distance of about 59 km from Nainital and 50 km from Almora.

Enveloped by lush green forests and meadows, the hill station of Ranikhet is known for its clean and calm environs. The entire town of Ranikhet is divided in to two ridges - Ranikhet ridge and Chaubattia ridge. Ranikhet ridge is situated at an altitude of 5983 ft above sea level whereas Chaubattia ridge is about 6942 ft above sea level.  Views of the surrounding mountains with the backdrop of the Western Himalayas make Ranikhet a popular tourist destination in North India. 

History of Ranikhet

The word ‘Ranikhet’ stands for ‘Queen's Meadow’. As per the folklore, Queen Padmini of Kumaon was so enamored by the natural beauty of this tiny hill paradise that her husband, King Sukherdev, built a palace for her at this place and named it ‘Ranikhet’. Even though there are no archeological or historical evidences available to prove that a palace was erected here, the name as well as the story lives on. 

Ranikhet was rediscovered by the British in the year 1869. The town of Ranikhet became the headquarters of the British Kumaon Regiment. This town was also a summer retreat for the British officers. Today, besides being a serene travel destination, Ranikhet is home to the Indian Army's Kumaon Regiment, Military Hospital & Naga Regiment.

Things to do in Ranikhet

The topography of Ranikhet is varied since it has uneven terrain that includes valleys, rocky climbs, chasms and meadows.  At Ranikhet, there are forests lying on inclines with diverse species of flora like pine, oak and deodar trees, streams and orchards along with numerous hidden mountain viewpoints. 

Bhalu Dam, Binsar Mahadev Temple, Chaubatia Orchards, Hairakhan Temple, Jhula-Devi Temple, KRC Museum, Army Golf Course, etc. are some of the places of tourist attractions in Ranikhet. Visitors can also go for trekking to nearby places like Tarikhet (8 km away) and Sitlakhet (18km away), while on their visit to Ranikhet. To explore more, tourists can opt for Ranikhet holiday packages. 

Travelling to Ranikhet

Ranikhet does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Kathgodam, at a distance of 47 kms from Ranikhet. To reach Ranikhet and explore the place, the best time is during the summer season.

Accommodation options in Ranikhet

There are a number of popular hotels in Ranikhet including heritage hotels, resorts, cottages as well as budget hotels to choose from. 

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