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Ranikhet

Almora , Uttarakhand

Home for the military regiment and the Almora hospital, this is a place that is growing not only on tourism but in institutions that are being built here. A place that is situated in the heart of the Himalayas and command some of the most beautiful scenery in this place, Ranikhet is truly one of the most wonderfully progressive towns today. With some international schools , The Kumaon Regiment and the Naga Refiment posted here, this is a place that contains more displays of valour than most in the entire country. Ranikhet means Queens meadow and it is honour of Rani Padmini, the bravest and the most beautiful queen that ever lived. This was also one of the favoured destination of the British Raj and they wanted to make it the summer capital of India. This is a place that has been very well preserved and the flora and fauna of this region is quite astounding. A place that is surrounded with verdant greenery and a thick forest cover, this place is truly one of the gems of the Shimla district. Natural treks, amazing views of snow covered Himalayan hillocks and Nanda Devi Peak, picturesque views of down valleys and the excellent secluded cool environment make Ranikhet a much sought Holidaying spot in India. All you need to do here is take a walk and that very exercise opens up a plethora of beauty such that you have never seen before. Major attraction nearby include a golf course, Jhoola Devi Temple and the orchards at Chaubattia. The temple is one of the most famous ones in the country and people come here not only to offer their prayers but to revel in the beauty of Ranikhet.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
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Places of Interest


  • Jhula Devi Temple


    "Jhula (Jhoola) Devi temple is an ancient 8th century temple located in a secluded and serene environment near Ranikhet. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Durga and it is believed that Jhula Devi blesses the devotees for fulfilling their wishes. The spectacular feature of this temple is the majestic cluster of beautifully made bells. The clangs of these bells are heard very long distance. \n\nThe temple surroundings are beautiful and panoramic view of the distant mountains and peaks is enchanting scenery from here. Many devotees throng to this temple to offer their prayers. A temple dedicated to Lord Ram located nearby is an added attraction."

    Jhula Devi Temple

  • Ram Mandir


    "The Jhula Devi temple was constructed during the 8th centaury AD. The shrine is counted among the oldest temples of Uttarakhand state as well. The dome is about 7 kilo meters away from Ranikhet. The temple is offered to the lady Goddess Durga who is also known as the Hindu Goddess of Power. It is conceived by the people that if some one hang up a bell in the temple during the wish, the wish will be fulfilled. It is also said in the mythos that the temple was constructed to shield the Goddess Durga fro wild animals."

    Ram Mandir

  • Nanda Devi temple


    "Nanda Devi Temple, situated in the town of Almora above the Mall Road, is one of the sacred temples in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Dating back to 1000 years, this Kumaoni-style temple is dedicated to the patron goddess of the Chand Dynasty.\nIt is built within the antechamber of a Shiva Temple, and features a magnificent monument adorned with a stone amalaka or crown, encircled by a wooden roof. The surrounding walls are graced by intricate stone carvings that imitate life-like statues and images.\nThe temple is most famous for the Nanda Devi Fair that is hosted every year in the month of September. Tourists from across the world travel to Almora just to participate in this festival, which is accompanied with drum beats and energetic dance steps."

    Nanda Devi temple

  • Upat golf course link

  • Kalika temple


    "Maha Kali Mandir is the most prominent temple in Reasi town situated in district Reasi of J&K state. It is located on a hilltop close to the Reasi Bus Stand in the heart of the main city. It is said that 300 years ago Kalika Mata came in the dream of Pandit Jagat Ram Sharma and indicated her presence in the form of a Pindi (stone) lying under ground on this hill. On excavation of the area the Pindi was found. Thereafter a small temple was constructed on the hill and Pandit Jagat Ram Sharma became the caretaker.\nOver the years the temple has gained prominence due to a strong belief of the people in Kalika Mata. The local people have contributed to the development of this temple. The devotees visit the temple in large numbers during the days of Navratri."

    Kalika temple

  • Rani Jheel


    "The Rani Jheel of Ranikhet is significant with the identity of this town. It is a large artificial lake built between two natural bridges of this town namely Canossa Convent School and Kendriya Vidyalaya. This Jheel (small lake) was built by the Cantonment board for the purpose of rain water harvesting."

    Rani Jheel

  • Hairakhan Dham

  • Mankameshwar Temple


    "A very important temple in Ranikhet Mankameshwar Temple is established by the prestigious Indian Army Regiment of Kumaon. This temple is located at Pithoragarh, a nearby place of Ranikhet town and is next to the well known NarsinghMaidan (Ground). The temple is frequently visited by many devotees, specially the family members of the defense people in the Kumaon Regiment. The place surrounding the temple is very picturesque and cool weather prevails here all through the year. \nNearby attractions of the temple place are Gurdwara and Shawal factories placed opposite to the temple"

    Mankameshwar Temple

  • Majhkhali


    "Majhkhali, a tourist's enchanting destination for imposing natural beauty, is located on the Ranikhet - Almora road and is a noted for its awesome and tempting celestial beauty. The great view of inspiring majestic Sonya peaks in the Himalayan ranges is an unforgettable experience for any visitor. This place is abundantly blessed with the nature's all gifts, hilly terrains, calm valleys, cool climate and captivating surroundings. The agriculture farm of Uttar Pradesh Government is located here. This is a nice place to spend the weekends and evenings."

    Majhkhali

  • Chaubatia Orchard


    "The world renowned apple Orchards, Chaubatia Orchards is located very close to Ranikhet and is very famous for their extensive orchards of tasty apples, peaches, plums and apricots. This place is rich in vegetation and naturally very rich in the view of a holiday maker. This place has grown to a very popular picnic spot from where one can get the awesome view of picturesque Himalayan region. View the distant snow capped Himalayan Mountains and also the peaks of Nanda Devi, Nilkanth, Nandaghunti and Trishul on a clear calm morning, to have the mind blogging enchanting experience provided abundantly by the nature. \nOther attractive places nearby Chaubatia are the Government Apple Garden and the Fruit Research Center."

    Chaubatia Orchard

  • Bhalu Dam&lake

  • Shakti temple at doonagiri dwarahat


    "Dunagiri is a historic area in Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Approximately 400 km (250 mi) from Delhi, a cluster of six small villages forms the place that is variously known as Dunagiri, Drongiri and Doonagiri. 116 such villages combine to form the Development Block of Dwarahat, which falls under the District of Almora. Located at a height of 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) above sea level, Dunagiri is famous within Kumaon for its temple of Shakti - known here as Dunagiri Devi."

    Shakti temple at doonagiri dwarahat

  • Syahi devi temple sitalkhet


    "Based in District Almora, Sheetalakhet or Sitlakhet is located about 35 kms from Almora and 24 kms from Ranikhet. Geographically it lies nearly in the middle between Ranikhet to the left and Almora on the right. From Sitlakhet you get an amazing view of the 300-350 km Himalayan range. The forest area boasts of fruit orchards and herbal plants.\nJust about 4 kms. from Sitalakhet is the famous temple of Syahi Devi, which is the presiding goddess, worshipped by the local people.\nJust 2 kms below Sitalakhet is the village Khoont, which is the ancestral village of late Pt. Govind Vallabh Pant, freedom fighter & former Home Minister of India."

    Syahi devi temple sitalkhet

  • Golu devta temple tarikhet


    "Golu Devata or Lord Golu (Hindi: ???? ?????) is the legendary mythological and historical God of the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand state of India and is their deity.\nThe Golu Devta Chitai, temple is about 4 km from the main gate of Binsar wildlife sanctuary & about 10 km. from Almora.[1]"

    Golu devta temple tarikhet

  • Kalika forest nursery


    "The small town Kalika nearby Ranikhet is known for its golf course and the famous Kalika temple. This golf course is the major attraction in Ranikhet which is having a natural nine hole links and is one of the best mountain golf courses located at a highest level. In fact it is one of the highest golf courses in Asian continent. The place is surrounded by dense forests and the region itself is picturesque. \nThe Kalika temple is devoted to Goddess Kali and many devotees visit here to offer their prayers. A nearby attraction is a forest nursery which is worth visiting. Kalika is a perfect location for sight seeing and film shooting."

    Kalika forest nursery

  • Cantonment Aashiyana Park


    "Ranikhet is the Queen's Meadow with incredible lush green and flowery surroundings. The town is itself so beautiful it doesn't require any customized park to decorate itself. However, the government decided long ago that the town should have something that included all elements of nature in one place. So, a park was built named Cantonment Ashiyana Park, which conceptualized in a manner that the large extent of beauty of nature must be assimilated in the limited space.Cantonment Aashiyana Park caters to all whether he or she is young or old. The beauty of the park lies on the complete segregation where you can wander around sections that interest you most. For example, the park has a small Children Park where there are some play matters that attract children. In a same way Herbal Garden inside the park has well preserved rare plants.\nApart from that you can view Himalayan Ranges from a particular point of the park. There are other things like garden, lush green lawn, colorful fountain and many more. The place is indeed a great place for a family outing as well as alone lazy strolling. The greenery, serenity and wonderful views of Himalayas make you refresh and rejuvenated."

    Cantonment Aashiyana Park

  • Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum and Memorial


    "The Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum and Memorial was built in Ranikhet in 1974, as a symbol of bravery and sacrifice made by soldiers of the place. This memorial towers the famous Somnath Ground. The young soldiers from all over the world take the pledge of loyalty to their motherland at this memorial. To commemorate the sacrifice of soldiers, a parade is also held here every year. \nApart from the memorial, this centre also comprises a museum. This museum was built here in 1978, with the motive of preserving and exhibiting legacy and customs of the Kumaon Region."

    Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum and Memorial

  • Naithna devi temple


    "Uttrakhand is known as the 'Land of Lords' which is full of picturesque beauty. Almora district is located in the lap of Himalayas. Narbada village is at the height of Naithana Mountain. Just 25-30 km north-west to Ranikhet, Naubara village's beauty is enamored by the symbol of people's faith, i.e., \"Shree Naithana Devi Temple\". It is believed that after the ceremonial Kaksh Yagna, when the fierce form of 'Lord Shiva' was mourning the death of sati and wandering in the universe, Lord Vishnu divided the corpse into many pieces with his with his Sudarshana Chakra on the request of other lords and saints. Wherever these parts and ornaments fell were called 'Shakti Peeth'. Shree Naithana Devi Temple is also worshipped in the form of Shakti Peeth."

    Naithna devi temple

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