RANIKHET :- (1869 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.
Ranikhet Is A Hill Station And Cantonment Town In Almora District In The Indian State Of Uttarakhand. It Is The Home For The Kumaon Regiment (KRC) & Naga Regiment And Is Maintained By The Indian Army. Ranikhet Is Within Sight Of The Western Peaks Of The Himalayas.
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Geography of Ranikhet
Ranikhet Is Located At 29.65° N 79.42° E. It Has An Average Elevation Of 1,869 M (6,132 Ft). The Cantonment Is Spread Across Two Ridges, First Called The Ranikhet Ridge Is Situated At An Elevation Of 5,983 Ft. And The Second, The Chaubattia Ridge, Is At An Elevation Of 6,942 Ft. One Beautiful Village Thakulari Is Located In Ranikhet Ramnagar Motor Marg.
Ranikhet, Polo Ground With Himalayan View, 1895
View Of Ranikhet, Polo Ground And Mighty Range Of Glittering Himalays. Ranikhet Meaning (Queen's Field) Was Named After A Legendary Queen Who Camped In The Area And Fell In Love With It, The Town Provides A Spectacular View Of The Himalayan Range. Ranikhet Is Still A Military Cantonment And The Kumaon Regiment Has Been Stationed There From 1780. This Is A General View Of The Hill Station Of Ranikhet, With Snowy Peaks & Lush Green Valley In The Distance.
Photograph Of Ranikhet From The Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album Of Views Of 'Naini Tal' Taken By Lawrie & Co In 1895.
Ranikhet, Polo Ground
Located In The Kumaon Hills, Ranikhet Is A Cool, Quiet And Serene Hill Station. Surrounded By Picturesque Views, Ranikhet Offers The Panorama Of The Great Himalayas, Ancient Temples, Picnic Spots, Exciting Trekking Options. Passing Through Beautiful Terrain, Tourists Can Also Trek Upto Kausani, Dunagiri And Sitalakhet
On The Way To Ranikhet Amazing Valley View Of Lush Green Fields.
Ranikhet Is A Hill Station And Cantonment Town In Almora District In The Indian State Of Uttarakhand. It Is The Home For The Kumaon Regiment (KRC) & Naga Regiment And Is Maintained By The Indian Army.
History Of Ranikhet
Ranikhet, Which Means Queen's Meadow In Hindi, Gets Its Name From A Local Legend, Which States That It Was Here, That Raja Sudhardev Won The Heart Of His Queen, Rani Padmini, Who Subsequently Chose The Area For Her Residence, Giving It The Name, Ranikhet, Though No Palace Exists In The Area. In 1869, The British Established The Headquarters Of The Kumaon Regiment Here And Used The Station As A Retreat From The Heat Of The Indian Summer. At One Time During British Raj, It Was Also Proposed As The Summer Headquarters Of Government Of India, In Lieu Of Shimla. In 1900, It Had A Summer Population Of 7,705, And Its Corresponding Winter Population Was Measured In 1901 As 3,153
Ranikhet Club Built By The Britishers Which Is More Than A Century Ago.
A Nature Lover's Paradise, Ranikhet Offers Wonderful Views Of The Western Himalayas. Ranikhet Also Presents Stunning View Of The Nanda Devi.
Places To Visit In Ranikhet - Visiting Places In Ranikhet - Ranikhet Sight Seeing
There Are A Number Of Tourist Attractions In Ranikhet That Tourists Can Visit. Ranikhet Is Popular For Two Of Its Temples. Jhoola Devi Ka Mandir Was Constructed Some 400 Years Ago In Honor Of The Local Goddess, Who Protected The People From Man-eating Tigers. The Other Important Temple Is Kali Devi Ka Mandir, Which Has A Large Number Of Bells. The Site Of The Temple Is Believed To Be 5000 Years Old.
Chaubatia Gardens - Orchards :- It Is Situated 10 kms From Ranikhet And Is Renowned For Apple Orchards. Ranikhet Is Popular For Its Luscious Apples, Apricots, Peaches And Various Alpine Fruits. Apart From Fruits One Can Buy Fresh Juices And Honey From Chaubatia Gardens. Picturesque Views Of The Snow Capped Peaks Of The Mighty Himalayan Range Can Be Seen From Chaubatia Gardens.
View Of The Chaubatia Gardens Which Is Large Orchard That Is Spread Over An Area Of 265 Acres.
Binsar Mahadev Temple :- was Built Around 9-10 Century A.D. It Is Believed That This Temple Was Built In A Single Day. Ladies Comes Here On Vaikunth Chaturdashi And Light A Lamp On Their Palm To Fulfill The Desire Of Child. Binsar Mahadev Is Located 19 Km From Ranikhet. The Temple Is Surrounded By Thick Deodar Forests And Lies At An Altitude Of 2480 Metres. For More Information Regarding Binsar Mahadev Temple Click Here.....
Katarmal Sun Temple :- Katarmal Sun Temple Is At An Altitude Of 2116 Mt, Built In The 9th century Katarmal Nearby Almora Has The Second important Sun Temple In The Country, For Information Regarding Katarmal Sun Temple Click Here....
Jhula Devi Temple - Jhoola Devi Temple :- Built In The 8th century, One Of The oldest temples In Uttarakhand, Jhula Devi Temple Is Dedicated To Goddess Durga. The People Of Uttaranchal Have Strong Belief In The Jhula Devi Temple And Numerous Bells Are Hung In The Temple. Ram Mandir Is Situated Very Close To Jhula Devi Mandir.
Golf Course :- Ranikhet Golf Course Is One Of The Highest Golf Courses Of Asia. Ranikhet Golf Course Is A 9-hole Course Making It One Of The Prime Attractions Of Ranikhet. The Green Meadow Of The Golf Course At Such High Altitude Is Awe-inspiring. The Golf Club Provides Membership Plans For Outsiders As Well.
Haidakhan Temple :- Situated 4kms From Ranikhet, Haidakhan Temple Is Dedicated To Lord Shiva Made By Shri Haidakhan Maharaj Who Is Said To Be The Incarnation Of Lord Shiva. The Splendid Views Of The Gigantic Himalayan Peaks Are Clearly Visible From Haidakhan Temple.
Syalikhet :- It Is A Scenic Spot With Unparallel Beauty Situated At A Distance Of 25kms From Ranikhet. Syalikhet Is Located In The Amidst Green Forest And Apple Orchards. The Famous Temple Of Syahi Devi Is Situated In Syalikhet.
Bhalu Dam :- It Is An Artificial Small Lake Blessed With Natural Beauteousness, Panoramic Views Of The Himalayan Mountains And Placid Surroundings. The Small But Beautiful Garden Nearby The Dam Is Marvelous. The Dam Site Is Open For All The Tourists Throughout The Year. The Views Of The Massive Himalayan Peaks Are Enchanting And Ravishing From Bhalu Dam. It Is An Ideal Spot For Camping And Picnicking.
KRC (Kumaon Regimental Centre) Museum :- KRC Museum Was Established In The 1970s, This Regiment Museum Showcases The History Of Kumaon And Garhwal Regiments. It Also Displays Valuable Treasures Like Rani Jhasi's Silver Scepter, Chinese Rifles From The 1962 War, A World War-II Japanese Wireless Field Telephone And Documents Related To The Kargil War.
Climate of Ranikhet - Weather Of Ranikhet
Ranikhet Becomes Very Cold In The Winters And Remains Moderate In Summers, And Is Best Enjoyed From March To October. Ranikhet Gets Snowfall In The Winter Season, Mainly In The Months Of December, January And February.
Flora And Fauna of Ranikhet
The Reserve Forests Of Pine, Oak And Deodar In Ranikhet, Host A Vast Bio-diversity Of Flora And Fauna, Its Array Of Wildlife Include, Leopard, Leopard Cat, Mountain Goat, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Pine Mertin, Wild Bear, Indian Hare, Red Faced Monkey, Jackal, Langur, Red Fox, And Porcupine.
Ranikhet Distance Chart - Distance Between
Distance Between Kausani To Ranikhet - Distance Between Nainital And Ranikhet
Ranikhet Is Situated At A Distance Of 360 Km From Delhi
Kathgodam Railway Station Is Approximately 80 Km From Ranikhet.
Pantnagar Airport Is The Nearest Airport Is 115
Binsar Hill Or Jhandi Dhar Is At A Distance Of 104 Km
Almora - 50 Kms
About 22 Km From Ranikhet Is The Scenic Village Of Khairna
Nainital - 63 Kms.
Tarikhet - 08 Kms.
Sitlakhet - 35 Kms.
Dwarahat - 38 Kms.
Kausani - 85 Kms.
Bageshwar - 108 Kms.
Baijnath - 90 Kms.
Jim Corbett National Park - 90 Kms.
Ludhiana - 372 Kms
How To Reach Ranikhet - From Kathgodam - Kathgodam To Ranikhet - Delhi To Ranikhet - Mumbai To Ranikhet
Route 1 To Reach Ranikhet From Delhi
DELHI-HAPUR - MORADABAD - RAMPUR - HALDWANI - KATHGODAM - NAINITAL (or Via BHOWALI) - ALMORA (or Via RANIKHET)
Route 2 To Reach Ranikhet From Delhi
DELHI - HAPUR - MORADABAD - RAMNAGAR (CORBETT NATIONAL PARK) RANIKHET -
How To Reach Ranikhet By Air :-
The Nearest Airport At Pantnagar 115 Kms. The Closest Operational Airport To Ranikhet Is Naini Saini In Pithoragarh, Which Is Approximately 142 Km Away. The Closest International/National Airport Is New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport - Palam Airport (350 Kms From Ranikhet)
How To Reach Ranikhet By Rail :-
Take Your Train From Old Delhi Railway Station Or From Nizamuddin. Nearest Railway Station Is At Kathgodam. Kathgodam Railway Station Is About 80 Kms Away From Ranikhet City. The Distance From The Railway Station To Ranikhet Can Be Covered In Nearly 3 -4 Hours. The Next Nearest Railway Station Is At Ramnagar at A Distance Of 96 Km.
STATION NAME (FROM-TO)
|TRAINS NAME AND CLASS|
|DELHI - KATHGODAM||
1A, 2A, SL,II
|AGRA FORT - LAL KUAN||
2A, SL, II
|LUCKNOW - LAL KUAN||
2A, SL, II
|HOWRAH - KATHGODAM||
2A, SL, II
SHATABDI EXPRESS:- Runs Between New Delhi-Kathgodam-New Delhi Twice A Week (Friday & Sunday) During Summer Vacations.
Kindly Note :- Though Time Varies To Reach Ranikhet as It Depends On The Traffic, Time Of The Journey (morning Daytime Or Evening) And The Mode Of Transportation.
How To Reach Ranikhet By Bus :-
Ranikhet Is Well Connected By State Owned Bus Services. Bus Services Connect Ranikhet To Other Hill Stations Like Almora, Kausani, Nainital And Pithoragarh. Many Overnight Buses Owned By Private Companies Ply Between New Delhi And Kausani. Take The Correct Bus From I.S.B.T. It Is A 14 Hour Journey Which Connects The Route Including Other Hill Resorts - Kausani, Almora, Gwaldam, Pittoragarh And Nanital. Kindly Note : Private Bus Service Mostly Operate During The Season Period.
Ranikhet- Where To Stay - Accommodation - Hotels - Resorts In Ranikhet
Hotels In Ranikhet Are Well Equipped With All The Facilities And Offer Warm Hospitality. Ranikhet Offers A Number Of Hotels That Range From Budget Hotels To Good Quality Hotels. Old British Houses Converted Into Hotels Are Also Wonderful To Spend Your Vacations In Ranikhet.
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