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Introduction

Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. 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. The scented mountain breeze, fresh & pure, the singing of birds, the panoramic view of the Himalayas, the sights, sounds and smells leave the onlooker spellbound. Weaving an instant spell on the visitor Ranikhet draws visitors all the year round. Ranikhet is the headquarter of Kumaoun Regimental Centre.

Area 22 sq km
Altitude 1830 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-12.0C,Max.-28.0 C Winter,Min.-2.0C,Max.-22.0C
Language Hindi, English and Garhwali
STD Code 05966
Rainfall 1294.5 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit Round the year

Ranikhet MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Nearest airport is at Pantnagar 110 km away.
  2. Rail:-Nearest railhead from Ranikhet is 80 km away at Kathgodam.
  3. Road:- Ranikhet is well connected with all important cities by road.Some of the major distances are : Almore (49 km.), Delhi (386 km.), Nainital (59 km.), Kathgodam (80 km.)

Places to Visit

Jhula Devi temple Chaubatia Uppat Kallika
Bhalu dam      

Excursion

Almora Dwarahat Sitalakhet Nanital

Shopping

Ranikhet is famous for tweed shawls which you can purchase at KMVN's Janjati Vikas Nigam.

Accommodation

Ranikhet Inn Kalawati Retreat Woodsvilla Resort Chevron Rosemount
West View Hotel Holm Farm Heritage