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|
|Rainfall||1294.5 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||Round the year|
How to get there
1. Air :- Nearest airport is at Pantnagar 110 km away.
Places to Visit
|Jhula Devi temple||Chaubatia||Uppat|
Ranikhet is famous for tweed shawls which you can purchase at KMVN's Janjati Vikas Nigam.
|Ranikhet Inn||Kalawati Retreat||Woodsvilla Resort|
|West View Hotel||Holm Farm Heritage||Chevron Rosemount|