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Travel to Ranikhet

Ranikhet in Uttarakhand or other hill stations of the country only remembers when we have to go for summer holidays because hill station is the best tourist place to spend summer holidays. Especially hill stations like Ranikhet, where cold can be felt even in the summer. Ranikhet is a beautiful mountain city in India located in the Uttarakhand region at an altitude of 1,829 meters above sea level. Ranikhet has everything to enjoy a relaxing vacation and leave the stressful retreat of the city. Ranikhet Mountain Station is the best tourist spot for all those seeking natural beauty; the place reflects the best aspects of the Himalayan range with fascinating and majestic views of pine trees, green forests, etc., and beautiful fauna. The fragrant mountain breeze, the birds chirping, and the panoramic view of the Himalayan view all add to the paradise and pure feeling of Ranikhet. Let's know all about travel to Ranikhet.

About Ranikhet

Ranikhet, which means Queen's Meadow in Hindi. Ranikhet is a beautiful place in Uttarakhand, and it is said that if you have not seen Ranikhet, then you have not seen India. Ranikhet is famous for its natural beauty. Ranikhet, located in Uttarakhand, is famous for its serene environment and beautiful scenery, less crowd, and the calm atmosphere here makes this atmosphere special. Believe me, after reaching here, you will find yourself in the lap of nature. To see the dense forests of deodar and the Himalayas in the laughing plains of Ranikhet, tourists come from all over the world. It is said about this place that Rani Padmini, wife of Sudhir, the kingdom of Kumaon, liked its beauty so much that she decided to stay here where the Kumaon rulers ruled Ranikhet and its surrounding areas. Ranikhet gets very cold in winters and remains moderate in summer, and is best enjoyed from March to October. Ranikhet receives snowfall in winter, mainly during December, January, and February. But the rest of the months, the weather in Ranikhet remains pleasant. The pine, oak, and deodar forests are home to various wildlife, including leopards, leopard cats, mountain goats, barking deer, sambars, yellow-throated martens, Indian hares, monkeys, rhesus, Dhole, langur, red fox, and porcupine.

How did Ranikhet get its name?

Behind the name of this city, there is an exciting story. King Sudhardev of the Katyuri dynasty is said to have pleased Queen Padmini. Rani Padmini liked this place very much, and she made up her mind to keep it. This place was named Ranikhet because the queen made her residence here. Although it is said that the queen had built her palace here, no evidence was found here of the palace or any royal building.

The best places to visit in Ranikhet?

We will tell you about the attractive places in Ranikhet where you will feel that you have come to another world. Let us know about the places to visit in Ranikhet or the tourist places of Ranikhet.


Dwarahat is a major tourist attraction near Ranikhet, an ancient city full of beautiful temples and breathtaking landscapes. Situated in the wondrous Almora district of Uttarakhand, Dwarahat is a unique heritage and religious place.

KRC Museum

Ranikhet also has a lot to offer museum visitors. Here is the museum maintained by the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army, constructed in 1970. The museum has a collection ranging from stories of heroism from the First World War to the present day. It presents the various weapons captured, the enemy flags captured by the army, and the LTTE boat captured during Operation Pawan. It contains stories of the first and second Param Vir Chakra, who belonged to the Kumaon regiment. You can also know the list of all army generals who belonged to the Kumaon Regiment. The army very well maintains the museum, and they also provide an army guide which will help in understanding the history and heroism of the regiment. There are many works in this museum to remind you of the First World War, and there are many things related to the Indian army. Everyone should visit this museum, where elders get information about history by seeing Rakhi things, pictures and children, knowing about the army and war; they feel proud for their country. Photography is prohibited inside the museum. It is interesting to see the weapons captured during the war. Some weigh almost 80 kg and require at least two people to carry and load them. You can also see the medals and uniforms of the brave soldiers. A visit to this museum is a must when going to Ranikhet. One feels a strong sense of patriotism by visiting this museum.

Ashiyana Park Ranikhet:

Ashiana Park Rani Khet is in the heart of the city. This park is very well designed for kids, and this park is built on the jungle theme of Ranikhet. This park is also known as Deodar Udyan. Various attractions are designed for kids, like manicures and herbal gardens, etc., and some different attractive depicting Himalayas and this park is designed on high hills.

Katarmal (Temple of the Sun)

It is the second most important temple of the Sun God. The first is Konark Sun Temple in Orissa. Katarmal is over 800 years old. Located 25 km from Ranikhet, this historic temple is an example of intricate carving.

Jhula Devi temple, Ranikhet

It was built in the 8th century near Ranikhet, known for its elegantly designed cluster of bells. It is believed in this temple that all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled here. The popularity of this temple can be realized by the number of bells suspended above the temple's walls. The temple priests must timely move the old bells to another place to make room for the new bells, bound every day. Along with the bells, dried coconut and Prasad are offered to the goddess.

Upat Golf Course Ranikhet

It is one of the highest and best golf courses in Asia, known as Upat Golf Course. This golf ground is the most extensive golf course in the continent of Asia after Gulmarg. This is why foreign tourists like it very much; playing golf on the green grass and the calm environment here also attracts tourists more. The responsibility of looking after this golf ground is of the Kumaon Regiment, which is also very good from the security side.


Majkhali is another popular tourist destination located on the Ranikhet- Almora road. Travelers can enjoy breathtaking views of Sonya peaks from this place. It is an ideal holiday destination, enriched with hilly terrain, lush green valleys, and a cool climate. Another place is Upat, which is a golfing paradise. The 9-pit golf course is currently counted among the best golf courses in the country. The place offers a mesmerizing view of the stunning peaks of the great Himalayas.

Chaubatia Gardens

This place is famous for the orchards of apples, apricots, peaches, chestnuts, and almonds. With various Himalayan floras, it also offers picturesque views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Apart from the lush green gardens, this place is a popular picnic spot with beautiful views of peaks such as Nanda Devi, Neelkanth, Nandaghunti, and Trishul. Travelers planning to visit Ranikhet can be suggested to visit Rani Jheel, which is a large artificial lake that the Cantonment Board developed for rainwater harvesting. It is developed between two natural ridges of Kendriya Vidyalaya and Kanosa Convent School Ranikhet.

Bhalu Dam Ranikhet

Bear Dam is one of the tourist places in Ranikhet. Bear Dam is an artificially created lake. It is located just below Chaubatia Bagh. This artificial lake was constructed in 1903 by the British Government. There is a small garden near Bear Dam where you will feel a serene atmosphere.

Rama Mandir (temple)

The Rama Mandir is close to the Jhula Devi Temple, dedicated to Lord Rama. A small staircase leads to the top of the hill where the temple is located. Rama Mandir has a monastery where students learn ancient Vedas and Vedic and modern mathematics towards Sant Sri Mouni Maharaj. People keenly interested in the Vedas should not miss the opportunity to visit this temple.

Binsar Mahadev Temple:

This holy temple of Binsar Mahadev is situated amid the high mountains of deodars. It is believed that the temple of Binsar Mahadev was built in the 9th or 10th century. Hence this temple is one of the significant religious places in Uttarakhand. The idols of Ganesh, Har Gauri, and Maheshmardini are installed in this temple. This temple of Mahadev is also known as Bindeshwar Mahadev.

Sadar Bazar

What should you do if you came to Ranikhet and did not visit the market here? Sadar Bazar is a very famous market in Ranikhet, and there is a huge crowd of shoppers here. There are many things in this market for tourists, and you can buy goods and clothes for your home. There are many shops available for dining too, in which delicious food and drink are available.

Activities in Ranikhet

There are many activities and enjoyments that you can do during your visit to Ranikhet. Here we have explained some of them!

Trekking in Ranikhet

If you are going to visit Ranikhet and are interested in adventure sports, then let us tell you that there are many trekking spots here that you can enjoy. The Chaubatia to Bhalu Dam and Meghdoot to Jhula Devi Temple are best second trekking areas.

Fishing in Ranikhet

Bhalu Dam on the Kosi River, a few kilometers from Chaubatia, is where people can enjoy fishing, and fishing is the most popular movement method that people would love to do at Rani Khet.

Shopping in Ranikhet

Shopping at Rani Khet is fun as the markets here are filled with many exciting things that you would not want to see, changing from woolen to handicrafts and food items. The most famous shopping spot in Rani Khet is Mall Road, famous among tourists for woolen garments like tweed shawls, jackets, shirts, and kurtas. Another shopping destination is Sadar Bazaar, famous for beautiful embroidered fabrics prepared from condensed milk and sugar, other than woolen and cloth.

Golfing in Ranikhet

Let us tell you that Rani Khet is famous for the best golf course in the country, about 5 kilometers away from the city. You can access it for very little money and practice golf swing and putt.

Sunset Points Ranikhet

It is a best and amazing tourist attraction in the region. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset and the gorgeous snow-capped mountain ranges of the Himalayas.

Enjoying the Wonderful Flora and Fauna in Ranikhet

Situated amidst a green population of tall conifers, Ranikhet is home to various wildlife species. In addition, the climate here is ample for apples, peaches, and various other alpine fruits and flowers. Let us tell you that many types of medicinal herbs are found in this area. It consists mainly of deodar and oak trees spread in deciduous forests and sub-forest areas. The geographical and climatic composition of this place makes it a natural habitat for a wide variety of animals, including Himalayan black bear, musk deer, blue ship, goral, leopard, gray quail, black partridge, whistling thrush, chakor, cheer pheasant, Also included are the names of birds such as the Monal partridge and the Koklasa partridge.

About Ranikhet Food

Rani Khet is a hill station where you can go to a place famous for food and drink. If seen, it is a small hill station, there is not much to eat here, but yes, there are some restaurants here. Some of the famous restaurants that is located in Rani Khet

  • Rani Khet Sarai
  • Mayur Restaurant
  • Nuthal Restaurant
  • River View Restaurant
  • Royal Retreat
  • West View Hotel

Weather in Ranikhet

Throughout the year in this region the climate has a moderate. This beautiful destination is considered ideal for visiting during the summer season. Travelers can also visit this place during the monsoon as the climate is pleasant.

When should one visit Ranikhet?

Ranikhet is a beautiful hilly area. Here tourists keep coming throughout the year. If you want to come to Ranikhet at a time when you can enjoy everything here, then March to July will be the best time to visit. After July, the rainy season starts in Ranikhet, in which you may have to face problems like slipping of mountains, the sinking of roads, etc. If you want to go to Ranikhet at such a time when you get to see snow, then going at the end of December will be very suitable for you. Snow falls in Ranikhet from December to February, when the weather is freezing. The temperature of Ranikhet reaches up to 1 degree Celsius during the winter season.

How to Reach Ranikhet?

Pant Nagar Airport, nearest to Rani Khet, is located at 119 km. Taxis and taxis are readily available from the airport premises. Indira Gandhi International Airport, on the other hand, is located at a distance of 370 km and can be reached after an eight-hour car journey.

By Air:
The nearest airport to Rani Khet is Pantnagar Airport, located at a distance of 119 km. Pantnagar airport is well connected to various cities and towns. Tourists will take a taxi or taxi to reach the fantastic place.

By Road:
Roads well connect Rani Khet with major cities of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India. Buses for Kathgodam and Almora can be taken from Anand Vihar Delhi. The distance from Delhi to Rani Khet is 360 km.

By Train:
Ranikhet's nearest railway station is Kathgodam, located at a distance of 80 km from Ranikhet. This station is well connected to India's all major cities and towns so that people can reach this railway station, and from the outside the station, people can take a taxi or taxi to reach Rani Khet easily.

By rent a car.
You can reach Ranikhet by booking a private car from your city or booking a shared taxi or private taxi from the major cities of Uttarakhand mentioned above.
We will suggest that if your budget is high, you should take the facility of the private car because it is easy to complete any trip, but the budget should be a little more for that. If your budget is a little less, then you can plan to visit Ranikhet via share taxi.


Ranikhet is a beautiful hill station that connects the forests and hills of the Himalayan Mountains. The simple natural beauty and calm and excellent climate of Rani Khet attract the tourists visiting here immensely and refreshes their minds. Ranikhet is famous for the Kumaon Regiment army's headquarters and houses the Kumaon Regimental Center Museum. Weapons, photographs, etc., have been displayed in this museum splendidly, introducing its army's historical grandeur and importance. Above we have given information about Travel to Ranikhet and its best places that will be very helpful in your visiting. Good Luck!

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