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Ranikhet Tour

The hill station and the cantonment town of Ranikhet is situated in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Situated at an elevation of 1,869 m above the sea level Ranikhet is a home for Military hospital, Kumaon Regiment and Naga Regiment. The hill resort Ranikhet has very pleasant weather and becomes very cold in winters especially in December and January while the summers have very moderate temperatures. Visitors can even enjoy snowfall during the winters. The best months to visit Ranikhet hill station is from March to October.

Sight Seeing

There are various places to see and enjoy during the sight seeing trip to Ranikhet. The major tourist attractions of Ranikhet include

Jhula Devi Temple: It is one of the most ancient temples of Utterakhand built in 8th century AD. It is situated at a distance of 7 km from Ranikhet. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Durga. According to the legend it is believed that if you tie holy bells to the walls of the temple while wishing for something and the wish will be granted.


Rani Jheel: It is a huge artificial lake developed between two natural ridges of Ranikhet. It was built by the Cantonment board for rain water harvesting.

Hairakhan Dham: Situated at a distance of 5 km from the main township of Ranikhet. Hairakhan Dham is the ashram of Hairakhan Baba, a saint who lived in Hairakhan between 1970 and 1984. The ashram is a spiritual place where people from all religion are embraced equally.

Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum and Memorial: Kumaon Regimental Museum and Memorial is a must visit place in Ranikhet. The Memorial was built in 1974 as a symbol of bravery and sacrifice by the soldiers of army.

Nanda Devi Mela: Nanda Devi Mela, held at Nanda Devi Temple, is of great cultural importance to the locals. The fair is held in the month of September, to honor the Goddesses - Nanda Devi and Sunanda Devi. The fair was started in the 16th century, under the reign of Raja Kalyan Chand.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport from Ranikhet is at Pant Nagar.

By Rail: The nearest railhead from Ranikhet is at Kathgodam at a distance of 84 km.

By Road: Ranikhet is well connected by surface transport with Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh, Ramnagar, Moradabad and Delhi.
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