RANIKHET

Ranikhet in  Hindi  means Queen’s meadow . It  is a quaint hill station in Uttarakhand which weaves around itself an old world charm that has its roots in the old British Raj.In 1869, the British established the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment here and used the place  as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer.  Corbett National Park, Nainital, Mukteshwar, Almora and Kausani are all within a two hours drive from Ranikhet.

The place  has an average elevation of 1,869 m (6,132 ft) and for most of the year  climate of the surrounding area  is  cool. The cantonment is spread across two ridges, and the entire is exceptionally green . Good road connectivity with Haldwani , Kathgodam , Nainital , Bhimtal , Almora and Mukteshwar makes Ranikhet a popular holiday destination in Uttarakhand. 

PLACES TO BE VISITED

Ashiyana Park

ASHIYANA

Ashiyana Park is situated in the midst of Ranikhet town. The Park is specially designed & developed for children on jungle theme by Ranikhet Cantonment

Mankameshwar Temple

MANKAMESHWAR

This temple is attached to the Nar Singh Maidan (Ground), constructed by the Kumaon regiment. Opposite the temple is a Gurudwara and a Shawl factory.

Binsar Mahadev

BINASAR

The artistic structure of the Binsar Mahadev Temple and its deity Lord Shiva both adds positive vibes to our mind and soul. A beautiful stream flowing close to the Binsar Mahadev Temple enhances the natural beauty of this sacred place.

Haidakhan Temple

HAIDAKHAN

Situated 4 kms from Ranikhet, Haidakhan Temple (Hairakhan Temple or Chilianaula) 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 an extra attraction from Haidakhan Temple.

Bhalu Dam or Baludham

BHALU DAM

It is an artificial small lake blessed with natural bounteousness, panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains and placid surroundings. The small but beautiful garden nearby the dam is marvellous.

St. Bridget Church

ST.BRIDGET

It is an old church in Ranikhet town.

Katarmal
(Sun Temple)

KATARMAL

It is the second most important temple to Sun God, the first one being Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa. Katarmal is more than 800 years old. Situated 25kms from Ranikhet this historical temple is an example of intricate sculpturing.

Tarikhet

Tarikhet

Tarikhet is located at a distance of 8 Kms from Ranikhet and it is well known for its Gandhi Kuti, and the temple of Golu Devta..

KRC Museum

(Kumaon Regimental Centre)

Maintained by the Kumaon and the Naga Regiment of the Indian Army, the museum has a wide collection ranging from stories of the heroics of the First World War till date. It has on display the various weapons captured, flags of enemies captured by the army and also the LTTE boat captured during Operation Pawan.

Syalikhet

Syalikhet

It is a scenic spot with unparallel beauty situated at a distance of 25kms from Ranikhet. Syalikhet is located in the midst of a green forest with apple orchards nearby . The famous temple of Syahi Devi is situated in Syalikhet.

Jhula Devi

Jhula Devi temple

Jhula Devi temple is situated at a distance of 7 km from the town of Ranikhet near Chaubatia. It is said that the dense jungle near the temple was once full of wild animals, leopards and tigers used to attack local villagers. The villagers prayed to Maa Durga for protection, and one day Goddess Durga came in a shephard's dream and advised him to excavate her idol.

Rama Mandir (temple)

Rama Mandir

Rock painting at Rama Mandir, Ranikhet Located in the vicinity of Jhula Devi temple is the Rama Mandir, dedicated to lord Rama. A small flight of stairs goes to the hilltop where the temple is situated.

Chaubatia Gardens

Chaubatia Gardens

Located about 10 km from Ranikhet, this place has plantation of apricots, peaches, chestnuts, and almonds and is famous for apple orchards. With a wide variety of Himalayan flora, it also offers the picturesque views of snowcapped Himalayas.

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THE RANIKHET WITH

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ASIAN ADVENTURES

In 1869, the British established the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment here and used the place  as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer.  Corbett National Park, Nainital, Mukteshwar, Almora and Kausani are all within a two hours drive from Ranikhet.