A popular travel attractions in Uttaranchal, Ranikhet is located at an altitude of 1830 meters. The major advantage of the city is its cleanliness and the fresh pine scented air. The beautiful colonial buildings of the city reminds of the bygone British era. Ranikhet Tour gives you an option to feel the old world charm, which this beautiful hill station has retained over the years.
Ranikhet enjoys cold climate in winters, whereas the weather remains pleasant in summers. Such pleasing whether gives ample opportunity to the tourists to enjoy long walks in the jungle or to admire the lovely view of the Himalayas from different points in the city during your tours in Ranikhat.
How to Reach:
Ranikhet is located at a distance of over 331 km from Delhi and there are many tourists and State owned bus services available from Delhi to Ranikhet. The distance to the city from Nainital is merely 55 km, from Almora (49 km) and from Bareily (181 km). Ranikhet Tourism also provides well-connected buses from all these and many more destinations nearby.
The nearest railhead from Ranikhet is at Kathgodam located at about 80 kms. From here, you can get a taxi or a bus to reach Ranikhet. The nearest airport to Ranikhet is at Pantnagar, which is over 110 km away.
What to See:
Amongst the various places to see in Ranikhet, Jhula Devi temple is a popular attraction, where devotees tie bells for wish fulfillments. Chaubatia is another popular attraction, which houses the botanical gardens and a fruit research institute. From here, one can view the snow clad Himalayan mountain peaks including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti and Nilkanth.
Uppat, a very beautiful 9 - hole golf course among fruit orchards, is also a good place to see in Ranikhat. Kallika is a Kali temple near Uppat and offers some excellent views.
Another interesting point, Bhalu dam has a man made lake serving as a reservoir for a dam on Kosi River.
Where to Stay:
There is a wide range of hotels in Ranikhet, including several budget hotels catering to every need of the tourist according to their taste and budget. Cosmos Ventures, Holm Farm Heritage, Parwati Resorts, and West View Hotel etc., are a few options to stay during your Ranikhet Tours.
Nearby Tourist Attractions:
There are many good places to see near Ranikhat. Nainital is the most common and attractive hill stations in Uttaranchal located near Ranikhet. Shitalakhet, Manila and Doonagiri are a few other attractive destinations. Manila is known to be the house of Manila Devi, Shitalakhet is an enchanting destination and Doonagiri is another famous excursion from Ranikhet.
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