While you are in Ranikhet you get a chance to enjoy following activities Admire the nature
No matter where you go, you always get a chance of encountering the nature. Even if you are sitting on your balcony the natural splendor will touch your soul. It is a great opportunity for you to find out the secrets of nature, meditate and have a break from your rushing life in metros. Savor the local fruit
When you visit Chaubatiya Garden the trees are laden with local fruits. The apples and apricots here are real juicy. Try munching them but ensure you take permission before you pluck any. Go Golfing
The Upat Golfing Course lays you an opportunity to try your hands on Golfing. You may get a visitors membership with the club and play as much as golf as you like. The Golf course is a good one for amateur golfers.
Places to see in Ranikhet
The beautiful town Ranikhet has many great places to explore. Some of the popular tourists places of Ranikhet are listed below Chaubatiya Gardens
Nestled at the height of 1800 meters from the sea level and spread across 600 acres of land, Chaubatiya Gardens are a sight for soaring eyes. The gardens are truly fertile and produced some richest of the peaches, apples, apricots, and many local fruits. The orchands here are on the full bloom in summers and make a perfect sight when laden with flowers. For nature lovers the place is a must visit as it captures you in its unspoken spell. The gardens also offer a panoramic view of some renowned mountain ranges like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Neelkanth and Nandaghunti. Bhalu Dam
Around 3 kilometers from the Chaubatiya Orchard is a splendid artificial lake covered with a preserved forest area. The lake was initially made to serve the water supply issues of the town by the British rulers in 1903. However, it is a famous tourist place nowadays. The sight is cherished by people for picnics and camping. You can also trek to this place from Ranikhet covering a distance of 1 Kilometers. Haidakhan Temple
The temple is renowned all across the world for being of importance for weddings. People come here to get married in Indian traditional way. The temple enshrines two tall statues of Indian deity Hanuman and Lord Shiva. The view of the gigantic Himalayas from the temple is awe-inspiring. Upat Golf Course
One of the highest golf courses of India, the Upat Golf Course is spread across the plains amidst the mountains. It is a 9 holed golf course which has well manicured grass sprawled across. You can picnic here and also try your hand on golfing as the Golf Course has provision for visitor membership. Manilla
Manilla is some 87 kilometers from Ranikhet and is renowned to be the native place pof Manila Devi who was the kul devi of Katyuri Clan. Nestled at a height of 1820 meters above the sea level this place is a blissful present of Nature. Though the place is less renowned, it is a worth visit place. Jhulla Devi Temple
The temple dates back to the 8th century and is devoted Goddess Durga. The pristine setting of the temple amidst the Himalayas bordered with deodar trees makes it a famous tourist place. The idol of Maa Durga was found by a Shepherd and in a dream the goddess herself guided the Shepherd to establish a temple right where the idol was found. This is how the temple came into existence. The temple is around 7 kilometers away from the town.
Food and Shopping in Ranikhet
Food in Ranikhet
Ranikhet serves you typical Kumauni food. Bhatt, Chains, Ras, bada, pua are some loal dishes those are sure to leave a mark on your taste buds for long. There are many eating joints serving multi-cuisine food. Some of the eating joints are located at the hill tops and are known for their refreshing chai and lip-smacking maggi. Shopping in Ranikhet
There are many shopping options in Ranikhet, You can buy woolen garments, shawls, and many food items here. The Sadar Bazar is the main shopping point of the place that serves all the requirements of the town. Bal Mithai, a sweet dish that hails from Almora the district under which Ranikhet comes is also a worth buy.
How to reach Ranikhet
Ranikhet by Bus
The roads connecting Ranikhet to rest of the country are in good conditions. The Uttarakhand Roadways runs regular buses to Ranikhet, The fair of the buses is also minimal and they offer you a good view and comfortable travelling Ranikhet by Taxi
If you are willing to travel in comfort and luxury, taxis are the best option. You can hire a taxi from Almora, Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, etc. There are many service providers that run taxis on sharing as well as full hiring basis. Ranikhet by Train
The last railway station connecting Ranikhet with rest of the country is Kathgodam Railway station. The railway station is a well connected one and there are many trains to and fro Kathgodam from ious part of the country. The railways station is around 90 kilometers from Ranikhet. Ranikhet by Air
Ranikhet does not have any airport of its own. The nearest airport to town is Pantnagar Domestic Airport which is located at a distance of 119 kilometers. The airport has regular flights from Delhi. One can arrange for a taxi or take a bus from Pantnagar to reach Ranikhet. Ranikhet Distance from near by Places Distance from Delhi 352 Kilometers Distance from Dehradun 326 Kilometers Distance from Nainital 56 Kilometers Distance from Almora 46 Kilometers Distance from Kathgodam 75 Kilometers
Kausani & Ranikhet are the truly in the lap of Himalayas where you can spend your vacation with utmost peace. Nature is at its best with lush green mountains,terraced fields and lots beautiful flowers & fruits.
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Jay from Delhi, India
Ranikhet is excellent hill station.. Have some superb attractions like millitry museum, Apple garden, golf garden etc
Harendra singh from Aligarh, India
No photography is allowed here.
Zeenat from Mumbai, India
My overall experience in was Average. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.