Ranikhet is the place which wonderfully mirrors best of the heavenly
Himalayas; their lush green forest, magestic mountains delicate plant
life and attractive plant life. To view nature and its elements in full
harmony the right place is to be is Ranikhet. According to the popular
belief this place had won the heart of Rani Padmini, queen of Raja
Sudhardev. She chose this scenic to be her adobe and since than it has
come to be known as Ranikhet, literally QUEENS Feild.At an altitude of
1829 mtrs above sea level,this hill resort is undoubtedly a tourists
The scented mountain
breeze, fresh and pure, the singing birds,the panoramic view of
Himalayas the sight sound and smell leave the onlooker spell bound,
during the rain, flowers sprout up every where in rainbow colour,
branches of tree spout up with ripend fruits and sun light peeping
through the mist and clouds endow an enchanting effect all accross the
Ranikhet. As winters come ,the softly falling snow flakes covers the
environment in sheet of pure whiteness. The charm of every season is
irresistable in its own right. And this is what makes Ranikhet an all
season destination. Discover Kumaon takes you to the following places
ideal for picnic as well us pilgrimage.
Places near Ranikhet
It is popularly known as orchard country for its fruits and government
gardens. It commands a picturesque view of the Himalayas.
JHOOLA DEVI RAM MANDIR
7 kms from Ranikhet on the Ram Mandir route to Chaubatia.it is known for
temples devoted to the Goddess Durga and Lord Rama.
This temple is attached to the Narsingh Maidan. This ancient temple has
been built by the Kumaon regiment. Opposite is a Gurudwara and a Shawal
3 kms away from chaubatia garden, a small artificial lake and a popular
8 kms from here and is well known for its Gandhi Ashram to commemorate
the spot where Gandhiji stayed. The Golla temple here is venerated in
the Kumaon region.
1 kms golf maidan, known for its forest nursury and a temple dedicated
to the Goddess Kali.
Sitlakhet is a scenic spot commanding a view of magestic Himalayas. The
near by forest abounds in fruit orchards and herbal plants used in
medicienes.Just about 10 kms from Sitlakhet is the famous temple of
Syahi Devi. Nearby is the natural spring where the first water scheme
for Almora initiated some seventy years ago. Just two kilometers below
Sitlakhet is the village Khoont' which is the ancestral village of the
late Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant, the famous freedom fighter of India.