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Ranikhet :: City Information

Ranikhet - Weather

Best Travel Duration

Summer : Max 32.2C, Min 8.4C.
Winter : Max 7.2C, Min 3.3C.
Rainfall : 127 cm.

March to June and September to November.

About Ranikhet

1829 mts above sea level this hill station is extremely beautiful and ideal to spend a holiday. The western Himalayan peaks are visible from here in all their snow- capped beauty. As one nears Ranikhet, one is welcomed by a 400 kms long range of snow-capped peaks. The Bhagirathi trio to Nanda Devi are clearly visible from here.

The people here are simple and happy in their life. Ranikhet is full of dense forest. It is the main place of the Kumau regiment. Since it is a cantonment area, it is extremely clean. The bazaar of Ranikhet is also unusual. Located on the slope of a mountain, this bazaar can be compared to the hanging gardens of Mumbai. Since it is on a steep slope it is called "khadi bazaar", khadi meaning steep in the local lingo.

The lowest part of the bazaar is at 5000 feet and the upper most at 8000 feet. The roads in Ranikhet have been made in such a way so that the greenery around is not affected. The houses and bungalows are made in such a way that the car can come right up to the doorway.

Places to Visit

Chaubattia

 

(20 Kms) Chaubattia is a garden spot commanding a fascinating view of the Himalayas. The chief attractions of the place is the Government Apple Garden and the Fruit Research Center attached to it.

Baludham

 

This small artificial lake is little less than 3 kms from Chaubattia (Briddle Road).

Doonagiri  

 

(46 Kms) is a place of religious importance. It is of its temple of Goddess Durga and for a good view of the Ramganga and Someshwar valleys from here.

Binsar Mahadev

 

(26 Kms) located in a sleepy hollow in dense pine and deodar forest with an old temple of Lord Shiva is a unique place for meditation and picnic.

How To Get To Ranikhet

By Air:

 

The closest airport is Pantnagar which is 119 kms away.

By Rail:

 

Nearest railheads are Kathgodam - 80 Km and Ramnagar - 96 Km.

By Road:

 

Ranikhet is well connected by road to important centre in the region. Some of the major road distances are : Almora - 49 Km, Delhi - 386 Km, Lucknow - 453 Km, Nainital - 59 Km, Kathgodam - 80 Km, Badrinath - 275 Km.