Ranikhet – Green City of Uttarakhand

Few popular names of Indian tourist destinations are frequently used in Hollywood and Bollywood movies which mean these spots are really amazing and their natural beauty attracts everybody. Here we will explain the holiday spots of Ranikhet that is well-known place of India located in Uttaranchal State. The altitude of Ranikhet is around 1829 meters from sea level. Pleasant moderate climate in summer allow voyagers to attain the place anytime. People love calm and impressive place must attain to Ranikhet as the spot becomes cool in winter. Town is decked with miraculous nature fortunate beauty. British company developed the town during their ruling period in India and made the place private and quiet hill station for British company. Things to watch here are lusting dense forests, antique and oldest temples, pleasing regions of Himalaya and breathtaking rolling mountains.

Ranikhet word is the mixture of two Hindi words such as Rani (Queen) and Khet (meadow). According to sources a gorgeous queen of India visited this place and got attracted so local people named the location are Ranikhet. Kumaon regiment of army is placed in Ranikhet.


Sports lovers can do trekking and view the snow-covered hills of Himalaya from the top. Nanda Devi Peak is admired point for voyagers. Golf course is used for several golf tournaments by various associations. Big Jhoola Devi shrine and Chaubattia are few more known tourist destinations.


Attraction of Ranikhet:

Bhalu Dam:

The Dam located close to Ranikhet is first voyager spot. Dam is made on artificial lake created during the British rulers. Natural sceneries at Bhalu Dam are mind-boggling.

Chaubatia Copses:

Apple farms of Ranikhet are famous for production of delicious and taste apples exported to the world market. Peaches, apricots and plums are also exported to the world market from this beautiful city. Travelers can easily view the farms and orchards at Chaubatia located near Ranikhet main area.


Jhula Devi Temple:

Mostly populace of town is Hindu and the shrines created by local public are amazingly designed on hills. Among all Jhula Devi Temple is listed on top. The shrine is also recognized as Jhoola devi temple which is the ancient shrine of 8th century. Goddess Durga idol is established in the temple.


Mankameshwar Temple:

Next mark is Mankameshwar holy place founded by the Kumaon regiment of Indian Army situated at Pithoragarh.



Hills of Uttaranchal are all time favorite for trekking and many sports events. Expert and professional trekkers from the world are attaining  here at regular intervals.


Golf Course:

For entertainment golf courses are available with 9-hole in Ranikhet. Area wise golf course of the city is 2nd largest course of India.



This town is archeological important tourist place of Ranikhet. Dwarahat is actually a town located close to Ranikhet so travelers have to look for the transport medium to reach the town. However, Shakti temple located at Doonagiri town and Naithna Devi shrine at same place are two other tourist destinations close to our destination.



Kalika town is our next aim for voyagers. Located close to Ranikhet main area is popular for another golf course, though the Kali temple is popular spot as well.


Few other attractions are Majhkhali, Sitalkhet, and Upat are available for voyagers.


How to reach Ranikhet?

Travelers have to cover distance of 336 km from Delhi, 1031 km from Indore, 1180 km from Nagpur, 1659 km from Pune, and 2243 km from Bangalore.


By Train: KGM station (Kathgodam Railway station) is only 80 km away from town. Trains are available from DelhiDehradun, Howrah,  Jammu, Kanpur and some more big cities of India.


By Air: closest air hub is Pant Nagar airport used for domestic airlines only. Only 119 km distance of Pant airport allow visitors to reach station easily. Flights from Delhi and few more spots are accessible for Pant Nagar.


By Bus: Complete Uttaranchal state is full of amazing natural beauties so road journey could become best experience for visitors. Ranikhet is linked with Nainital (54 km away), Almora (49 km away) and Barely (181 km away) which are also the best tourist destinations. State buses are accessible from several parts of nation for Ranikhet.