Uttaranchal Holiday Ideas
District : Almora District
Location : 60 kms from Nainital
Altitude : 1,800 m Above Sea Level
Best Time to Visit : Can be Visited All Round the Year
Small Yet Scenic Town of Ranikhet
|Also Known As :
|Famous Temples :
|Kali Devi ka Mandir, Jhula Devi Temple, Mankamesahwar Temple.
|Popular Museum :
|KRC Museum Housing Memorabilia from the Wars Fought by this Regiment.
|Adventure Options :
|Golfing in Upat Kalika (5 kms), Fishing in Bhalu dam (3.2 kms).
|Walking Trail :
|Ranikhet Jhula Devi Temple
Chaubatia Bhalu Dam.
Army Holiday Home AMU Guest House.
|Trekking Excursions :
|Ranikhet to Kausani.
Ranikhet to Dunagiri.
Ranikhet to Sitalakhet.
|Picnic Spots :
|Majhkhali 13 kms, Chaubatia 10 kms.
|Must Enjoy :
|Picnicking in the Chaubatia Orchards, and Buying Seasonal Fruits from Here.
|Shop For :
|Kumaoni Shawls, Woollen Fabrics, weed Shawls, Bal Mithai.
|Culinary Delight :
|Bal Mithai Kumaon Specialty.
|Eating Options :
|Dining Room for Continental, Hotel Meghadoot for All Kinds of Food, Hotel Moon and Restaurant.
|Staying Options :
|Troupe's Bungalow, Holm Farm Heritage Hotel and Resorts, Cost Plus Resorts, Ranikhet Club.
|Getting Around :
|Tarikhet 8 kms, Sitakhet 28 kms, Dwarghat 38 kms. Khoont 30 kms.
|Important Distances :
|Nainital 60 kms, Pantnagar 110 kms, Kathgodam 90 kms. Delhi 360 kms.
|Getting There :
Nearest airport is at Pantnagar 110 km away.
Rail Nearest Railhead is a Kathgodam, 90 kms Away. Taxis and Buses are Available for Ranikhet From Here.
Road NH 24 to Rampur Via Hapur, Garhmukteshwar, Gajraula, Joya and Moradabad. NH 87 to Kathgodam via Rudrapur and Haldwani.
If there is any place where getting there itself is an experience, then it is Ranikhet. So much was the beauty of this hill station that Rani Padmini fell deeply and madly in love with and hence the name Ranikhet. At an altitude of 6,000 ft, this small hill station in Uttaranchal, Ranikhet is definitely a charming destination. There are thick forested slopes of pine and deodar giving way to mountain streams and further to flower carpeted valleys. As you approach Ranikhet, keep your eyes wide open to enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayas that will cross your way.
Thinking of what to see in Ranikhet? Well there are
museums, temples, lively bazaars and orchards full of fruit and plenty to
see and do. But all those who are looking for leisure tourism are also
welcome. Ranikhet is popular for its two temple, 400 years old Jhoola Devi
Ka Mandir and Kali Devi ka Mandir which has a large number of bells.
Snaking up the little path towards the Kumaon Regimental centre is the KRC museum that displays memorials from the wars that this regiment has fought. There is also a church located is close vicinity of this museum.
The Temples of Bells - Jhuladevi Temple in Ranikhet
The scented air and the panoramic vista of Ranikhet is enough to make a person go lazy and enjoy some ideal time under the sky. Tourists can enjoy picnicking at the orchards in Chaubatia, 10 kms from Ranikhet. Here do not miss buying the seasonal fruits. Another 13 kms down the Almora road is Majhkhali, which too is an idyllic picnic spot. Awe inspiring snow peaks and mountain streams running below the pine trees are attractions that will make yourself lose to nature.
To keep people engrossed, Ranikhet also assists the
tourist with adventure options like golfing and fishing. Go to the Bhalu
dam on Kosi river, 3,2 kms from Ranikhet to indulge in fishing. However,
permission needs to be sought before fishing in this dam.
Among other adventure options tourists can enjoy is golfing at high altitudes of Upat and Kalika. Conjure up all your energy to give a high powered shot that should land far, far away. You can also take excursion from here to see a temple dedicated to goddess Kali, just a kilometer away.
The Leisure Sport in Uttaranchal - Golfing in Ranikhet
Even though the hill resort of Ranikhet does not have an airport or a railway station of its own, it is easily accessible. The nearest airport happens to be at Pant Nagar (Nainital), at a distance of 119 km. During the summer regular flights link other important places with Nainital and thus to Ranikhet. The nearest railhead for Ranikhet is Kathgodam, at a distance of 84 km. The well linked road network connects Ranikhet with other important cities. The main bus station is located near the main tourist office adjacent to the Sadar Bazaar area. The bus service from Ranikhet to Nainital, Almora, Kathgodam, and Kausani is regular.
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