Ranikhet reflects the very
best of the heavenly Himalayas ; their lush green forests, majestic mountain
peaks, exotic plant life and attractive wild life. To see nature and its
elements in full harmony, the right place to be is Ranikhet.
to a popular belief, this spot had won the heart of Rani Padmini, queen of Raja
Sudhardev. She chose this scenic place to be her abode and since then, it has
come to be known as Ranikhet, literally " Queen's Field". At an altitude of
1829mtres, above sea level, this hill resort is undoubtedly a tourists'
The invigorating mountain breeze, the singing of birds, the
panoramic view of the Himalayas - the sights, sounds and smells leave the
onlooker spellbound. During the rains, flowers sprout up every where in rainbow
colours, branches of tress stoop with ripened fruits and sunlight peeping
through the mist and clouds, endow an enchanting effect all across Ranikhet. As
winter comes, the softly falling snowflakes cover the environs in sheets of
The charm of every season is irresistible
in its own right. And this is what makes Ranikhet an all season destination.
Jhoola Devi Ram Mandir » 7kms. from Ranikhet on the way to Chaubatia, known for its temples
devoted to the Goddess Durga and Lord Rama.
Naithna Devi »
35kms., from Chaukhatia, 34kms. from Bhitiasan and 54kms. from Ranikhrt the
famous temple of Durga is situated at a 4km. walk from Dola
Mankameshwar » This temple is attached to the Nar
Singh Maidan ( Ground), constructed by the Kumaon regiment. Opposite the temple
is a Gurudwara and a Shawl factory.
Binsar Mahadev » 19kms., from Ranikhet, on the way to Ramnagar and 2kms from Sonidant, amidst dense Pine
and Deodar forests. The shiva Temples of Binsar Mahadev are a unique place for
meditation and picnics.
Hairakhan Temple (Chilianaula) » 4kms.,
from Ranikhet is famous for the temple of Baba Haira Khan. It commands a
panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Tarikhet » 8kms. from Ranikhet
is a well known for its Gandhi Kuti, and the temple of Golu Devta is venerated
in the Kumaon region.
Chaubatia » 10kms. away and popularly known as orchard country, commands a picturesque view of the
Majkhali » 13kms. from, Ranikhet, on the way to
Almora, Majkhali offers a close view of the snowy heights.
Chaukhutia » Chaukhutia is famous for its natural beauty and fishing centre. It
is about 54kms enroute to Badrinath.
Manila » Manila ( meaning
enchanting ) is 87kms. from Ranikhet & 75kms. from Ramnagar. Manila is the
seat of Manila Devi - the family Goddess of the Katyuri clan. The forest and
the Himalayan view from this hill is enchanting.
Jaurasi » 6000ft., above sea level, 16kms. from Chaukhutia, Jaurasi is famous for its
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Dwarahat » 37kms. from Ranikhet, the once
principal seat of the Katyuri Rajas is Dwarahat. A part from temples it is full
of ancient sculptures. It is also known for its Syaldeh Bikhoti fair ( 13th to
15th April every year).
Bhikiasain » 55kms., from Ranikhet is famous for its Maha Savitri fair.