Built entirely by the Britishers, Ranikhet accounts for the beauty of fauna and topography of the Himalayas. It gives a very calm atmosphere for the visitors to relax. Britishers were captivated by its attraction to the extent that they thought of naming it as the summer capital instead of Shimla.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Ranikhet has a cold climate all through the year and can be visited any time of the year. But the best time would be from February to November avoiding the heavy snow months
Major Tourist Attractions:
- Mankameshwar Temple
- Haidakhan Babaji Temple
- Binsar Mahadev Temple
- Jhula Devi Temple
- Chaubatia Orchard
- Ashsiyana Park
- Sunset Points
- Golf Course
PLACES AROUND RANIKHET
Jhoola Devi And Ram Mandir – 7 km from the main bazaar. A famous pair of temples dedicated to Goddess Durga and Lord Rama.
Chaubatia Garden – One of the best picnic spots in the vicinity. It is 10 km from Ranikhet and is set amidst sprawling fruit orchards and terraced gardens. There are walking trails within site.
Binsar Mahadev Temple – Lying at the distance of around 15 km from the city, this famous temple of Lord Shiva has a beautiful stream flowing just in its vicinity. The verdant cedar forests surround the temple.
Upat & Kalika – Situated on the road to Almora, Upat has a 9 – hole golf course, while Kalika is famous for its Kali Temple and forest nursery.
Hairakhan Temple – Hairakhan Temple is located 4 km from town situated at Chiliyanaula, offers a spectacular Himalayan view. Shri Hairakhan Maharaj built the temple – recognized to be an embodiment of Lord Shiva.
Jaurasi – Located at a distance of 16km from Main Bus stand, and situated at an altitude of 6000ft., above sea level, Jaurasi offers rich mountain view to the tourists.
Facts about Ranikhet
Famous for/as Hill Station
Languages: Kumauni and Garhwali, Hindi
Season: Mar-Jun, Sep – Nov
Altitude: 1869 m
STD code: 05966
Restaurants Near Ranikhet
Lali’s Inn and Restaurant
The Grill House: Multi-Cuisine Restaurant