Long ago there was a queen named, Rani Padmini who fell in love with the green glades and small hills in the area, and that was the reason that her spouse king Raja Sukherdev constructed an impressive place and named it Ranikhaet. The term Ranikhet stands for the Queen's meadow. It is one of the charming and pleasing destinations in Uttarakhand state, drawing people from all corner of the globe.
In the past, British also made this place as an encampment for their military. It offers a marvelous view to the visitors of Western Himalayas and of Nanda Devi temple. The area is still a cantonment of soldiers.
Ranikhet is mostly famous for its two most revered shrines, Jhoola Devi and Kala Devi Ka mandir. The temple of Jhoola Devi was built around 400 years ago devoting to the local Goddess. It is believed that local deity had saved the life of several people from the tigers. Temple of Kala Devi Ka is considered to be constructed around 5000 years back. This place is naturally decorated with the dense pine and oak tress, which makes it an ideal place for sightseers and nature lovers.
The pleasing weather of Ranikhet stays well round the year. This hilly resort combines Alpine type of atmosphere. The summer's hotness keeps itself far from extreme and continues from April to June. The winters bring chilly weather and remains from November to February. In the months of December and January a sufficient amount of snow fall can be seen. Due to the southwestern monsoon July and August comes with heavy rainfall in Ranikhet town.
People can easily reach Ranikhet, the closest airways is at Pantnagar, where in Kathgodam is nearest railway station. You can also travel by road; the town is well joined with other regions such as Nainital, Almora and Ramnagar.
Ranikhet Tourist Place
There are many tourists' attractions in Ranikhet including Chaubatia, Upat, Bhalu Dam, Majhkhali, tarikhet and many more among others. Visitors across the country make trips to Ranikhet and experience such wonderful places. Chaubatia is famous for meetings of four roads, located at a distance of 10 kilometer south of Ranikhet. Upat is the great place for golf lovers who visit here to play golf, situated on Almora road and 6 kilo meter from Sadar Bazar. Bhalu Dam is a lake on the Koshi rive but unoriginal.
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