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Ranikhet

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Showering light on the old church
And the top of the temple
The dawning sun smiles;
then tell me .......

As it lands ..

.... ...As it lands on this land of solitude. If you want to spend your days among the eternal beauty of the nature away from the fast running world, this is the right place for you.


Flashback :
It was in the yesteryears that RANI PADMINI, Queen of Raja(King) Sukherdev- the local Ruler was so impressed by the greenery of the hill station that she asked for a palace to be made - thats what the folklore goes like and thats what the history says. It was then the Place got its name Ranikhet meaning - Fields of the Queen.

Later on it was converted as British Cantonment and is still considered to be one.

There is nothing of historical value, there is nothing adventurous and exciting except trekking and the Golf. Its a place best for those who love solitude. Here new things happen - timelessness and creativity are aroused, new meanings are reborn; myriad emotions, changing, expressed and reflected with each passing moment - the pines, deodhars, oaks, tiny mountain flowers, the jungle babbler, the undulating hills, the tree line, soothing breezes, all juxtaposed perfectly.

*Chevron Rosemount and Holy Farm Heritage are the places to live in if you plan a 4-5 days stay as they were build by the Britishers and still have the charm of the yesteryears.


Fast Facts:
Language : Gardhwali, English, Hindi
Temperature : Winter - 7 Deg C to 1Deg C
Summer - Upto 18 Deg C
Clothings: - Light woolens and cottonsin summers and Warm woolens and Denims.
Best Time to Visit : Throughout the year except the monsoons (exception you can visit in the monsoon season also if you like the rain showers).


Almora Hills
Almora Hills
These world famous hills around 50kms away from Ranikhet, are a respite from the fast runing daily lives.

Golf Course
Upat and Kalika Golf Course
Ranikhet is a golfers day. A lesiure day at the Golf Course is the best way out.


Ranikhet
Ranikhet at its best

  • Majhkhali Village : The 103 km streach of Himalayas can be verily seen from this place. True place for picture postcard.
  • Sitalakhet, Tarikhet and Khairna : - If you want to go on a excursion these are the best places around.
  • Almoda : A place for temples, it is one place where you can find the beauty of nature as well as the Religion.


Where and Why

Now there is this eternal beauty and you wonder what to see and what not to see; where to go and where not to go; that's exactly how you feel once you are here. Although there aren't any specific places to visit; its the whole of the hill station you will like to see.

Just about 13kms from Ranikhet is the Majhkhali village. You must take a trip here to watch the Himalayas stretch out and the snow peaks playing out their charms. Take a lot of photographs here as the mountains change their moods with the shadows of clouds playing with them. Catch the mountain streams flowing down along with the pine trees. Downhill on a pony you can enjoy the sceneric beauty of the hills and the village from above.

When you are in Ranikhet you must try out the Kumaon Dish.


Suggestions
  • No permit is required to visit Ranikhet
  • To explore the place in a better manner, a minimum of two days stay is a must.
  • Purely a leisure place its good for the ones who love the solitude and are a nature lover.
  • The hotels offer a range of quality food, both Continental and Chinese.
  • Pre - book your hotel as there is less choice in Hotels in Ranikhet.

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