Visiting Places

Ranikhet:  Ranikhet is the place, which mirrors the best of the heavenly Himalayas; lush green forests, majestic mountains, delicate plant life and attractive wild life. This place 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".

The place was selected as a hill station for British troops and accordingly, the cantonment was established in 1869, the Kumaon Regimental Centre, Museum and Memorial are the jewels of Ranikhet.

Other Famous Destination near Ranikhet:

  1. Chaubatia Garden:

    Laden with fruit orchards especially apples are the perfect natural interlude. 10 kms from Ranikhet town famous for fruit belt and the Fruit Research Centre.

  2. Upat Kalika: 6 kms from the town on the main road to Almora. The place has one of the best mountain golf links (Oholes) in the country surrounded by dense Oak forest.

  3. Pindari Glacier: Pindari, the most accessible glacier in the Kumaon region, is located at 3820 mt. in Patti Malla Danpur of Almora district. Measuring 3 km in length and 0.25 km in breadth, it owes its existence to the vast quantities of snow precipitated from Nanda Devi and other lofty summits of the Greater Himalayan range. It takes its name from the Pindar river which originates in the Traill's Pass above the glacier. The dense forests along the Pindar river and waterfalls are spectacular and varieties of species of birds are seen. The fauna and flora change dramatically in next few days. KV ranikhet had been the Base Camp for trekking teams of KVS for Pindari & Kafni Glacier.

  4. Binsar Sanctury:The Binsar wild life sanctuary encompasses an area of about 50 sq. Kms in the middle Himalaya near Almora. This tract is considered to be one of the most beautiful tracts in kumaon. One can study about Climatic conditions and wide range of Flora & Fauna.

  5. Corbett National Park:One of the finest habitats of the tiger in India, the Corbett National Park nestles in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttaranchal, in the area known as South Patlidun. With it's varied topography, diverse flora and fauna and the natural splendor of its landscapes, the Park is a precious heritage. This area is also a tiger reserve under the Project Tiger.

  6. Kausani: A Study hub for Tea cultivation and panoramic view of Himalaya. Kausani lies 53 km north of Almora in Uttaranchal. Delhi is 410 km away, a journey of 14 hours by road. Kausani has had many moments in the sun - as the birthplace of Hindi poet Krishna Nandan Pant, and again as the hill station where Mahatma Gandhi spent some happy days in 1929. Gandhiji stayed at the Anasakti Ashram, where he explored the Anasakti Yoga. The Ashram used to be a guesthouse in a tea estate, and is now a research centre and library. A Gandhi memorial has been erected here and evening prayers are said in the main hall. There is a regular flow of pilgrims trying to combine a glimpse of the sanctum with a view of the spectacular sunset.

  7. Almora: Famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with an easy accessibility. The Katyuri and Chand dynasties glorified the region by constructing some fine temples- now renowned throughout the country.

  8. G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development: G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development is one of the premier autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The Institute is a focal agency, to advance scientific knowledge, to evolve integrated management strategies, demonstrate their efficacy for conservation of natural resources and to ensure environmentally sound development in the entire Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). The Institute works under decentralized set-up with its Head quarters at Kosi-Katarmal(Almora), Uttarakhand and four regional units at Srinagar-Garhwal (UA), Kullu (HP), Pangthang (Sikkim) and Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh).

  9. Kumaon Engineering College, Dwarahat is affiliated to Kumaon University Nainital, which imparts technical education to the students. The College is situated 3 Km. prior to Dwarahat on Kathgodam-Ranikhet-Karnprayag National Highway (87-E), about 30 Km. from Ranikhet.

  10. Dwarahat: 38 kms from Ranikhet had once been the principal seat of the Katyuri Rajas. Dwarahat is full of ancient sculptures . Good for archeological study.

  11. G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar:is the first university in India to blend the technology with agriculture. It has been eulogized Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug as the 'Harbinger of Green Revolution' in the country. It was also adjudged the best State Agricultural University in 1997. It is nearly 95 KM from Ranikhet by Road.

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