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Ranikhet


Destination: Ranikhet
State: Uttaranchal
Ranikhet- Delhi Distance: Ranikhet is around 334kms from Delhi.
Ranikhet -Jim Corbett Distance: Jim Corbett Ramnagar is @ 110kms.
Nearest Railway Station: It is at Kathgodam, at a distance of around 95kms.
Nearest Airport: Phool Baug, Rudrapur-Pant Nagar
Towns around Ranikhet: Dwarahat, Bhowali, Khairna, Donagiri etc.
Best time to visit Kausani: April to June
Best Known for: Gandhi Kuti and the temple of Golu Devta

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Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in state of Uttarakhand. It is home for Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment and is maintained by Indian Army. Ranikhet is at an altitude of 1869 metres above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas. Ranikhet, which means Queen's meadow in Hindi, gets its name from a local legend, which states that it was here, that Raja Sudhardev won heart of his queen, Rani Padmini, who subsequently chose area for her residence, giving it name, Ranikhet, though no palace exists here. In 1869, British established headquarters of Kumaon Regiment here and used station as a retreat from heat of Indian summer. At one time during British Raj, it was also proposed as summer headquarters of Government of India, in lieu of Shimla. Ranikhet previously was under the Nepalese Rule, and Kumaonese (people of Kumaon Region) won it under the leadership of their able General Kashi Nath Adhikari – after whom the small town of Kashipur was named (which at one point of time was the gateway to hills and is now an educational and medicinal hub) – with the help of Britishers at around 1816 and is a part of India now.

Army Museum Maintained by Kumaon & Naga Regiment of Indian Army, museum has a wide collection ranging from stories of heroics of First World War till date. It has on display the various weapons captured, flags of enemies captured by army and also the LTTE boat captured during Operation Pawan. It also has stories of First and the Second Param Vir Chakra who belonged to Kumaon Regiment. You can also get to know list of all Army Generals who belonged to the Kumaon Regiment. The regiment, which has a long and successful history of heroics and tales of valor, is on full display at the museum. Contributions by Regiment during World Wars, Indo-China and Pakistan war and during Kargil and Op Pawan can be known at this Museum.
Jhula devi temple, Ranikhet Jhula Devi temple is situated at a distance of 7 km from town near Chaubatia. It is said that jungle neartemple was once full of wild animals, leopards and tigers used to attack local villagers. The villagers prayed to Maa Durga for protection, and one day Goddess Durga came in a shephard's dream and advised him to excavate her idol. This temple was constructed at spot where the shepherd found Goddess Durga's idol. Since then pilgrims come to make a wish to Goddess Jhula Devi. And when their wish is fulfilled they come again to thank Jhula Devi Maa by offering a bell to the temple. The popularity of the temple can be realized by number of bells hanging over the temple walls. The temple priests have to timely shift the old bells to a different place to make room for the new bells that are tied everyday.
Rock painting at Rama Mandir, Ranikhet Located in vicinity of Jhula Devi temple is Rama Mandir, dedicated to lord Rama. A small flight of stairs goes to the hilltop where the temple is situated. Rama Mandir has a monastery where students are taught ancient vedas along with vedic and modern mathematics in direction of Sant Sri Mouni Maharaj. People who have a keen interest in vedas should not miss the chance to visit this temple.
View from Panyali, Ranikhet, Chaubatia Gardens is located about 10 km from Ranikhet, this place has plantation of apricots, peaches, chestnuts and almonds and is famous for apple orchards. With a wide variety of Himalayan flora, it also offers picturesque views of snowcapped Himalayas. Apart from fruits, one can buy fresh juices and artisan honey from the garden store on the way out.

How to reach Ranikhet by Road, Train and Air: Pantnagar at a distance of 130 kms is the nearest airport. Rail: Kathgodam at a distance of 95 kms is the nearest Railhead. Road: Ranikhet is 340 kms from Delhi. The route from Delhi spans Hapur-Moradabad-Rampur- Haldwani-Kathgodam-Bhimtal- Bhowali - Khairna - Ranikhet.
How to Reach Jim Corbett Park from Ranikhet : Ranikhet is appx 110 Kms away from Jim Corbet- Ramnagar and can be reached via Mohan-Machod-Bhatrojkhan-Ganiadoli Ranikhet. Feel free to contact for Safaris with day outing on any Weekend or during  Corporate offsite with activities from Rudrapur or Wedding in Jim Corbett Resort in a appx budget 8-10 lac. Call on +91 97 1925 1197 or write corbettpark@gmail.com. There are some more places nearby which can be visited like Chaubatia, Dwarahat, Kausani, Chaukhutia, Majhkhali, Naina Gaon, Jalali, Doonagiri, Naithna, Masi and Pali.