Ranikhet, Polo Ground
in the Kumaon hills, Ranikhet is a cool, quiet and serene
hill station. Surrounded by picturesque views, Ranikhet offers
the panorama of the great Himalayas, ancient temples, picnic
spots, exciting trekking options. Passing through beautiful
terrain, tourists can also trek upto Kausani, Dunagiri and
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district
in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the home for the
Kumaon Regiment (KRC) & Naga Regiment and is maintained by
the Indian Army.
Places to Visit in Ranikhet - Visiting Places in Ranikhet
- Ranikhet Sight Seeing
There are a number of tourist attractions in Ranikhet that
tourists can visit. Ranikhet is popular for two of its temples.
Jhoola Devi Ka Mandir was constructed some 400 years ago in
honor of the local Goddess, who protected the people from
man-eating tigers. The other important temple is Kali Devi
ka Mandir, which has a large number of bells. The site of
the temple is believed to be 5000 years old.
Gardens - Orchards :- It is situated 10 kms from
Ranikhet and is renowned for apple orchards. Ranikhet is popular
for its luscious apples, apricots, peaches and various alpine
fruits. Apart from fruits one can buy fresh juices and honey
from Chaubatia Gardens. Picturesque views of the snow capped
peaks of the mighty Himalayan range can be seen from Chaubatia
View of the Chaubatia Gardens which is large orchard that
is spread over an area of 265 acres.
Binsar Mahadev Temple :- was built around 9-10 century
A.D. It is Believed that this temple was built in a single
day. Ladies comes here on Vaikunth chaturdashi and light a
lamp on their palm to fulfill the desire of child. Binsar
Mahadev is located 19 km from Ranikhet. The temple is surrounded
by thick deodar forests and lies at an altitude of 2480 metres.
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Katarmal Sun Temple :- Katarmal Sun Temple is at an altitude
of 2116 mt, built in the 9th century Katarmal nearby
Almora has the Second important Sun Temple in the country,
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Jhula Devi Temple - Jhoola Devi Temple :- Built in the
8th century, one of the oldest temples in Uttarakhand,
Jhula Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The people
of Uttaranchal have strong belief in the Jhula Devi Temple
and numerous bells are hung in the temple. Ram Mandir is situated
very close to Jhula Devi Mandir.
Golf Course :- Ranikhet Golf Course is one of the highest
golf courses of Asia. Ranikhet Golf Course is a 9-hole course
making it one of the prime attractions of Ranikhet. The green
meadow of the golf course at such high altitude is awe-inspiring.
The golf club provides membership plans for outsiders as well.
Haidakhan Temple :- Situated 4kms from Ranikhet, Haidakhan
Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva made by Shri Haidakhan Maharaj
who is said to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. The splendid
views of the gigantic Himalayan peaks are clearly visible
from Haidakhan Temple.
Syalikhet :- It is a scenic spot with unparallel beauty
situated at a distance of 25kms from Ranikhet. Syalikhet is
located in the amidst green forest and apple orchards. The
famous temple of Syahi Devi is situated in Syalikhet.
Bhalu Dam :- It is an artificial small lake blessed with
natural beauteousness, panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains
and placid surroundings. The small but beautiful garden nearby
the dam is marvelous. The dam site is open for all the tourists
throughout the year. The views of the massive Himalayan peaks
are enchanting and ravishing from Bhalu Dam. It is an ideal
spot for camping and picnicking.
KRC (Kumaon Regimental Centre) Museum :- KRC Museum was
established in the 1970s, this Regiment Museum showcases the
history of Kumaon and Garhwal regiments. It also displays
valuable treasures like Rani Jhasi's silver scepter, Chinese
rifles from the 1962 war, a World War-II Japanese wireless
field telephone and documents related to the Kargil War.
Ranikhet- Where to Stay - Accommodation - Hotels -
Resorts in Ranikhet
Hotels in Ranikhet are well equipped with all the facilities
and offer warm hospitality. Ranikhet offers a number of hotels
that range from budget hotels to good quality hotels. Old
British houses converted into hotels are also wonderful to
spend your vacations in Ranikhet.
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