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  • Delhi to Nainital : 325 Kms
  • Ranikhet to Nainital : 60 Kms
  • Kathgodam (Nearest Railway Station) to Nainital : 35 Kms
  • Corbett to Nainital : 118 Kms
  • Delhi to Corbett : 295 Kms
  • Almora-Nainital via Khairna : 67 Kms
  • Dehradoon Nainital : 360 Kms
  • Almora-Nainital via Ranikhet : 106


  • Area: 21.76 sq. km.
  • Population: 18174 (1991 census)
  • Altitude: 1829 mtrs. Above sea level.
  • Season: April to June; September to October
  • Clothing: Summer - Light Woolens ; Winter - Woolens
  • Language: Hindi, Kumaoni and English
  • Local Transport Taxis/Jeeps/Buses
  • STD Code 05966

A quaint little hill station conceived by the British tucked away in the Kumaon Himalayas. An old army cantonment from British time. Charmingly unspoilt natural beauty…. Screne and quiet. This is Ranikhet.

Discovered by Lord Mayo in 1869 and developed as a cantonment for the Imperial Soldiers, Ranikhet is perched at an altitude of 1829 meters. Even today it boasts as the home of the Kumaon regiment. Here, time stands still.

Ranikhet is the apex of a triangle which includes Nainital and Almora, driving along gentle slopes and pine covered hillsides, leading to picnic spots in shady glens or to sheer cliffs with breath taking views of the snow covered Himalayas, offering various moods and colours, from the misty morning sun to pink, gold and cobalt blue in all their majestic glory. The unparalled view from Bazaar, one Kilometer long, is absolutely nostalgic. Here, natural beauty is intermingled with a flavor of history…


The more adventurous can descend on a whole lot of day excursions:

  • Binsar Mahadev 14 kms
  • Dwarahat 35 kms
  • Sitlakhet 30 kms
  • Almora 45 kms
  • Binsar 60 kms
  • Kausani 75 kms
  • Jim Corbett Park 90 kms

Perched admist "Dev Bhumi" a visit to the numerous ancient temples built from the 6th to 12th century sets the tone of love, peace, contentment and happiness.


A large network of road and rail connects Ranikhet to all parts of India. It is an eight hours drive from Delhi via Moradabad and Haldwani. A convenient daily overnight air-conditioned train - " Ranikhet Express" connects Delhi to the railhead Kathgodam. Besides innumerous bus services, both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned, are available from Scindia House, New Delhi and Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, Delhi.

|| BY AIR ||
Nearest Airport is Pantnagar, 112 Kms, but flights are not operational at present.

|| BY TRAIN ||
Nearest Railway heads are Kathgodam - 80 Km. & Ramnagar 96 Km.

|| BY ROAD ||

Ranikhet is well connected by roads to important centers in the reigion. Some of the major distances are : Almore (49 km.), Delhi (386 km.), Nainital (59 km.), Kathgodam (80 km.)

There are two bus stands at Ranikhet at each end of the Mall.

Local Transport : Private Taxis and local bus services.


Hotel and Resorts in Ranikhet : Rosemount (Chevron Hotel and Resorts), Cost Plus Resort, West View Hotel