to Nainital : 325 Kms
to Nainital : 60 Kms
(Nearest Railway Station) to Nainital : 35 Kms
to Nainital : 118 Kms
to Corbett : 295 Kms
via Khairna : 67 Kms
Nainital : 360 Kms
via Ranikhet : 106
21.76 sq. km.
18174 (1991 census)
1829 mtrs. Above sea level.
April to June; September to October
Summer - Light Woolens ; Winter - Woolens
Hindi, Kumaoni and English
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.
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.
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
adventurous can descend on a whole lot of day excursions:
Mahadev 14 kms
- Jim Corbett
Park 90 kms
"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.
TO REACH RANIKHET?
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,
BY AIR ||
Nearest Airport is Pantnagar, 112 Kms, but flights are
not operational at present.
Nearest Railway heads are Kathgodam - 80 Km. & Ramnagar
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
two bus stands at Ranikhet at each end of the Mall.
Transport : Private Taxis and local bus services.
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