A beautiful hill station in Almora, Uttrakhand, Ranikhet provides the perfect retreat from the hustle bustle of city life. Lush green meadows, coniferous trees, peaceful surroundings – Ranikhet welcomes you with all this and much more. We take you to the valleys of this hill station for uninterrupted and majestic views of the Himalayas. So wait no more! Book this exclusive holiday package now to spend some tranquil moments in the hills.
- Volvo Bus/Train Tickets from Chandigarh or Delhi
- Accommodation for 2 Nights 3 Days in a deluxe room in respective hotel.
- Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival.
- Cookies once in the room during stay
- Daily Bed Tea /Coffee
- 10% discount on additional food bills.
- Pick-up & Drop to resort
- One day Local Sightseeing
Ranikhet is all about enjoying Himalayan beauty. Explore the town on foot and enjoy the swish of wind, the scent of pine, orchards thick with flower laden apricot trees, wild roses, miniature temples and a dazzling 180 degrees view of snow clad peaks. The 8th century Jhula Devi Temple is weighed down with thousands of bells; the echoes of which travel through the mountain air.
Places to See
An erstwhile British military base, a museum and a memorial today are the only reminders of the British regiment in Ranikhet. Today, the cantonment in Ranikhet is used by the Indian Army, known as the Kumaon Regiment. Chaubatia is a beautiful place which has fruit orchards, gardens and the Government Fruit Research Centre. It is also a good picnic spot. Besides this, enjoy a stunning view of the 300 kilometre long stretch of the Himalayas with a crystal view of the Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti andNilkanth peaks. Bhaludam, three kilometres from here is an artificial lake, a popular picnic spot. Majkhali is another place from where you can enjoy closer view of the Himalayas. Ranikhet also houses some ancient temples, worth visiting for their aesthetic beauty, if not anything else. The Jhoola Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga and the Manakameshwar Temple are both surrounded in an all pervasive beauty. There is a Gurudwara and a shawl factory nearby as well. Another tourist destination in Ranikhet is the artificial lake of Bhaludham. Places to Eat
Eating joints in Ranikhet are many, but poorly maintained. If you love dhaba food, then head straight to the numerous shack-like restaurants in the main town. Most of the hotels offer in-house dining options, so you can eat at your own hotel. The main cuisines offered at most places include Indian, Chinese and Mughlai cuisine. However, if you want to eat local pahari cuisine, just ask for it in the restaurants. It probably will not be mentioned in the menu, but they will offer you the same never-the-less. Sweet lovers are in for a treat here. Baal Mithai, made of concentrated milk, covered with little sugar beads and is a local delicacy here. You can also try singaudi which is rich in sugar and ghee. Things to Do
Chaukhutia is a place which forks out four different directions; to unknown destinations. Chaukhutia is also famous for fishing. Located in the midst of nature’s beauty in Upat and Kalika, is a 9-hole golf course. You can enjoy a game here and enjoy the view of the green valley. There are beautiful orchards here as well and a tour of the apple orchard, plucking them as you saunter is something that only a lucky few can do. Walking is one of the best things to do in Ranikhet. The place so beautiful and rich in natural beauty, that it will be a shame if you don’t explore the place on foot. Besides these, there are several spectacular treks from Ranikhet. The treks to Kausani, Dunagiri and Sitalakhet pass through interesting terrain and offer great pleasure to bird watchers along the way. Explore the town on foot and enjoy the tug at your senses – the swish of wind rushing through pine trees, the scent of pine mingling with wood smoke and ginger chai, orchards thick with flower laden apricot trees, wild roses, miniature temples and a dazzling 180-degree view of snow clad peaks. This quaint town also offers beautiful treks to Kausani, Dunagiri and Sitalakhet. The festivals of Shivaratri and Janmashtmiare celebrated with much jubilation in Ranikhet. Impromptu fairs break out, the town suddenly looks vibrant with streamers and lights and the air is thick with revelry and the smell of popcorns! The Nanda Devi Fair is organised in September to commemorate the goddesses Nanda and Sunanda. The fair is held near the Nanda Devi Temple.Exploring Surroundings
Ranikhet offers numerous getaways ideal for day trips and ideal for short trips. Offering wonderful views of the Himalayas is this small place called Mahkhali, about 13 kilometres away from Ranikhet. Some of the peaks, like Mount Trishul (26,500 feet) appear so close that you feel you can just reach out and touch them. Chaukhutia, located 54 kilometres from Ranikhet is beautifully laced with ruins of ancient forts and remains of Katyuri Dynasty and an ancient Kali Temple and Vaishno Devi Temple. About 19 kilometres from Ranikhet lies the Binsar Mahadev Temple surrounded by thick deodar forest. Dedicated to Ganesh, Har Gauri and Maheshmardini, it is believed that the temple was built in the 9th century by King Pithu in memory of his father Bindu. Also visit the Hairakhan Temple dedicated to Hairakhan Baba, about 4 kilometres from Ranikhet. Baba Haira khan has many followers here and stories of his miracles do rounds here. About 50 kilometres from Ranikhet lies Almora, a beautiful hill station abounding the scenic beauty, handicrafts, cuisine and wildlife. Nainital is about 59 kilometres away from Ranikhet and is a popular hill resort. The Naini Lake and nearby places of Sattal, Bhimatal, Hanuman Garhi and Land’s end are located close by.Shitalakhet is a surreal place about 35 kilometres from Ranikhet full of lush orchards, herbal and medicinal plants and offering amazing views of the Himalayas. Manila is 87 kilometres from Ranikhet and is the seat of Manila Devi. A beautiful valley calledDwarahaat is located 39 kilometres away from Ranikhet. The wide Ramganga river valley with its cluster of 55 temples of Katyuni period is a must-see. Doonagiri located 47 kilometres away from Ranikhet is blessed with a beautiful landscape. There is also a temple of Goddess Durga here and the place also offers some exciting views of Himalayas. Shopping
Visit the KRC Shawl and Tweed Factory and Outlet in the cantonment area to pick up tweed shawls, woolen fabrics and Kumaon shawls in all hues and patterns possible.