Ranikhet is a secluded and serene hill-station in Uttarakhand, India. This quiet little hill-station is adorned with nature’s enviable beauty.

Ranikhet was initially ruled by Kumaoni rulers and was later developed by British in 1869 as a summer resort.

Located in Almora district in Uttaranchal, Ranikhet is a cantonment maintained by Indian Army and the HQs of Kumaon regiment.

With not much to do, except enjoying nature walks and absorbing mesmerizing views, Ranikhet is more of a retreat than a hill-station. Its breathtaking undulating hilly-terrain, lush green forests and wonderful peacefulness make it an ideal holiday spot for nature lovers and those wishing to have a quiet holiday away from the hum-drum of cities.

Unlike popular hill-stations in India, Ranikhet does not really have many tourist attractions. However, one can go around the place and explore the scenic vistas in wider expanse. 

Read about Places to visit in Ranikhet.




Legend Of Ranikhet

It’s believed that Rani Padmini, queen of King Sukherdev, while on a move through this area, was taken by its beauty and fell in love with it so much so that she decided to settle here and though there are no indications of a palace having been here, it’s said that the King built a huge palace here and named this place in her honour as ‘Ranikhet’ literally meaning ‘Queen’s Meadow’.


Things to Do in Ranikhet





Must Try

Bal Mithai, a Kumaon speciality, made of chocolate fudge coated with tiny sugar balls.

Ranikhet Fast Facts

Best Period to Visit Ranikhet: Mar-Jun

Distance to Ranikhet: 350 Km from Delhi

Ranikhet Altitude: 6000 Ft above sea level


Around Ranikhet

Tarikhet (8 Km)

Majhkhali (13 Km)

Sitlakhet (28 Km)

Katarmal Sun Temple (25 Km)

Dwarahat (38 Km)



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