A hill station far from Delhi where clouds descend on earth…go inside and see what the name is

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Ranikhet is a charming hill town nestled in the beautiful Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. Known for its picturesque landscapes, Ranikhet attracts tourists with its beautiful mountains, lush forests and rich cultural heritage. The natural beauty, historical sites and local traditions of Ranikhet will give you a new feeling. If you want to see and understand a serene hill life very closely, then Ranikhet is the best option for you. Let us know what options you will get to visit after reaching here.

How to reach Ranikhet?

Ranikhet is counted among the small and lovely hill stations. The good thing is that this hill station is closest to Delhi NCR. You can come here by your personal vehicle. Let us tell you, the distance from Delhi to Ranikhet is about 350 km and it takes about 10 hours. Taxis are easily available for Ranikhet from all the main places of Garhwal, Kumaon, Delhi and the rest of North India. If you do not get a direct bus, you can reach Ranikhet via Kathgodam or Almora.

There are many ancient temples in Ranikhet

Ranikhet has many ancient temples that are rich in history and spirituality. The iconic Jhula Devi Temple has many beliefs. The temple is known for its unique bell and beautiful surroundings. You can also visit the Kali Devi Temple located amidst lush green forests. From here, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas. It seems as if the clouds are kissing your feet.

Chaubatia Garden is unique, definitely visit once

Chaubatia Garden is unique, definitely visit once

Chaubatia Garden is located about 10 km south of Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarakhand. This garden is spread over several acres. The gardens here are laden with many types of fruits and by coming here you will get a chance to see many types of fragrant flowers. While on one hand people think that apple gardens are found only in Kashmir, let us tell you that there are many types of apple trees in Ranikhet too. To go to Chaubatia Garden, you will have to buy a ticket. Which is Rs 20 per person. This garden is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (all days of the week).

Bear Dam

Bear Dam

After visiting Chaubatia Garden, you can go to see Bhalu Dam. This dam is more than 120 years old. Bhalu Dam was established by the British in the year 1903. This dam is located about 3 km from Chaubatia Garden and 11 km from Ranikhet. When you come here, you have to pass through dense forest. The beauty of Bhalu Dam makes it a famous place among locals and tourists, who come to enjoy the peace and immerse themselves in nature. Let us tell you. There is no ticket to see this dam. It is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (all days of the week).

You will find many shopping options in Ranikhet

You will find many shopping options in Ranikhet

The serene hill town of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand not only enchants tourists with its natural beauty but also offers a great shopping experience. From local handicrafts to delicious local products, the markets of Ranikhet have something for everyone
Sadar Bazaar, Sardar Bazar Road, Mall Road, Regimental Bazaar, Kumaon Regiment Centre, Almora Bazaar are very famous for shopping in Ranikhet.


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