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Gently enveloped amidst dense pine and deodar forest, with a majestic background of Himalayas, Ranikhet indeed has a breath-taking and pristine charm. The tranquility and beauty of this place is unmatched and unscathed. Away from the hustle-bustle of popular hill stations in India, this is a perfect destination for those who are looking for a calm and peaceful holiday. Amongst the beautiful scenic vista of Ranikhet lie some beautiful places and scared temples that are worth visiting. From the ancient temples to nascent built orchards and parks, Ranikhet offers a journey that starts from glorious history and ends up bringing you to an era of development and technological advancement. Read onto explore the major tourist attractions of Ranikhet.

According to popular belief, Ranikhet got its name from Rani Padmini, queen of Raja Sukherdev, the local ruler. The queen when visited the place, was enthralled by its beauty and decided to stay here. The place, hence, came to be known as Ranikhet or the Queen's Field. The region around Ranikhet was ruled by local Kumaoni rulers and later came under British rule. The British developed Ranikhet as a hill station for their troops and established a cantonment in 1869. Ranikhet is still a cantonment town and is the Kumaon Regimental Center. According to popular belief, Ranikhet got its name from Rani Padmini, queen of Raja Sukherdev, the local ruler. The queen when visited the place, was enthralled by its beauty and decided to stay here. The place, hence, came to be known as Ranikhet or the Queen's Field. The region around Ranikhet was ruled by local Kumaoni rulers and later came under British rule. The British developed Ranikhet as a hill station for their troops and established a cantonment in 1869. Ranikhet is still a cantonment town and is the Kumaon Regimental Center.

Place To See At Ranikhet

 Chaubatia Gardens: It is situated 10kms from Ranikhet and is renowned for apple orchards. Ranikhet is popular for its luscious apples, apricots, peaches and various alpine fruits. Apart from fruits one can buy fresh juices and honey from Chaubatia Gardens. Picturesque views of the snow capped peaks of the mighty Himalayan range can be seen from Chaubatia Gardens.

Golf Course: Ranikhet Golf Course is one of the highest golf courses of Asia. Ranikhet Golf Course is a 9-hole course making it one of the prime attractions of Ranikhet. The green meadow of the golf course at such high altitude is awe-inspiring. The golf club provides membership plans for outsiders as well.

Haidakhan Temple: Situated 4kms from Ranikhet, Haidakhan Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva made by Shri Haidakhan Maharaj who is said to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. The splendid views of the gigantic Himalayan peaks are clearly visible from Haidakhan Temple.

Jhula Devi Temple: Built in the 8th century, Jhula Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The people of Uttaranchal have strong belief in the Jhula Devi Temple and numerous bells are hung in the temple. Ram Mandir is situated very close to Jhula Devi Mandir.

Syalikhet: It is a scenic spot with unparallel beauty situated at a distance of 25kms from Ranikhet. Syalikhet is located in the amidst green forest and apple orchards. The famous temple of Syahi Devi is situated in Syalikhet.

Binsar Mahadev: The artistic structure of the Binsar Mahadev Temple and its deity Lord Shiva both adds positive vibes to our mind and soul. A beautiful stream flowing close to the Binsar Mahadev Temple adds amazement to the natural beauteousness of this sacred place. Binsar Mahadev Temple is situated amidst beautiful pine and deodar trees. Apart from the temple an ashram, Binsar Mahadev also has lovely cedar forest surroundings.

Katarmal (Sun Temple): It is the second most important temple to Sun God, the first one being Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa. Katarmal is more than 800years old. Situated 25kms from Ranikhet this historical temple is an example of intricate sculpturing.

Bhalu Dam: It is an artificial small lake blessed with natural beauteousness, panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains and placid surroundings. The small but beautiful garden nearby the dam is marvelous. The dam site is open for all the tourists throughout the year. The views of the massive Himalayan peaks are enchanting and ravishing from Bhalu Dam. It is an ideal spot for camping and picnicking.

KRC (Kumaon Regimental Centre) Museum: KRC Museum was established in the 1970s, this Regiment Museum showcases the history of Kumaon and Garhwal regiments. It also displays valuable treasures like Rani Jhasi's silver scepter, Chinese rifles from the 1962 war, a World War-II Japanese wireless field telephone and documents related to the Kargil War.

List of Ranikhet Sightseeing and tourist spots in Ranikhet. There are many places to visit see of tourist interest in Ranikhet like: KRC Museum, Bhalu Dam, Katarmal, Binsar Mahadev Temple, Syalikhet, Jhula Devi Temple, Haidakhan Temple, Golf Course, Chaubatia Gardens. All of these places are well known tourist spots in Ranikhet Uttarakhand India.

 

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