Ranikhet is a picturesque location surrounded by hills in northern India. It is a cantonment town situated in the Almora district of the Indian state Uttarakhand. History has it that the name means queen’s meadow in English, originated from a local legend who fell in love with an ancient local queen named Queen Padmini. Although there is no palace, the fact that the queen chose to live here resounds in the history of the place. Before you visit, you will be better of to know about Ranikhet.
Ranikhet It was the place of interest for British who frequented this place to escape from the sweltering heat of the Indian subcontinent during their rule. More is known regarding Ranikhet, it is 1869 meter above the sea level and the entire cantonment town is divided into two ridges, namely Ranikhet ridge and Chaubattia ridge. The ridge is 5983 ft above the sea level and the Chaubattia ridge is about 6942 ft above the sea level. There are many local myths that make up the history of the hill town.
The weather of Ranikhet is variable. The climate remains cold is winter and pleasant in summer. The snowfall in Ranikhet takes place during winter, mostly in December and January. The tourist session here lasts from March to October. Indian currency also known as Rupee is accepted throughout. The place is well connected by road and rail. It’s approximately 279 kilometers away from Delhi, the capital of India. Kathgodam is the closest railway station, situated about 80 Kilometers away and Pantnagar airport is the closest airport. Nainital and Almora are the nearest hill stations.
Ranikhet is all about famous lush beauty and reserve forest with wide varieties of Flora in the likes of Pine, Oak and Deodar trees. Its wildlife includes leopard, Leopard cat, mountain goat, barking deer, pine mertin, Indian hare and wild bear among others. According to the last Indian census, it has a population of 19,049. The inhabitants are friendly and fun loving by nature. You’d love your stay in here and will be mesmerized by its natural treasures for sure.