quaint little hill station conceived by the British tucked away in the
Kumaon (uttaranchal India) Himalayas. An old army cantonment from
British time. Charmingly unspoilt natural beauty…. Screen and quiet.
This is Ranikhet.
Lord Mayo in 1869 and developed as a cantonment for the Imperial
Soldiers, Ranikhet is perched at an altitude of 1829 meters. Even today
it boasts as the home of the Kumaon regiment. Here, time stands still.
21.76 sq. km.
18174 (1991 census)
1829 mtrs. Above sea level.
Season: April to
June, September to October
Clothing: Summer -
Light Woolens ; Winter - Woolens
Hindi, Kumaoni and English
Perched admist "Dev Bhumi" a visit to
the numerous ancient temples built from the 6th to 12th century sets the
tone of love, peace, contentment and happiness
Ranikhet is the apex of a triangle
which includes Nainital and Almora, driving along gentle slopes and pine
covered hillsides, leading to picnic spots in shady glens or to sheer
cliffs with breath taking views of the snow covered Himalayas, offering
various moods and colours, from the misty morning sun to pink, gold and
cobalt blue in all their majestic glory. The unparalled view from
Bazaar, one Kilometer long, is absolutely nostalgic. Here, natural
beauty is intermingled with a flavor of history…