Sunday, 10 February 2013

Uttarakhand Ranikhet Hill Station

Ranikhet Weather, India
SunnySun, 10 Feb
Max: 20°C (68°F)
Min: 6°C (42°F)
7mph / 11kph (SSW)
The Ranikhet hill station is in the district Almora in state of Uttaranchal.
The atmosphere of the place is very hygienic. Ranikhet has the tall conifer trees standing tall all around. The tourists are attracted as all the seasons are so enchanting of attracting the visitors in largenumbers. The fragrance in the atmosphere is notable and remains fresh in the minds of the visitors for long. The Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army has set up their headquarters in Ranikhet. The other name for Ranikhet is “Queens Meadow”.
The history of the Ranikhet is associated with the Britishers as the Kumaon Regiment was established in the year 1869.
How to Reach
By Air
The closest airport to Ranikhet is Pantnagarans is around 115 kms. One can hire taxi from airport to Ranikhet.
By Rail
The nearest railway station to Ranikhet is Ramnagar at a distance of about 96 kms. The taxis are easily available from station to reach Ranikhet.
By Road
Ranikhet is very well connected to roads and the buses from ISBT Anand Vihar are easily available to reach Ranikhet. Ranikhet is at a distance of 360 kms from Delhi and it takes around ten hours to reach Ranikhet from Delhi.
Places to Visit
Golf Course
The Golf Course in Ranikhet is the highest in Asia. The Golf Course has 9 holes that make it unique and attractive for the visitors of Ranikhet.
Haidakhan Temple
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is 4 kms from Ranikhet.
Jhula Devi Temple
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and many bells hang inside the temple.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
The weather is pleasant throughout the year. The temperature during the summers varies from maximum of 35 degree Celsius to a minimum of ten degree Celsius.
The weather in the winters is cool and the temperature goes from a maximum of eight to a minimum of two degree Celsius.
All kinds of hotels like budgeted, economical, luxury and deluxe are available for the comfortable stay of the visitors.
Festivals and Activities
The festivals like Nanda Devi Mela, Dwarahat Mela and Navratri are celebrated with all pomp and show. These festivals are celebrated during the summers and autumns.
The visitors can enjoy trekking, having picnic with family. The other fun activity is Camping. Rock climbing can be enjoyed as an outdoor activity.
Ranikhet has Sadar Bazar, Zaroori Bazar and the Khari Bazaars are few of the areas for the shopping lovers. Buying a Kumaoni shawl is the best option here.
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