Come to Ranikhet, and you will be more than happy to see its arresting natural beauty. Perched at an elevation of 1,830 m above sea level, Ranikhet is a wonderful hill station located in the Almora district of Uttaranchal. This hill station takes pride in pleasing its tourists with awe-inspiring views of the lofty Himalayan peaks of Naina Devi. The word Ranikhet literally means 'Queen's meadow'. The refreshing environment of Ranikhet will add more pleasure to your trip. The pleasant climate of Ranikhet draws many tourists throughout the year. Ranikhet is also host to the Kumaon Regiment(KRC) and Naga Regiment,which are maintained by the Indian Army.
A wide variety of wildlife?species is found in the reserved forests of Pine, Oak and Deodar in Ranikhet. Some of the wildlife species spotted here are leopard, leopard cat, mountain goat, barking deer, sambhar, pine mertin, wild bear, Indian hare, red faced monkey, jackal, langur, red fox and porcupine. Ranikhet is also known for its ancient temples.
Nanda Devi Mela
Dedicated to goddess Nanda Devi, Nanda Devi Temple is an important pilgrimage center in Uttaranchal. The temple is famous for its colorful Nanda Devi Festival celebrated every year in the month of September in honor of the goddess. The word Nanda means 'prosperity' and 'well being' and the Nanda Devi Festival represents both material and spiritual prosperity. The fair is held in Ranikhet, Nauti, Almora, Nauti, Dandidhara and Munsyari.
It is one of the finest places in India to try your hand at the royal game, Golf. Tourists from far and wide come here to play Golf. Upat also offers picturesque views of the snow-capped peaks.
It is famous for a temple built in honor of goddess Kali. There is also a forest nursery here.
Located 10 km from Ranikhet, Chaubatia is known for its four fruit gardens and a Government Fruit Research Center.
Located around 13 km from Ranikhet, Bhalu is a fabulous spot for fishing.