Area : 21.75 sq. km
Altitude : 1800 m above sea level
Population : 16,875
Temperature : 18 degree centigrade (max) and 7.6 degree centigrade(min)
Language : Kumaoni, Hindi, and English.
Best Season : April to june is best for tourists. Snowfall in winter.
The field of the Queen- Ranikhet- stretches along a Himalayan ridge, 1829 mts high. The British established a summer rest and recreations settlement for their troops here and made it a cantonment town in 1869. According to popular belief, Ranikhet got its name when Rani Padmini, queen of Raja Sukherdev, the local ruler, saw this place and was struck by its beauty. It offers the tourists a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi. Ranikhet still retains mush of its army summer home atmosphere and is far more wooded and quiet than any other hill station in the region. Ranikhet is 59 km from Nainital and 50 km from Almora.
Getting There :
Air : Nearest airport is Pantanagar 177 km away.
Rail : Nearest railhead is Kathgodam 84 km away.
Road : Ranikhet is well connected with Nainital, almora, Kaushani and kathgodam.
Bhaludham: 3 km away of Ranikhet. It is an artificial lake is really an important interest.
Nanda Devi: Ranikhet offers an excellent view of the great Himalayan peak of Nanda Devi 7816 m. Travelers can take a walk around the town and its sylvan surroundings. The Jhula Devi temple and the Chaubatia orchards are within walking distance, south of the main Mall Road.
Upat Kalika: On the way to Almora and 4 km north of Ranikhet. The place offers panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and has a nine-hole golf course.
Dwarahat: Dwarahat lies at a distance of 32 km from Ranikhet on the way to Karnaprayag. Once the place was the principal seat of the Katyuri Rajas. It is full of ancient sculptures.Dwarahat has the attraction of ancient temples.
Map Of Ranikhet, Uttaranchal :