Long ago there was a queen named, Rani Padmini who fell in love with the green glades and small hill in the area, and that was the reason that her spouse king Raja Sukherdev constructed an impressive place and named it Ranikhet. The term Ranikhet stands for the Queen’s meadow. It is one of the charming and pleasing destinations in Uttarakhand state, drawing people from all corner of the globe. Ranikhet is among the prime place to visit on a Nainital tour. It is a wonderful hill station, located at an altitude of 1829 meters above the sea level. The entire region is filled with enviable beauty which makes it as serene and secluded holiday destination.
It belongs to Almora district of Uttarkhnad and developed by British. Ranikhet is a popular hill resort well known for the views of the mighty Himalayas. Bhalu Dam, Binsar Mahadev Temple, Chaubatia Orchards, Hairakhan Temple, Mankameshwar Temple, Katarmal Sun Temple, Jhula-Devi Temple, KRC Museum and Army Golf Course are the popular tourist attractions in Ranikhet. Visitors can also go for trekking to nearby places like Tarikhet and Sitlakhet. The beautiful place is further adorned by ancient temples, salubrious climate, lush green forest, breathtaking views of majestic Himalayas, undulating terrains and much more.