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Ranikhet Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Ranikhet

The picturesque hill town of Ranikhet, offers an ideal setting for a peaceful vacation, offering a pleasant weather, various tourist attractions, exotic wildlife as well as an enchanting view of the surrounding mountains.


  • Snow View of Ranikhet Hill Station
Ranikhet At a Glance
  • Average Climate:5°C - 22°C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:05966

Ranikhet Tourism | Ranikhet Travel Guide

Ranikhet is one of the fascinating hill stations in Uttarakhand that attract tourists from all corners of the country. Literally translating to “Queen of the Meadows,” this hill station is a charming destination with a tranquil atmosphere. Ranikhet tourism is an opportunity to experience unparalleled beauty, peaceful ambiance, stunning views of the Himalayas, and blooming gardens. You can cover these beauty elements by booking our well-curated Ranikhet tour packages. 

With these tour packages, you can witness beautiful mountain flowers and spectacular sights of hills. Apart from this, you can stroll around the trees laden with fruits, perhaps like the Garden of Eden.

Folklore says that Rani Padmini, Raja Shukherdev’s wife, once visited here, fell in love with its beauty, and thought of having a home here. So the Raja (king) fulfilled his wife’s wish and made her a residence in Ranikhet. If you are willing to plan your vacation in Ranikhet, check out the below details that will help you throughout your holiday.  

Read this Ranikhet Travel Guide and Plan Your Vacation perfectly

Why Visit Ranikhet?

A tour to Ranikhet can be an enchanting experience for those who are looking for a few days of nature and solitude. This hill station is an excellent vacation spot for connecting with mother nature away from the city chaos. Visit Ranikhet to witness the colonial charm and natural beauty while sipping a hot cup of coffee in its salubrious weather.

Apart from its fine beauty, the beautiful places to visit in Ranikhet make it a fantastic destination in Uttarakhand. If you are an adventure lover, Ranikhet has a lot of things to do like trekking, mountain climbing, camping, and rappelling.

Places to Visit in Ranikhet

Home to the Kumaon Regiment and old-style military atmosphere, Ranikhet is spread over lush green hills with great Himalayan views and has a lot of tourist places to explore. So, while planning a trip to Ranikhet, the tourist attractions of Ranikhet are a must-see. The best places to visit in Ranikhet include Bhalu Dam, Haidakhan Babaji Temple, Jhoola Devi Ram Mandir, Golf Ground Ranikhet, and Mankameshwar.

Things to Do in Ranikhet

There are a decent amount of options for things to do in Ranikhet. This picturesque hill station will not disappoint you with its activities and experiences. Between its serene paradise, fruit orchids, and coniferous forests, enjoy a spiritual experience at Jhula Devi temple, have a fun time at Ashiyana Park, walk through the orchards of Chaubatia Gardens, and soak in the tranquility of Bhalu Dam. Apart from this, you can also indulge in trekking, golfing, and hiking.

Best Time to Visit Ranikhet

A place of exceptional natural beauty, Ranikhet can be visited all-round the year. However, the best time to visit Ranikhet is between the months of March and July. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and you can see the flowers blooming all around. On the other hand, if you love snow, visit in winter. It offers a spectacle of the snow-covered mountains and an excellent opportunity to enjoy adventure sports. Read more about best time to visit Ranikhet.

How to Reach Ranikhet

Ranikhet can be easily reached by road, train, or air. Due to excellent road connectivity, many buses are available from nearby areas; buses from Nainital to Ranikhet. You can also travel to Ranikhet by train, the nearest railway station being Kathgodam. Finally, reach Ranikhet by air from Nainital’s airport at Pant Nagar. Read More...

How to get around Ranikhet

Being such a small hill station, Ranikhet does not have enough buses for traveling from one place to another. However, you can cover most places on foot or an electric rickshaw. You can also get private and government-run buses to travel to nearby places in the Almora District like Pali, Naithna, Masi, Majhkhali, Kausani, and Chaukhutia.

Accommodation in Ranikhet

On your tour to Ranikhet, you can avail good accommodation in Ranikhet. Both luxury hotels, as well as moderate hotels with good modern amenities, grace the hill station. The best places to stay in Ranikhet include Woodsvilla Resort, WelcomHeritage Windsor Lodge, Junoon in the Hills, and Chevron Rosemount.

Where to Eat in Ranikhet

Being a cantonment area, Ranikhet has a few cafes and restaurants. You will find the best in-house restaurants in hotels and resorts here. Some of the best places to eat and the best things to eat in Ranikhet are Chevron Restaurant - continental, Mughlai, Chinese, West View Hotel - Indian, European, Asian, Woodsvilla Residency - Kumauni delicacies.

Shopping in Ranikhet

Do not forget to buy ‘Baal Mithai’ in Ranikhet. It is one of the famous sweets made of condensed and concentrated milk, covered in sugar beads. Apart from this, shop for shawls at KRC Shawl and Tweed Factory and Outlet. Also, check out small shopping markets like Sadar Bazaar, Zaroori Bazaar, and Lalkurti Bazaar. Some best things to buy in Ranikhet are candles, clothes, and handicrafts.

The above travel guide of Ranikhet will help you enjoy the vacation in this hill station. In addition, you can contact our tour experts for more information and book your tour packages for an unforgettable holiday.