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About Ranikhet

The pleasing hill station was out of world's touch for quite some time, until it was rediscovered by the Britishers in the year 1869, and who later transformed the tiny hill station into headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment. The hill station was used as an ideal retreat against the hot weather of the plains. At present, Ranikhet is a cantonment town and place for Kumaon Regimental Centre (KRC) and Naga Regiment. The hill station is being maintained by the Indian Army.

Ranikhet is known for its delicious apples, apricots, peaches and various other alpine fruits.

How to Reach Ranikhet

Ranikhet Hill Station is well connected to rest of India through the network of roads. The hill station is approximately 8-hrs journey from Delhi. The splendid hill station can also be easily reached through daily overnight air-conditioned train - "Ranikhet Express" that runs from New Delhi to Kathgodam. One can also reach Ranikhet Hill Station via air conditioned/ non air conditioned buses that ply on regular basis from New Delhi.

Ranikhet Tourism and Tourist Attractions:

Ranikhet Hill Station lies at short distance from the popular excursions vis-à-vis, Dwarahat (35 kms.), Sitlakhet (30 kms.), Almora (45 kms.), Binsar (60 kms.), Kausani (75 kms.), and Jim Corbett Park (90 kms.).

OTHER MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS LYING IN THE AMBIT OF RANIKHET HILL STATION INCLUDES:
Bhalu Dam

The popular tourist spot, lying at the distance of 3kms. From Ranikhet, is known for its artificial lake and picnic spots.

Binsar Mahadev Temple

Lying at the distance of approximately 15 km from Ranikhet, this popular temple of Lord Shiva has a stunning stream flowing just in its vicinity. The temple is surrounded by verdant cedar forests.

Chaubatia Gardens

Popular by the name of Orchard Country, Chaubatia is situated merely at a distance of 10 kms. from Ranikhet, and offers a charming view of Himalayan cascades.

Chaukhutia

Located at 54 kms from Ranikhet, en route to Badrinath shrine, Chaukhutia is well known sight seeing and famous for natural beauty and fishing centre.

Upat and Kalika Golf Course

Ranikhet has the Asia's highest altitude located natural 9 hole golf course, which offers a tempting environment to the golf lovers. What's more, Kali temple and a forest nursery juxtaposing the golf course are also worth visiting.

Katarmal Sun Temple

Situated at a distance of 25 km from Ranikhet, is popular for its 12th century built Sun Temple. Katarmal Sun Temple is India's second Sun Temple. First one being the Konark Sun Temple at Orissa.

Hairakhan Temple

Hairakhan Temple is located 4 km from Ranikhet town situated at Chiliyanaula, offers a spectacular Himalayan view. The temple was built by Shri Hairakhan Maharaj – known to be an embodiment of Lord Shiva.

Jhula-Devi Temple

Jhula-Devi Temple is an 8th century goddess Durga temple which lies quiet close to Ranikhet Hill Station. It is believed that anybody who wishes for something in front of goddess Durga, his/her wishes are fulfilled. Lying close to Jhula-Devi Temple is temple dedicated to Lord Rama.

Majkhali

Located at the distance of 13kms. from, Ranikhet, en route to Almora, Majkhali offers a splendid view of the snow capped Himalayan ranges.

Manila

Manila, literally meaning enchanting, is situated at a distance of 87kms. from Ranikhet, and 75kms. from Ramnagar. Manila is the seat of Manila Devi - the family Goddess of the Katyuri clan.

Jaurasi

Located at a distance of 16kms. from Ranikhet, and situated at an altitude of 6000ft., above sea level, Jaurasi offers rich mountain view to the tourists.

Khairna

Khairna is located at a distance of approximately 22 kms. from Ranikhet on the Nanital route. The place offers plenty of opportunity to the visitors for fishing.

Micro Travel Information on Ranikhet

The nearest airport to Ranikhet is situated at Pantnagar (112 kms.). The nearest railway heads to Ranikhet are Kathgodam (80 Km.) and Ramnagar (96 Km.) respectively. The hill station is at the distance of 49 kms. fromAlmora, 386 kms. from New Delhi, 59 kms. from Nainital and 80 kms. from Kathgodam respectively.

Marigold Cottage- Almora 32KM Jageshwar

Jageshwar is religious town having more than 100 temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated at an elevation of 1,870mts above sea level at a distance of 37kms from Almora. Jageshwar is an important tourist destination of Kumaon and receives thousands of visitors every year. It is situated amidst dense deodar forest with a stream flowing at its backyard. The cluster of temples depicts the ancient culture and design. The beauty of the place is enhanced by the deodar trees and the Jata Ganga which meanders its way into the temple complex. It is also acts as an important center for meditation because of its tranquility and calm environment.

The temples were built from 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The main temples of Jageshwar include Dandeshwar Temple, Chandi-ka-Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nau Durga, Nava-grah Temple, a Pyramidal shrine, and Surya Temple. Mrityunjaya Temple is the oldest and 'Dandeshwar Temple' is the largest shrine of Jageshwar.

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Patal Bhuvaneshwar

Patal Bhuvaneshwar is one of the most mysterious and spiritual place of Uttarakhand. This hidden pilgrimage situated at 1,350mts above sea level is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva. Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a limestone cave situated 13kms from Gangolighat in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state. The way to the cave goes through a long and narrow tunnel. Other than Lord Shiva the forms of Sheshnag, Kal Bhiarav, Ganesha and several other gods can be seen in Patal Bhuvaneshwar. It is believed that the cave is the abode of 33 crore Gods and Goddesses.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar was discovered by the King Rituparna of Sun Dynasty in Treta yug, as mentioned in Skanda Purana. The great explorer Adi Shankaracharya visited this cave in 1191 AD. The priests of Patal Bhuvaneshwar from 20 generations are Bhandaris who live in nearby Bhuvneshwar village.

This mystical cave is 160m long and 90 feet deep where limestone rock formations have created various impressive stalagmite figures. Almost every god that you would have heard of resides in this mystifying cave. It is also believed that you can worship at Patal Bhuvaneshwar is equivalent to worshipping at Char Dham of Uttarakhand.

One can see the gateway of the great ages in Patal Bhuvaneshwar. There are four entrances inside the cave named as 'Randwar''Paapdwar', 'Dharamdwar' and 'Mokshadwar'. The Paapdwar was closed soon after the death of Ravana and the Randwar, literally, the road to war, was closed down after the great Mahabharata war. At present only two gateways are opened. You can see the tongue of Kali Bhairav, Aravati of Indra, hairs of Lord Shiva and several other wonders inside the caves of Patal Bhuvaneshwar.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar India travel guide with latest information of Patal Bhuvaneshwar Tourism. Patal Bhuvaneshwar is famous for its cave, one of the most mysterious and spiritual place dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kasar Devi Temple: Kasar Devi Temple is situated at a distance of 7km from Almora. This sacred temple is also mentioned in Skanda Purana and it is also said that Swami Vivekananda meditated here in the year 1920. An inscription found on a stone boulder, indicates that the temple was built by a king named Rudrak. The place affords enchanting view of the splendid Himalayas.

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