Ranikhet is one of Uttarakhands most visited places, delighted by the gorgeous terrain and the amazing view of the Trishul Peak. Ranikhet is located in the Almora district and serves as a therapy for city inhabitants seeking a change of scenery. Exploration scenes in the area primarily centre on the natural beauty of Ranikhet, although there are also ancient temple sites. Outside of Ranikhet, there are a few bourg such as Majkhali and Tarikhet that offer wonderful memories in their quiet meadows, huge rice fields, and small streams where you can dip your feet and soak up the relaxing surroundings that will be one of the best experience for sure. Religious and spiritual landmarks and one of the temples are among the tourist and influencer attractions you will encounter during your vacation. With the help of this blog by Pintu Tour and Travel, you will be guided about, Things to do in Ranikhet , A complete travel guide.
In Ranikhet, you can also visit the 8th-century temple of Jhula Devi, which is around 7 kilometres from the temple. it is also home to additional must-see temples like Mankameshwar, Haidakhan, and Dunagiri Temples. The Chaubatia Garden is located in the southern section of Ranikhet, The Chaubatia Garden is a renowned tourist destination that emits a fresh aroma from fruits such as peaches, apples, plums, and apricot trees. The orchards are located 10 kilometres from Ranikhet, it is also a great spot for family picnics in a pollution-free and peaceful environment. Ranikhet is a hill station, one of the most popular things to do here, is go on a trek to neighbouring locations and these certain spots may also have roads if you prefer to drive.
Jhula Devi Temple
At Jhula Devi temple, the sound of hundreds of tinkering bells will be music to your ears while spirituality is in the air. According to local folk tales, Goddess Durga answered the prayers of local escorts to protect them and their livestock from the danger of wild animals. The Jhula Devi temple is at the site where the idol was found by a local shepherd. You will be amazed by the sight of thousands of bells at the Jhula Devi temple tied by the devotees for the fulfilment of their prayers.
Jhula Devi Temple Timings- from sunrise to sunset
The jungle-themed Ashiyana Park in the heart of Ranikhet town is a great place to spend a few hours. While the Children can enjoy the swings at the kid Park, tour the herbal gardens and marvel at the colourful fountains, Ashiyana Park is also a wonderful place for mesmerising views of the Himalayan peaks. Ashiyana Park is also called the Deodhar Udhyan for its green forested area, Ranikhets first theme park is the perfect place for some family picnic time.
Ashiyana Park Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fee, INR 10 per person
Chaubatia Garden is A scenic 20-minute ride away from Ranikhet, where you can spend some tranquil moments in the lap of nature with your buddies and family. Nothing calms the mind more than a quiet walk through pine trees and cedar, blooming rhododendrons & lilies as well as fruit-laden orchards such as peaches, apples, plums, etc. in the season. Sprawled over 600 acres of land at a height of 1800 metres, the Chaubatia gardens are also the perfect site to witness the majestic snow-laden Himalayan peaks like the Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Neelkanth. After the refreshing nature walk, the next thing to do in Ranikhet, you can take a quick Maggi & tea break (snacks) at the UK tourism canteens.
Chaubatia Gardens Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM
Chaubatia Gardens Entry fee: No entry fee. Pintu Tour and Travels recommend you take a guide starting from INR 100 for an informative and memorable tour.
Haidakhan Babaji Temple
Haidakhan Babaji Temple is located around 5 km from the main bus stand at Ranikhet is this hugely famous and highly revered temple named after the spiritual guru Haidakhan Babaji believed to be an avatar of Lord Shiva by the locals. Haidakhan Babaji Temple Situated on top of a hill with panoramic views of the valleys below, the temple and ashram are thronged with devotees from across the world. Meditation at the Haidakhan Babji temple and gazing filled with wonders at the towering Hanuman statue is an experience to remember for a lifetime. The spiritual vibes of Haidakhan Babaji Temple are sure to uplift your soul.
Bhalu Dam is very close to Chaubatia is an artificial reservoir built initially by the minister a few decades ago. to supply water to the British soldiers. Today the Bhalu Dam is a haven of tranquillity with a gorgeous view of the Himalayan peaks. Bhalu Dam is an ideal place for a picnic or camping with family and buddies. Soak in the smell of the forests, in Bhalu Dam and get enchanted by the sound of the birds and spend some memorable moments in this idyllic area. Spending a few hours there is undoubtedly one of the most relaxing things to do in Ranikhet.
Majkhali is the entire landscape around Ranikhet is a treat for the travellers soul, there are a few recommended spots nearby for Majkhali landscape views of the Himalayan vistas. Majkhali is just 12 Km away from Ranikhet on the Almora road.
Katarmal Sun Temple
Katarmal Sun Temple is the second most significant sun temple in the country, after the Konark Sun Temple, Katarmal Sun Temple is located at an ancient site, 25 km from Ranikhet and has great historical significance. Katarmal Sun Temple was built around 800 years ago, this temple displays intricate carvings on its walls and panels. Visiting this ancient Katarmal Sun Temple must feature on your list of things to do in Ranikhet.
Naukuchiatal is located around 40 km from Ranikhet, it is the beautiful and serene Naukuchiatal, the biggest and deepest lake in Nainital district. Driving up to Naukuchiatal is one of the most famous activities in Ranikhet. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in zipping by Flying Fox or Zorbing, paragliding, boating and kayaking at the lake. While, nature lovers can simply relax at this calm and pollution-free spot and soak in the scenic view of the hills, surrounding woods, and valleys.
Paragliding price at Naukuchiatal- short Fly (3 to 5 minutes) starts from INR 1500/person
Zorbing price at Naukuchiatal - starts from INR 200/person
Zip-lining price at Naukuchiatal- starts from INR 1500/person
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