Ranikhet means the queen of field is the most scenic and beautiful hill station near nainital district. This place was the abode of Rani Padmini the queen of Raja Sudhardev. One who is searching for the nature view and its elements in full harmony, the exact and right destination for him is undoubtebly the Ranikhet. The destination wonderfully mirror the sparkling and snowy mountains of Himalaya, offering magnificent views of the snowclad famous peak - Nanda Devi. The lush green forest, attractive wildlife and various fanna and flora makes this place really a marvellous destinations for the tourists and nature lovers.
During rainy season the colourful flowers sprout up everywhere, lush green branches of trees stoop with riped fruits, endow clouds and sunlight peeping through the trees make this place a paradise for the visitors. During the winter the soft spongy snow covered the environments. There are many walks, picnic spots, exciting treks surrounding with the oak trees. The museum and the memorial are the best place of Ranikhet.
Ranikhet - Best Time to Visit
The hill resort of Ranikhet remains pleasant all through the year. Ranikhet experiences Alpine type of climate. The summers are mild and last from April to June. The winters are cold and carry on from November to February. The months of December and January sees snow fall in the hill resort. Though through July and August Ranikhet experiences heavy rainfalls, under the influence of southwestern monsoons. Rains have been known to cause landslides and should therefore be avoided.
How to Reach
Even though the hill resort of Ranikhet does not have an airport or a railway station of its own, it is easily accessible. The nearest airport happens to be at Pant Nagar (Nainital), at a distance of 1119 km. During the summer regular flights link other important places with Nainital and in turn Ranikhet. The nearest railhead for Ranikhet is Kathgodam, at a distance of 84 km. The excellent road network connects Ranikhet with other important cities. The main bus station is located near the main tourist office adjacent to the Sadar Bazaar area. The bus service from Ranikhet to Nainital, Almora, Kathgodam, and Kausani is frequent.