Decked with the enviable beauty of nature, Ranikhet is situated in Almora district in Uttaranchal. Serenely draped amidst thick pine deodar forest, with an imposing backdrop of Himalayas, Ranikhet has a pristine and breathtaking charm. The beauty and serenity of this place is unscathed and unparalleled. Away from the chaos of city, Ranikhet is a perfect destination for those who want to spend a peaceful time in the midst of exotic scenic vistas.
Astounding views of snow-laden Himalayan hillocks, natural treks, picturesque views of down valleys, Nanda Devi Peak, and the excellent isolated environment make this places a must-to-visit holidaying place for all.
Given below are some of the attractions that you should not miss during your trip to Ranikhet:
Bhaludam is a synthetic lake and blessed with scenic surroundings, enchanting calmness, panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains and natural beauty everywhere. The small but marvelous garden nearby dam is the main attention-grabber. The sweet chirping of birds, snow-capped valleys and the cool breeze makes this place a perfect destination for nature lovers.
The well-known Chaubatia Orchards is renowned for extensive grooves of tasty apples, apricots, plums and peaches. This place pulls the attention of many due to its breathtaking sights of striking Himalayan region. View the distant lofty leaks of Nanda Devi, snow-laden Himalayan Mountains, Nandaghunti, Trishul and Nilkanth on a clear tranquil morning, to experience the enthralling beauty endowed by nature.
Jhuladevi temple is an ancient 8th century shrine, which is positioned in a serene and secluded environment Ranikhet. The main divine being of this temple is Goddess Durga and it is said believed that the Goddess Durga has the power to fulfill the wishes of her devotees. The majestic cluster of exquisitely fabricated bells is the impressive feature of the temple. A shrine devoted to Lord Rama situated close by is an added attraction.
The Mall in Ranikhet is famous for its tweed shawls, jackets, kurtas and shirts. Contrary to bustling Sadar Bazaar, the Mall is a tranquil shopping place. You can buy items crafted with fabrics like cotton and wool. A must to visit spot for shopping freaks, the Mall also offers the opportunity to mingle with local populace and traders.
Dwarahat is located in Almora district and an attention-grabbing place for devotees due to its group of 55 ancient shrines. Temples located at this place are a wonderful example of Gujrati architecture and mainly constructed by Katyuri kings. As the name clearly says, Dwarahat means way of paradise where Dwara indicates way and Hat means Heaven. A single visit to this heavenly place gives you a warm feeling of nearness with God.
Extremely famous amid tourists and locals alike, Mankameshwar Temple is another magnetizing place in Uttarakhand. The shrine is devoted to Lord Shiva and enveloped with immense natural beauty. Other divine being who are housed in the temple are Goddess Kalika and Radha-Krishna, completing the picture with misty breeze and lofty hills.
Wrapped in the beauty of beautiful Himalayas, Ranikhet is one such place that is surrounded with interesting and intriguing places. If you are thinking to visit this marvelous hill station, make sure you add above mentioned destinations to give your trip a complete look.