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You can visit these tourist places while staying in Ranikhet. The following tourist places are near Ranikhet.
Bageshwar: Bageshwar is situated 107kms from Ranikhet. It derives its name from Bagnath, a famous temple located at the confluence of the river Gomti and Saryu. Every year, Bagnath attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over as it is believed that Lord Shiva wandered here as a tiger. Bageshwar is situated on the confluence of Saryu and Gomti rivers. The popular Uttarayani fair is held every year in January in Bageshwar. Bageshwar is also used as the base camp by trekkers for Pindari.
Dronagiri: 52 kms from Ranikhet lies the 1100 century old Dronagiri Temple. It is said that during Ram Rawan battle when Laxman got injured by Meghnath's arrow Hanuman was send to got Sanjiwani Buti from Himalayas on his way back a part of it fell at this place were the present Dronagiri stands.
Baijnath: Baijnath is 90km from Ranikhet, a famous temple town on the banks of the Gomti in the Garuda Valley. In Baijnath temple complex the main attraction is the black stone idol of Parvati at the main entrance. Though fishing is strictly prohibited within the campus, you can feed them with a large packet of channa. A Kali temple is located 8km from Baijnath known as Kot-ki-mai.
Jageshwar: Jageshwar 80 kms from Ranikhet is the famous cluster of 128 temples the prominent of them being one of the jyotirling Jageshwar and the Mahamrityunjay temple which is the only temple of this incarnation of Lord Shiva in the world .
Dwarahat: It is situated 37kms from Ranikhet on NH87 which connects with Karnaprayag. Dwarahat is of great historical and archaeological importance in Uttarakhand. Dwarahat was once the centre of Katyuri rulers, which later got associated with Chand rulers. Syaldeh-Bikhoti Fair is held from 13-16 April every year at Dwarahat. Dwarahat is also famous for its Kumaoni Holi.
Binsar: It is situated at a distance of 104km from Ranikhet. A famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bineswar is the major crown puller of Binsar. Perched at an elevation of 2,412mts above sea level, this temple was constructed by King Kalyan of the Chand Dynasty. Binsar is situated amidst dense jungle offering placid environment and exquisite surroundings. The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Kedarnath and other peaks are stimulating from here.
Mukteshwar: It is situated at a distance of 85kms from the town of Ranikhet set at an elevation of 2,285mts above sea level. Mukteshwar got its name from a 350year old temple Mukteshwer Dham whose presiding deity is great Lord Shiva. The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Dham is stood offers stupendous views of Himalayan range. Mukteshwar was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. You can also visit Ramgarh, which close to Mukteshwar.
Nainital: It is situated at a distance of 59kms from Ranikhet at an elevation of 1,938mts above sea level. Nainital is given the epithet of “Lake District” because it dotted with five lakes Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Sattal. It is named after an eye shaped lake set amidst the mountains with thick alpine trees. During night it feels like there’s a city underneath the stagnant water of Nainital.
Almora: Almora is a picturesque place located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and is famous for its magnificent beauty, panoramic view of the Himalayas, rich cultural heritage, exquisite wildlife, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisine. Almora is situated 46kms from Ranikhet.
Kausani: It is one of the most popular hill stations of Kumaon perched at an elevation of 1,890mts above sea level. Situated 76kms from Ranikhet this charming hill resort set amidst several snow- capped peaks is endowed with extraordinary natural beauteousness. Mahatma Gandhi and was absolutely fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani while a visit in year 1929. Sumitra Nandan Pant, a renowned Hindi poet was born in Kausani.
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