Places near Ranikhet

If you are travelling to Ranikhet, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places which can be visited as a day trip from Ranikhet. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Ranikhet more memorable.

Majkhali

Majkhali

12 kms / 30 mins
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Sitlakhet

Sitlakhet

30 kms / 1 hr 4 mins
If you are looking for a quaint holiday spot away from the hustle and bustle of the cities then Sitlakhet is the place for you. Adorned in the district of Almora, Sitlakhet is a lesser known tourist destination located about 24 km from the ...
Dwarahat

Dwarahat

33 kms / 1 hr 9 mins
The serene town of Dwarahat is nestled in the ravishing Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand. It is perched at an elevation of 1,510 metres above sea level in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Dwarahat literally suggests the ‘Way to Heaven’ in...
Bhowali

Bhowali

46 kms / 1 hr 30 mins
In the exotic realms of Kumaon, lies Bhowali standing in utmost grandeur at an elevation of 1704 metres above sea level. The toy town of Bhowali is located in the heart of Nainital district and is known for producing the finest quality frui...
Almora

Almora

48 kms / 1 hr 49 mins
Known for its cultural diversity, Almora, this bewitching hill station is situated at an average elevation of 1,638 metres and is spread across a 5 km ridge atop Kashyap Hill. Being surrounded by the dwindling pines and old oaks, the city h...
Manila

Manila

84 kms / 2 hr 49 mins
The tiny hamlet of Manila located about 87 km from Ranikhet in Almora is the native place of Manila Devi, the family goddess of Katyuri clan from where the region got its name. This lesser know place is perched at an elevation of 1,820 metr...

Ranikhet Excursions

You can visit these tourist places while staying in Ranikhet. The following tourist places are near Ranikhet.

Khairna Bridge: is located at a distance of 34 kms. from Ranikhet on the Nanital route. Number of People comes here it is famous for fishing.

SitlaKhet (Shitlakhet): located 30 kms from Ranikhet, between Ranikhet and Almora this picturesque place not only affords a wide view of the Himalayan peaks but is also full of fruit orchards. There is a beautiful temple of Syahi Devi around 3 KMs away on a lovely mountainous trail.

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.

Pandavkholi: 5 kms ahead of Dronagiri is the famous cave of Pandavkholi which finds its description in the famous book Autobiography of a Yogi of Lahiri Mahashay fame it is also said that pandavas stayed here during exile, a beautiful meadow stands atop of the hill were pandavas meditated which can be reached by a good mild trek of 4 kms were Path Bhraman Sangh of Ranikhet has setup an ashram for meditation lovers one can go and stay at the ashram. From here one can get a commendable and close view of the Himalayas.

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 59 kms 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.

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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