Ranikhet FAQs

Ranikhet is famous as Hill Station, Adventure, Weekend Getaway, Business Hub, Christmas and New Year, Biking, Leisure, Cities, Town, Shopping, Cantonment Area, Featured, with over 13 Places to See in Ranikhet. Nearest Airport from Ranikhet is Pantnagar, 115 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam, 96 kms. There are over 34 Hotels in Ranikhet.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Ranikhet. Ranikhet useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Ranikhet Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Ranikhet. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.

General

What is the best time to visit Ranikhet?

The best time to visit Ranikhet is from April to July. Also, the greenery is at its full bloom during September to November and one can easily view the panoramic sight of the Himalayas in the month of November. Although the weather remains cool throughout the year, nights can be a little chilly. The climate remains pleasant during these months.

Is it safe to travel to Ranikhet?

Unlike other major hill stations, Ranikhet is a hill station entirely established by the Kumaoni people of Uttarakhand that reside in Ranikhet and its vicinity. Local people of Ranikhet are very humble and even make sure that all the tourists are safe and sound. The crime rate in Ranikhet is almost negligible although common sense is always important to keep oneself out of troubles.

What are other destinations in and around Ranikhet?

Apart from the plethora of ancient temple in Ranikhet itself, one can opt for other destinations, which are approximate to Ranikhet. Almora is another picturesque hill station just 48 kms from Ranikhet. Ranikhet and Nainital are at a distance of 56 kms. Kausani is 57 kms from Ranikhet.

Is there ATM facility available in Ranikhet?

Yes, Ranikhet being a popular hill station in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand offers plenty of services. There are few ATMs in the town to cater to the financial needs of the tourists and the residents alike.

Are there bars and pubs in Ranikhet?

The in-house bar facilities can be found at selected 3-star hotels that are situated in Ranikhet. Other than that, it is difficult to find bars and pubs near Ranikhet.

When can one expect snowfall in Ranikhet?

Snowfall in Ranikhet usually commences in the last week of December up until the month of January.

What are the road conditions in Ranikhet?

It is always a good practice to check road conditions in advance when you planning to travel to the hilly areas, especially in the monsoon season when the roads are prone to landslides due to heavy downpour. However, being part of well-maintained NH-87, roads are pretty good and smooth for Ranikhet and well suited for your personal vehicle.

Distance Chart of major destinations from Ranikhet?

Distance Chart of major destinations from Ranikhet:

DestinationDistance (In Km.)
Delhi354
Bareilly182
Haldwani82
Kathgodam75
Ramnagar96
Nainital56
Almora48
Kausani59
Mukteshwar79
Bageshwar82
Haridwar273
Dehradun326
Dwarahat34

Travel (Trip Planning)

Which is the nearest airport to Ranikhet?

The nearest airport is the Pant Nagar airport, which lies approximately 110 kilometres from Ranikhet, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

Which is the nearest railway station to Ranikhet?

The nearest airport is the Pant Nagar airport, which lies approximately 110 kilometres from Ranikhet, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

Are there taxi services available in Ranikhet for sightseeing?

Yes, there are quite a few of car rental services available in Ranikhet for local sightseeing as well travelling from Ranikhet to other cities and towns. One can book cabs in Ranikhet for visiting the surrounding areas like Almora, Kausani, Nainital and Mukteshwar etc. The rates of the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle requested and the kilometers covered.

How many days are sufficient to explore Ranikhet?

To explore Ranikhet and its nearby surroundings at a relaxed pace, one would need 3 days minimum as there are plenty of places in and around Ranikhet. Few of the must visit places are Golf Course, Tarikhet Village, Haidakhand Temple, Jhula Devi Temple etc. In addition to that, there are other tourist destination as well like Nainital, Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal and Mukteshwar in the vicinity. For detailed information of Ranikhet sightseeing kindly follow the link Places to see in Ranikhet.

How to Reach

How to reach Ranikhet from Delhi?

Ranikhet is at a distance of 355 kms from Delhi. There are various modes of transportations that are available to reach Ranikhet:

  • By Road:  Ranikhet is well connected with major northern cities via motorable roads. There are various bus services available from Delhi to Ranikhet. One can opt for semi-deluxe, deluxe and AC Volvo as per their needs. In addition to that, Ranikhet is connected with Delhi by Uttaranchal State Road Transport Corporation buses on a regular basis from Anand Vihar ISBT.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is Kathgodam Railway Station, which is 75 kms from Ranikhet. There are numerous trains connecting Kathgodam with other major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc. The frequency of trains to Kathgodam is quite high as it is the gateway to the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is the Pant Nagar airport that lies approximately 110 kilometres from Ranikhet, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

How can one reach Nainital from Ranikhet?

Nainital is at a distance of 56 kms from Ranikhet via National Highway 87. Local and state-run buses provide daily services between Nainital and Ranikhet. In addition to that, taxi services are also available from Ranikhet to Nainital on private as well as shared basis.

How can one reach Ranikhet from Haldwani?

Haldwani is the largest city of Kumaun region of Uttarakhand and also known as “Gateway of Kumaun”. Haldwani is well connected with whole kumaun region with motorable roads. Ranikhet is at a distance of 82 kms from Haldwani via National Highway 87. Local and state-run buses provide daily services between Haldwani and Ranikhet. In addition to that, taxi services are also available from Haldwani to Ranikhet on private as well as shared basis.

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Ranikhet?

As one of the popular tourist destination, Ranikhet has plethora of quality Hotels with their in house restaurant that serves variety of cuisines. You can also some restaurants and food joints in main market as well. Food and services of the hotels are excellent at reasonable prices. Accommodation is not an issue as there are numerous hotels and guesthouses that have mushroomed in Ranikhet. For your convenience we listed Best Hotels in Ranikhet, choose best one as per your necessitate.

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