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Ranikhet is an alluring hill station located in Uttarakhand, a North Indian state. It comes under the Almora district and is located at an elevation of 6132 ft. The temperature of the town usually remains between 0°C to 30°C. Due to that, the weather remains pretty favourable to spend quality time here. Ranikhet is the dream hill station for many of you and it receives many tourists every year. Most people who come here spend at least 3-4 days there. Enough number of attractive tourist spots reside here, which will make your trip perfectly stuffed with joy, fun and peace. This was the basic idea of the town. But there’s a lot to explore here. So, in this blog, let’s understand this hill station from a tourism perspective. We’ll provide you with all the required information that you need to know before visiting Ranikhet. 

How to reach Ranikhet: 

Here we are going to share a complete crisp guide to reach the Ranikhet hill station from your home. You just have to go through the details below. But before that, here’s some essential information about Ranikhet. Firstly, it’s located in the Uttarakhand state near the famous towns of Almora and Nainital. The other small towns near the Ranikhet are Tarikhet, Majkhali, Syalikhet, and Shitlakhet. 

Distance of Ranikhet From 

  • The distance between Ranikhet and Almora is only 45 Km. 
  • While the Ranikhet to Nainital distance is 59 Km. 
  • The Mukteshwar to Ranikhet distance is 76 Km. 
  • Usually, people don’t come from Delhi to Ranikhet by road, but still, that distance is approximately 375 Km. 

By Railway:

The nearest railway station to Ranikhet is the one and only Kathgodam station. That is at a distance of 76 Km. It will take approximately 3 hours to cover this distance by road. 

By Airway: 

The nearest working airport to Ranikhet is the Pantnagar Airport located at 111 Km distance. So if you wanna come through the airway then take the flight to Pantnagar. 

Ranikhet Tourist Places: 

Now, it’s time to look into the places to visit in Ranikhet. Being a hill station, Ranikhet has a lot of stunning tourist spots where you would love to travel and explore. Some of the most prominent tourist spots of Ranikhet are given below. 

Jhula Devi Temple: 

As you can relate by the name, it’s a pure religious site. Jhula Devi temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga and is one of the most visited sites in Ranikhet. The most unique thing about this temple is the thousands of bells hung in its complex. You might have seen the metal bells in the Hindu temples many times. So here, devotees have faith that whoever offers metal bells in the Jhula Devi temple, can manifest anything. Following this faith, the temple walls are full of metal bells and due to that, it looks very spiritual and energised site. If you are a person who is inclined on the spiritual side, then you must visit this temple of Goddess Durga.

Chaubatia Garden:

Another wonderful place that would fill you with joy and happiness, is Chaubatia Garden located in the hill station Ranikhet. Chaubatia Garden is a small world of nature, where you will get the opportunity to look into the beautiful orchards of peaches, apricots, red apples and mouthwatering plums. Besides it, the alluring scenic view from here is also uncommon and peace-giving. If you love to spend time amid nature then, it’s the garden, you should walk into along with your camera. Here you can click rare pictures of nature and orchards as well. 

Ashiyana Park: 

Ashiyana Park, which is popular as Deodar Udyan locally, is one of the top attractions of Ranikhet. It is mainly known for delivering nature and playful vibes. It’s a park which has beautiful views of hills and is well maintained for tourism purposes. Often, people come here to spend quality time and picnic etc. Along with that, the kids have a special corner for Ashiyana Park, because there are several attractive large statues of animals like Dinasour, Giraffe etc. Not only that, there are various swings and slides also in the park, that attracts and indulges kids a lot. Overall, it’s an ideal picnic spot, where you can spend time with your kids or friends. 

Ranikhet Golf Course: 

One of the most famous sites of Ranikhet is the Golf course. It’s located in the region of Khari Bazar and remains open from 6:30 am in the morning to 6:00 pm. This golf course has 9 holes, considered a generally good level of course. You would be surprised to know that this golf course has the position of one of the highest golf courses in the continent of Asia. Here, you’ll enjoy walking and wandering to another level. 

Mankameshwar Temple: 

Mankameshwar Temple is a religious tourist spot, where especially Hindu devotees come and offer prayers. The temple has the shrine of Lord Shiva in its sanctum sanctorum. It’s located in the Airari region of Ranikhet. This temple’s exterior walls are dominated by white and red colours and reflect typical religious spiritual vibes. If you have enough time to explore Ranikhet, then you should visit here also. 

Haidakhan Baba ji Temple: 

This Temple is located in the Chilianaula area of Ranikhet. The devotees from remote areas come here to visit the temple and squeeze positivity. Mainly this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and a renowned saint Haiderkhan Baba. The architecture of the temple is simply alluring. Despite being constructed in normal architecture, the temple looks beautiful. It remains open from 6:30 am to 11 am and then from 12 pm to 8 pm. The main tagline of the temple is Truth, simplicity and love. 


Ranijheel is another tourist place in Ranikhet, which is pretty perfect to spend time. It’s a park, which has a small lake known as Ranijheel. The top attraction of Ranijheel is the boating. Most of the tourists who come to Ranikhet, visit Ranijheel to enjoy the boating amid views of hills. Additionally, the lake is surrounded by lush green trees, which make the boating experience more amazing. Besides that, there are some other fun activities also, that your kids would enjoy indulging in. The selfie point with the tagline I love Ranikhet is also there in the park, so if you are a selfie lover then click some of the most memorable pictures here. 

Things to do in Ranikhet 

When you come to spend holidays in Ranikhet, then you start searching for the things in which you can spend time and make good memories of the hill station. So here we are mentioning all of the activities in which you can invest your time. 

  1. Golfing

As we mentioned, Ranikhet is home to one of the highest golf courses on the Asian continent. So if you have a sporty zeal, then you should try golfing here between the beautiful hills. 

  1. Boating

To those who like water sports, boating is one of the loved adventures. To spend time in the splashes of water, you can go to Ranijheel and enjoy the lake boating. 

  1. Picnic

The people who love to spend time in a peaceful environment and just need to relax, a picnic is the best idea. You can go to Ashiyana Park for a picnic with your trip partners. 

  1. Hiking or Trekking 

Ranikhet is a hill station, so obviously there are various locations for which you can trek. Trekking is one of the most preferred activities in the hill station tourism. So you also can try this to explore something unexplored. 

  1. Shopping 

There are some streets in Ranikhet, where the rare arts and crafts of the hills are flooded in the shops. If you are a person who likes to collect memories from different destinations, then you should shop for something from Ranikhet also. Herez you can get good quality woollen clothes like shawls, mufflers etc. also. 

  1. Photography

Nowadays, who doesn’t click photographs with their phones? But apart from that, if you have a deep interest in photography, then you should bring your camera here. You’ll witness beautiful orchards of fruits that will appear very scenic. So you can click pictures of fruit orchards from a wide angle in which the hills and beautiful clouds will also be visible. 

  1. Vlogging

Vlogging is a rising activity that youngsters prefer doing in beautiful locations like Ranikhet. It’s a recording video in which you can share the destination views and your travel experience. 

Some other activities that you can do in this Ranikhet are 

  • Nature Walk in Orchards 
  • Watching Sunrise and Sunset
  • Camping 


All the information you need before visiting Ranikhet has been explained in the above blog. We have paid attention to the rising expectations of tourists and mentioned things in that way. According to us, this information is enough to plan your next vacation in Ranikhet. The above-mentioned “How to reach Ranikhet ” guide will help you book the tickets for your destination. Still, if you have some more doubts about this location, you can send us an email. We’ll try to respond to you as soon as possible. Besides that, if you want to travel to other destinations of Uttarakhand like Panch Prayag, Chhota Char Dham, etc., then you can take the help of our customised tour packages. 

Q1. What’s the best time to visit Ranikhet? 

A1. You should visit the Ranikhet from February to May or from October to early December. These months are the best to explore this hill station. 

Q2. How many days are enough for Ranikhet? 

A2. You should plan your trip for at least 3 to 4 days. Because there are several locations where you would love to spend a quantity of time. 

Q3. What’s the distance between Ranikhet and Haldwani? 

A3. Haldwani is located approximately 83 Km away from the Ranikhet. It will take you 3 hours to reach there by road. 

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