Be mesmerised by the beauty of the Queen’s meadow

THE PRETTY TOWN of Ranikhet, situated about 1,829m above sea level, is in the district of Almora. This is a popular holiday spot and one with immense natural beauty. Developed by the British as a hillstation for their troops, a cantonment was established here in 1869. Today, the Indian Army’s celebrated Kumaon regiment is headquartered in Ranikhet.

Ranikhet retains an old-world charm the t is hard to resist. The upper and lower mall roads connect the three forested ridges of deolikhet, chaubatia and alma hill. Take a walk around, and inhale the fragrant pine air and listen to the whispering wind.

Stroll around the bungalows and you can feel the presence of the memsahibs of the erstwhile raj. The nine-hole golf course spread over undulating meadows is a visual delight.

Every year thousands of tourists visit Ranikhet for its natural beauty, the sounds of the birds, the rich flora and fauna, and amazing mountain views. Ranikhet is also known for and wide for its delicious apples, apricots, peaches and various other alpine fruits.

Dwarahat, sitalakhet, tarikhet and khaira are a few destinations that you can check out nearby.

GOOD TO KNOW:  About 90 km from Kathgodam, the nearest railway station. A quaint cantonment town.