10 Things to do in Ranikhet

1.Chaubatia Orchards

Famous for its apples, plums, peaches and apricots, the Chaubatia Orchards located in the laps of Himalayan ranges also offer panoramic views of the peaks of Nanda Devi, Nilkanth, Nandaghunti and Trishul. You should also visit the Government Apple Garden and the Fruit Research Centre situated close by.


2.Jhula Devi Temple

Built in 8th century, the temple dedicated to Goddess Durga is known for its cluster of elegantly designed bells. It is believed that the temple is wish fulfilling. The Ram temple located close by also draws many people.


3.Majhkhali

Giving a glimpse of the majestic Sonya peak, Majhkhali en-route to Almora is endowed with scenic beauty and lovely weather.


4.Golf Course

This 9 hole golf course maintained by the golf club is the second largest golf course in India and offers various membership plans, including outsiders as well.


5.Bhalu Dam

An artificial lake surrounded by idyllic forests, the Bhalu dam is the perfect spot for a picnic complete with birds, breeze and snow-capped valleys. However, the water is typically low or negligible except during monsoon season. Also, one needs to trek for 3 km to reach this reservoir.


6.Kalika

6 km from the mesmerising hill station of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand is a small town called Kalika. The town is surrounded by thick, lush green forests and snow-capped mountains. It is famous for the Kalika Temple and the golf course.


7.Manila

Backyard of the Katyuri Kings in an era gone by, Manila today is home to the popular Maa Manila devi Temple. This small town is a mesmerizing place with wide and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Manila is a place full of folklore and traditions and the people here deeply believe in their traditions and heritage. A place full of magic and breathtaking landscapes, Manila is one of the most enchanting of places in Uttarakhand.


8.Haidakhan Babaji Temple

Dedicated to Haidakhan, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva, the Haidakhan Bababji Temple was constructed by Haidakhan himself, and is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Ranikhet. Other than the main temple, the complex also has five guest houses in all, along with an Italian temple, Sri Babaji's Kutir and the Sri Baba Research Hospital. The temple is a must visit during Navratris and in the evenings on all days.


9.Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum

The Kumaon Regimental Centre is a famous museum that was built in the 1970s to showcase the rich legacy of the Kumaon Region. Established by Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army, the museum houses war artefacts of historical importance that exhibit the glory and achievements of the Garhwal and Kumaon regiments. The museum displays of photographs of wars, weapons used by the armed forces, medals and uniforms as well as flags, stone tablets and other objects of interest.


10.Mankameshwar Temple

Built by the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army, this temple located near Narsingh Maidan at Pithoragarh is often visited by the family members of the Regiment.