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About Ranikhet

Also known as "Queen's Land", Ranikhet is a cantonment town in Almora district of Uttarakhand. A beautiful hill station, Raniket is a must visit destination for nature lovers. Snowcapped mountanis and vallys adds to the scenic beauty of this part of Uttarakhand. Golf Course, Mankameshwar Temple, Ashiyana Park, Rani Jheel, Chaubatia Gardens are some of the prime attractions of the city.

About Ranikhet

Geography of Ranikhet

Ranikhet is located at geographical coordinates of 29.65°N and 79.42°E with an average elevation of 1,869 meters or 6,132 feet above sea level. The city is spread across an area of 21.76 square kms. Ranikhet ridge and Chaubattia ridge are key destinations of the city. Ranikhet is located at a distance of 46 kms from Almora, 317 kms from the state capital of Dehradun. The area is in rich flora & fauna. Here you can find dense forests. The region remains under the grip of severe cold  between November to February. The summer season is relatively moderate. The best time to visit here is during the months of March to October.

Transport in Ranikhet

The city is well connected by rail and road. There are frequent bus and taxi services operating on different routes to reach here comfortably. There are direct buses from Nainital, Delhi, Kathgodam and Ramnagar to reach Ranikhet. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station from here, located at a distance of 68 kms. Pantnagar airport is the nearest one from here, located at a distance of 119 kms. Nainital is another famous hill station located nearby at a distance of 60 kms.

History and Culture of Ranikhet

There is a local legend about Ranikhet that this is the place where Raja Sudhardev won the heart of his queen, Rani Padmini, who chose area as the place for her residence, thereby giving the name Ranikhet. The headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment were established here by British in 1869. Hindi and Kumaoni are the local languages spoken here. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 18,886 and a high literacy rate of 95.21%.

Tourism in Ranikhet

The scenic beauty of Ranikhet makes it one of the most adorable hill stations in Uttarakhand. The beautiful destination provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan range and attracts thousands of tourists from all over every year. The majestic view of the pine trees, wildlife, lush green forests and cool weather are all set to provide a heavenly experience to anyone visiting here. There are a lot of popular tourist attractions here that are worth visiting. You can visit Golf course, Baludham, KRC Museum, Ashiyana Park, Rani Jheel, and Chaubatia Gardens while traveling to this part of Uttarakhand.

Healthcare in Ranikhet

Like other essential utility services, Ranikhet does have presence of government hospitals and private clinics. Apart from hospitals and nursing homes, there are numbers of chemist shops available in this part of Uttarakhand to provide timely aid to the patients.

Civil Hospital
Address: Khari Bazar, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645
Phone: 05966 220 526

The Shree Baba Haidakhan Charitable and Research Hospital
Address: Chilianaula, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645
Phone: 05966 220 658 ext. 220923

Sitapur Eye Hospital
Address: Abkari Road, Raneth, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645

S N Hospital and Heart Centre
Address: Zaroori Bazaar Rd, Khari Bazar, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645

Govind Singh Mehra Government Hospital
Address: Meena Bazaar, Almora, NH-87E, Almora Ranikhet Road, Almora, Uttarakhand 253529

Upadhyay Dental Care
Address: Raneth, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645

Srivastava Nursing Home & Hospital
Address: Ranikhet Range, Uttarakhand 263652
Phone: 080572 54004

Ekdant Dental Hospital
Address: Sadar Bazaar Rd, Airari, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645
Phone: 075792 02893

Bhole Baba Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Center
Address: Chiliyanaula, Near Ranikhet, Almora District, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263647
Phone: 084750 07778

Chemists in Ranikhet

Manglam Medical
Address: Raneth, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645
Phone: 097582 46484

Jeewan Jyoti Medical Store
Address: NH109, Gandhi chowk, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645

Sanjivani Medical Store
Address: NH109, Khari Bazar, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645

Shri Krishna Medical Store
Address: Papani Kothar, Tarikhet, Uttarakhand 263663
Phone: 05966 264 337

Rawat Medical Store
Address: Unnamed Road, Papani Kothar, Tarikhet, Uttarakhand 263663

Shivam Medical Store
Address: Main Bazaar Devlikhet, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263664

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