Places to Visit

Ranikhet golf courseGolf course – Ranikhet golf course is the second biggest natural golf course of the country. It is a nine hole course were rest of nine holes can be repeated. It is one of the prime attractions of Ranikhet. Very close to the golf course is the Kalika temple.

Jhula-Devi – Jhula devi is a temple of goddess Durga.Ranikhet jhuladevi It is 800 century old temple and it is said that if a person asks for something he gets it and on fulfillment of his desire ties a bell in the temple. Very close to jhula devi is the Ram Mandir temple of Lord Ram which runs under the close observation of Moni Maharaj.

Chaubattia Garden Ranikhet Chaubattia Garden Chaubattia Garden is a world famous Apple garden famous for breeding apples plants one can get apples and other fruits during fruit season and a stroll amidst apple groves. One can also buy honey and fresh fruit juice from the sales counter at the outlet. A visit to the research laboratory is a worth watch. One can also have a spectacular view of Himalayas from here.

Ranikhet Hairakhan Temple

Hairakhan Temple – 4 Kms from Ranikhet Town at Chiliyanaula is the Hairakhan Temple which was established by Shri Hairakhan Maharaj who is said to be incarnation of lord Shiva. One can have a very good valley and Himalayan view from this place. The GD Birla Memorial School is very close to this place.

Binsar Mahadev
– 15 Kms.Ranikhet Binsar Mahadev From Ranikhet town lies the Binsar Mahadev Temple which has a beautiful stream flowing close to it. Apart from a Shiva temple, an ashram, Binsar Mahadev also has a lovely cedar forest surrounding it.

Dronagiri & Pandavkholi
Ranikhet Dronagiri & Pandavkholi 52 kms from Ranikhet lies the 1100 century old Dronagiri Temple. It is said that during Ram Rawan battle when Laxman got injured by Meghnath's arrow Hanuman was send to got Sanjiwani Buti from Himalayas on his way back a part of it fell at this place were the present Dronagiri stands. 5kms ahead of Dronagiri is the famous cave of Pandavkholi which finds its description in the famous book Autobiography of a Yogi of Lahiri Mahashay fame it is also said that pandavas stayed here during exile, a beautiful meadow stands atop of the hill were pandavas meditated which can be reached by a good mild trek of 4 kms were Path Bhraman Sangh of Ranikhet has setup an ashram for meditation lovers one can go and stay at the ashram. From here one can get a commendable and close view of the Himalayas.

Baijnath Temple Ranikhet Baijnath Temple Baijnath is a temple which has a black stone Idol Goddess Parvati which is and exquisite work of art. This place is about 70 kms from Ranikhet ahead of Kausani. This place is on the back of river Gomti in the Garuda valley. At this place one can enjoy feeding large number of fishes but don’t get tempted by their size for fishing is strictly prohibited.

Katarmal (Sun temple)Ranikhet Katarmal Temple Katarmal is about 25 kms from Ranikhet. A beautiful trek leads you to one of the two sun temples of the country, first one being Konark. Now if anyone don't feel like trekking can also drive very close to the temple. This beautiful temple is a 12 century creation and the ancient idol of Sun God is presently kept at the national museum Delhi this temple is now protected and preserved by the archeological survey of India.

Dwarahat Dwarahat 37 kms from Ranikhet dwarahat is a prominent tourist attraction of Kumaon ones the power centre of the katyuri rulers in 16th century it became a part of chand dynasty and it has 11th century old temples which attract lot of tourist for their exquisite architecture. It has become more known due to presence of the YOGDA ASHRAM of Swami yogananadji's fame.

Jageshwar Jageshwar Jageshwar 80 kms from Ranikhet is the famous cluster of 128 temples the prominent of them being one of the jyotirling Jageshwar and the Mahamrityunjay temple which is the only temple of this incarnation of Lord Shiva in the world.