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A hill station, idyllic in its charm, Ranikhet with its majestic pine trees, is 60 Kms. from Nainital. According to popular belief this spot had won the heart of Rani Padmini, queen of Raja Sudhardev . She chose this scenic place to her abode & since then, it has come to be known as Ranikhet, literally "Queen’s Field" . At an altitude of 1829 mts. above sea level, this hill station is undoubtedly a tourist’s paradise. The scented mountain breeze, fresh & pure, the singing of birds, the panoramic view of the Himalayas, the sights, sounds and smells leave the onlooker spellbound. Weaving an instant spell on the visitor Ranikhet draws visitors all the year round. Ranikhet is the headquarter of Kumaoun Regimental Centre. KRC museum and memorial are the jewels of Ranikhet town .
The following sites can be visited during stay at Ranikhet .
Upat Kalika :6 Kms. from the town on Almora Road the place has one of the best mountain golf links (9 Holes) in the country surrounded by dense forests just one km. from Upat is Kalika with its famous temple.
Chaubatiya Garden : 10kms. from Ranikhet town this place has fruit gardens with a Government Fruit Reserch Centre.
Bhalu Dam : It is 3 kms. from Chaubatiya. It is famous for fishing.
Hairakhan Dham : It is 5 kms. from Ranikhet , ashram of Hairakhan Baba is loacted here.