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Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 1829 meters above sea level, Ranikhet offers a spectacular & panoramic view of the Himalayan Range round the year.

Ranikhet gets its name, which mean Queen's meadow in English, from a legend that an Indian queen visited the site and built herself a palace here, though no palace currently exists in the area. In 1869, the British established the cantonment here and used the station as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer. Ranikhet is the home to the Kumaon regiment.

One can enjoy the Himalayan view virtually from any place in Ranikhet, and the view is particularly spectacular from October till March. Ranikhet gets snowfall in the winter season, mainly in the months of December, January and February. It offers a vast diversity of flora and fauna with vast forests of Pine and Deodar.

The languages spoken in the town are Hindi & English apart from the local language Kumaoni. Ranikhet is well connected by Road. The nearest Railhead Kathgodam is connected to the major cities of India. The nearest Airport is in PantNagar, Nainital. Most Convenient Airport is Delhi.

Area: 21.76 sq. km.

Population: 18174 (1991 census)

Altitude: 1829 mtrs. Above sea level.

Clothing: Summer - Light Woolens ; Winter - Heavy Woolens
Language: Hindi, Kumaoni and English

Local Transport: Taxis/Jeeps/Buses
 
 
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