Majkhali: This beautiful sightseeing spot is situated at a distance of 13 km
from Ranikhet. Offering stunning views of Mount Trishul, the spot is ideal for
nature lovers. Away from the hustle
bustle of city noise, one can enjoy melodious sounds of quiet surroundings and
the soft chirping of birds. For the more adventurous, there are a number of
walking trails around the foothills.
Ram Mandir: Ram Mandir is a major tourist attraction in Ranikhet and
is located near the Chaubatia Gardens and at a distance of 7 km from the city center.
Rama Mandir has a monastery where students are taught ancient vedas along with
Vedic and modern mathematics.
Bhalu Dam: Bhalu dam, is considered to be one of the best places to
visit in Ranikhet. It is a small artificial lake located at a distance of 3 km
below the Chaubatia Garden. The lake was built in 1903 by the British
Government. The place offers immense natural beauty & panoramic views of
the Himalayan Mountains, calmness and scenic surroundings. Bhalu dam is open
for tourists all through the year.
Golf Ground Ranikhet: The Upat town is located at a distance of 5
km from Ranikhet. The town is popularly known for its 9 holes golf course
managed by the Indian army. This Golf Course is also considered to be one of
the highest in Asia. Another major tourist attraction near Upat golf course at
a distance of 1 km is the Kalika Temple,
dedicated to Goddess Kali.
The Jhoola Devi Temple: The Jhoola Devi Temple of Ranikhet is an
ancient relic built in the 8th century, located at 7 km from the town. The
statue of Goddess Durga is said to have been unearthed by a shepherd after
being guided by the goddess herself in his dream. The temple houses a clump of
holy bells tied to its walls that are known for granting wishes on being
Binsar Mahadev Temple: Located in the heart of thick forests of
pine and deodars, with fresh water springs flowing in the area, this temple is
devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple is located at a distance of 19 km from
Ranikhet and it is widely believed that lighting a diya on the day of Vaikunth
Chaturdeshi in this temple can fulfil the longing of a child. Many pilgrims and
childless couples visit the temple during their vacation in Ranikhet.
Tarikhet village: Tarikhet is small, yet popular hill station
situated at distance of 8 km from the town of Ranikhet. This village is famous
as a momentous site during the India’s struggle for independence. Its most
popular attraction is the ‘Gandhi Kutiya’, which is told to be the place where
Mahatma Gandhi rested for a long time during the freedom struggle. This place
is also popular for its small sized huts used during the freedom struggle and
the temple of Golu Devta.
Chaubatia: The Chaubatia Gardens is known for their exquisite
orchards of peaches, apples, plums and apricots. Stationed at a distance of 10
km from Ranikhet, these gardens are a pleasant spot for picnics and day
outings. A research laboratory is also situated within its vicinity. The
surroundings of this place provide panoramic views of the snow-clad mountain
peaks of the majestic Himalayas, as well as religious spots like Nanda Devi
Temple, Trishul, Nandaghunti and Nilkanth.
Haidakhan Babaji Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Haidakhan Temple
is a Hindu temple located in Chilianuala of Almora district at a distance of
about 4 km from the famous hill station of Ranikhet. One can get a stunning
view of the giant Himalayan peaks including Pancha Chooli, Nanda Devi and
Trishul Parvat from the vicinity of this temple.
Katarmal Sun Temple: Built around 800 years ago, The Katarmal Sun
Temple is a 9th-century temple exhibiting the architectural style of the
ancient artisans. This Hindu temple is perched at an elevation of 2,116 meters
and is situated at a distance of 19 kms from Almora and 25 kms from Ranikhet.
This temple once boasted the intricate designs carved on the wooden doors and
panels of the temple, making it the second most beautiful shrine in India,
after the Konark Sun Temple.
Deer Park, Almora: The Deer Park situated at Narayan Tiwari Dewai
about 3 km from Almora. Lush green trees of oak and pine surround the park and
adds up to its natural magnificence.
Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum: Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
belongs to the Kumaon Regiment, which is known to be the most decorated
infantry that traces its history back to the 18th century. The
museum is located in the city premises and is a reflection of the glory of
Kumaon regiment. The museum showcases several military memorabilia, medals and
weapons conquered during the wars that were fought pre and post-independence of
India. Built in the year 1974, the museum is also a face for several soldiers
and officers that are a part of this regiment.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous
wildlife abode to explore in Almora. It is approximately 33 kms away from the
city and is situated on top of Jhandi Dhar Hills. The sanctuary is surrounded
by dense forests and is an absolute thrill to watch animals from a distance. The
wildlife sanctuary was constructed in the year 1988 with an intention to
protect the vegetation and animals of the central Himalayan region. The
sanctuary has a variety of flora and fauna that are of major attraction to the
tourists. The sanctuary is spread over about 45 kms and is of great educational
value to its visitors.
Zero Point: Within the premises of Binsar village and in close
proximity to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located one of the most amazing
viewpoints of Almora. Zero Point is a calm and mind soothing destination that
will allure you with the never-ending terrains of greenery of Almora. The
tourist spot is famous for picnics and its lush green sceneries. Zero Point
peak gives a majestic view of the Himalayan Ranges, Kedar Nath peak and Nanda