Ranikhet Hill Station in Kumaon Uttarakhand | Kumaon Tourism

Ranikhet is one of the famous tourist destinations located in the Kumaon Uttarakhand. It is a hill station with green lush gardens and the pine and oak tree spread over the surrounding of this place. You can see the amazing view of Snowcapped Mountains from here.


The Place Ranikhet got its named years ago after a love story of King and Queen. Here’s the story Queen Padmini was in love with this great hill station tells the same to King Sukhardev and He was in love with the queen, so he built a palace to win her heart and after that the places got it Name Ranikhet. As of now, the Padmini Palace turned into the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army. The Palace was ruined years ago but some British discovered the place and bought from local natives and rebuild it then after that, it was given to the Army.

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There are lots of amazing places you can visit in Ranikhet and enjoy your holidays in the lap of nature.

Weather in Ranikhet

Ranikhet has amazing weather throughout the year and you can easily plan a trip to Kumaon including Ranikhet and other nearby places to explore nature and stay in quiet and mind fascinating places for some days which are very far from crowded life of cities.

During January and February its freezing cold temperature in Ranikhet but you will enjoy the snow falls and views of snowcapped breathtaking mountains.


March and April’s months are also cold but very pleasant weather you can tour the city with your family and kids.

May to June is warm days but cold nights and morning, one of the best times to visit Ranikhet.

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From July to August Monsoon enters the state and you will get heavy rain in Ranikhet and temperature goes a little bit down.

Sept to October is pleasant weather in Ranikhet you can plan a trip during these months because you will find here awesome weather to spend some days in the Hills of Uttarakhand.

After that Nov and December, the temperature start to goes down below 20 to 12 degrees in Ranikhet.

So according to weather details, you can prepare and plan a trip.

Best Time to Visit Ranikhet:-

You can visit Ranikhet throughout the year but there different season for a different trip like Snowfall and cool weather in winter, pleasant weather in summer but the best time to visit Ranikhet is April to June and September to October during these months you will find here great weather and snowcapped mountains views in front of the city.

How to Reach:-

By Air:- The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport which is located at a distance of 119 Km. There are some flights from Delhi you can get to reach here and then take a cab from there to reach Ranikhet.

By Trains:- The nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam which is located at a distance of 86 Km. It is connected with Delhi with multi trains, so you can reach here by train and then take buses or taxi from there.

By Roads: – Ranikhet is well connected with road transport and you can take a cab from Delhi or Haridwar to Reach here.

Where to Stay in Ranikhet?

There are many good accommodation options available in the Ranikhet hill station; you can book Luxury, Deluxe and Budget Hotels with Guesthouse and Lodge as per your budget.  As well Kumaon Mondal Vikash Nigam tourist rest house is available here and you can book from their official website.

Distance from Different Cities nearby:-

Delhi – 359 Km

Haridwar- 265 Km

Rishikesh- 283 KM

Dehradun-315 Km

Nainital- 56 Km

Kausani- 58 KM

Almora- 45 Km

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