Ranikhet as the name implies, is known as the "Queen's Meadow" which was kept in the name on Rani Padmini who fell in love with this beautiful place and the King, Raja Sudhardev had to oblige to her, and built her a palace in these lands. Though no traces of the palace are found in present times but the beauty of the place truly justify the mythology associated.
About 370 km from Delhi and about 1800 meters above the sea level, Ranikhet unlike other hill-stations surprises its visitors with its tranquility and beautiful scenic views with huge pine trees, the green meadows and the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range, makes it better for the travelers seeking for a calm and beautiful place to enjoy their weekends for a break from their hectic schedules.
How To Reach:
Ranikhet being 370kms from the capital is easily accessible through roads well connected through NH-24. One can easily take a bus or a booked cab from the Anand Vihar Bus terminal, Delhi or can travel by train or bus till Haldwani and further reach Ranikhet via local shared cabs which are easily available outside the Haldwani Bus Depot.