Ranikhet - The Queen's Meadow
Ranikhet is located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. It is located at an altitude of 1829 meters above sea level. The meaning of the word Ranikhet is the queen’s meadow. It is rich in natural beauty and an admired tourist spot. Here you can get the best view of the Himalayan ranges. Ranikhet is having a lush green forest of Pine trees which attracts much wildlife too. The scented mountain breeze, heavenly feeling and the panoramic view of Himalayan ranges covered in snow attract many tourists each year. Ranikhet is a peaceful hill station, less crowded with people. It is an ideal tourist destination for friends, family, foreigners, kids, couples, and groups.
This picturesque hill station was discovered by the Britishers. The headquarters of the Kumaon regiment was established by Britishers in Ranikhet in the year 1869. They used this place as a retreat where they can stay away from the heat during the summer season. Ranikhet is the home for the Kumaon regiment center and Naga regiment and this is maintained by the Indian Army. The main city is crowded with people but the military area offers calmness and scenic beauty.