Ranikhet hill station is situated in the western peaks of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 1,869 meters (6,132 feet), in Almora district of Uttarakhand state , India. Military Hospital (Army Hospital), Naga regiment & Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army are situated here.
In 1869, Kumaon Regiment’s head quarters was established here. Long long back, Nepalese ruled Ranikhet and the Kumaonese people got freedom in 1816, with the British help.
The hill station is rich in Flora and Fauna. Pine, deodar, oak, etc, dots the forests of Ranikhet. Many wild animals, birds and Reptiles lives in the forests of the Ranikhet Hill Station.
At around Five kilometers from the Ranikhet city, there is a 9-hole Golf Course. This is among the highest golf courses in Asia and is a prime attraction here.
There is an urban jungle theme park for children, in the town. Boating is allowed at Rani Jheel. Baludham or Bhalu Dam and the dam site offers excellent view of the Himalayan peaks and is a popular picnic spot.Majkhali is another place at 12 kilometers from the town, which gives you panoramic view of the Himalayas.
How Do I Go to Ranikhet Hill Station or to the Ranikhet Military Hospital ?
Ranikhet Hill station and Military Hospital are at a distance of around 350 kilometers from New Delhi, the capital city of India. Kathgodam Railway Station, at around 68 kilometers distance, is the nearest railway station to Naga regiment & Kumaon Regiment head offices at Ranikhet hill station.
The nearest airport is the one at Pantnagar . The domestic airport with IATA code PGH and ICAO code VIPT, is at around 110 kilometers distance. There are daily Air India Regional (previously known as Alliance Air) flights from Pantnagar to New Delhi. Many a times, the bad weather prevents flight operations here in Pantnagar. Nainital, Lake District of Uttarakhand, which is also a hill station, is at around 60 kilometers distance from Ranikhet.