Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Being a popular tourist attraction, there are many places of interest and sightseeing at Raniket. Ashiyana Park and Rani Jheel are beautiful picnic spots. The famous Chaubatia Gardens is known for its fruit orchids of apples, apricots, peaches and various other alpine fruits. Mankameshwar, Haidakhan Temple, Jhoola Devi and Ram Mandir are revered shrines near Ranikhet.
Ranikhet is at an altitude of 1,869 metres (6,132 ft) above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas. Ranikhet becomes very cold in the winters and remains moderate in summers, and is best enjoyed from March to October. Ranikhet gets snowfall in the winter season, mainly in the months of December, January and February. But in the rest of the months the weather of Ranikhet remains pleasant.
Well connected by road with all major towns of Kumaon hills and nearby districts.
The main road into Ranikhet is NH-87 climbing up from Kathgodam, 85km in the South. Instead of the main highway passing near Nainital, you may consider the more scenic route through Bhimtal (slightly shorter, not as well maintained in patches). The last stretch through the pine forests after Khairna Bridge is spectacular.
Almora - 44 km to the East, via the temple town of Jageshwar
Nainital - 61 km
Kathgodam - 85 km Taxis are available from Kathgodam railway station. Government Buses of UK Road transport are availble from Bus stand, 3 kms down the Railway station. The bus journey takes around 4 hours.
Pithoragarh (in Chamoli district, East Uttarakhand) - 161 km
Delhi - 350km (about 8 hours) by car. 12-14 hours by bus.
Nearest airport is Pant Nagar, 112 km. rather meager service.
Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 85 km and Ramnagar 96 km.
Delhi to Ranikhet Taxi is a tour & travel company which provide car rental services from delhi to ranikhet. Ample taxi services available from Haldwani to Ranikhet on sharing as well as individual basis. it is around 1.5 to 2 hrs journey. bus service are not there after 4 pm. be careful of catching taxi by max up to 6 pm so you reach Ranikhet around 7.30-8 pm and can arrange boarding/hotel. avoid late evening travel by taxi alone and better stay in Haldwani. long route buses from Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow etc to Ranikhet start arriving around 12 am midnight in Haldwani and you can catch the same.