Around Queens Meadows

In and Around

Ranikhet

 

Queens Meadows is ideally located to access the main spiritual, historical, famous and picturesque sites of the region.

HAIDA KHAN TEMPLE is just a 15 mins trek from the Resort. It was established by Shri Hairakhan Maharaj who is said to be incarnation of lord Shiva. One can have a very good valley and Himalayan view from this place.

JHULA DEVI TEMPLE is situated at a distance of 7 km from the town of Ranikhet near Chaubatia. The popularity of the temple can be realized by number of bells hanging over the temple walls. This place has a calm environment and a sense of spiritual peace to it.

ARMY MUSEUM is maintained by the Kumaon and the Naga Regiment of the Indian Army, the museum has a wide collection ranging from stories of the heroics of the First World War till date. It has on display the various weapons along with the flags of enemies captured by the army and also the LTTE boat captured during Operation Pawan.

RAMA MANDIR TEMPLE Located in the vicinity of Jhula Devi temple is the Rama Mandir, dedicated to lord Rama. A small flight of stairs goes to the hilltop where the temple is situated. Rama Mandir has a monastery where students are taught ancient vedas along with vedic and modern mathematics in direction of Sant Sri Mouni Maharaj. People who have a keen interest in vedas should not miss the chance to visit this temple.

CHAUBATIA GARDENS Located about 10 km from Ranikhet, this place has plantation of apricots, peaches, chestnuts, and almonds and is famous for apple orchards. With a wide variety of Himalayan flora, it also offers the picturesque views of snowcapped Himalayas. Apart from fruits, one can buy fresh juices and artisan honey from the garden store on the way out.

GOLF COURSE is situated 6 Km from Ranikhet. The 9 holes Golf course is said to be the best managed Golf course in India. Golf course is generally used by army-men, but is also open for general public, on payment of a small amount. It is one of the most challenging courses in the world where one can enjoy the ethereal beauty of the course with the changing seasons.

KAUSANI is located approximately 60 km away from Ranikhet. This is a picturesque site, offering a 350-km long panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. It lies amidst the dense pine trees, with commanding views of Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valleys on the other. This place is called the ‘Switzerland of India’, due to similarity in landscape with the Swiss Alps.

JAGESHWAR Counted among the 12 Jyotirlings in the country, Jageshwar lies in a beautiful narrow valley hedged by monarch-sized, ancient deodars. Jageshwar temple has sculpted dwarpals standing guard at its entrance . Although the presiding deity at Jageshwar is Shiva a strong Buddhist influence is visible in the carvings. It is about 85 Kms. from Ranikhet.

CULTURAL CITY OF ALMORA The place apart from its interesting geography also has a rich history and cultural heritage to boast of. Adding to the colours of nature is the colourful culture of Almora, people with rosy cheeks dressed in colourful attires, all this adds to the charm of the town.

BINSAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated about 60 kms from Ranikhet.

BINSAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated about 60 kms from Ranikhet.

BINSAR MAHADEV is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Binsar Mahadev Temple is only 15 km away from the main township of Ranikhet. It has enchanting surroundings, with a beautiful natural spring and lovely cedar forest nearby. Near the temple, there is also an ashram, dedicated to Binsar Mahadev.

SUN TEMPLE(KATARMAL) One of the ancient temples in Almora, the Sun temple at Katarmal is approximately 800 years old. This temple is surrounded by 44 small shrines. The temple is known for its ancient exquisite architectural pattern and wonderful stone carvings, which adorn its wall. 25 km away from Ranikhet, this is a major excursion from the town.

TARIKHET (KATARMAL) is approximately 8 km from Ranikhet, enroute  Ramnagar. This beautiful, verdant and exotic village finds a place in history for its participation in India Freedom Struggle. The famous Gandhi Kutiya, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during the freedom struggle, is a place worth visiting, to feel and understand the glorious history of India.

SITLAKHET is located approximately 25 km from Ranikhet. It is a scenic spot, with a panoramic view of the mystic Himalayan ranges. There is a dense forest in this area, abounding in wonderful fruit orchards and several medicinal herbs and shrubs.

DWARAHAT This is an ancient historical site located on the Ranikhet – Karnaprayag Road, is about 38 Km from Ranikhet. This place was once the capital of the Katyuri Kingdom. It is basically famous for being the location of ancient temples like Mrityunjaya, Dhwaj, Badnirath, Maniyan, and Kachri Devtas. Every year, in the month of April, a very interesting and famous fair, Syalde-Bikhauti, takes place here.

KHOONT a small village known for being the ancestral village of the great freedom fighter – Govind Vallabh Pant, is approximately 30 km from Ranikhet. If you are in search of some threads associated with the freedom struggle, Khoont would be surely worth a visit.

NAINITAL Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalyan necklace, blessed with scenic natural spledour and varied natural resources . Dotted with lakes , Nainital has earned the epithet of ‘ Lake District ‘ of India. Nainital Resort

DUNAGIRI According to the local tradition, the town has been regularly visited by sages (Rishi-Munis) of India who established their ashrams here in the midst of nature.[1] Ashram of Garg Muni was at Dunagiri after whom river Gagas is said to have been named. Sukhdev Muni’s ashram (son of sage Ved Vyasa) was also here, at a place now known as “Sukh Devi”.