the HEAT in HIMALAYA
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in the Indian
state of Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 1829 meters above sea
Ranikhet gets its name, which mean Queen's meadow in
English, from a legend that an Indian queen visited the site
and built herself a palace here, though no palace currently
exists in the area. In 1869, the British established the
cantonment here and used the station as a retreat from the
heat of the Indian summer. Ranikhet is the home to the Kumaon
One can enjoy the Himalayan view
virtually from any place in Ranikhet, and the view is
particularly spectacular from October till June. Ranikhet gets
snowfall in the winter season, mainly in the months of
December, January and February. It offers a vast diversity of
flora and fauna with vast forests of Pine and Deodar.
languages spoken in the town are Hindi & English apart
from the local language Kumaoni. The nearest Airport is in
Pant Nagar, Nainital. Most Convenient Airport is
Area: 21.76 sq. km.
Population: 18174 (1991 census)
Altitude: 1829 mtrs. Above sea
Summer - Light
Woolens ; Winter - Heavy Woolens
Language: Hindi, Kumaoni and
Local Transport: Taxis/Jeeps/Buses
REACH RANIKHET & COTTAGE
By Ranikhet Express from Delhi to
Ramnagar/ Kathgodam (nearest Railhead from Ranikhet). One can
reach Ranikhet via road from Ramnagar/ Kathgodam. Connectivity
also available from Lucknow Calcutta, other places to
Ranikhet is well connected by road. Personal
Vehicles & Taxies are preferred mode of reaching
|DISTANCE & LOCATION
Ranikhet : 85 Kms
Cottage via Golf Ground :
Cottage to Kausani :
Cottage to Binsar
INTERESTS Around RANIKHET
Regimental Center ( KRC)-Ranikhet : The town is home of the Kumaon Regiment. KRC is
lifeblood of the town. The KRC Museum and Memorial is a must
Upat Kalika ;
Upat Kalika has one of the best Golf
Course (9 holes) in the country and offers a nice jungle walk
in the woods as well.
Jhula Devi -Ranikhet :
Jhula Devi Temple
is famous for the bells. It is said that wishes are granted if
one ties a bell in the temple.
Hedakhan Ashram, Chillianaula :
This is the famous
temple of Baba Hairakhan. The temple is known for its peaceful
Binsar Mahadev :
Its is an
old temple of Lord Shiva. The ambience of the temple is such
that one feels in unison with the power ruling the whole
universe…the lord himself.
major attraction is Govt Apple Garden and the Fruit Research
Center. Its at a height of 7000 feet offering the magnificent
view of the Himalayas.
Shawl & Tweed Factory-Ranikhet :
maintains the factory. It is located inside an old church. Old
traditional weaving of cloth on handloom is still alive here.
The Australian Merino wool is knit into shawls with beautiful
ethnic patterns. The shawls and tweeds woven here are worth
Ram Mandir Tarikhet :
is a developing township, on the way to Ram Nagar. Mahatma
Gandhi sojourned at Tarikhet for sometime. A hut commemorates
his visit to the spot..
Dwarahat has a
cluster of age-old temples divided into eight distinct groups.
It is a must visit for everyone..
Almora- Binsar :
Once the summer
capital of the Chand Rajas in 7th and 8th centuries is one of
the most scenic spots in the Kumaon region. The place is ideal
for trekking and communing with nature.
is a place of religious importance. It is famous for its
temple of Goddess Durga, which has an inspiration dating back
to 1189 AD..
Jim Corbett National Park:
to the cause of wildlife conservation and named after Jim
Corbett, slayer of "The Man-eaters of Kumaon", Corbett is the
oldest reserve in South East..
Kausani : Kausani is a picturesque hill station
famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km wide
view of the Himalayas..
Nainital is situated
around a blue lake shaped like an eye. Mall road along the
Lake Ropeways has beautiful bazaar and is known to be a
offers a splendid view of Himalayan ranges. It is 133 kms from
the cottage. .
Jageswar : Jageshwar
is the only temple of Maha Mrityunjaya in India. It is 65 kms
from the camp.
- Sitla Cottage
offers a wide-open panorama of the snow peaks - both
Nepalese and Indian Himalayas. Beautiful views of Almora town
can be seen towards the east. The highest point in Ranikhet,
the syahi devi temple (2345 m), is just 5 Kms further from the
set-up at Devlikhan village deep in
the pine forest in the Kumaon hills and designed on Eco-Development Village Stay Principles,
used primarily by foreign students coming to India on cultural
Cottage is run in a village home with 06 Room, out of
which 03 Himalaya facing rooms on upper level are used for
guest accommodation and dining purpose, while 03 rooms on
lower level are used for staff, Kitchen and Store. Here you
can experience typical Himalayan village life with all its
Apart from being a very
picturesque location, cottage can be used for adventure and
wildlife based activities- mountain bicycling, trekking and
Cottage, you can feel the forest beneath
your feet and towering over your head. You can brave it on a
mountain bicycle or wander anywhere into the wilderness. Climb
a hill, explore the caves, run into flocks of birds.. The
major crop is the potato. The majestic cliffs around Cottage
offer a challenge to those willing to explore their
BOARDING & LODGING
Rooms : Accommodation in 02 Room facing
Himalaya and breath taking view of Almora in the night. Out of
which 01 Room with 02 Bed, while other with 04 bedded
with proper bedding ensure a comfortable stay.
Residential tents :
Accommodation in American Dome
Tents along-with camp mattresses and sleeping bags ensure a
comfortable stay in the mountain.
area : The Middle Room ( between 02 Bed-Room) is
used as Dining Room apart from the Verandah facing
Himalaya with a wooden table and Chairs makes an
appetizing place to enjoy meals.
Toilet : 02 functional toilet
one with Indian style toilet seat and other with W/C toilets,
running water and toilet paper.
Bathroom : Bathroom with buckets is
available for the guests. We request all the guest to
conserve and save water because water is scares, particularly
: A kitchen at lower level (Ground Floor) serves
Indian cuisine along with local delicacies- made to order.
Cottage Staff: As
Cottage is operated on Eco-Development Village Stay
Principles employ local youth and women - Your Host at
Cottage, under able Supervision of Mr
COTTAGE IS IDEAL
Anyone looking for a holiday with
Nature lovers, Mountain lovers & Bird
Those in search of peace and tranquility.
Just to READ, WRITE, WALK and RELAX... . . . .
Best used as a base Camp for Ranikhet, Binsar, Kausani,
Choukori, Munsyari & Mukteshwar.
How to Reach
:- Kosi - Kathpudia - uphill 6KM (
TARIFFS ( INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION
|Twin Bedded Room
|04 Bedded Room
| Dome Tent for 02
Include only Accommodation.
Charges of INR 500 extra with each Accommodation per
Extra person Sharing Room- Above 05 Years- INR
Check-in and Check-out at 12:00 Noon.
other consumable consumed during stay will be charged extra on
Taxes extra @
Handset- Mr. Raj Singh
:+91 97 19 25 19 97.