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The Queen's Meadow RanikhetTour Route - Delhi - Ranikhet, Jageshwar, Sitabani in Jim CorbettTotal No of days - 4Dated - October 2012
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What to see in & around Ranikhet
Places to see in & around Ranikhet
The Katarmal Sun temple is just 24 kms away from Ranikhet and is dedicated to the sun god. Its the second sun temple after the one in Konark. Bhalu dham is a small lake fit for a picnic. The dam is open and has a garden nearby. The Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum established in 1970 displays rifles, treasures of World war II and also the Kargil war. We also visited the The KRC Community Centre, run by a welfare organisation for army widows, where shawls and other woollen accessories were hand woven.
Chaubatia gardens has apple orchards but being a off season time it was no use being there. The 9 hole Golf Course would be visible in our trip tomorrow, and a game at this altitude would be surely challenging. The Jhula devi mandir and Ram Mandir nearby dates back to the 8th century which requires a flight of stairs to reach the top. Bells are hung here in reverence. Syalikhet is a picturesque spot of the mighty himalayas and the apple orchards.
Tarikhet is 8 kms away and here there is a Gandhi ashram where Gandhiji stayed.
Sitlakhet is 39 kms away and you can have a spectacular view of the snow clad Himalayan peaks. The Syahi Devi temple is here.The place is known for its medicinal herbs.Just 2 kms away is Khoot which is home to Pandit Gobind Vallabh Pant.
Dwarhat is 38 kms away a quaint town whhich has many temples. The Syaldevi mela is held in summer every year. The Yogoda Satsanga has a ashram here where necessary guidance for visiting babaji's cave can be sought.
Kukuchina around 43 kms away, home to Pandokholi and Babaji's cave. It is a further trek from the roads end to the mountain to reach these destinations. The mountain is also known as Dronagiri is is part of the the medicinal mountain for extracting Sanjivani carried by Hanuman to Lanka when Lakshman was fatally wounded by Ravana's arrows.
Jageshwar dham is around 70 kms and one of the 12 jyotirlings in India. It is a cluster of 128 temples. One of the oldest is the Maha mrityunjay temple of Lord Shiva.
Bageshwar is nearly 105 kms away and has the famous temple of Lord Shiva located on the convergence of the rivers Sarayu and Gomti. The Uttarayani fair is held here in January. It is also the base for the trekkers to Pindari glacier.
Binsar is 105 kms away and is a quiet location to enjoy wildlife. The views of Nanda devi and other Himalayan mountains are more clearly visible from here.
Mukteshwar is 84kms away and has the mukteshwar dham dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Nainital is just 59 kms away and the five lakes making up nainital, bhimtal, nakuchital, khurpatal and sattal can be seen. Its a place of much tourist rush duirng peak seasons.