Ranikhet, Also Called The Queen Of Uttaranchal, Is A Small Cantonment Located 55 Kms From Nainital In The Kumaon Region. Ranikhet, Which Translates To “queen’s Meadow”, Is Named In Honour Of The Kumaoni Queen, Rani Padmini. It Is Believed That The Queen Fell In Love With Ranikhet’s Greenery And Her Husband Raja Sukhdev Built A Grand Palace For Her Here. Located At A Height Of 1870 Meters Above Sea Level, Ranikhet Is A Thickly Forested Area With Beautiful And Unobstructed Views Of The Himalayas. Once Proposed To Be The Capital Of British India, Ranikhet Is Known For Its Colonial Bungalows And Churches Which Still Exist In Their Original Glory. Ranikhet Aspires To Emerge As The Best Cantonment In India. Since It Is Managed By The Army, Steps Are Being Taken To Make Ranikhet A Pollution Free, Eco-friendly And Green Tourist Destination.
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