Ranikhet - The Queen’s Land - Bharat Pravas
About Ranikhet Table of Contents About RanikhetHow to reach RanikhetRanikhet Travel Guide Ranikhet is an amazingly beautiful hill located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. This charming hill station which has been immensely blessed by nature is one place that attracts nature lovers from all nooks and corners of the country. Ranikhet, which literally translates into Queen’s Land or Queen’s meadows, had descended into oblivion before it was finally rediscovered by the Britishers in 1869 who transferred it into headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment. There is an interesting legend behind the origin of this pleasing and picturesque hill station which does an amazingly good job of pleasing one and all with it incredible natural beauty. According to a belief, Rani Padmini of Kumaon was deeply enchanted by its natural splendour and its splendid beauty. King Sudhardev in order to fulfil the wishes of his beloved queen built a palace for her here and named it Ranikhet (The Queen’s Land). The palace no longer exists but the beauty and charm of this little paradise continues to enthral and rejuvenate people, who come to this place for few moments of calm and solitude amidst its lush green forests, panoramic views of the...
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