RANIKHET The Queen Meadows

RANIKHET The Queen Meadows

Queen’s prairie is the literal meaning of the place Ranikhet. Known for being the base for Kumaon Regimen, it is situated around 90 Km from Jim Corbett National Park at a height of 1,869 metres above the sea level. The place is worth visiting as it gives a scenic view of the giant Himalayan snow covered peaks.

How To Reach

By Air Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport, the nearest to Ranikhet, is located at a distance of 119 km. Cabs and taxis are easily available from the airport premises. Indira Gandhi International Airport, on the other hand, is located at a distance of 370 km and can be reached after a eight hour car journey.

By Bus There are no direct buses between New Delhi and Ranikhet. You can board the Kathgodam Shatabdi Express and get down at Haldwani from where you can avail one of the buses run by Uttarakhand State Transport Corporation and reach Ranikhet. Alternatively, you can take a bus from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi and reach Kathgodam and Almora from where you can board a second bus run by Uttarakhand Roadways and KMOU (Kumaon Motor Owners Union). You can book AC Buses or non-AC ones depending on your requirements. Most operators provide the option of online booking which makes travelling easy and hassle free.

By Rail The nearest major rail head to Ranikhet is Kathgodam which is located at a distance of 88 km. Kathgodam can be reached from various Indian cities such as Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. Kathgodam is a busy railway station since it serves as the gateway to the entire Kumaon region.