Uttarakhand is a north Indian state with huge numbers of Hindu temples. The most desired Chardham Yatra temples are located in the state Uttarakhand. Sitting on the lap of the great Himalayas, Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful state of India. Uttarakhand is blessed with huge white snowy mountains, roaring rivers of Himalayan glaciers, green dense forests, wildlife sanctuaries. Not only pilgrimage, Uttarakhand is known for fun and adventurous activities. People from any corner of the country, even people from abroad come every year to Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is a place where people of all age can enjoy. Different purpose, but the destination is same.
‘Devbhumi’ Uttarakhand, which was formed in the year 2000 after being separated from the huge state of Uttar Pradesh. Away from noisy, polluted locality, Uttarakhand is a perfect destination to refresh mind. But, only for weekend trip Ranikhet and Kausani is better, because the weather and atmosphere of these places. You also get snowfall in winter.
Located in Almora district, Ranikhet city is the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army. In the middle of the mountains, such a land at a height of 1829 meters is ideal for seeking complete relaxation and complete revitalization. There is a Kumaon Regimental Center Museum to exhibit the glorious moments of the army and the arms used by them.
Ranikhet, a hill station city is rich with oak, pine, cedar, Cyprus. The city is perching at an altitude of 1829m. Nainital is 60 mtr away from here. The attraction theme of Ranikhet is that the scenery of giant Himalayas. Ranikhet tells a story of a queen of ancient time. Queen Padmini, was mesmerised by the beauty of the Himalayas and began living here. King Sudhardev won the heart of his queen rani Padmini, and owned the place for her and named it as Ranikhet. Apple gardens, peach, chestnut, almond gardens of Chaubatia (10km away from Ranikhet) are also the wondering spot to the people of plains and coasts. Chaubatia also have beautiful flower meadows that enchant the beauty of the place. There also have apple orchards and analysis centres of the govt. of Uttarakhand. Quite one hundred fifty species of apples are found there. From here, the images of Ranikhet at the hours of night are terribly lovely. The Bhalu Dam is not so far from here (3km). Sitlakhet, near the Ranikhet city is a point to view dawn and dusk.
Ranikhet gets very chilly in winter and goes to moderate in summer, and is enjoyed from March to Oct. The winter months of Ranikhet are in the main snowed in Gregorian calendar month, Gregorian calendar month and Gregorian calendar month however the weather in Ranikhet is pleasant throughout the remaining months.
Places have to see at Ranikhet
Kumaon and the Naga Regiment of the Indian Army maintain the museum. It shows the stories of glorious heroic battles of the local army, the revolution of the arms.
JHULA DEVI MANDIR
It is said that the thick jungle near the temple was once filled with wild animals, leopards and tigers. And they often attacked Local people. Villagers prayed for protection at Ma Durga and in a dream she suggested to establish her idol. The place has a tranquil atmosphere and a feeling of spiritual peace.
The previously told location is also a tourist location of Ranikhet. It also offers a panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayas, with a variety of Himalayan plants. People also can buy the pure honey form here.
Kausani is a small hilly village. Located near the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. It is famous for its natural beauty and this hill station gives 300 km wide panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panch-chuli. Mahatma Gandhi once called this place “Switzerland of India” driven by its beauty, during his short stay in the village. Beautiful views of the Himalayas can be enjoyed from almost anywhere in this quiet village. Trekking can be done in various places around Kausani. Almost all hotels face the Nanda Devi range and one can sit and enjoy the view with a coffee / tea sip.
Nature lovers can also visit the Kausani tea gardens and are pleased to witness its magnificent tea garden spread over a huge area. One of the most common trek routes in Kausani are Adi Kailash Trek, Base Kausani Trek and Bageshwar – Sundardhunda Trek.
RUDRADHARI FALLS AND CAVES
In Kausani, it is a natural waterfall surrounded with pine trees and greenery. To reach this place you have to cover 12km
It is a 5km trekking trail to reach a temple. At the top, the temple of Pinath, dedicated to Lord Bhairan, is fascinated by its attractive structure.
Kausani Tea Estate is a tourist location who calls for both tea and nature lovers. Kausani Tea Estate produces an exceptional quality tea leaf that is even exported to Australia, Germany, Korea and the US as the most popular of other North American tea products.
And there are some local Maths like- Anasakti Ashram, Lakshmi Ashram, Gandhi Ashram etc for the religious people.
We are planning a weekend trip to these Himalayan beautiful tiny cities. Our trip schedule looks like this-
First we will reach Nainital in 1st and 2nd day. Reaching Nainital at morning we’ll check in hotel and after sometime will set out for exploring the local. Will get back to hotel at evening for night stay.
In 3rd day, after having breakfast we will go out for sightseeing. Reaching hotel at evening, we will have a visit in malls to buy staffs.
4th day, we will start for Kausani from Nainital. It will take 4 hrs to 5 hrs. Seeing the local visiting spots we will check in hotel at evening.
At 5th day we’ll reach Ranikhet. At afternoon after lunch will go to see the fruits and flower gardens and meadows.
6th day will see the rest of the Ranikhet and will get back to Nainital again at evening.
Though it is a trip of 7-8 days, still we call it weekend trip because, in seven days it is just impossible to complete the whole trip to any region of Uttarakhand.