Top 6 beautiful destinations to visit nearby Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Ranikhet has been cited as the queen of hills - and for a reason.

The beautiful town and popular hill station located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand, is loaded with picture-esque views from its lusciously green mountains. Located 1,869 metres (6,132 ft) above sea level, one of the biggest plus points of this summer-getaway is that it is not as popular among city-dwellers, which leaves it unaffected by all the hullabaloo that is usually found in other popular tourist places of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Mostly, filled with residential areas, with a number of small and beautiful adjacent villages, Ranikhet is perfect, not only to get some peace of mind away from the hustle-bustle of the city, but it also connects to a number of must-see locations of the nearby places - which we're going to talk about today.

So, if in case you were planning a week-long trip to the place and were wondering what places you could visit in a 50-100 KM radius during your stay, here are some of the most beautiful, scenic and popular destinations near the cantonment:

1) Jageshwar (50 KM from Ranikhet)

2) Shitlakhet (30.3 KM)

3) Kartarmal Sun Temple (30 KM)

4) Binsar Wild Life Sanctuary (66.4 KM)

Binsary Wildlife sanctuary has a number of attractions to offer - besides its soaring mountains that go up to the range of neary 2500 meters above sea level, the place has an infamous watch travel - a destination that gives a clear, broad view of the Himalayan ranges. Of coarse, if you're lucky, you can spot some wild animals in its dense oak forests or just take out the time in the serene and ancient, Bineshwar Mahadev temple.

5) Binsar Mahadev Temple (18.4 KM)

A great place to be lost in "oneness" with nature amidst neverending pastures and forests. Binsar Mahadev temple is located in the midst of lush pine and deodar trees and it is mostly secluded with less to no visitors unless if you're visiting the temple right before 'Monsoon', during which there is a large fest - with hundreds of devotees coming-in by the hour.

6) Chaubatiya Apple Gardens (8.3 KM)

You can plan a day tour to this place to view a valley filled with the plantation of apples, apricots, peaches and almonds. Even if you don't buy anything from the garden store on the way out, the picturesque view of the valley down below is simply breathtaking.

Although there are number of beautiful destinations within Ranikhet itself, for an extensive stay to the place, you can certainly explore these must-visit places, adjacent to the popular yet somewhat unexplored heaven of Uttarakhand.

So where will you be heading to for a getaway?

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