Location: Ranikhet majestically sits at an elevation of 1,869 and that is what makes it an ultimate place for outdoor activities, like trekking.
Description: Although Ranikhet is well connected with roads, but the beauty of this place can be best experienced walking on foot. Nearby hill stations, like Almora and Nainital are 50 km and 60 km away from here, respectively. You try out the road and forest treks mapped by administration through green and yellow info boards which will help you to enjoy a safe and exciting journey. You may commence your journey from Gagas. At Dwarahat you can admire the beauty of ancient sculptures belonging to the era of Katyuri Dynasty. Goddess Durga Temple is another attraction and you will be enthralled to see a bronze plate here dating back to 1841 AD. Hilly terrains of Kausani, Dunagiri and Sitalkhet will add more excitement to your trekking experience. Trekking routes from Ranikhet to Sitalkhet, offer astonishing views of snow clad Himalayan peaks.
Activities: A prime reason which makes trekking in Ranikhet so wonderful is the abundance of flora and fauna. So do not forget to carry binoculars to spot the distinctive species like the Great Himalayan whistling thrush, Scarlet Minivet, Tree Pie, Red Billed Long Tailed Blue Magpie and Flying Squirrel.