Cities to visit near Ranikhet for a getaway
Ranikhet is in the heart of Uttarakhand. If you are visiting it as a tourist, there are many places in and around which you can visit once you done with Ranikhet. There are also places that can be visited for a day. You can stay at resort in Ranikhet but visit in and around for a day. Apart from that, there are cities too that you can visit. Check the list here –
Mussoorie – Mussoorie is known as the Queen of hills and has many hangouts like mall road, Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake, and much more. You can enjoy brilliant views of the Himalayas here – much like from any other hill station in the north. If you are a foodie, the place has several restaurants, which serve authentic North Indian food. It is 158 km from Ranikhet.
Dehradun – This is a place you can experience both serenity and the hustle bustle. The drive from Ranikhet to Dehradun is an amazing experience. You may even spot random animals passing by your car. Dehradun makes for a complete family getaway. There are lots of vintage book stores there for the reader in you. It has beautiful college campuses, architectural marvels, quaint restaurants, lots of adventure activities and much more. The resorts here are as good as hotels in Ranikhet and will provide you every possible facility. Distance from Ranikhet is 154 km.
Rishikesh– This place has been refuge for the spiritual seekers since time immemorial. It is a pilgrimage place where people go to practice yoga. The town has many temples and yoga centres along with a variety of adventure sports. Backpackers often visit this place. You must visit the Buddha Café here to enjoy your meal at a tree house restaurant. To experience the best sunrise and sunset, this is the best place to be. You can hear the sound of Aarti in various temples all day long and the place feels heavenly. The lamps are lit by the Ganges, and this sight will leave you in awe. If you want to indulge in adventure, Rishikesh offers bungee jumping, white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, zip lining and much more. The annual yoga international festival is also hosted here. All in all, this place has something for every age group. It is 122 km from Rishikesh.
Kasauli – This is a very small hill station in Himachal Pradesh, which was set up by the British. It is great for a one day destination. You can take a walk amidst the Deodars, like Gilbert Trail. Enjoy great views of the River Sutlej and much more. The local people are very friendly and you will also get many hotels and restaurants to stay and eat. Distance from Ranikhet is 274 km. Usually this place is frequented by those who go on road trips to Shimla. They drop by here for rest for a day amidst abundance of natural beauty.
So, if you are planning a trip to Ranikhet, you know where to head from there.