Reminiscent of British settlement, Ranikhet is a beautiful hill station in Almora district of Uttarakhand surrounded by forests of pine, oak, deodar and buransh. It has an elevation of 1,869 m. Ranikhet, which means Queens Meadow, got its name from Rani Padmini who ended up living in this place due to its beautiful landscape. People often visit this place for the same reason. This is one of the places in North India for admiring the Himalayas. This place has everything to pacify newlyweds as an offbeat honeymoon destination.
Norman Troup, an English adventurer, found this place and ended up settling here. The British Government in Delhi acquired the entire area from him to make this a resting place for English soldiers especially during summers. Soon many bungalows and barracks were built.The British engineers cut all the trees in order to construct splendid roads. Later on a nursery was established in Chaubatia, located nearly 10 kilometres south of the cantonment town of Ranikhet.
After the British left India, the Kumaon Regimental Centre was shifted to Ranikhet from Agra. Now, Ranikhet is home to Kumaoni people and is a tourist spot.