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Ranikhet

Situated in the Almora district, the cantonment township of Ranikhet serves as the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment and the Naga Regiment. Set at average elevation of 1,869 m (6,132 ft) the cantonment is spread across two ridges, the first, called the Ranikhet ridge, is situated at an elevation of 1,824 m and the second, the Chaubattia ridge, is at an elevation of 2,116 m.

Ranikhet, literally means Queen's meadow in Hindi. It derived its name from a local legend, which states that it was here, that Raja Sudhardev won the heart of his queen, Rani Padmini, who subsequently chose the area for her residence, giving it the name, Ranikhet, though no palace exists in the area.

In the year 1869, the British established the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment here and used the station as a retreat escape the Indian summer heat. It is said that at one time during British Raj, it was also proposed as the summer headquarters of Government of India, in lieu of Shimla. Ranikhet previously was under the Nepalese Rule, and the Kumaonese (people of Kumaon Region) won it under the leadership of their able General Kashi Nath Adhikari with the assistance of Britishers at around 1816.

Vimoksha Resorts

Unlike a commercial hotel, Vimoksha is a cherished dream - a home-away-from-home, situated approximately 6000 feet high in the lap of Mother Nature at its unpolluted best. Be mesmerized at the awesome sight of the majestic Himalayan range - a panoramic jaw-dropping 180 degree view of snow-clad peaks– from Nanda Devi to Nanda Kot to Panchachuli to the daunting, ever-nearer Trishul.

Dotted with 18 cute independent mountain cottages, hanging delicately across the steep slopes, Vimoksha Resorts, situated just 5 kms from the Ranikhet Golf Course, in the sleepy hamlet of Majkhali, is away from the usual hustle & bustle that we city-folks are forced to tune ourselves into.

 

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