Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Being a popular tourist attraction, there are many places of interest and sightseeing at Raniket. Ashiyana Park and Rani Jheel are beautiful picnic spots. The famous Chaubatia Gardens is known for its fruit orchids of apples, apricots, peaches and various other alpine fruits. Mankameshwar, Haidakhan Temple, Jhoola Devi and Ram Mandir are revered shrines near Ranikhet.
Ranikhet is at an altitude of 1,869 metres (6,132 ft) above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas. Ranikhet becomes very cold in the winters and remains moderate in summers, and is best enjoyed from March to October. Ranikhet gets snowfall in the winter season, mainly in the months of December, January and February. But in the rest of the months the weather of Ranikhet remains pleasant.