Ranikhet - Deep Amidst Kumoun Hills
"Journey to Ranikhet"
Ranikhet is situated at a distance of approx 60 km from Kausani. The only way to access it by road.
The ride from Kausani to Ranikhet is very scenic with lush green mountains interspersed by rivers and streams.
Ranikhet is basically a military town which is a base from Kumoun Regiment. There is a idyllic golf course on the road leading to Ranikhet (a sign post "Beware of Flying Balls" can be seen here ;-) ).
The town itself is very small but very clean. The entire market is about a kilometer long and the himalayan range can be seen while one is shopping! Quite an experience!!
Special Kumaoni shawls and other handcrafts can be bought at the Community center situated on the mall road. One can also have a look at the handicraft industry situated just behind the community center.