There are times in the humdrum of life when we want to get away from it all to recoup our energy and pamper our senses, when the sight of snow-capped Himalayas is enough to lift our weary spirit. At times like these, Kaafal cottage, overlooking Majkhali in Ranikhet, provides you the ideal getaway. Your home away from home, it provides a glimpse into the Kumaoni culture. From the ‘aipan’ on the steps to the brass and copper vessels used in traditional Kumaoni homes, it gives you an experience of the Kumaoni way of life.
Ranikhet Golf Course:
Ranikhet Golf Course is one of the highest golf courses of Asia, located 5 kms from the main city. It is a 9-hole course making it one of the prime attractions of Ranikhet. The awe-inspiring greens have served as location for the hit 1970 Bollywood films ‘Kati Patang’, ‘ Dil Deke Dekho’, ‘Shikaar’ etc. You can even try your hand at golf as the club provides membership plans for outsiders as well.
A cantonment set up in 1869, Ranikhet or Queen’s Meadow, as it was known, is situated at an altitude of 1829 metres above sea level in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Local legend has it that it was here that Raja Sudhardev won the heart of her queen Rani Padmini and chose it as her residence, though there is no palace here.