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Introducing Ramgarh

Best time to visit : November to May
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Known for its extensive fruit cultivation, Ramgarh is a perfect getaway from the mundane city life. The unobstructed view of the Himalayas lures the tourists to this hill station of Uttarakhand. Largely flocked by the adventure lovers of the country, Ramgarh is also a tourist attraction for honeymooners and family. Beauty of this serene mountain town teamed with beautiful orchards is alluring. At Ramgarh, tourists have an option of choosing from a wide variety of adventure sports, nature walk and leisure boat rides. Further in this tourist guide you will discover more about this fascinating hamlet!

Facts

Popularly known as the ‘fruit bowl of Kumaon’ for the long stretches of the fruit orchards, Ramgarh grows apricot, peaches, apples and pears in abundance. During the British rule, Ramgarh served as a military encampment. Presently, this hill station serves as an adventurer’s delight. The hill station is divided into two sections, Talla (Lower Ramgarh) and Malla (Upper Ramgarh). Perfect for calmness and solitude, the place attracted Rabindranath Tagore, the famous Nobel Laureate, where many of his compositions have taken shape. You can visit two famous ashrams of Rabindranath Tagore as well as Narain Swami.

In this hill station, you cannot expect plush food options. The food with local flavour is the charm of the hill station. The local food joints offer local delicacies. Tourists generally rely on food served in restaurants attached to hotels, cottages and resorts that they choose to stay in. You can enjoy eating tasty plums, apples and pears easily available in the market.

There are no major shopping centres in Ramgarh. To shop for clothes, antiques and other items it is advisable to visit the neighbouring hill station of Nainital. Bohita Bazaar of Nanital is one of the best for woollen clothes and antiques.

Nearby Places:
  • Nainital, the ‘Lake District’, is at a distance of about 35 km. from Ramgarh. Known for its five beautiful lakes, this hill station is one of the most visited tourist place of the country. Nainital is famous for its rich cuisine, soothing greenery, boat rides and snow caped Himalayas.
  • A road trip of around 50 km. from Ramgarh will bring one to the ‘Switzerland of India’, Almora. The exotic wildlife, rare handicraft and delectable cuisine attract a large number of people from across the country.
  •  The Naukuchia Taal is 37 km. from Ramgarh. Famous for its deep lake, the Naukuchia Taal is also a must visit tourist attraction. One can enjoy the peaceful environment and dig deep into the myths and legends of the hill station.
  • Some other famous tourist locations around Ramgarh include Bhimtal, Haldwani, Pangot, Jeolikot, Bhowani and many more.

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