Distance from Calm Cottages : 72 Kms, Travel Time : 120 minutes
The charming hill station of Ranikhet is located in the Almora district. The word Ranikhet stands for Queen’s Meadow. As per the folklore, Queen Padmini of Kumaon was so enamored by the natural beauty of this tiny hill paradise that her husband, King Sukherdev, built a palace for her at this place and named it Ranikhet. Even though there are no archeological or historical evidences available to prove that a palace was erected here, the name as well as the story lives on.