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Shitlakhet Travel Guide

ShitalahhetShitalahhet is a scenic spot commanding a view of the majestic Himalayas. The nearby forest area abounds with fruit orchards and herbal plants used in medicines.

Just about 4 kms. from Shitalakhet is the famous temple of Syahi Devi, which is worshipped by the local people. Nearby is the natural spring from where the first water scheme for Almora town was initiated some seventy years ago.

Just 2 kms. below Shitalakhet is the village Khoont which is the ancestral village of late Pt. Govind Bhallab Pant. freedom fighter and former Home Minister of India.
Season: Round the year

EXCURSIONS

Ranikhet:
(35 kms) As the name denotes, it is believed that a Queen of the hills was so pleased with the place that she camped near the present site of Ranikhet Club and since then the place is known as Ranikhet.

The natural beauty of the place with its salubrious climate, balmy breeze and the captivating Himalayan panorama, attracts tourists all the year round. The nearby places of tourist interest are Chaubatlya Gardens, Bhalu Dam, Jhoola Devi Temple, Ram Mandir, Haida Khan Mandir (Chileanaula). Kaliba Temple and Majkhali.



Dwarahat:
(64 kms). This archaeologically and historically important town is situated on the Karnaprayag road from Ranikhet.

Once the capital of the Katyuri Rajas, it is famous for its Syalde - Bihhauti fair, held in April every year and for the group of temples dedicated to Mrityunjaya. Dhwaj, Badrinath, Manlyan, Kachri devtas. 6 kms from Dwarahat is the famous Dronagiri temple.


ACCESSIBILITY:

Rail:
Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 125 kms. via Almora (52 kms).

Road:
Well connected with Ranihhet 50 kms. Almora 52 kms. and Haldwani 117 kms.

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