Ranikhet lies along a ridge at an altitude of 1,830 m above the sea level. It is situated in the district of Almora in Kumaon Division of Uttaranchal. Once a British Cantonment, Ranikhet is now houses the Kumaon Regiment. It is covered with pine and oak forests and offers snow view from its northern side. Hera Khan Temple and Ashram is near the Chilianaula village 4 km from the Sadar Bazaar. Jhula Devi Temple is 7 km from Ranikhet. Uphat is 6 km from Sadar Bazaar on Almora Road and has the highest 9-hole golf courses in India.