Ramgarh, was once the cantonment of the English army, is a small hill station and tourist destination on the way to Mukteshwar. It is located at such a strategic point that it provides an unobstructed view of the snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas. It abounds in apple, apricot, plum and peach orchards, because of which it is known as the ‘Fruit Bowl of Kumaon’.


The peaceful hill station has attracted my writers and thinkers like Rabindranath Tagore, Mahadevi Verma, and Sri Narain Swami to its peace and tranquility. Rabindranath Tagore is said to have done some of his major work here and also contemplated setting up Shantiniketan here.


Air: Pantnagar airport is the nearest domestic terminal. Delhi is the nearest International airport, which is 325 km away from Ramgarh. Delhi airport is well connected with major cities within the country and abroad. Taxis are available from Delhi and it takes about 9 hours to reach Ramgarh and fare is about Rs 6500.

Rail: Kathgodam Railway station, about 35 km away from Nainital, is the nearest railhead. Pre-paid taxi services are available from Kathgodam to Ramgarh which costs about Rs 750. Regular train services are available from Kathgodam to Delhi and also to other cities in India.

Road: Ramgarh is well connected with nearby cities like Nainital and Naukuchiatal in the state. Tourist and State owned bus services are available from Delhi to Ramgarh, covering the distance of 325 km.

Things to do

In case you are fond of fishing, then all you need to do is just pack your bags and head to Ramgarh. Do not forget to carry your rod and a frying pan. For fish lovers there are plenty of masheers in the Kalirao and Kosi rivers. .However, make sure you get the permit from the Forest Department Office to play safe.

Rock Climbing & Rapelling
If you love challenges, then Ramgarh would be nothing less than a paradise for you. Enveloped by rocky terrains and mountains on all sides, the place gives you a perfect opportunity to explore your love for adventure. You can either inform the hotel wherein you are staying or arrange the adventure from a local tour agent. So, if you are all set to face the rocky terrain, Ramgarh would be the destination.

Nature Walks
Hill station and nature walk go hand in hand. Away from the pollution and restless life in cities, Ramgarh gives you ample of time to rejoice the beauty of nature and replenish your mind, heart and soul. The beautiful orchards of apples, apricots, plums and peaches are sure to refresh and revitalize your soul, apart from satisfying your gastronomic desires.

Camping outside is one of the most loved activities travelers indulge in when in Ramgarh. It is a complete contrast to what urbanites experience in their sedentary city life. There is nothing like sleeping right in the lap of nature and enjoying the rustic beauty and exquisiteness of the place. Amidst the luxurious greeneries, spectacular sunrise and blissful moonlights on the banks of River Kosi, Ramgarh would surely be a perfect location for family camping. However, stating prior information to the hotelier would be beneficial.

Mountain Biking: One of the challenging adventurous sports is mountain biking, and taking this challenge in the undulated region of Ramgarh is awesome. This is one of the finest ways to explore the hinterlands of this rocky forest area.

The mountain biking trips will provide you with the fascinating natural settings and the biking tracts in Ramgarh offer you much more excitement and enchanting views. Mountain biking will provide the real experience of adventure as the bike moves up the ridges and unexplored hilly terrains of this region.

Picnics are the best way to reunite with family and friends and have an enjoyable time. And if the picnic is in the lap of nature, it becomes all the more a pleasurable experience to dwell in. in Ramgarh, there are umpteen options for you to indulge in picnics. The Khairna Bridge is one of the topmost places wherein you can have a wonderful time ahead.

STD Code
Summer 15-30°C, Winter 0-24°C
Best time to visit
September to December