Ramnagar is a tiny city and metropolitan board in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand, India. Ramnagar is situated around 65 Kms (40 miles) from Nainital, the head office of the district. Ramnagar is the entryway to the Jim Corbett National Park, the oldest National park and a well-known visitor destination of India. Garjiya Devi shrine and (Godess Sita) Maa Sita Bani shrine situated close by too magnetize lots of guests.
History of Ramnagar
The prehistoric name of Ramnagar was Ahichhatra the center of Northern Panchala of Mahabharata times. The Ramnagar town was well-known and developed by Commissioner H. Ramsay in 1856-1884. During the British law tea estate were developed in Ramnagar and in the close by villages in Uttarakhand. But these tea grounds have been closed since a long era. The nearby Jim Corbett National Park is named after the hunter twisted environmentalist Edward James Jim Corbett who played a key character in its establishment. Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India which was well-known in 1936 and attracts more tourists from India and further countries.
Best Place in RamNagar
- Jim Corbett National Park
- Garjiya Devi Temple
- Corbett Falls or Corbett Water Falls
- Sita Bani Seeta Bani Temple
- Ramganga Dam or Kalagarh Dam
- sidhuwa mandir
- valmiki tiger reserve
- udaipur bird sanctuary
- St Marks Church
- Kali Mandir
- durga mandir
Jim Corbett National Park
It is the oldest national park of India named after the hunter-naturalist turned writer and photographer, Corbett who lived in the district and contributed in setting up this park.. Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey national park in the Nainital district of Kumaon district of Uttarakhand. The park covers an region of 521sqkms. There are 488 special types of plants and over 585 types of birds and lots of type of animals. But the most main motive why tourists trip this place is tigers and herds of elephants.
Garjiya Devi Temple
Garjiya Devi shrine is a famous Devi holy place situated in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, on the outer edge of the Corbett National Park. It is a holy Shakti temple where Garjiya Devi is the presiding god. The shrine is located over a large stun in the Kosi River and is one of the most well-known temples of the Nainital district, visited by thousands of devotees during Kartik Poornima, a Hindu sacred day famous on the fifteenth astral day of Kartik (November – December) The first cleric was Pt. Keshav Dutt Pandey who began adoration of Devi Girija.There is also a statue of LakshmiNarayan of 9th Century,That figure made from black brickwork. lots of people go away there every day, devotion in the shrine. Many people bathe in the Kosi river located near Garjiya shrine.
The shrine is also well-known as the celebration of illumination of the gods. The Kartik Purnima festival also coincide with the Sikh festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
At a distance of 38 km from Nainital, 5 km from Kaladhungi and 26 km from Ramnagar, Corbett Waterfalls is located on Ramnagar – Kaladhungi road in Nainital district.
Corbett Falls is a picturesque water fall and is bordered by thick teak timber forest. This waterfall is cascading down from a altitude of 20 m in to a pool. noise of the waterfall makes great piece of music with chippings of the birds. The fall is not very enormous and bathing in the falls is no longer allowable, but the usual beauty around the place has to be enjoyed and cherished.
Trekking in the forests, bird watching and nature walks are well-liked activities around Corbett Falls. There are no shops or stalls, so visitors require to carry their personal food and water.
Corbett Waterfall can be reach by hiring cab or bus from Kaladhungi or Ramnagar. guests have to acquire small walk of 1.5 km from main road to reach Corbett Falls or one has to drive from the main road on a very rough road till the parking area and then walk to the falls about 300 m away.
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for Adults, Rs. 25 for Children and Rs. 100 for Four Wheelers.
Dhikala forest lodge is run and managed by forest division under Corbett national park, it is situated in the center area of Corbett national park. The gateway for Dhikala is Dhangadi gate. You have to illustrate your permits to forest guards here at this point.
It is 30 kms from Dhangadi gate, and it will get around 01 Hr to 01 Hr 15 Mins to cover up this distance. This trip from Dhangadi gate to Dhikala itself is filled of adventures, you have to cross thick sal forest and Ramganga River with several seasonal rivers, the animals you are most expected to spot while visiting to Dhikala are herds of spotted deer, Barking deer, Sambhar, Barasinga, Elephants, and Hyena, Fox, Monitor Lizard and even Tigers also.
Its scene at center area of Corbett national park made it a great place to stay for wildlife fanatic.
Sita Bani Seeta Bani Temple
Sita Bani shrine is devoted to Devi Sita, spouse of Lord Rama. It is considered to be that she entered into the lap of Mother Earth here. Every year, a fair is held here during Ramanavami. It is situated at a distance of 20 km from Ramnagar.
Sitavani bumper region is very well-known visitor spot of Corbett National Park. This bumper zone is not in under of Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). It means Corbett Park’s rule regulation not applied in this zone. One can take a wild trek surrounded by that zone. There is a popoular shrine devoted to lord Shiva and a stunning river.Wildlife safari of this district is also very illustrious. When people don’t get allow of Corbett Tiger Reserve zone they prefer Sitabani for safari. During early sunrise safari one can spot here tigers, leopards, elephants, dears, jackal, wild boar lots of other animals. This sector is very well-known amongst bird watchers especially Vulture lovers.
How to reach RamNagar
BY Flight: In its place of Ramnagar you can a catch flight to Dehra Dun Jolly Grant Airport on usual base.
BY Train:There are usual trains from further main cities of the country to Ramnagar. You can reach Ramnagar and National Park by Train from Ahmedabad, Baroda, Mumbai, Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow, Kolkata and lots of further associated stations.
By Bus:Ramnagar is well linked to further major cities of the country via usual buses- Jaipur, Agra, Dehradun, Moradabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Gurgaon etc. Ramnagar Bus Station and Ramnagar Railway station are not very distantly. There are usual buses from Ramnagar to Nainital and Kashipur.
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