Ramgarh is a tiny and serene hill station in Nainital district in
Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand state. Located at
a distance of 26 km away from Nainital, it is on Bhowali - Mukteshwar
Road. Perched at an altitude of 1789 m above the sea level in the Kumaon
hills, it attract the travelers towards it.
It is also known as 'Fruit Bowl of Kumaon' and is indeed
a fruit bowl because it boasts orchards of apples, apricots, peach and
pears. The first thing that strikes the traveler visiting Ramgarh
is its serene atmosphere and the picturesque green surroundings. It was
once the cantonment of the English Army and Britishers used to spend
their leisure time in the serene environment of Ramgarh. At Ramgarh, one
can see ancestral buildings, convert as inspection bungalows and temporary
stay palaces for officers, dating back to British colonial times.
Many poets and writers spend here at Ramgarh to develop
their creative abilities. The famous Nobel Laureate Rabindranath
Tagore stayed here and planned to set up his university Shantiniketan
at Ramgarh. He had composed some of his compositions at Ramgarh
too. The famous social worker Narain Swami had established his ashram
over here. The renowned poetess Mahadevi Verma lived in Ramgarh
at Malla and her home is now converted into a library of her works. It
is a place worth to visit. All India Research Center for Animal Treatment
is also situated here.
Ramgarh is divided in to two parts Malla and Talla. Malla
is located on elevation and Talla is located downhill. Eventhough, this
hill resort t has less sight seeings than other hillstations, its scenery
view attracts a large number of visitors. It offers panoramic view of
the snow capped Himalayan ranges that lie beyond it. At Ramgarh, one should
not miss the spectacular Sunrise and Sunset.
Besides scenic view, bird watching and nature walks are
other ways to enjoy at Ramgarh. Angling is an added attraction at Ramgarh
but one should take a permit from the Forest Department Office. From Ramgarh,
one can go on excursion tours to Nainital, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Ranikhet
and Almora. These places are within a range of 25 km from Ramgarh.