Ramgarh, Uttarakhand

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Ramgarh
Town
View of a Himalayan peak from Ramgarh
View of a Himalayan peak from Ramgarh
Ramgarh is located in Uttarakhand
Ramgarh
Ramgarh
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Ramgarh is located in India
Ramgarh
Ramgarh
Ramgarh (India)
Coordinates: 29°27′N 79°33′E / 29.45°N 79.55°E / 29.45; 79.55Coordinates: 29°27′N 79°33′E / 29.45°N 79.55°E / 29.45; 79.55
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictNainital
Elevation
1,518 m (4,980 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUK-04
Websitenainital.nic.in
For other places with the same name, see Ramgarh

Ramgarh is a small hill station and tourist destination on the way to Mukteshwar in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. This place is rich in orchards. An unobstructed view of the snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas from this place can be seen. The place was once the cantonment of the English army. The famous poets Rabindra Nath Tagore and social worker Narain Swami had established their ashrams over here.[1] The writers Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' and Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan, famous by his pen-name "Agyeya" also lived here.[2] There is also a library dedicated to famous Hindi poet writer Mahadevi Varma, who got the idea of writing Lachma, the famous story, in Ramgarh.

Geography[edit]

Ramgarh is located at 29°27′N 79°33′E / 29.45°N 79.55°E / 29.45; 79.55.[3] Ramgarh is divided into parts- Talla (lower part) and the Malla (Upper part). It has an average elevation of 1,518 metres (4,980 feet). The altitude ranges from 1,400 metres in the Talla (Lower) Ramgarh valley to 1,900 metres in Malla (Upper) Ramgarh. The East-West ridge above Malla Ramgarh has an elevation of 2000–2350 metres.

Economy[edit]

Tourism[edit]

Ramgarh, which is located near Mukteshwar, is visited and known by a few people. The shops in Ramgarh include real estate and beauty saloons known for designer clothes and heavy metal jewelry. It also has a famous viewing spot called Dadi Point.

Ramgarh is also known as the "Fruit Bowl of Kumaon" owing to its verdant orchards of peach, apricots, pears, and apples.[4] It comprises two parts - Malla, located on a high elevation, and Talla, located downhill.

Nearby locations include Madhuban, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Hartola, and Nathuakhan, all accessible from Nainital and Bhimtal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramgarh Tourism Ramgarh Travel Guide". euttaranchal. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ Upadhyay, Vineet (7 May 2015). "Ramgarh: Where the Himalayas inspired Tagore". Times of India.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ramgarh
  4. ^ Upadhyay, Vineet (7 May 2015). "Ramgarh: Where the Himalayas inspired Tagore". Times of India.