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Church and Parade Ground Ranikhet.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 29.65°N 79.42°E
Altitude: 1,869 m (6,132 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Ranikhet
State/Province: Uttarakhand
Country: India
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Station Dairy at Ranikhet

Ranikhet was an important military hill station in the District and tahsil of Almora, United Provinces

"The Cantonment comprises Ranikhet proper, Kumpoor, Chaubattia and the standing camp also known as Dulikhet and is about 6 km long with an average breadth of 8 miles and has an area of 4,262.61 acres. ...In 1868, the site was selected for stationing British Troops and the following year the Cantonment was established"[1]

Chaubattia is situated about 7 km from Ranikhet.

Ranikhet Cantonment Authority was established in 1869. Minutes of the Cantonment Committee are available in the Cantonment Board Office from 1869. In 1870 log huts were constructed in Ranikhet for accommodation of troops and the 37th Hampshire Regiment was sent up and worked making roads, cleaning and leveling the sites for construction of Barracks.[2]

Spelling variants

Modern spelling: Ranikhet
Variants: Rannikhet/Rani Khet/Ranee Khet/Raniket/Rhaniket

Modern spelling: Chaubatia
Variants: Chaubattia/Chaubatia/Chaubathia


  • St Bridget's Church, Chaubattia (Built 1884). [3]

External links

Historical books online

  • "Ranikhet" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 21, page 233.