- Famous For: Religious Pilgrimage, Seeking Experience
- Entrance Fee: No entry fee
- Visiting Time: M. – 12P.M. and 4:00P.M. – 9:00P.M.
- Visit Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Mankameshwar Temple, is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, although it also contains deities of Krishna & Raddha and Goddess Kalika. The temple is surrounded in the pious surroundings of Ranikhet, whose divine aura adds another dimension of spirituality to its premises. The place has been built by the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army, which adds a hint of patriotism to the temple. It is even visited by the family of the soldiers regularly to seek blessings or remember the fallen heroes. The white and red structure, along with the beautiful gardens that surround it, make it a popular spot for travelers in Ranikhet, who visit it all throughout the year.
The place is extremely popular during the months of Sawan and therefore one must try to visit it during this auspicious month, to see how the place comes alive with cultural activities.
Things to Do
- Witness the lovely deities of Gods and Goddesses inside the temple.
- The temple even has a Gurdwara nearby that is quite famous and often visited by many travelers.
- The temple is also located in proximity to a woolen garment factory, which can be visited for enjoying unique experience.
Best Time to Visit
Ranikhet is a pleasant hill station in North India, both in terms of scenery and weather. The place is apt to visit during summers, with temperatures not exceeding 22⁰C serving as a perfect cool getaway. All the places that are a must visit in this town come alive under the sun’s glow during the warm summer months. Even the monsoon season is an ideal time to visit Ranikhet, with the greenery blossoming into a vibrant scenery. Summers however remain the most preferred time of the year, to escape the heat and enter haven in Ranikhet. The temple can also be viewed under the pleasing effect of the climate.
How to Reach
Ranikhet is well connected to all the major cities by road, and can also be reached by railways and airways. The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, from where one can hail a taxi easily to reach Ranikhet. Kathgodam is the railway station that connects you to Ranikhet, through taxis and cabs on hire at the station. Once in Ranikhet, the temple is located quite near to the main market and can be reached on foot.
- Kainchi Dham
- Chaubatia Garden
- Bhalu Dam
- Shiv Mandir
- Ranikhet Observatory
- Badri Hill View
- Nearby Restaurants
- West View Hotel
- The Tea Lounge
- Queens Court
- Chevron Restaurant
- Oak Garden
- Panchdeep Restaurant
- Hill way Restaurant
Mankameshwar temple is a beautiful spot in the scenic hill station of Ranikhet that offers its visitors a place to unwind and embrace their religiosity. The peaceful white walls and the warm bright red roofs act as screens of spiritualty that project harmony and humanity to all. Against the lovely surroundings, the cool weather and the brilliant flora, this temple is a must visit place in Ranikhet, to discover the culture of the place and enjoy an enriching experience. For those travelers that wish to seek the blessings of the Almighty or for those who need a place of calmness and religiosity, the Mankameshwar temple in Ranikhet is the place to be.