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Weekend Getaways from Delhi: Chiliyanaula

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Weekend Getaways from Delhi - Chiliyanaula
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Chiliyanaula Quick Facts
  • Hill station, 360 km from Delhi
  • Recommended for families
  • Nearest City – Ranikhet, 4 km away
  • Best time to go – March – April

Fit for the one, who wants to getaway from it all, Chiliyanaula  is an ideal weekend destination. The name may sound offbeat but being in the shadow of a popular tourist place, Chiliyanula is easy to access and has good tourism infrastructure around. Chiliyanaula is located in the periphery of Ranikhet and is just 4 km away from this cantonment town in Uttarakhand. In fact travellers to Ranikhet do go to Chiliyanaula but on a sightseeing trip. For Chiliyanaula is home to a popular temple called Hairakhan Temple.

Chiliyanaula has most of scenic delights that you may enjoy in Ranikhet minus  the crowd that frequent Ranikhet. This may be one of the advantages of making base at Chiliyanaula. The other and more significant one is that you can have this little tranquil place all to yourself.

Places to see in Chiliyanaula
Hairakhan Temple

There is not much to see and do in Chiliyanaula. It is a destination to soak in the beauty of the snow covered mountains. You may take a few quite walks around besides visiting the  Hairakhan Temple. It was established by Shri Hairakhan Maharaj who many say was the incarnation of Lord Shiva. The temple offers lovely views of the mountains from here.

Places near Chiliyanaula
Jhoola Devi Temple

Ranikhet, 4 km away is the major tourist destination from Chiliyanaula. The legend has it that Ranikhet a beautiful Kumaoni queen, Rani Padmini, fell so deeply in love with the beauty and meadows of a tiny hill paradise that her king, Raja Sukherdev built her a grand palace there and named the place Ranikhet, or queen's meadow. There is lot to see in Ranikhet, there are museums, temples, bazaars and fruit orchard. Jhoola Devi Temple is an important landmark in Ranikhet and a must visit.

Chaubatia Orchards, 10 km away is favourite picnic spot  and a great place to buy seasonal fruits. Bhalu Dam, 3.2 km away, supplies Ranikhet with its water and is popular for fishing. Permission is required from the District Forest Officer for fishing. Permission can also be obtained from the Fisheries Officer at Bhimtal, which you will pass through en route to Ranikhet.

Tarikhet, 12 km from Chiliyanaula and Sitlakhet 32 km away are other well known places of interest near Chiliyanaula.

Places to Stay at Chiliyanaula

There are not many hotels in Chiliyanaula, the only stay option available at Chiliyanaula is the KMVN Tourist Rest House. Ranikhet, located not too far from Chiliyanaula has a good number of hotels.
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How to reach Chiliyanaula

By Air: The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, 119 km away.

By Rail:
Kadhgodam, 81 km away is the nearest railway station.

By Road: Regular buses to Ranikhet are available from Delhi’s Anand Vihar ISBT. Chiliyanaula is just 4 km from Ranikhet.
Check Driving Directions to Ranikhet from Delhi

Best Time to Go: March – April. May – June is the peak tourist season

About Chiliyanaula: Chiliyanaula Information and Fact File
Altitude 1829 meters
Summer 20 (max) & 12 (min) Degrees Celsius
Winter 8 (max) & 4 (min) Degrees Celsius
Best time to Go March- April
Monsoon July to September
Summer April - June
Winter Dec-January
Clothes Light woolen in summer & heavy woolen in winter
Nearest Airport Pantnagar, 119 km
Nearest Railway Station Kathgodam, 81 km
Bus Station Ranikhet, 4 km
Hospital & Doctor

Good medical facilities are available at Ranikhet, 4 km away

Places to see Hairakhan Temple,  Ranikhet,  Chaubatia Orchards,  Jhoola Devi Temple...
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