Jhoola Devi Temple, Ranikhet
Blessing Ranikhet and the area around it is Jhoola Devi Temple. The holy shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga and has been named as Jhoola Devi because the presiding deity is seen seated on a cradle. According to locals this temple is 700 years old and the original deity was stolen in 1959. Like Chitai Golu Temple, this temple is also recognized by the number of bells hanging in its premises. It believed that Jhoola Devi fulfils the wishes of her devotees and after the completion of the wishes; the devotees come here to offer the copper bell.
How to Reach :
The nearest airport to Almora is at Pantnagar, the seat of a famous agricultural university, about 125KMs from Ranikhet and 127 KMs From Almora.
The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam situated around 90 KMs away. Kathgodam is connected by rail directly with Delhi, the capital of India, Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Dehradun the capital of the state of Uttarakhand
Jhoola Devi Temple, Ranikhet is well connected through road network. Since air and rail connectivity in Uttarakhand is limited, road network is the best and easily available transport option. You can either drive to Jhoola Devi Temple, Ranikhet or hire a cab/taxi to reach Jhoola Devi Temple, Ranikhet from Delhi or any other nearby cities.