Chaubatia Gardens / Chaubatia Orchard
At a distance of 8 km from Ranikhet Bus Stand, Chaubatia Gardens is famous for its fruit gardens run by the Government Fruit Research Centre and is one of the most attractive locations of Ranikhet.
The name Chaubatia literally means the junction of 4 paths, inter-linking the cities of Ranikhet, Bhargaon, Pilkholi and Dehrti. During 1868, Lord Mayo, who was the British Viceroy then, liked this place and wanted the British cantonment to be set up here.
The Chaubatia Gardens are perched at an altitude of 1800 m and sprawls over 600 acres of land. It boasts of more than 200 exotic varieties of fruits and flowers. This place is renowned for the orchards of delicious apples, peaches, plums and apricots. A research laboratory is also situated within its premises.
Chaubatia with its serene environment and natural beauty is an excellent place for a picnic with the family. Along with this, the surroundings of this place provides panoramic views of the snow clad mountain peaks of Himalayas, as well as Nanda Devi Temple, Trishul, Nandaghunti, and Nilkanth. The GD Birla Memorial School is also located in proximity to this place.
The fruits available here of great quality, but the prices at which they are available are government regulated and are therefore cheap and affordable. Some of the other high quality products that are available here are fruit squashes and honey. Bhalu Dam and Jhula Devi Temple are some of the other famous landmarks nearby this area.
Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM.