Road journey to Ranikhet (58 km, 2 hours), where you will check-in at a hotel for stay. There will not be any excursions during the day. Based at an elevation of 1800 meters, Ranikhet is a quaint town maintained by a regiment of the Indian Army. Fresh, cool air carrying scent of Pine raisins, silence of the mountains intermittently stirred by the chirping of the Himalayan birds, thick green cover of Pine and Oak trees and the majestic view of the snowclad Himalayan ranges – these offerings of Ranikhet rejuvenates mind and body.
Lahiri Mahasaya, who used to serve as an accountant in the Military Engineering Department, was transferred to Ranikhet in 1861. His office in Ranikhet was a temporary shelter as the British Army was in the process of setting up a post here. It was from Ranikhet, he walked all the way up to Kukuchhina through the mountain trails. In Kukucchina, he met his immortal Guru Shri Babaji Maharaj, and was initiated by him into the ancient path of Hatha Yoga. The initiation took place inside a cave which is now famously known as the Babaji Cave.