The hidden jewel in Kumaon
As you drive towards the popular hill station of Ranikhet in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, you can take a short detour of approximately 24kms to explore a quaint little place amidst complete serene ambience.This small hilly hamlet nestled in the lap of beautiful surroundings at an altitude of 1829 mts above the sea level is known as Sitlakhet.Untapped by regular flow of tourists,Sitlakhet is a relief to your tired soul, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Situated at a distance of 20 kms from Almora,71 kms from Nainital and 482 kms from Delhi in the Syahi Devi hill, Sitlakhet is a perfect weekend getaway.With a very small number of houses, a handful of shops selling daily needs and Kmvn tourist rest house,Sitlakhet can boast of its unparallel beauty.The stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nandadevi etc from Sitlakhet will make one mesmerised and appreciate the creations of the Almighty.
Things to do
One can trek to the nearby beautiful Syahi Devi temple, regularly visited by the locals. Sitlakhet is an ideal picnic spot for the nature lovers decked up with blooming orchards, spectacular sceneries, and cool refreshing breeze.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Sitlakhet is from May to October when the weather will remain pleasant, as winters are very cold.But if you can brave the chill then it is the ideal month to view the spectacular Himalayan peaks from the huge terrace of Kmvn tourist rest house.
After spending a couple of days in complete tranquility at Sitlakhet,you can further move ahead to another Soulsafar destination,Binsar enroute Almora to experience the majestic Himalayas.
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