Located 24 kms from Ranikhet, Sitlakhet is a picturesque spot commanding a view of the majestic Himalayas. The forest area abounds with fruit orchards and herbal plants used in medicines.
Syahi Devi Temple:
Just about 4 kms. from Sitalakhet is the famous temple of Syahi Devi, which is the presiding goddess, worshipped by the local people.
Nearby is the natural spring from where the first water scheme for Almora town was initiated some seventy years ago.
Just 2 kms below Sitalakhet is the village Khoont, which is the ancestral village of late Pt. Govind Vallabh Pant, freedom fighter & former Home Minister of India.
Ranikhet: (24 kms.)
As the name denotes, it is said that a queen of the hills was so pleased with the place that she camped near the present site of Ranikhet club and since then the place is known as Ranikhet. The natural beauty of the place with its salubrious climate, balmy breeze and the captivating Himalayan panorama attracts tourists all the year round. The nearby places of tourist interest are Chaubatiya Gardens, Bhalu Dam, Jhoola Devi Temple, Ram Mandir, Haida Khan Mandir (Chileanaula), Kalika Temple and Majkhali.
Dwarahat: (64 kms.)
This archaeologically and historically important town is situated on the Karnaprayag Road from Ranikhet. Once the capital of the Katyuri rajas, it is famous for its Syalde- Bikhauti fair, held in April every year and for the group of temples dedicated to Mrityunjaya, Dhwaj, Badnirath, Maniyan, Kachri Devtas. 6 kms. from Dwarahat is the famous Dronagiri temple.
Air: Nearest airport is Pantnagar, 162 kms. via
Rail: Nearest railhead is Kathgodam 125 kms. via Almora (35 kms.).
Road: Well connected with Ranikhet, Almora and Haldwani.
Local Transport: Taxis, Jeeps, Buses.
KMVN Tourist Bungalow, Sitalakhet.
Private Guest House.
Dwarahat: 64 kms
Pantnagar (via Almora): 162-km
Kathgodam (via Almora): 125 kms
Altitude: 1829 m above sea level.
Clothing: Summer: Light Woollens.
Winter: Heavy Woollens.