Literally meaning Queen’s Meadow and is still joyfully untouched and unsullied, Ranikhet retains all the charms of a hill station. Sadar Bazaar, the town’s main thoroughfare - is the noisiest and most crowded place of Ranikhet, which houses a lot of shops selling local handicrafts. The Upper Mall on the other hand, presents a striking contrast.Bang in the middle of the Mall lies the Jhula Devi Temple.
Apart from the usual crowd of devotees that throng the place, a leopard visits the temple once a month. Offering a view of stunningly picturesque vales on one side and on the other, the hill rising to the next level where there is more greenery interspersed with some houses. A walk on the Ranikhet Mall is another marvellous experience which tourists recall with fond memories.