The town is named after British commissioner H. Ramsay who established it in 1850 during the British rule in India. During the British rule tea gardens were developed in Ramnagar and nearby villages in Uttarakhand. But these tea gardens have been closed for a long time. Ramnagar is most visited for Corbett National Park named after the hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. It is the oldest national park in India which was established in 1936. And ancient Hindu temples like Garjia Devi Temple and Maa Sita Bani Temple. Both of them carry a lot of myths and legends behind them, which attracts a huge number of visitors every year.