Mukteshwar

At an altitude of 2286 meters above sea level in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand is the scenic and popular hill retreat of Mukteshwar. Popular for its many temples the town is popular for its lush green forests, fruit orchards, and the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI). The town falls under the Nainital district which is about 51 kms away. The other key destinations include Haldwani about 42 kms away and Delhi which is nearly 310 kms away.

The serene town became popular when Jim Corbett hunted half a dozen man eating tigers and leopards like the Champawat tigers and Panar leopards. The town was later developed into a research and education institute in 1893.

This charming hill station offers some breath-taking views of Himalayas and its surrounding ranges and the lush green environment offered by the Deodar trees add to its pristine beauty.

Weather

Mukteshwar experiences a pleasant climate all the year round. And hence people visit this beautiful destination throughout the year.

How to Reach

Mukteshwar is accessible by all means of transport – air, rail and road.

Pantnagar is nearest domestic airport while Delhi is the closest international airport.

The nearest rail head is Kathgodam about 75 kms from Mukteshwar.

One can hire cabs or take state run buses to reach Mukteshwar from Kathgodam or Delhi.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Mukteshwar town at a distance of 27 kms from our resort is a popular hill station in Uttarakhand famous for adventure sports such as rock climbing and rappelling. Overlooking the peaks of Nanda Devi, Mukteshwar is also a celebrated scenic spot that is perfect for long walks and some quiet time in the closeness of nature.

The Mukteshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a revered shrine of the region. Located near this temple is the Chauthi Jaali, which is a picturesque precipice of lattice rocks. These rocks present an enchanting view of the green grasslands down below. The Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow, which is located near the temple, offers a perfect place to relax and unwind while enjoying the scenery around. The charming landscape of the Sitla Estate here is beautiful and offers seasonal fruits such as apples, peaches and plums.

Mukteshwar Temple: The Mukteshwar town got its name from an ancient Lord Shiva Temple which is as old as 5500 years. The temple has an amazing landscape view and an even better tale about its history. It is said that the temple was built by the Pandavas during the 12 years of their exile life. The temple top can be reached by trekking through a beautiful path with deodar and pine trees on the sides. One can also choose to climb 90 steps to reach the temple.

Chauli ki Jali: Also known as Chauthi Jali is one of the famous tourist places in Mukteshwar, behind the Mukteshwar Temple. Chauli ki Jali is bliss for nature lovers and anyone who seeks adventure.

A beautiful sightseeing spot, the place is also famous for rock climbing, and rappelling experiences, with an amazing view of Himalayan ranges from the edge of the place. This place also holds great religious value to the Hindus as it is believed that a great battle was fought on this site between the goddess and a demon.

Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls: The waterfall is located at a distance of 10 km from the main town of Mukteshwar. One has to trek a distance of 2 km to reach the waterfall. A 60 ft high waterfall with an undiscovered source that takes a mixed shape of a horseshoe awaits you at the end of the scenic trek. The place is a beautiful sight and a paradise for bird lovers. The continuous flow of water throughout the year is one main reason to visit and that too any time during the year. It is also known as Rainbow Falls

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