Mukteshwar is a town and tourist destination situated at a height of 7500 feet, 51 km from Nainital, a more then hour’s drive ahead of Nainital surrounded by apple and peach orchards. The place is inspired by the pure nature and mixed with beautiful mountains as the sun sets or rises over the distant snow peaks. On top of Mukteshwar a 350 year old temple of lord Shiva known as Mukteshwar Dham. The famous IVRI campus (Indian Veterinary Research Institute) is also situtated at Mukteshwar. Places of Interest in Mukteshwar includes Chauli ki Jali, where you can enjoy rock climbing and rappelling in a deep valley from where you can get the entire view of kumoun region and fell the presence on top of the world.
Himalayan complete ranges on back side of the Temple, including India’s second highest peak Nanda Devi can be best viewed from here. Mukteshwar is a walker’s paradise, here unlike the more popular hill stations, you can enjoy your full day in adventure activites like Rock climbing, Rappelling & Jamaaring or taking rest at amazing Chauli ki Jaali which is just below the famous Lord Shiva temple in Mukteshwar. The sunrise point is at the government-run PWD Guest House is one of the beautiful attraction of Mukteshwar where you can enjoy a cup of tea in cool airy breezes. Your trip to Mukteshwar will be a great experience if you came here in the winter season you certainly find snow in this region. Because of the hilly topography, agriculture in the area consists chiefly of potato fields and fruit orchards on terraces cut into the hillsides.
How to Reach Mukteshwar
The nearest airport is at Pantnagar and the nearest railway head is at Kathgodam, 65 km from the town, from where vehicular transport is easily available from neighbouring towns of Bhimtal, Bhowali, and Nainital.