Mukteshwar is a famous hill resort, a popular tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand is situated at an altitude of 2,286 m above the sea level in the Kumaon divisions. The hill station of Mukteshwar got its name from 350 years old temple of Shiva known as Mukteswar Dham. A tour to Mukteshwar offers distinctly visible 180 degree views of majestic Himalayan ranges. The unspoiled beauty of the panoramic hill station of Mukteshwar ha lot to offer to its visitors on Mukteshwar tours. It also offer lots of accommodation options to its guests and people are now buying holiday homes over here to get an escape from the chaos of large cities. On a tour to Muktehwar, the major tourist attractions that the visitors come across include:
Sight Seeing in Mukteshwar
Mukteshwar Temple: The hill station derived its name from the ancient shrine. It is situated at an altitude of 2,315 m and can be approached by stone stairs. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a lingam made of white marbles is visited by large number of devotees to seek the blessings. The idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Ganesh, Nandi and Hanuman surround the lingam.
Chauli ki Jaali or Chauthi Jaali: Next to the Mukteshwar temple is Chauli ki Jaali which is located just behind the temple. Adventure enthusiasts simply love the place as it is an excellent venue for rock climbing and rappelling. It is a natural latticework on the rock. It is a belief that barren women are blessed with a child if they touch this jali. The breathtaking view of the serene Kumaon Valley and the Himalayan range simply lift the soul.
Veterinary Research Institute: The research institute was established in 1898. The campus of the institute has various departments for Research, Animal Nutrition, Genetics and Bacteriology along with a library and a museum. Special permission is required to enter the campus of the institute.
Ramgarh: Located at a distance of 22 Km from Mukteswar Ramgarh is breathtaking hamlet that appears like a fairyland. This picturesque land was a cantonment of English Army and one can still feel the colonial hangover. The land is full of apple orchards and its tranquil and fresh environs invite the visitors from far off places.
How to Reach
By Air:The nearest airport to the hill station of Mukteshwar is at Pantnagar.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam at a distance of 35 km from Mukteshwar.
By Road: Mukteshwar is well connected by surface network with important town and cities like Haldwani, Kathgodam, Nainital, Moradabad, Delhi.
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