Mukteshwar Tourism
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Mukteshwar Tourism

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Mukteshwar Info

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Nainital

Mukteshwar is a popular hill station situated at an altitude of 7500 feet above sea level, in the Kumaon division of Uttrakhand. It is 42 km from Haldwani and 51 km from Nainital. Delhi is 395 km away. The hill station is a popular scenic spot and known for providing views of the Himalayas and its other ranges. 

History of Mukteshwar

The town became popular after the novel, ‘The Man Eaters of Kumaon’, written by Jim Corbett. Apparently, Jim Corbett hunted half a dozen of the man-eating tigers of Kumaon like the Champawat tiger and Panar leopard, which had killed hundreds of people until then. The Britishers developed the town into a research and education institute in 1893. 

A quiet village is also present in the place, which is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva providing immortality to a demon while killing him, at this place. The Chauli Jail of the Town is also quite popular, that is made out of natural latticework on the rock and it is believed to have the power of blessing barren women with a child, on touching it.

Things to do in Mukteshwar

This hill station is most popular for the Mukteshwar Temple that is located at an altitude of 2315 m and is reached through stone stairs. This temple is devoted to Shiva and a Lingam that is made of white marble surrounded by idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Ganesh, Parvati, Nandi and Hanuman, is present here. 

Mukteshwar is surrounded by dense coniferous forests and fruit orchards. These evergreen forests and the woodlands have bird species like Himalayan ruby throat, white-crested laughing thrush, red-billed leothrix, and black winged kite, along with many mountain birds. 

Out of these mountain birds, the rare and elusive Himalayan Mountain Quail was also seen lastly in these forests. The fruit orchards and farms in these forests are popular for apples, plums, peaches, apricots, and pears.  

The town comprises a large number of old colonial bungalows along with the renowned Veterinary Institute. This Veterinary Institute covers a large part of the land of this small hill station along with its surrounding dense forests. These along with other sightseeing places are also covered in some Mukteshwar holiday packages.

Around this area, the rhesus monkeys, langur jabbers, deer, rare mountain birds, mountain leopards and Himalayan black bears can be easily seen. This hill station also provides scope for rock climbing and rappelling due to high mountains like the rock face of Chauli Ki Jial. 

Travelling to Mukteshwar

Tourists can reach Mukteshwar by air, rail or road. The nearest domestic airport is in Pantnagar, located 100 km from the destination while Delhi is the closest international airport. Travellers can hire taxis from the airport to reach Mukteshwar. The nearest railhead to Mukteshwar is Kathgodam, close to 75 km from the city. There are various privately run and State run buses that ply between Mukteshwar and Delhi as well as Kathgodam. 

Accommodation options in Mukteshwar

Hotels in Mukteshwar range from heritage properties, resorts, lodges, guesthouses to 5 star properties. 

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Prashant Yadav

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  • Prashant Yadav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1145 photos
  • 41 Reviews
  •  37 helpful votes
  •  18195 readers

"Serenity at it's best"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We went to Nainital for 3 days and on our last day we decided to go for a road trip to Mukteshwar.
Now we will go Mukteshwar always and go for a day trip to Nainital.
This place so calm and beautiful and high altitude gives you a beautiful landscape of the valley. Surrounded by Apple Trees and heritage culture and old buildings will give you the glimpse of colonial era. Abandoned houses and jungle walk is the best thing you can experience here.
There is zip line also, which you can try, it is on a 1000 feet deep valley.
You can take some photos from the edge of the valley. Be cautious it's very dangerous.
Enjoy the stay.
There are very few hotels here, try to book in advance.
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Jagjeet Sidhu

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  • Jagjeet Sidhu
  • Lives in Sangrur
  • 12 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  6992 readers

"Mukteshwar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2016
I'd been there with my roomies. Drive long and tired but lovely place. Best thing is to have a sight of thee Great Himalayas. It filled all of us very proud of it. And it was amazing to have a look at it which seemed very close to us but actually it was very far
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Manoj Misra

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  • Manoj Misra
  • Lives in Varanasi
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  • 21 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
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"Awesome relax travellers destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2016
Approx 65 kns far from Nainital. You may reach there by taxi or by state bus. From Nainital only one bus at 2 pm and from Haldwani/ Kathgodam 4 to 5 buses are plying on the road. It is better to go Mukteshwar by taxi visiting on the way _ Bhimtal and many other lakes, apple garden and most importantly Grackle temple which very beautiful temple with lacks of Ghanty(bell). Scenic beauty of Mukteshwar is awesome. Himalayan ranges are looking very beautiful. You can relax there with enjoyment. I think this is the more relax place than any other. I was stayed in Krishna Orchard Resort which is 5. 5 kns before Mukteshwar. If you need full enjoyment, book this hotel and you will enjoy to watch sun set and sun rise both. You can see 360 degree view of Himalayan ranges.
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Shoury bansal

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  • Shoury bansal
  • Lives in Haldwani
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  • 22 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  188244 readers

"Best place to relax with nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 1, 2016
It's a very nice and quiet place. Here we can enjoy the nature and bird voices. Also there is a famous and beautiful temple. We will have nice small bit of trekking. Climbing on the rocks. Almora also been seen from here and a very nice view came from the rocks. It's a special place and we enjoyed every movement here. Also I have visited here in December and found snowfall here. It's heart touching view.
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Kiran sood Sood

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  • Kiran sood Sood
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 28 photos
  • 63 Reviews
  •  76 helpful votes
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"Ultimate silence on winter night at Mukteshwar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 16, 2016
Winters at high altitude are enjoyable. And scary too. That's what I felt at Mukteshwar. That was dusky evening as winter night is much longer in Himalayas. People ''go behind walls early and sit around fire place. I joined them for a moment and went to my room. A bearded man served masala tea and kept fire near my chair. There's cold seeping and silence surrounding. Unforgettable night was spent in ultimate silence. Morning was no different. Rising sun came silently and illuminate tops of tree as well as snowy mountain-peaks. Worth-visiting Mukteshwar has big bungalows. Mostly holiday homes. This is ideal place to enjoy holidays.
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Sumeer Sharma

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  • Sumeer Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2016
The hill station with heavy snow fall nearest to Delhi (350 kms) is Mukteshwar, Distt. Nainital (UK) Away from the hustle and bustle of Nainital with its traffic snarls, parking woes etc. This place is tranquil, quite and highly enjoyable. The route from Delhi is via Moradabad, Rampur, Malhwani, Bhimtal Bhowali, and Ramgarh or Bhowali Padampuri, Dhanachuli bend and Sunderkhal. There are umpteen places to stay most of which are economical (2000-3000 per room/day) with good food facility. One can simply laze around or go for trekking to Bhalukhal falls, Mukteshwar temple etc. A word of caution though. You must make advance bookings because the availability of accommodation is limited and once can be disappointed if you land in Mukteshwar during the holidays or summer vacations.
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Priti

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  • Priti
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
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"Relaxed holiday"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
We stayed at mountain trial. Good place to relax with family and friends. Chilling weather. Lots of blooming flowers. Not for people who want lot of activities. But yes can go around visiting temples or a water place nearby. Good food. Good rooms. We went around starting of may. Can see peak of Kanchenjunga, if not cloudy. We went by car. Many memories still afresh. Only problem is going by car. Which may be nauseated for people having problem. But no other way.
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Vibhu Singh

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  • Vibhu Singh
  • Lives in Sitapur
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  • 2 Reviews
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"One of the most memorable experiences"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 18, 2016
Its a place of people seeking peace and who wants to get out of those busy roads and pollution. Mukteshwar is a must visit place where you'll find absolutely no noise just a pleasant weather. Nainital is not too far from here just around 30-40 kms. We managed to get a good hotel for just Rs. 2000 bucks for a day with 2 rooms for 4 people. Had an awesome experience
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Vibhu Singh

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  • Vibhu Singh
  • Lives in Sitapur
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"Best Place to find PEACE !!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 17, 2016
If you want to go away from the busy roads of your city, pollution, noise, this is the perfect place to find out PEACE. The people around are very friendly and the atmosphere around is too good. It's so silent that you can even hear the voice of birds chirping.
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Sudha Kapoor

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  • Sudha Kapoor
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 19 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Nice & a peaceful place!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 17, 2016
Lovely peaceful place away from hassle buzz of city. Very scenic and beautiful. You can see snow capped himalaya. Nice place for trekking. Can be visited can time of year for relaxing. One can even enjoy the day trip to nanital. Climate is awesome. Nice relaxing place with family and friends.
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