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16th Oct 17

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Reasons to go to Mukteshwar

1Wake Up The Breathtaking View Of The Himalayas In Peora
Wake Up The Breathtaking View Of The Himalayas In Peora

HolidayIQ traveller Abhijit Pal shs, “We stayed in a small hamlet called Peora, which is about 7 km from Mukteshwar. The village is situated in the fruit bowl of Kumaon. We visited during the first week of June. The places still has trees, laden with apricots and plums."

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Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh4.3/5

7 reviews

Mukteshwar:- The laps of Nature and Mountains

Mukteshwar is beautiful place between the laps of mountains? Situated 40 km away from Nainital city.
The best thing of Mukteshwar you encountered the real beauty of nature and more connected to mountains and nature you can enjoy the best sunset and sunrise at Chauli ki Jhali aka sunset point, the best to sit and enjoy the Beauty of nature with the sunset and cold breeze and you can try some adventures at the sunset point like hiking, rope way and lot more.
And another place to visit you can connect with God is Mukteshwar Dham (God Shiv Temple).
Then you can go to visit Indian Veterinary Research institute quite good place
If you love adventure like hiking you can go Bhalu Gadh waterfall it is nearly 7 to 8 km hiking from Mukteshwar main market.
You can also visit Brahmeswara Temple at roadside in Mukteshwar.
Kimora Shop it is a handcrafted shop in Sargakhet in Mukteshwar it is good shop to see the taste of locals and lot more places.
The best thing is in Mukteshwar is you can be very relaxed and happy at that place the weather is always pleasant colder in summers and coldest in winters so if you are planning then take your woolen clothes along with you. The best time to visit Mukteshwar in summers is April to june, if you love rain you can go in July to september, and if you love the winters and snow you can visit October to February best time to encountered the fabulous and amazing himalaya's covered with snow.
And place to stay in Mukteshwar is you can find some homestay's at Mukteshwar are the best places. You can stay hassle free with good food good environment and with awesome view. The best thing if you are biker then can must visit with your bike the best thing you enjoy everything and every corner of Mukteshwar.
So pack your bags and just fill up your tanks and ride towards Mukteshwar.

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Jitendra Tanwar

Jitendra Tanwar4.6/5

30 reviews

Thrilling adventurous offbeat Mukteshwar

Hello, Friends!

This is Jeet Rajput, back with the review of a famous place in Nainital- The Mukteshwar.

Mukteshwar is about 60 Km away from Nainital. It's on some height surrounded by beautiful mountains. Nainital to Mukteshwar track feels like you are travelling on a track just in the middle of a jungle. It's a very good experience tracking towards Mukteshwar, between the mountains.

If you are suffering from motion sickness I. E. Vomiting, stomach ache etc. Then you must carry necessary medicines with you. After reaching the Mukteshwar gate, you have two options- either go directly to the temple which is at a walking distance of 5-7 minutes. Or, if you love trekking as much as I do, then you should definitely choose to first track downwards to the Mukteshwar Peak at the left, which is at a distance of 400m from entrance gate and can track back to the Mukteshwar Temple via back side road.

After getting on the Mukteshwar Peak, the first word which will bounce out of your mouth would be "OMG! ". There you'll find many rocks and lush green valleys which are perfect for your valuable photo sessions. But take proper care of the extreme height. You can do adventurous things there like rock climbing, flying fox, rappelling, etc. And most importantly, you can do bargaining with the crew members on these things.

If you are feeling hungry, you can have some snacks at Maggie Point and can do breakfast there. After getting free from there, you can track back to the temple which is about 1Km away. It will take you about 15-20 minutes to reach there. Mukteshwar temple is situated at a height, you can have a great view of the beautiful scenery from there. The ambience there is very calm and peaceful which gives peace to your mind and relieves all the stress. The Mukteshwar Peak also seems amazingly beautiful from here. It's an offbeat place having relatively less rush and hence, you can give time to yourself. After spending a good time there, you can come back to the main gate.

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Mukteshwar Overview

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.

Photos of Mukteshwar

Chauthi Ki Jaali, Mukteshwar

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Manoj Misra

Chauthi Ki Jaali, Mukteshwar
Chauthi Ki Jaali, Mukteshwar

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Neha Arora

Rappling Point
Nathuakhan, Mukteshwar

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Manoj Misra

Nathuakhan, Mukteshwar
Sitla, Mukteshwar

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Vivek Sharma

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