Mukteshwar is a calm and secluded hill station, nestled with coniferous forest and orchards of fruits. The breathtaking city is located in Uttarkhand state of India in Kumaon hill at a height of 7500 feet. Mukteshwar temple is the center of attraction here. It is a popular temple devoted to Lord Shiva. There are several tourist attractions here. Apart from Mukteshwar temple, Chauli Ka Jali is another popular tourist attraction. It is also well renowned for famous Indian Veterinary Research Institute which was established in 1893. It is tiny yet beautiful town adorned by classic houses with red roofs, picket barriers and wood framed ancient windows of BritishRaj. Fruit and Potato cultivation is the major agricultural activity. This scenic wonders offers an enormous and magnificent views of snow laden Himalayas. One can also see Nanda Devi peak which is second highest peak in India. It is an enchanting retreat those who seeks peaceful vacation in the midst of nature treasures.
Places to visit
It is the prime attraction in Mukteshwar. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated at hilltop. The presiding deity Shivling is made of white marble and copper yoni. One can reach the temple by climbing steep stone stairs.
Chauli Ka Jali
It is also called as Chauthi Jaali and located adjacent to Mukteshwar temple. Many tourists throng this spot which is a natural lattice surrounding the rock. It is comman belief that, a barren woman who touches this lattice will be blessed with baby.
Sitla and Indian Veterinary Research Institute are other popular places in Mukteshwar.
How to reach Mukteshwar
Pantnagar airport is the nearest one, located at a distance of 100 km from Mukteshwar.
Kathgodam railway station is around 73 km from Mukteshwar is the nearest rail head.
Mukteshwar is well connected by road with all major cities of Uttarkhand.
In summer 15 – 30 C and in winter 0 – 24 C and best viewed from March to June and from October to November.