The MUKTESHWAR Temple and CHAULI KA JALI are other popular destinations. MUKTESHWAR is a small hill town mostly known for adventure sports such as rock climbing, rappelling etc. and the amazing view of Himalayan ranges you get from there.
Another one of Uttaranchal's beautiful hill stations, MUKTESHWAR deriving its name from Lord Shiva is complete with fruit orchards, coniferous forests and rolling meadow at a height of 7500 ft. The Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus established in 1893 is located here. There is also a Renewable Park developed by The Energy and Resources Institute generating solar electricity for most of its electricity needs. You will find the little cottages and homes in MUKTESHWAR built in quaint Colonial style. Jim Corbett penned the novel "The Man Eaters of KUMAON" here. MUKTESHWAR allows a breath-taking view of Nanda Devi Peak.
MUKTESHWAR, affluent in scenic splendour, commands a breath-taking view of the Himalayas with magnificent views and bearing the Nanda Devi, India's second-highest peak. There is also a Renewable Park developed by The Energy and Resources Institute, which use solar electricity for most of its electricity needs. As the case in anywhere else in India, recently, the town has experienced some construction activity and townships have begun to mushroom in and around MUKTESHWAR.
The holiday homes came up in the scenic city are really attractive to those looking for enchanting retreat from large chaotic cities. Also include NAINITAL packages when in MUKTESHWAR.
The region is famous for the Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus established in 1893. This little beautiful town adorned with cute homes of reddish roofs, ancient style window frames made of wood and picket barriers brings the reminiscences of British Raj. Agriculture in the area consists chiefly of potato cultivation and fruit orchards on terraces cut into the hillsides.
This region was named MUKTESHWAR due to the famous attractions of this place the Shiva Temple, known as MUKTESHWAR DHAM. A 350-year-old temple, situated at the highest point in MUKTESHWAR.
1. MUKTESHWAR TEMPLE –
The SHIVLING is surrounded by idols of Brahma, Vishnu, PARVATI, Hanuman, Ganesh and NANDI. The residing deity of MUKTESHWAR Temple is Lord Shiva. This sacred shrine holds immense importance amongst the people of UTTARAKHAND state. MUKTESHWAR temple is situated atop a hill from where vistas of nature are captivating CHAULI KI JALI is situated near this temple. MUKTESHWAR temple is situated at an astounding elevation of 2,312mts above sea level.
2. THE VIEW OF HIMALAYAS –
Magnificent view of Himalaya is a great tourist attraction in MUKTESHWAR as it affords a magical view of the Himalayas.
3. RENEWABLE PARK –
There is also a 'Renewable Park' managed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Recently, the town is flooded with some construction activity in and around MUKTESHWAR. Tourist are also buying houses here to escape cities hustle bustle.
4. INDIAN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IVRI) –
A British legacy, Indian Veterinary Institute is one of the leading advanced research facilities engaging in livestock research and is dedicated to the development of the region. It was established at the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory in 1889 at Pune on the recommendation of the Cattle Plague Commission, and was later relocated to MUKTESHWAR in 1893. Further, it was developed into the Indian Veterinary research Institute. There is a library and museum as well inside the institute campus.
5. MUKTESHWAR INSPECTION BUNGALOW –
The PWD inspection Bungalow in MUKTESHWAR is an architectural wonder. It is situated close to the MUKTESHWAR temple and is a landmark in the town. The bungalow has lush green surroundings and beautiful views which makes it a must-see in the hill station. In fact, it is the perfect place to stay in MUKTESHWAR if you are halting for a couple of days. Blessed with amazing natural beauty and beautiful architecture, the bungalow has a unique charm.
6. CHAULI KI JAALI-
It is a mesmerizing place situated on the cliff behind the MUKTESHWAR temple. Leaning on the edge of the cliff you can have invigorating and panoramic views of splendid Himalayan range and enchanting valley of KUMAON region. There is a natural lattice around the rock here and it is believed that barren women who take their head out of the hole in the rock are blessed with a baby.
By Air: PANTNAGAR airport is the nearest airport, which is located about 94 kms from MUKTESHWAR. Taxis are easily available from the airport to MUKTESHWAR. PANTNAGAR is connected to Delhi with daily flights. Pant Nagar Airport is well connected by roads with MUKTESHWAR
By Rail: KATHGODAM Railway station is the nearest railhead to MUKTESHWAR situated at a distance of 62kms.Taxis and buses are easily available from KATHGODAM to MUKTESHWAR. There are two trains that run daily between Delhi to KATHGODAM and vice-versa. Trains are frequent to KATHGODAM as it is the gateway of KUMAON region. KATHGODAM is well connected by major cities like LUCKNOW, DELHI and KOLKATA.
By Road: Taxis are also available from major cities of KUMAON region and GARHWAL region to MUKTESHWAR. Many private bus service providers operate luxury buses between Delhi to KATHGODAM and NAINITAL from where you can easily get a taxi to MUKTESHWAR. Buses are easily available from ISBT ANAND VIHAR to HALDWANI, NAINITAL, ALMORA and MUKTESHWAR. MUKTESHWAR is well connected by motor-able roads with major destinations of KUMAON and cities of northern India.