Located in Nainital, Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar town is famous for its natural beauty. Highlights of the town include verdant forest, fruit orchards and high hills. Named after Lord Shiva, the land is amazingly beautiful. Mukteshwar is calm, secluded and tranquil. Tourism in Mukteshwar mostly involves religious places, which witness devotees from far and wide. Snuggled in Kumaon hills, the destination is unbelievably beautiful. Choose from a range of Mukteshwar Tour Packages and travel to Mukteshwar with a wide range of activities like rock climbing & rappelling for a fun weekend getaway.
Attractions in Mukteshwar
This is the most popular attraction in Mukteshwar. Located at hilltop, the temple is famous across the globe due to its distinct features. It houses a white marble Shivling, which has a copper yoni. Many other idols of Hindu gods surround this unique Shivling. Apart from the idols of Parvati, Ganesh and Nandi, idols of Brahma and Vishnu are also present in the temple. Calm ambience of the temple offers heavenly feel, which will not allow you to leave the temple premises.
Also known as the 'Chauli ka Jali', Chauthi Jaali is a must visit place in Mukteshwar. Located near Mukteshwar temple, the place has many legends and stories for the visitors. According to the legend, the place has witnessed the battle of a Demon and the Goddess. Another belief is that, if a barren woman crosses the hole in the rock, she will be blessed by a child.
The Rajarani Temple?
Constructed during 11th century, the temple is popular across the globe. Set amidst the beautiful paddy fields, the temple is relatively small but it does not affect the popularity of the temple. Amazing stone carving is the highlight of the temple. These female figures depict various dance postures are worth-appreciating.
Bhalu Gaad Waterfall
While in Mukteshwar, this crystal clear thundering waterfall is surely not to be missed. A feast for the eye, this newly discovered waterfall is visited amass by trekkers and hikers.
Adventure Activities in Mukteshwar
Abode of Lord Shiva, Mukteshwar is also an adventure lover?s favourite haunt. While here, an adventurer can choose from popular trails from Peora to Almora, Peora to Mukteshwar, Binsar to Artola Trek and also the riverside trek. Night trekking and camping can also be done. Other exhilarating things that can be done here are paragliding, river crossing, kite flying, night treks, & wildlife tracking.
The region has a wide range of accommodations, which includes luxury, deluxe and economy class hotels, resorts, cottages and home stays. Tourists can choose the one as per their budget and requirements.
Best Time to Visit
Mukteshwar is a summer getaway for entire North India as the climate is pleasant all round the year. A monsoon from July till September is not recommended for a hilly area, but the places do come in full bloom. Winters extend from November to February, heavy woollen clothing is necessary, if planning a visit during this time. During this time, the mountains will be covered with snow.
How to Reach
By Air: Nearest airport to Mukteshwar is Dehradun?s Jolly Grant airport. It connects the region with rest of the country.
By Rail: Located around 73 km, Kathgodam station is the nearest railhead. From all the prime locations in the country, tourists can board the rail to reach the destination.
By Road: A wide and well-established road network keeps the destination easily accessible from all the nearby locations. Uttarakhand Transport Corporation buses are a good option to travel in and around.
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