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District : Nainital District in Uttaranchal
Location : 350 kms from Delhi
Altitude : 2286 mts Above Sea Level
Major Attraction : Temple, Adventure

Mukteshwar in Uttaranchal
Bird'a Eye View of Mukteshwar

Best Time : All Around the Year Except Monsoons (During August and September).
Interesting Legend : It is Believed that the Barren Women can be Blessed with Children if They Touch the Chauthi Jail.
Famous Temple  : Mukteshwar Temple.
Must Enjoy  : Birding from the Chauthi Jali. Tourists can see Eagles and other Feathered Scavengers.
Other Attractions : Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Has a Library and Museum), Chauthi Jali.
Adventure Options : Rock Climbing and Rappeliing in Chauthi Jali, ( a Natural Rock Outcrop), Camping, Night Hiking and River Crossing, Trekking.
Trekking Trail : Mukteshwar to Sitla (5 kms).
Not to be Missed : Panoramic Views of Himalayas From the Mukteshwar Temple.
Getting Around : Sitla – 5 kms, Haldwani – 42 kms, Ramgarh – 26 kms, Bhowali – 40 kms.
Important Distances : Delhi – 350 kms, Kedarnath – 250 kms. Kathgodam – 72 kms.
Getting There : Air – The Nearest Airport is at Pantnagar, Which is Connected with Delhi.
Rail – The Nearest Railhead is at Kathgodam (72 kms). There are Regular Trains that Connect this town with Delhi.
Road – A Drive of 8 Hours from Delhi is All it Requires to Reach Mukteshwar. Mukteshwar is Connected by Surface Network with Different Town and Cities in the State.

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Mukteshwar in Uttaranchal – The Land of Scenic Splendors

A special charm lies in the scenic hill station of Mukteshwar in Uttaranchal. Sitting high in the Kumaon region at an altitude of 2286 meters, Mukteshwar is all about beauty and panorama. The major activity that one can indulge in Mukteshwar, is leisure. Take walk in the nearby forest trails, or climb to reach the famous temple in Mukteshwar, the landscape beauty of Himalaya that you will greet in this part of Uttaranchal, is impeccable.

Tourist Attractions in Mukteshwar – The Beads that Add to the Glitter

All the tourist who are planning to take up tours of Uttaranchal should definitely enjoy a sojourn in Mukteshwar that has a lot many popular attractions. The most illustrious highlight of Mukteshwar is the Mukteshwar temple, at an altitude of 2,315. To reach this temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one needs to climb the stone stairs. This temple is consecrated with a white Lingam that is surrounded by the idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Ganesh, Nandi and Hanuman.
Just next to this temple is the Chauli Jal, which has a natural latticework on the rock. It is said that barren women are blessed with a child if they touch this jail.
To add to the list of famous attractions, there is the Indian Veterinary Research Institute that was established in the year 1898. In the campus of the institute tourists can see various departments for Research, Animal Nutrition, Genetics and Bacteriology along with a library and a museum. On the extramural, this institute is surrounded by dense forests that have some of the most ferocious beings. Be patient and you can catch a glimpse of the snow leopard or Himalayan black bear.

Chauthi Jali
The Famous Rock Outcrop - Chauthi ki Jali

Mukteshwar Absorbs Tourists With Adventure Options

In this idyllic hill station in Uttaranchal, one can enjoy adventure in every nook and corner. The narrow winding paths on the hills that lead to the penetrable jungles are the perfect places to enjoy short walks. Enjoying the natural views while treading through these path are experience you cannot savor anywhere else. The small streams that seem to be popping out of every rock seem to have emerged from the picture postcard.
Other options of adventure in Mukteshwar expands to Rock Climbing and Rappeliing. Thanks to the Chauli Jali that offers high and straight rock faces. Mukteshwar is an important camping base and many treks can also be enjoyed along with River Crossing and Night Hiking.

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Reach the Land of Natural Wonders – Getting to Mukteshwar

At a distance of just 350 kms from Delhi, Mukteshwar is conveniently reachable from almost all the major centres of the country. Patnagar has the nearest airport and from here tourists can hire taxis to reach Mukteshwar. All those who want to enjoy a train ride to Mukteshwar can reach Kathgodam which has the nearest railway station. There are metalled roads that too connect Mukteshwar to the rest of the state as well as country. After a 8 hour long drive to Nainital from Delhi, you can conveniently reach Mukteshwar which is just 51 kms from there.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Mukteshwar

Scenery of Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar – Fusion of Devotion and Scenery
Among the most popular names in the hill stations of Uttaranchal – Mukteshwar has etched its name with pearls. At an height of 2286 meters above sea level, Mukteshwar has beauty, serenity and comeliness trailing it.

Climb to See the Temple Attraction
The temple that have earned Mukteshwar the tag of being a pilgrimage destination, lies at an altitude of 2,315 mts. What makes it very invincible is the fact that it can be reached only by climbing the stone stairs that also award the tourists with heart holding views of the Himalayas.

Treat Your Eyes with Snow Leopards
From the Indian Veterinary Research Institute which is surrounded by thick forests, tourists can use their binoculars to hunt for various elusive beings like snow leopard and Himalayan black bear. Inside the institute tourist can visit the library and the museum that houses some rare species of flora and fauna.

Enjoy Walks in the Hamlet
Perhaps the best way to enjoy the natural landscape of Mukteshwar is by taking short walks in the winding paths in the hills. Aimless sight seeing and traversing is the doctrine applied on those who want to enjoy some quiet moments in this panoramic patch of Uttaranchal.

Get Lost in the Adventure Cosmos of Mukteshwar
An important camping site, Mukteshwar offers many adventurous sports that people can indulge in. the Chauthi Jali that has legends attached to it also offers the options like Rock Climbing and Rappeliing. Tourist can book with various resorts that also offer chances to enjoy trekking, night hiking and river crossing.

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