Destination: Mukteshwar

State: Uttaranchal

Distance by road: It is around 350kms away from Delhi.

Nearest Railway Station: It is at Kathgodam, at a distance of around 80-85kms.

Nearest Airport: Rudrapur-Pant Nagar

Best Season: March-August

About Mukteshwar : Mukteshwer is an enchanting hill station in Nainital district. It is not as famous as the other hill stations in Uttaranchal. The awful rise of the grate Himalayan Mountains are so remarkable from here, it feels like to reach in heaven. The view of the endless elongate of snow peak Himalayas is ahead of any explanation. It should declare here that the comprehensive hills of Uttranchal are well known for their peaceful beauty.

Mukteshwer is very composed and gentle place, nothing very much to visit here, but it offers natural beauty of the pine trees in the lap of Himalaya and the end less snow covered mountains. The loveliness of the place never fails to attract the tourists.

Mukteshwer is a fabulous destination for the nature lovers and who find the peace full place for leisure. The remarkable view of the Himalayas from Mukteshwer is really amazing. In Mukteshwer we can do various adventures activities like trekking in beautiful hill area, rock climbing, natural walk in forest etc. Every year snowfalls are being in winter season at mukteshwer. So those people, who want to take pleasure in snow fall, should come there. Other wise it is always an excellent place to break away from the warmth.

Mukteshwer is positioned at height of 2,171 metres (7,123 feet).Mukteshwer is rich in picturesque beauty, with superlative views of the Indian Himalayas including India's second-highest peak, Nanda Devi.

Mukteshwer is 51 km of far away from Kathgodam. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station from Mukteshwer. The nearest airport from mukteshwer is Pantnagar. Distance is 70 km.

Mukteshwar got its name from a 355-year-old temple to lord Shiva, it’s known as Mukteshwar Dham, located in the peak point in the mukteshwer. Mukteshwar is a gentle delight place in uttranchal. In the days of brightness you can simply see the snow covered peaks of Himalaya with your uncovered eyes, stretching up to the far borders of Nepal. You can walk to your hearts comfortable, visit the other local temples or do absolutely nothing, keep enjoy the harmony around.

Famous places to see at Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar Temple - This place takes its name from the primeval Shiva temple peak of a hill. There is an ashram on the hill, with a loner living there. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and has a lingam made of white marble. The idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Ganesh, Nandi and Hanuman surround the lingam.

Ramgarh – Ramgarh is beautiful hill station and tourist destination near Mukteshwar. It is 25 km far away from Mukteshwar. Ramgarh is famous for its apple gardens and many other fruits. Ramgarh is located at a height above sea level of 1789 mts.An clear view of the snow-covered ranges of the Himalayas.

The famous poets Rabindra Nath Tagore and social worker Narain Swami had established ashrams over here. There is a library it’s dedicated to the Mahadevi Verma. Mahadevi Verma gets the idea to writing famous story of Lachim in Ramgarh.

Chauli ki Jali – Chauli ki Jali is an adventures spot. It is a rocky cliff behind the Mukteshwar temple. It looks very dangerous, so be careful at here. This place is also named the suicide point. From Chauli Ki Jali one can view the valley of Saherfatek, Kaladungi Ramnagar and many more places. According to local conviction, if you make wishes at here, they are fulfilled.

How to reach Mukteswar:

One can easily travel by car in 09-10 hrs to Mukteswar. All you have to do is follow this route: Start at ISBT road (3.79 kilometers) take NH 24 and continue towards Muradabad (153.11 kilometers), proceed towards Rampur (32 kilometers), turn towards Rudrapur on SH 87(47 kilometers), go straight towards Haldwani(32 kilometers) and last but not the least proceed towards Bhimtal on SH 37(25 kilometers). Bhimtal to Mukteswar 45 kilometers.

Mukteswar is 80 kilometers from Kathgodam railway station.

Kathgodam is 8 hours of train run from Sarai Rohella (Old Delhi). Two trains are directly available. Ranikhet Express leaves Delhi at 10.50 p.m. to reach Kathgodam at 6.15 a.m. (next morning). And the other one is Sampark Kranti, leaves Delhi at 3.30 p.m. to reach Kathgodam by 10.30 p.m. the same night.