Mukteshwar is a spectacular hill resort lying at an altitude of 2,286 m above the sea level in the Kumaon division of the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. Located 42 km from Haldwani, 51 km from Nainital and 395 km from Delhi - Mukteshwar is a beautiful destination which must be visited at Uttarakhand. A tour to Mukteshwar will essentially feature an idyllic holiday at this secluded retreat endowed with pleasant weather and breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas.
Associated with a legend of Lord Shiva who gifted immortality or "mukti" to a demon that he slew, Mukteshwar was a quiet mountain hamlet surrounded by fruit orchards and dense coniferous forests. The place gained prominence when the British developed the Indian Veterinary Research Institute here in 1893. Today, the land is a celebrated scenic destination, overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas.
The Mukteshwar Temple lying a top a rock and dedicated to Lord Shiva is another important site on Tour to Mukteshwar. Located at an altitude of 2,315 m, the temple houses a lingam made of white marble and the main shrine can be reached by stone stairs. Your tour to Mukteshwar may also introduce you to some enchanting wildlife like Rhesus monkeys and langurs, deer and birds, and some rare mountain leopard and Himalayan black bear.