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Mukteshwar Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Mukteshwar

A popular off-beat destination, known for its relaxed surroundings, Mukteshwar is a hill station that is ideal for all, offering a setting for adventure activities as well as a peaceful vacation.

  • Shiva Bhubneshwar Temple in Mukhteshwar
Mukteshwar At a Glance
  • Average Climate:5°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:05942

Mukteshwar Tourism | Mukteshwar Travel Guide

Be ready to enjoy 180-degree views of the majestic Himalayans mountains from Mukteshwar. This picturesque hill resort in Uttarakhand has unpolluted and unaffected beauty that you must experience in your life.

Mukteshwar is a spectacular hill resort lying at an altitude of 2,286 m above 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 that must be visited in 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 in 1893. Today, the land is a celebrated scenic destination, overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas.

The Mukteshwar Temple lying atop 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 stone stairs can reach the main shrine. 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.