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Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, India

Famous for

  • Hill Stations
  • Falls
  • Trekking

Weather

Summer 15 to 30°C

Winter 0 to 24°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Delhi: 310 kilometers / 6 h ,48 m

Best Time To Visit

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Overview

Located in the Nainital district of Uttaranchal, Mukteshwar is a hilly region encompassed by coniferous forests and fruit orchards. Mukteshwar is another name of Lord Shiva, which literally means ‘One who offers Moksha’. The famous

‘Mukteshwar Temple’ whose main deity is Lord Shiva is a famous attraction here. Besides Mukteshwar Temple, there are many attractions in Mukteshwar such as Chauli ki Jali. The picturesque town is adorned with small homes of reddish roofs, ancient style window frames and picket walls. The region is home to Renewable Park developed by The Energy and Resources Institute and The Indian Veterinary Institute Campus. 

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How to Reach Mukteshwar

By Train

Kathgodam Station is the nearest railhead to Mukteshwar. It is around 70 kilometers away from Mukteshwar. Kathgodam Railway Station is well connected with other cities via train.

By Air

Patnanagar Airport is the nearest airport to Mukteshwar. It is located around 100 kilometers from Mukteshwar. Patnanagar is well-connected to Delhi via flights.

By Road

The National Highway 24 serves as a link between Delhi and Mukteshwar. The journey via road will take around 6 to 7 hours. There is no direct bus service from Delhi to Mukteshwar. Public and private buses operate between Delhi and Kathgodam.


Hotels in Mukteshwar

3*
Green Oak Resort, Mukteshwar

Village Gehna, Mukteshwar, Distt. Nainital

3*
Krishna Orchard Resort, Mukteshwar

P.O. Sarga Khet, Distt. Nainital

3*
Cottage Nirvana, Mukteshwar

Kaafli Gazar, Kasialekh,

2*
Trishul Orchard Resort, Mukteshwar

Village Ganga Chaur, Near P.O. Bhataliya


Attractions in Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar Temple

One of the most prominent religious places in Mukteshwar, Mukteshwar Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity ‘Lord Shiva’. The temple is situated atop of a hill and features a white marble Shivling with copper yoni. The Shivling is encircled by the idols of Parvati, Ganesh, Brahma, Vishnu, Hanuman and Nandi. In order to reach temple, one has to climb a large set of steep stone stairs.

Chauthi Jaali

Also known as Chauli ka Jali, Chauthi Jaali is situated close to the Mukteshwar Temple. According to Hindu mythology, a fierce battle took place between a demon and a goddess and testifying the battle are pale outlines of a sword, a shield and an elephant trunk. People, from far-off places, visit this place where it is believed that if barren ladies touch the lattice, they are blessed with child.

Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow

A landmark building in the city, Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow is situated close to Mukteshwar Temple. The inspection Bungalow offers breathtaking views of foggy nature and verdant foliage all around. It is a perfect place to stay and relax.

Indian Veterinary Research Institute

One of the premier research institutes dedicated to livestock research and development, Indian Veterinary Research Institute On the advice of the Cattle Plague Commission, Indian Veterinary Research Institute was commissioned in 1893 at Mukteshwar to aid the separation of highly contagious organisms. The campus also features a museum and library. The institute conducts researches in genetics, bacteriology and animal nutrition.