Mukteshwar is a small town, and one of the most-sought tourist destinations, in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 7,500 ft above sea level and is famous for the wonderful 180-degree view of the captivating snow capped mountain ranges that it provides. The second highest mountain-peak of India, Nanda Devi, is also visible from Mukteshwar. The other ranges one can see from Mukteshwar are Neelkanth (Blue-throated Shiva), Trishul (Shiva’s Trident), Nanadaghunti (the Veil of the Goddess), and the Panchuli Group .
Apart from the scenic vistas of mountain ranges it provides, Mukteshwar is also famous for its beautiful orchards, dense coniferous forests and old colonial bungalows. One of the most famous attractions of this place is the Shiva Temple, known as ‘Mukteshwar Dham’, after which the entire region was named Mukteshwar. Chauli-ki-Jali also provides opportunities for rock climbing and rappelling. It promises to offer astonishing views of many scavenger birds, pouncing down on their prey. The Indian Veterinary Research Institute and ‘Renewable Park’, developed by Energy and Research Institute of India are also visited by tourists.
Mukteshwar is an all around year destination. There are different reasons to visit indifferent months. To witness the crystal clear views of Himalayan ranges and snowfall, November to February are the best months. In the months of March to June, enjoy the delightful and enchanting weather with mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. July and August are monsoon months, best for relaxing and glorifying nature. During the months of September – October nature walks, treks are best to do.
Mukteshwar is easily accessible by road from below popular cities
Haldwani: 65 kms
Ram Nagar: 115 kms
Delhi: 350 kms
Nearest railway station is Kathgodam at a distance of 55 kms.
Delhi airport is around 350 kms with frequent flights from all over the world.
Pant Nagar airport is 90 kms, but flights at this airport are limited.