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(Uttaranchal, India)



Mukteshwar to New Delhi is 395 kms.
Ramgarh to Mukteshwar is 26 kms.
Nainital to Mukteshwar is 52 kms.
Haridwar to Rishikesh : 24 kms
New Delhi to Rishikesh : 238 kms
Haridwar to Delhi : 250 kms
Rishikesh to Dehradun : 42 kms


Nestled in the Kumaon hills of Uttaranchal, Mukteshwar commands a dramatic view of the Himalayas. This little town of red-roofs, wooden window frames and picket fences takes one back to the days of the Raj. Relax with a steaming cup of tea and drink in the majesty of the Annapurna peak.

Mukteshwar this beautiful place and 51 Kms from Nainital. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest it was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya. An old temple of Lord Shiva exist on the top of a rock.


Mukteshwar Temple
Approached by winding, steep stone stairs to an altitude of 2315 km. Devoted to Shiva, it has a white marble lingam with a copper yoni. There are six idols of Bramha, Vishnu, Parvati, Hanuman, Ganesh and Nandi surrounding the lingam.

Chauli ka Jali
Adjacent to the temple is natural lattice-work around the rock. Legend states that barren women who came and touched the lattice were blessed with a baby. Also there are faint outlines of a sword, a shield and a trunk of an elephant which bears testament of a battle fought here between a demon and a goddess.

Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Permission is needed to enter the Institute. The campus has a museum, library and departments for research, animal nutrition, genetics and bacteriology. There are wonderful, quiet walks within the sprawling campus.


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Nearest rail station is Kathgodam (35 kms south). From here it is about 3 hours by road. The Ranikhet Express departs from Delhi at 11 pm and arrives in Kathgodam at 6.10 am. It departs from Kathgodam at 10.45 pm and arrives in Delhi at 4.45 am.

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Get to Haldwani from Delhi (215 kms) and then to Mukteshwar via Bhowali.


Mukteshwar is a year-round holiday destination. Summer temperatures range from 27º C to 10º C, while in winter it is from 17º C to 3º C. August and early September are rainy months and can be avoided. Light woollens are fine for summer, but heavy winter woollens are necessary.


Hotel and Resorts in Mukteshwar : Mountain Trail Resort , Krishna Orchard Resort