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
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.
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.
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.
BY RAIL ||
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.
BY ROAD ||
to Haldwani from Delhi (215 kms) and then to 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.
AND RESORTS IN MUKTESHWAR
and Resorts in Mukteshwar
Trail Resort , Krishna