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Mukteshwar Hotels and Travel Guide

Mukteshwar this beautiful place is 2286 mts in altitude 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.

Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest, it provides a majestic view of the Himalayas and the Almora town below in glittering moonlit nights.

The famous Indian Veterinary Research Institute is also located here.

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

Ramgarh: (26 kms) A picuresque hamlet in the heart of apple, plum. peaches and apricot orchards. This fruit belt of Kurnaon is famous for its juicy fruits all over India.

Bhowali: (40 kms) Situated at an altitude of 1706 rnts. on the main Haldwani-AIrnora road, Bhowali is a popular health resort.

Ghorakhhal: (37 kms) Famous for the temple of Gollu Devta, a derni-god highly revered by the Kurnaoni people. The famous Sainik School of India is also located here.

Mukteshwar Temple
Mukteshwar Temple

Attractions and Places to Visit in Mukteshwar

The evergreen forests and deciduous woodlands are home to the Himalayan ruby throat, white-crested laughing thrush, red-billed leothrix, black winged kite and a host of other mountain birds. The elusive Himalayan Mountain Quail was last seen in the Nainital vicinity near Mukteshwar. Beyond the forests, past fields and farms are lush fruit orchards that grow apples, plums, peaches, apricots and pears.

From Mukteshwar there is a divine view of the Himalayas, each peak with a sacred identity and myth of its own. See the 6596 m high Neelkantha (Blue-throated Shiva), the 7120 m Trishul (Shiva's Trident), Nanadadevi, 7817 m (Goddess of Bliss), Nanadaghunti 6310 m (the Veil of the Goddess) and the five-pronged chimneys of the Panchuli peaks.

Another awe-inspiring view is from Chauthi Jali, where rocks jut out from the hill face at a bizarre angle. This is a great place to observe eagles and other feathered scavengers as they swoop down at their prey. Ramgarh, 26 km away, has blissful fruit orchards, Bhowali, 40 km is a health resort and Ghorakhal, 37 km has the temple of Gollu Devta, an important deity of the Kumaonis. Other excursions are the Devidhura temple , 120 km, the Reetha Sahib Gurdwara and the Punyagiri temple .

How to Reach Mukteshwar

Rail : Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 73 kms. via Bhimtal & 76 kms. via Jeolikot-Bhowali.

Road : Nainital 50 kms., Bhowali 39 kms. and Ramnagar 25 kms.

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