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Why Travel Mukteshwar?

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General Information about Mukteshwar

This enchanting city is situted in a height of about 7500 feet in the Kumaon Hill. 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.

Mukteshwar has very pleasant temperature pattern all through the year. Summers during March to May have a maximum temperature of 27°C. Winters are cold with temperature varies between 17°C to a low 3°C. Heavy snowfalls occur during winters. July, August and September are rainy months.

Mukteshwar is beautiful round the year. Summers offers majestic sceneries with the trees heavy with fruits, imposingly snow covered during winters and at the best greeneries during monsoons.

Best time is all through the year, may avoid heavy rainy season and snowy winters. Traffic blocks and flight delays may happen during rainy days and heavy snow falling days.

Connectivity :

By Rail : 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.

One will find delicious and fresh North-Indian and Kumaoni Cuisines. Just a handful of places also serve Chinese and Continental cuisines. The local delicacies of Uttarakhand that you might find here include Bhaang Ki Khatai, Kappa (a green curry), Sisunak Saag(a dish prepared with green leafy vegetables and many local ingredients), Aloo ke Gutke( a Kumauni potato dish), Rus ( a preparation of many dals) and more.

An Ideal Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive, check-in and rest. Then visit the Brahmeshwara Temple, Indian Veterinary Research Institute and Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow.
Day 2- Visit the Chauli Ki Jali, Mukteshwar Dham and Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls.

Few Places of Interest :

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.

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