Little adventure on the hills, Mukteshwar

A small remote hill town located between the mountains of Himalaya.

In the recent years, Muketeshwar has gained immense popularity between the adventurers. Sports like Rock climbing, rappelling etc. are prime sports. The name Muketeshwar has been derived from Lord Shiva. Located at height of 7500ft, this town is covered with dense forests of coniferous and orchards. You can spot little cottages built in the colonial style. One could spot breathtaking view of Nanda Devi Peak. Chauli ka Jali and Mukteshwar temple are some popular destinations. There is a Renewable park which it known to generate electricity through solar. Muketeshwar could be the perfect destination to stay if you are traveling to Jammu and Kashmir. Walking is the best option to navigate within the city.

For Food Lovers:  Mukteshwar has limited number of restaurants. Therefore the main options only revolve around hotels, restaurants, and lodges.  But one could relish on the North-Indian and Kumaoni Cuisines. Few local dishes that you must try: Bhaang ki Khatai, Kappa (a green curry), Aloo Ke Gutke, Rus and much more.

Here are few places to explore in Mukteshwar: 

  • Mukteshwar Temple:

    Located on the top of the hill in Mukteshwar, It has a history of about 350 years. Mukteshwar Temple can be spotted above 2312m above the sea level. This temple Is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva. And this temple houses a Shiva Linga made of white marble. This temple is known as one of the beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from its religious significance, the view from the top of the temple gives most stunning views one could possibly imagine. Some people climb the temple just to have view captured on their camera.

    There are idols of some other Hindu gods as well. Lord Ganesha, Parvati, Nandi, Hanuman, Brahma, and Vishnu are some examples. Best time to visit this temple is during the months of October to April. Then the famous festival Mukteshwar Utsav is celebrated. It is celebrated for four days. Moreover, the temple is Famous for its meditation purposes.

  • Sitla:

    Located at a height of 6000ft, Sitla is mainly famous for its colonial style bungalows. At any rate, trekking engages most of the tourists. Various resorts of this area organize different trekking expeditions.

  • Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow:  

    Situated near the main temple, A perfect picnic spot for nature admirers. Accordingly, this area is complete with serene views of the Himalayas. At this point, Mukhteshwar Inspection Bungalow is situated near the main temple.

  • Chauthi Jaali:

    People of Mukteshwar widely believes that a Demon and a goddess fought a devastating battle here. In addition, a shield, a sword and a trunk of an elephant mark an outline over Chauthi Jaali. A great treat to the eyes of the nature lovers.

  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute:

    Established in 1885, covers an area of 3450 acres of land. The extreme location adds scenic beauty to the research facility which makes it more exquisite.

  • View of Nanda Devi:

    Nanda Devi is 23rd highest mountain peak in the world. It stands as the second highest mountain peak in India with a height of 7816m (above the sea level). Furthermore, Mukteswar’s stunning beauty attracts a lot of tourists with their cameras.