Mukteshwar Travel Guide

Imagine a place that could even make Jim Corbett fall in love with its ethereal beauty. Mukteshwar, which sits in the Kumaon Hills in the Nainital District is that place that mesmerized Corbett when he came here to hunt down a tiger. Today, a lot of people come here and feel the same way as this great conservationist once did. Surrounded by the sky-kissing rolling hills, Mukteshwar is a place to plan your honeymoon as well as family vacation. What adds to the grace of this place is the sacred Hindu temple located on top of the hill from which the town has got its name. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mukteshwar Dham temple is the main attraction in this hill station in Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand.

This must-see place is about the beauty of nature, quietude and the chirping of birds. For those who want to explore more can head out on short treks and reward themselves with the 180° view of the mighty Himalayan Peaks.

Our Mukteshwar travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit Mukteshwar

You won't be surprised to know that Mukteshwar stays as beautiful in summers as it is in winters and monsoon. This untouched beauty in the Nainital district can be on your bucket list all through the year for its scenic view and pleasant atmosphere.

  • Summer

    As the month of March approaches in Mukteshwar, the land dons a different kind of charm where the temperature rises up to 27°C only. The summers prevail till the nearing end of May making the town a must visit in this season.

  • Monsoon

    Heavy rainfall is the perfect description of monsoon in Mukteshwar. The town encounters downpour in the months of July to September and there are chances of roadblocks in the area. Therefore it is preferred to check the weather forecast or give the destination a miss in monsoons.

  • Winter

    Pack some extra soft woolen clothes if you are planning a visit to Mukteshwar in winters. The temperature varies between 17°C and 3°C, what makes the town look more mesmerizing is the view of the snow capped mountains while travelling from one tourist attractions to the other. As the town is covered with snow in winters hence it is advised to check the weather forecast beforehand.

Top Tourist Attractions in Mukteshwar

Apart from the panoramic view the town offers, it is the abode of the Mukteshwar Temple from which Mukteshwar got its name. Some of the tourist attractions that are enwrapped in the town without a doubt come with the scintillating view of the Himalayas and valley of the Kumaon region.

  • Mukteshwar Temple

    Devoted to the divine lord Shiva, this temple has high importance in the heart of Hindu devotees. Set an elevation of 2312 m above the seas level, the temple dates back to 350 years and reaching here is not a hassle as it's just 1 km away from the Mukteshwar market. Once here you may come across the simple and minimalist architecture of the temple which has a beautifully carved Shivling encircled with the idols of Vishnu, Brahma, Ganesh, Parvati, Hanuman, and Nandi.

  • Methodist Church

    Another tourist attraction of Mukteshwar is the Methodist Church making its way through a specially carved by rocks by passersby on the way to Chowfulli. The Church is located 40 km away from Mukteshwar and till date maintained in the same way where worshippers love to pay a visit on Sunday to see the mystery of the church's low wooden door.

  • Chauli ki Jaali

    Situated behind the Mukteshwar Temple on a cliff is the Chauli ki Jaali, the place offers a splendid view of the Himalayas and valley of the Kumaon region.

Where to Stay in Mukteshwar?

One of the best thing about Mukteshwar is that it has a rich number of accommodation options for every type of traveller. Whether it be solo traveller looking for economic hotels like 1 star to 3 star or the people travelling with their family on the lookout for 4 stars rated luxury hotels, Mukteshwar has it all. The range of hotel goes on and on where they offer comfortable and modern facilities and amenities for one of a kind experience. Besides, Mukteshwar also houses government guest houses if you are looking for more pocket-friendly alternatives.

How to Reach Mukteshwar?

This town of Nainital district can be reached out to with ease from Uttarakhand and other parts of the country by the below-listed modes of transport.

  • By Air

    Pantnagar Airport situated 98 km away, is the nearest airport to Mukteshwar. Taxis are available from the airport to Mukteshwar.

  • By Rail

    Kathgodam is the nearest railhead to Mukteshwar, situated 64 km away. One can hire a cab from the railway station to reach Mukteshwar.

  • By Road

    Mukteshwar is well connected with major travel destinations of Uttarakhand. Buses are available from Delhi to Kathgodam/Haldwani and Mussoorie and taxis are easily accessible from Garhwal and Kumaon region.

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