The name derived from Lord Shiva, a small hill town located around 50 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar known for adventure sports and a dazzling view of Himalayan ranges. 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 best view of the mighty Himalayan Peaks. The Deodar forests around Mukteshwar are home to tigers and bears and several people visit these forests, hoping to catch a glimpse of these animals.


Located at 6000 ft high, Sitla is a hill station popular for its colonial style bungalows. Tourists can engage in trekking expeditions of varying difficulty levels organised by the resorts in this area. Located away from hustle of the city, the site is an ideal hill station renowned for offering beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges. Spread over an area of around 39 acres, the site is dotted with numerous dense areas comprising oak and pine trees. The view of the Himalayan range from this area is breathtaking. A British stone bungalow, which is over hundred years old is one of the most prominent attractions of the region.

Bhalu Gaad Falls

Drive 7 km from Mukteshwar to Dhari Village, from where the trek starts. a hidden treasure in Mukteshwar Bhalu Gaad Fall, which shouldn’t be missed. It’s a beautiful walk of around 30-45 minutes through dense forests and mountain streams. The sight of the flowing crystal clear water, thundering roaring sound; not only brighten up eyes and soul but makes body relaxed and rejuvenated after the tiring day too, The word 'Bhalu Gaad' comes from two words Bhalu and Gaad, where the word Bhalu means Bear and Gaad means stream in the Kumaoni language. So, it is believed to be a good location for bear sightseeing. But luckily or unluckily, we didn’t spot any during our trail walk. The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Temple stands offers astonishing and marvellous views of the imposing Himalayan range.

Mukteshwar Temple

Mukteshwar temple, is an ancient temple which is almost 350 years old and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Perched on top of the highest point in Mukteshwar. It is adorned at Mukteshwar in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The temple houses idols of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma along with a white marble Shiva Linga with a Copper yoni. The Mukteshwar temple is believed to be one of the 18 most important Shiva temples in the world. The temple houses idols of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma along with a white marble Shiva Linga with a Copper yoni. The Mukteshwar temple is believed to be one of the 18 most important Shiva temples in the world. The temple's red sandstone is covered with exquisite carvings of lean Sadhus or holy men as well as voluptuous women encrusted with jewels. In the yard stands the Kedareswar Temple with a striking 8 foot statue of Ram Bhakt Hanuman

Chauli Ki Jali

Chauli Ki Jali is a visitor’s attraction located behind the cliff of Mukteshwar temple. Chauli Ki Jali also known as Chauthi Jali. It is located at a distance of 250 metres from the Mukteshwar templeThe cliffs hang out to the deep valley below making it a spectacular location that offers fascinating view of the Himalayan ranges and the Kumaun Valley.According to myths a group of devotees were on their visit to Kailash Mansarovar and at this dangerous rock climbing point they prayed Lord Shiva to help them.It is from here that once can see the vast valleys, eagles flying and swooping down on their preys.The panoramic views from here are definitely worth the efforts spent in the arduous trek. People also hold it as a belief that women unable to bear children will be blessed with children when touched by the natural lattice around the rock.

Indian Veterinary Research Institute

Located at height of 7620 ft on the intersection of Gagar and Lohaghat ranges of the Kumaon hills The campus at Mukteshwar covers an area of 3450 acres of land and comprises of Division of Virology and that of Temperate Animal Husbandry. the location adds to the scenic beauty of the place and makes it even more beautiful. he institute with faculty strength of more than 275 has a major mandate of research, teaching, consultancy and technology transfer activities. This Institute aims at achieving objectives such as carrying out research on the various viruses and diseases which the livestock and poultry come across. . It also wishes to carry out research related to the health, psychology and nutritional requirement of the various animals belonging to the temperate region.

Nanda Devi Peak

Standing as tall as 7,816 m above the sea level, it is the 2nd highest mountain peak in India. Nanda devi is hailed as the Goddess of Uttarakhand and abode of Lord Shiva, which is why it is frequented by a large number of devotees. The magnificent Nanda Devi range and the Panchahuli group of snow covered peaks present themselves at full glory. This mountain peak is clearly visible from Mukteswar and tourists visiting Mukteswar. you can get splendid views of Nanda Devi, one of India's highest peaks, and the Himalayas.


Located in the Kumaon hills at a distance of 8 km form the Mukteshwar city, the fruit bowl of Uttarakhand, Peora spots at the height of 6,600 ft above sea level and offers beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges. Peora, which is nestled amidst the picturesque valley of Kumaon region, abounded by dense pine forests and majestic Shivalik range in the background. Peora is good for a visit all round the year. In the summer, the days are warm and mornings & evenings pleasant, making it an ideal place to escape the city heat and the crowds of popular hill stations.


a small town located at a distance of around 17 km from the destination. The small town is an ideal place for spending leisure time and has been a home of renowned writers like Padma Vibhushan Mahadevi Verma, Narayan Swami and Rabindranath Tagore. The orchards are harvested in summer and one can literally pick apples, plums etc. by the roadside. The place houses one of the finest Indian hotels, the Himalayan View Retreat Ramgarh, Nainital, to make your holiday in Uttarakhand a breathtaking experience. The place teems with birds, butterflies and bumblebees during summer months. There are several trails, nearby to enjoy the nearness of nature, and if one is not very adventurous, walks on roadside in mornings and evenings have a calming effect too.The site is divided into two regions namely, upper and lower regions called Malla Ramgarh and Talla Ramgarh respectively.