At 2280 m above sea level, Mukteshwar is a laid back small village in Uttarakhand. The view from the top is brilliant and makes this a nice weekend destination. Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple of Lord Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town, on the veterinary institute’s campus. Close to it lie the overhanging cliffs, locally known as Chauli-ki-Jali, used for rock climbing and rappelling, with an excellent view of the valleys below.
Plan Your Trip
How to reach Mukteshwar?
Mukteshwar lies 51 km from Nainital, 72 km from Haldwani, and 343 km from Delhi. It takes around 9 hrs to reach from Delhi assuming you depart in wee hours and beat the traffic.
From Bhimtal take the longer route via Bhowali – Ramgarh as this drive is scenic.
Best time to visit Mukteshwar?
For mountain views October – December are best time when the dust and haze vanishes after monsoon rains. Winters expect snowfall here and whiteout.
Where to stay?
There are not many hotels exactly in Mukteshwar. The private properties / hotels are away from main village.
We stayed at KMVN – Jim Corbett Bunglow. This heritage property was the home of Legendary Mr. Corbett and later turned into a hotel by KMVN. This has the best views and almost at the highest point for a hotel in the region.