10 Best Places to Visit in Mukteshwar - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)

A small hill town in Uttaranchal famous for its adventure sports; also shows a side with many popular places to visit in Mukteshwar. Mukteshwar is a town known for rock climbing, rappelling and many more adventure sports in addition to the beautiful view of Himalayan ranges. The tourist places in Mukteshwar include its fruit orchards, coniferous forests, rolling meadows, temples and of course the waterfalls to name a few. 

Other than these Mukteshwar is also known for its little house and cottages built in Colonial style, giving an exotic touch to the town and almost all the places provide to its visitors a sound peace, freshness, solitude and a window to escape from the rush of city life.It brings an explicit joy to the heart while experiencing the amazing view of wind gushing through the coniferous forests, and birds chirping on the deodar trees. 

Have an opportunity to catch Sitla, Bhalu Gaad waterfalls, Mukteshwar temple to satiate all the desires of being at a hill station.The best way to explore all these places is to walk on foot. This will help in the deep exploration of details and let you immerse into the love of environ.


Here are some of the best places to visit in Mukteshwar:

01

The beauty of Sitla

The beauty of Sitla

A hill station at 6000 ft high, Sitla is famous for its colonial style bungalows. Sitla has rather panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks — Panchachuli, Trishul and Nanda Devi and is full of dense forests and verdant orchards, making it a wonderful sightseeing opportunity to tourists. 

Tourists can also enjoy trekking expeditions and bird watching according to their interest. These activities are arranged by the resorts that are in the estate area.

Location: The ride to Sitla in taxis is of somewhere around 2 hours from Kathgodam, the nearest railway station.
02

Chauli ki Jali

Chauli ki Jali

Chauli ki Jali or also known as Chauthi Jali is one of the famous tourist places in Mukteshwar, behind the Mukteshwar Temple. Chauli ki Jali is bliss for nature lovers and anyone who seeks adventure. 

Tourists find it good for sightseeing, rock climbing, and rappelling experiences, with an amazing view of Himalayan ranges from the edge of the place.This place also holds great religious value to the Hindus as it is believed that a great battle was fought on this site between the goddess and a demon.

Location: Chauli ki Jali is 1.5 km from the main market in Mukteshwar and 250 m from the Mukteshwar Temple itself.

03

Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls

Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls
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Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls is a newly discovered tourist place in Mukteshwar. Being a new place to visit in Mukteshwar, the falls are less touristy and hence cleaner than other falls around the state. It is a 60 ft high waterfall with an undiscovered source and takes a mixed shape of a horseshoe while plunging at the end. The waterfall is said to have a continuous flow of water throughout the year and therefore can be visited in any season.

The place is a beautiful sight and a paradise for bird lovers as well. Anyone who loves a hike and enjoys nature's beauty will find it enthralling to visit this place. At the bottom of the waterfall emerges a rainbow, therefore giving it the name Rainbow falls amongst the locals.

Location: The waterfall is at a distance of 10 km from the main town of Mukteshwar. One has to park their vehicle at Dhari, a place 2 km away from the waterfall. The 2 km trek is a scenic walk with ascents and descents throughout.

Fees: The best time to visit the waterfall is between the sunrise and the sunset. Although the entry to the waterfall itself is free, one can hire a guide for the trek in a minimal fee of 200/-.

Timings: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
04

Mukteshwar Temple

Mukteshwar Temple
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The town gets its name from this Lord Shiva Temple which his 5500 years old and, is one of the most ancient places to visit in Mukteshwar. The temple has an amazing landscape view and an even better tale about its history. It is said that the temple was built by the Pandavas during the 12 years of their exile life. 

The temple top is reached by finishing a scenic and peaceful trek, with beautiful deodar and pine trees on the sides. Or you can also choose to climb 90 steps, whichever path suits you the best.

Location: The temple is 1.5 km from the main market and near to Chauli ki Jali, which is another one of the important tourist places in Mukteshwar.

Entry fees: The entry to the temple is free.

Timings: Gates are open for visitors from 6 a.m. in the morning to 8 p.m. after sunset. 
05

Indian Veterinary Research Institute

Indian Veterinary Research Institute

The place was established in 1893 and is credited for significant development of Veterinary science in India. It has a huge imprint left from the colonial era with the campus itself is spread in a huge area of and is a peaceful place to visit in Mukteshwar.

The architecture of the place deeply reflects the British style of architecture. It also has a rather large library and museum, both attracting travelers and providing them with knowledge of the history of the institute.

Location: The institute is located close to the Mukteshwar Temple.

Timings: The timings of the place are from 9:30 am - 6:30 in the evening

Entry fees: Entry to the place is free.
06

Nanda Devi peak

Nanda Devi peak
You can enjoy the view of Nanda Devi peak, the second highest peak from the Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow. The view is mesmerizing and one to remember for a lifetime.

As Mukteshwar gives a 180° view of the Himalayan Range, one can definitely see the beauty of this peak. It is such a moment to see the snow-covered peak that you take those memories with you for a lifetime.

Location: The Nanda Devi peak is located in Chamoli, Uttarakhand.
07

Ramgarh

Ramgarh

A small town; Ramgarh is a tourist attraction for anyone who wants to spend leisure time around orchards.The town which was a cantonment during the British era is divided into two regions namely, upper and lower regions called Malla Ramgarh and Talla Ramgarh. 

The main orchard attractions of the town are of apple, apricot and peach, all of them found in abundance. The small town was home to renowned writers like Padma Vibhushan Mahadevi Verma, Narayan Swami, and Rabindranath Tagore.

Location: 17 km from Mukteshwar. Travelers can easily visit this town as it is connected with Mukteshwar via road.

08

Nathuakhan

Nathuakhan

A small solitary village located in the Kumaon hills of Mukteshwar, blessed with such a beauty of nature that captivates its visitors. A clear view of astonishingly beautiful Himalayan Ranges and trekking amidst oak, pine, and kaphal trees. 

The village is also decorated with small wooden and stone country club and, adding beauty to the landscape.

Location: 19 km from Mukteshwar
09

Peora

Peora
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Peora is the fruit bowl of Uttarakhand, located in the Kosyakutoli Tehsil of Nainital district. This eco-tourism spot offers beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges. The entire village and its surroundings are adorned with sal, pine, oak, buruns, kaphal and rhododendron trees. 

Bird watching, game watching, and trekking are the popular activities enjoyed by the travelers visiting Peora.

Location: The small village is located in the Kumaon hills 8 km away from the Mukteshwar city.
10

Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow

One of the most beautiful places in the town, Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow has a great history attached to it. It is an architectural wonder situated close to the temple and is blessed with nature's beauty in its surroundings.

If you plan on staying this might be one of the best places to visit in Mukteshwar for your stay. It gives a view of many astonishing peaks and has an amazing green surrounding.

Location: It is located in Mukteshwar Mahadev Rd, Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand.
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