Unpolluted Colonial Town Of Nainital
Taking you a step closer to the Himalayas, this quaint little town in Nainital, Uttarakhand, is the dreamiest of places. Mukteshwar sits high at the Kumaon Hills offering you a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges.
This sleepy town with its unspoiled beauty bears the Nanda Devi which is India's second-highest peak. There may not be many places to visit in Mukteshwar but one can always appreciate the surroundings that are lush with orchards of plum, peaches and apricot. Picking up these scrumptious fruits from the plantations is one of the activities for the non-adventurous lot.
To understand the traditions and cultures of the people of the mountains, to enjoy delicious food and fruits, to experience snowfall and some mesmerising views, Mukteshwar is a destination to De-Urbanise, to bask in some peace and solitude, away from the hustling crowd.
Activities in Mukteshwar
Rock climbing, rappelling, Paragliding, Trekking, Hiking and Camping are the popular activities in Mukteshwar.
How to reach
Mukteshwar is easily accesible through air, rail, and road.
How to Reach by Flight
The nearest airport to Mukteshwar is Pantnagar which is located 100 km away. The second closest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at a distance of 348 km. Delhi and Pantnagar are both connected to each other with regular flights. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is connected to several cities in and out of India such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Coimbatore for all the Indian cities , Rome, New York, London, Melbourne, Singapore, Paris, Beijing and Toronto, the international cities. Pre-paid taxis can be taken from the Pantnagar airport to Mukteshwar.
How to Reach by Train
At a distance of 56 km from the hilltop, Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Mukteshwar. The railway station is connected to cities like New Delhi, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Dehradun, Jammu, Patna, and Jaipur.
How to Reach by Bus
There are several state-run buses connecting the hill station to many cities and towns of Uttarakhand. New Delhi to Mukteshwar is connected by privately owned buses. Buses can be boarded at the ISBT (Interstate Bus Terminal) in New Delhi, and these buses usually follow a fixed route. A few of the private bus companies are Hina Package Tours, JBG Tours and Travels, International Tourist Center, and Delhi Tours and Travels.
How to Reach by Road
The distances of these places from Mukteshwar are: Nainital 50 kms and Bhowali 39 kms. Shared jeeps are easily available at Haldwani or Kathgodam. Haldwaniis a better option becasue one can walk out and take a bus To Mukteshwar.
Taking a shared jeep directly toMukhteshwar may be a bit difficult. But one can take a shared jeep to Bhowali,get down at Ramgarh and then head to Mukhteshwar.
How to travel within
You can find a number of Taxis, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws in cheaper prices to travel around Mukteshwar.
DAY 1 :
- Start the day by visiting the very famous Indian Veterinary Research Institute.
- Move on to the beautiful hill station of Sitla.
- Break for lunch.
- Continue by visiting Mukteshwar temple
- End the trip by standing at the cliff of Chauthi ki jaali and enjoy the breath taking view.