Mukteshwar is a popular visiting destination of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most pleasing and best tourist destination of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 2,285mts above the sea level in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
History of Mukteshwar
Mukteshwar recieves its name from a old
temple named Mukteshwer Dham which is believed to be 350 year old. It is also an visitable spot. It is devoted to Lord Shiva. The mountain which is situated above Mukteshwar Temple gives panoramic and astounding views of the great Himalayan range.
Re establishment of Mukteshwar
Mukteshwar was re developed by
the Britishers. Fruit orchards and forest are all around Mukteshwar. One can have fantastic views of Himalyan range from Mukteshwar.
Religious belief of Mukteshwar
According to religious belief Lord Shiva killed a demon at this spot and he gave him mukti or freedom from this world.
Places to visit around Mukteshwar
One can visit the various parts of Uttarakhand during one's visit to Uttarakhand. Some of visitable places to visit around Mukteshwar are-
Peaks around Mukteshwar
Nanda Kot are some of the major
peaks visible from Mukteshwar.
One can have magistic views of Himalyas from Mukteshwar.
How to reach Mukteshwar
You can access Mukteshwar through air. Nearest airport is Pantnagar airport which is situated at distance of about 94kms from Mukteshwar. You can reach Mukteshwar from Pantnagar by hiring private taxis.
Pant Nagar Airport is well connected by
charcoal road with Mukteshwar.
Through Rail Mukteshwar can be visited by rail. Nearest railway station is Kathgodam Railway
station which is situated at a
distance of 62km from Mukteshwar. One can find trains easily to kathgodam as it is one of the gateway of Kumaon
region. From kathgodam one can hire private taxi or buses are to reach Mukteshwar.
One can visit Mukteshwar through road. Mukteshwar is very well connected to all the major roads
of India and Uttarakhand.