Places to visit in Mukteshwar – Mukteshwar is an popular destination in the Nainital district of the state of Uttarakhand. The town is named after a three hundred and fifty year old temple, ‘Mukteshwer Dham’ which is is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva killed a demon at the top of the mountain where the temple stands and he granted him salvation or mukti. Mukteshwar Temple stands offers bewildering 180 degree view of the imperial and glorious Himalayan range.
Mukteshwar was developed by the British as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. The town is situated atop a hill in a remote corner of Kumaon hills and surrounded by fruit orchards and coniferous forests.
The beauty of Mukteshwar is unpolluted and unaffected till date and accommodation are growing day by day. The untouched and pristine beauty of Mukteshwar has a lot to offer to the travelers who come here in search of tranquility and peace. Jim Corbett, the world renowned hunter and environmentalist came to shoot a tiger here and fell in love with its natural magnificence.
Mukteshwar Temple, Hindu temple located on a hilltop in Mukteshwar, is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located just 1 km away from Mukteshwar market in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. You can get Mukteshwar by motorable roads with major destinations of Kumaon and Garhwal. You can take buses from the nearest cities such as Haldwani, Nainital and Almora. From ISBT Anand Vihar Delhi, you can get taxis and buses are available up to Mukteshwar.
The Mukteshwar town has derived its name from this 350 years old Shiva temple. This temple also houses the idols of Lord Brahma and Vishnu. The Shiva linga is made out of white marble with a copper yoni is enshrined in the temple compound. The Hindu devotees hold immense faith and devotion towards the temple.This hill temple is nestled at an altitude of 2,312 metres above sea level. It offers 180 degree view of the mountainous terrain of the heavenly Himalayas.