Mukteshwar Hill Station Uttarakhand

Mukteshwar Hill Station

Mukteshwar is one of the famous hill stations of Uttarakhand. Each and every year, hundreds and thousands of tourists visit the hill station. It is the perfect tourist and hill station destination to enjoy your time with your friends, and family, or solo. Mukteshwar is a small town and beautiful tourist place and hill station in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. This place comes in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand, it is situated at a height of 2286 meters (7500 feet) from sea level.

It is not only a famous location as a hill station as well as it is another major adventure activity location in Uttarakhand. Especially, paragliding is a popular adventure activity you can try here. So if you already enjoyed the adventure sports activities at Rishikesh already and want to try something new then you must consider visiting Mukteshwar for some adventure sports.

From here you can see the beautiful majestic view of the Himalayan ranges and the great Himalayas as well. It is a peaceful location.

Mukteshwar gets its name from a 350 years old temple of Lord Shiva, which is known as “Mukteshwar Dham”, situated at the highest point in the town. You can watch the snow-capped mountain range of the Himalayas from the temple. Mukteshwar was developed by Britishers in 1893 as an educational institute (IVRI) Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Mukteshwar is an ideal destination for weekend tours from Delhi or nearby areas. Tourists can easily find the best resorts and hotels there, KMVN also operates a guest house there which can be booked from Delhi also.

Attractions in Mukteshwar Hill Station

Mukteshwar is a perfect destination for nature lovers and those who want to take some rest from busy city life. You can view the beautiful scenery and picturesque beauty from Chauli ki Jali. Watch the hide and seek play of mountains with clouds during the trekking tour in Kumaon hills. If you are a photography or videography lover, then you must visit this hill station. It gives the opportunity to create stunning and beautiful content.

All the major mountain ranges like Neelkantha Parvat, Trishul Parvat, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti and Panchuli Peaks are visible from Mukteshwar. You can enjoy the opportunities of rock climbing and rappelling at Chauli ki Jali with the excellent view of valleys. All these things made Mukteshwar an ideal destination for Tourism in Uttarakhand.

Chauli Ki Jali

It is the most popular hilltop in Mukteshwar where people visit to do photoshoots and enjoy the beauty of nature. This location is located right on the cliff behind the Mukteshwar temple and offers a beautiful view of the Himalayan ranges and the ladder-like fields of the region. You will enjoy the beautiful views of the Kumaon reion and the beautiful mountains and the Himalayas view from this hilltop.

Bhalu Gaad Waterfall

One is another best place to see in Mukteshwar, a beautiful waterfall name Bhalu Gaad Waterfall. It is also known as the rainbow waterfall, and the height of this waterfall is 60 feet. You will reach this waterfall by completing a short trek and it’s good you are going to enjoy the trekking as well.

Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow

It is a beautiful location where a Bungalow is constructed and it offers the best views of the marvelous city of Mukteshwar. The Bungalow is located in between the green lush forest and situated close to the temple. This building was constructed in the era of Britishers and now this colonial building is a PWD rest house and there is a beautiful garden looking at the majestic Himalayas. You must visit this garden and location when you are in Mukteshwar.

Activities to do in Mukteshwar

As you know that when you are visiting Hill station itself it is a great moment and feeling for us. But you can also do many awesome activities when you visit a hill station.

Trekking and Hiking:

For adventure lovers, Mukteshwar hill station can be a dream destination. Mukteshwar offers various options for trekking and hiking. There are many trekking trails there like Peora to Mukteshwar.


Mukteshwar is also a perfect destination for camping with friends, family and couples. You can spend your quality time in the lap of nature here and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Adventure sports:

Mukteshwar is also popular for the adventure activities like rock climbing, trekking, rappelling etc. “Chauli Ki Jali” is the most popular spot for rock climbing in Mukteshwar. Paragliding is another famous adventure sport in Mukteshwar.

How to Reach Mukteshwar

You can easily reach Mukteshwar by road, train as well as via air. Below is the brief information about different routes to reach Mukteshwar:

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Pant Nagar and you can take a flight from Delhi to Pantnagar easily to reach Mukteshwar.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is around 65 km from the town. You can take a taxi from here to reach Mukteshwar. Mukteshwar is well-connected with all the neighboring towns, it’s just 51 km away from Nainital and 42 km from Haldwani.
  • By Road: The distance from Delhi to Mukteshwar is around 350 km, which is around 7-8 hours if you are traveling by your own vehicle. You can reach Mukteshwar from Delhi via Hapur-Moradabad-Rudrapur-Kathgodam-Bhimtal.