Mukteshwar is situated at an elevation of 2,285mts above sea level in Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Mukteshwar got its name from a 350year old temple Mukteshwer Dham whose residing deity is Lord Shiva. Mukteshwar was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. Mukteshwar is bounded by fruit orchards and coniferous forests. Mukteshwar affords distinctly visible 180 degree views of the majestic Himalayan range. It is believed that Lord Shiva killed a demon at this spot and he granted him salvation or mukti. Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Nandaghunti, Trishul and Panchachuli are the major peaks visible from Mukteshwar. One one side Mukteshwar is covered by dense forest and on the other side it offers splendid view of the enchanting valley and the Himalayas.

  • Mukteshwar Temple

    The residing deity of Mukteshwar Temple is Lord Shiva. Mukteshwar temple is situated atop a hill from where vistas of nature are captivating. The Shiv-ling is surrounded by idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Hanuman, Ganesh and nandi.

  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)

    A British legacy, Indian Veterinary Institute is one of the leading advanced research facilities engaging in live stock research and is dedicated to the development of the region.

  • Methodist Church

    The church is homely, in keeping with the town it was built for. Its walls and tin roof are well preserved. The steeple has a bell presented by a certain Barbara, in memory of her parents, on Christmas Day.

  • Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow

    The PWD inspection Bungalow in Mukteshwaris an architectural wonder. The bungalow has lush green surroundings and beautiful views which makes it a mustā€see in the hill station.

  • Chauli ki Jaali

    Chauli ki Jaali was originally known as Chauthi Jaali. It is a mesmerizing place situated on the cliff behind the Mukteshwar temple. Leaning on the edge of the cliff you can have invigorating and panoramic views of splendid Himalayan range and enchanting valley of Kumaon region.