MUKTESHWAR

Distance 348 km Ne of Delhi JOURNEY TIME By road 9 hrs By rail 6 ½ hrs + 3 hrs by road Route NH 24 to Rampur via Hapur Bypass, Gajraula, Joya and Moradabad Bypass; NH87 to Rudrapur; SH to Haldwani via Tanda Modh; NH87 to Ranibagh via Kathgodam; state roads to Mukteshwar via Bhimtal, Mehragaon, Bhowali, Ramgarh and Sitla).
Mukteshwar is perfectly beautiful, quiet, healthy and enjoyable hill getaway. Mukteshwar was trekking route from Nainital. It was that the Brits bought over 3,000 acres of land under the Shiva Temple. Cold as any ground 7,500 ft above sea level, green as any place showered with 1,450 mm rainfall, quiet as any road with more bends than people, and bearing the stamp of approval of no less a man than Jim Corbett, Mukteshwar is guaranteed to delight. Mukteshwar is about the old Imperial bacteriological laboratory, renamed Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) soon after Independence. It is also about the fabulous view of the Himalayan peaks the PWD Inspection Bungalow. Midway on this stretch lies the town’s only roundel, called Chowfulli, with the IVRI gate on the right and the Methodist Church on the left. Come the trails leading leftwards to the Mukteshwar Temple and the promontory called Chauthi Jaali, and finally the kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) guest house, with the PWD Inspection Bungalow below it.
Mukteshwar is a great place to lose youself in without really getting lost. Unless you choose to stray, the lone road is never far from the paths amidst the pines and oaks or the fruit orchards. So leave the car at Chowfulli and walk.

Location:
Mukteshwar is spred across a 6-km ridge that looks down on the orchards of Ramgarh to the south and the Almora Valley to the north, at 7,513 ft in the Kumaon Hills.
Distance 308 km NE of Delhi journey time By road 7 hrs.

Mukteshwar Temple

The Mukteshwar Temple, set on the highest point in town. It’s not as charming as the stone houses in the village; all that greets you is a bricks-an-cement shell, painted white and hung with bells and tridents.

Inspection Bungalow

The PWD Inspection Bungalow on the terrace below. This quaint, well-kept bungalow is an old building where Jim Corbett stayed while hunting a man-eating tigress in 1929, but the best part is the uninterrupted view from its lawn. From here you can see several peaks of Garhwal, Kumaon and the Nepal Himalaya, the main ones being Nanda Ghunti (20,700ft< Trishul (22,360 ft), Trishul East (23,320 ft), Nanda Devi (25,645 ft) Nanda Devi East (24,391 ft), Nanda Kot (22,510 ft) and Panchachuli (22,650 ft).

Indian Veterinary Research Institute

It is the largest entity and biggest employer in town.

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