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MUKTESHWAR (INDIA)

STATE :- UTTARAKHAND

 

DISTANCE

 

CONNECTION
  • By Air : The nearest airport is at Pantnagar.
  • By Rail : The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam at a distance of35 km from Mukteshwar.
  • By Road : Mukteshwar is well connected by surface network with important town and cities like Haldwani, Kathgodam, Nainital, Moradabad, Delhi.

 

ABOUT MUKTESHWAR

Mukteshwar this beautiful place. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest it was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya.An old temple of Lord Shiva exist on the top of a rock.Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest, it provides a majestic view of the Himalayas and the Almora town below in glittering moonlit nights.

The region is famous for the Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus established in 1893. This little beautiful town adorned with cute homes of reddish roofs, ancient style window frames made of wood and picket barriers brings the reminiscences of British Raj. Agriculture in the area consists chiefly of potato cultivation and fruit orchards on terraces cut into the hillsides.

 

PLACES OF INTERESTS IN MUKTESHWAR
  • Ramgarh : Ramgarh is a small and beautiful hill station and tourist destination on the way to Mukteshwar (25 kms from Mukteshwar). Ramgarh is rich in fruit orchards. This serene place is situated at an altitude of 1789 mts. An unobstructed view of the snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas from this place can be seen. The place was once the cantonment of the English army. The famous poets Rabindra Nath Tagore and social worker Narain Swami had established their ashrams over here. There is also a library dedicated to famous writer Mahadevi Varma, who got the idea of writing Lachma, the famous story, in Ramgarh.
  • Chauli ki Jali : A fascinating rocky cliff behind the Mukteshwar temple. Leaning on the edge of the cliff you can have a view of your lifetime of the surroundings and the far off peaks. But be careful. This particular place is worth a visit. According to local belief, if you make wishes here, they are fulfilled.
  • Nurpur Fort : Nurpur, originally known as the Dhameri, the fort was named Nurpur by Jahangir, the great Mughal Emperor, after his favourite wife, Nur Jahan. The fort was constructed by Raja Basu around 100 years back and fell into the hands of Jahangir much later. The fort is around 66 km from Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. This fort has a Lord Krishna temple. This temple is famous for the Lord Krishna black stone murti. This murti was gifted by some rajastani king to nurpur city king.
  • MalikPur Malikpur : MalikPur Malikpur is Asia's foremost Hydraulic Research Station at the Upper Bari Doab Canal.
  • Madhopur : Madhopur is known for its famous headworks on the river Ravi.

 

RELIGIOUS PLACES IN MUKTESHWAR
  • Mukteshwar Temple : This place got its name from the ancient Shiva temple atop a hill. There is an ashram on the hill, with a hermit living there. Mukteshwar Temple is at an altitude of 2,312 m and can be approached by stone stairs. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and has a lingam made of white marble. The idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Ganesh, Nandi and Hanuman surround the lingam. Next to the temple is the Chauli Ki Jali. It is a natural latticework on the rock. It is a belief that barren women are blessed with kids if they touch this jali.
  • Kathgarh Temple : It is a village situated 7 kms. from Indora on the meeting point of the Beas and the Choch rivers. There is an old temple, built in Mughal style, housing 6 feet long and 5 feet round 'Shivalinga' The 'Linga' here is of its own kind not found anywhere in the world. The Linga inside the temple is made of wood and it automatically breaks into two pieces and then the two equal pieces are put in the right place and it again retain its original state.
  • Nagni Temple : This temple is dedicated to Nagni Mata, a goddess who protects people by bites snakes. It is arround 30-35 Km from Pathankot, situated in Himachal Pradesh. It is arround 8-10 Km from Nurpur. There is the huge fair on every saturday in the month of Augest.

 

WEATHER FORECAST

Mukteshwar is a year-round holiday destination. Summer temperatures range from 10 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius, while in winters the temperature ranges between 2 degrees to 15 degrees Celsius August and early September are rainy months.

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