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About Mukteshwar Tourism

Mukteshwar is a popular hill station situated at an altitude of 7500 feet above sea level, in the Kumaon division of Uttrakhand. It is 42 km from Haldwani and 51 km from Nainital. Delhi is 395 km away. The hill station is a popular scenic spot and known for providing views of the Himalayas and its other ranges.

The town became popular after the novel, 'The Man Eaters of Kumaon', written by Jim Corbett. Apparently, Jim Corbett hunted half a dozen of the man-eating tigers of Kumaon like the Champawat tiger and Panar leopard, which had killed hundreds of people until then. The Britishers developed the town into a research and education institute in 1893.

A quiet village is also present in the place, which is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva providing immortality to a demon while killing him, at this place. The Chauli Jail of the Town is also quite popular, that is made out of natural latticework on the rock and it is believed to have the power of blessing barren women with a child, on touching it.

This hill station is most popular for the Mukteshwar Temple that is located at an altitude of 2315 m and is reached through stone stairs. This temple is devoted to Shiva and a Lingam that is made of white marble surrounded by idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Ganesh, Parvati, Nandi and Hanuman, is present here.

Mukteshwar is also surrounded by dense coniferous forests and fruit orchards. These evergreen forests and the woodlands have bird species like Himalayan ruby throat, white-crested laughing thrush, red-billed leothrix, black winged kite, along with many mountain birds.

Out of these mountain birds, the rare and elusive Himalayan Mountain Quail was also seen lastly in these forests. The fruit orchards and farms in these forests are popular for apples, plums, peaches, apricots, and pears.

The town comprises a large number of old colonial bungalows along with the renowned Veterinary Institute. This Veterinary Institute covers a large part of the land of this small hill station along with its surrounding dense forests. Around this area, the rhesus monkeys, langur jabbers, deer, rare mountain birds, mountain leopards and Himalayan black bears can be easily seen. This hill station also provides scope for rock climbing and rappelling due to high mountains like the rock face of Chauli Ki Jial.

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