Land Of The Gods
Set in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas is the "Land Of The Gods", which is the state of Uttarakhand, the mesmerizing, transcendent, awesome state of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand became the 21st state of the Republic of India on November 9, in the year of 2000. It shares it borders with Tibet into the North, the Mahakali zone of the far-western region, Nepal to the East, Uttar Pradesh to the South, and Himachal Pradesh to the West and Haryana to the South-west corner. Uttarakhand is endowed with many temples and pilgrimage site along with its unspoiled natural beauty.
Tourism plays a major role in the state GDP. There are countless tourist site and many more undiscovered places, which are yet to be discovered. river rafting, trekking, hiking, camping, paragliding, rock climbing and mountaineering are some of the adventure activities that people and tourist can do in Uttarakhand.
Of the many places in the state of Uttarakhand, is the town and tourist destination of Mukteshwar. Situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, it situated at an altitude of 7500ft above mean sea level, high in the Kumaon
History of Mukteshwar:
The name of the town is derived from a 350 year old "Lord Shiva" temple, known as Mukteshwar Dham, which is situated at the highest point in the town. According to local narrative, a vicious battle took place between Lord Shiva and the demon Mukteshwar, in the course of the battle Shiva obliterated the demon. Shiva then gifted him the blessing of immortality or 'Mukti', hence the place came to be known as Mukteshwar.
Mukteshwar is also endowed with rich scenic beauty with an resplendent view of the majestic and imposing Himalayan mountains, which includes Nanda Devi, the second highest peak in India.
Activities To Do In Mukteshwar:
(1) Adventure Sports: It is a favoured spot for sports like rock climbing and rappelling.
(2) Trekking: One can realize a trek from the region of Peora to Mukteshwar, Peora to Almora and Binsar to Artola.
The climate of Mukteshwar is of subtropical highland in nature. Like the rest of North India it has its own well-defined summer, monsoon, and winter season. Snowfall befalls sometime in the time between the months of December and January. Though it is sporadic, with substantial rainfall from the months of July to September.
Mukteshwar is located at an altitude of 2,286 metres (7,500 feet). Located in the Nainital district.
(1) Chauli ki Jali.
(2) Mukteshwar Dham.
(3) Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls.
(4) Brahmeswara Temple.
(5) Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple.
Chauli Ki Jali:
Chauli ki Jali is situated at distance of 250 from the Mukteshwar temple in common usage also known as Chauti Jali. A rocky path running along the sides of the temple will lead you to Chauli Ki Jali. It is delight for nature enthusiast and thrill seekers. It is popular place for rock climbing and rappelling.
With a beautiful picturesque surroundings and the calmness it will refresh and rejuvenate anyone who visits Chauli Ki Jali. The cliff suspends to the deep valley beneath it, making it a amazing location, for the most awesome and mesmerizing view of the Kumaon valley and the Himalayan Ranges.
Chauli Ki Jali is ideal for activities like rock climbing, zip lining, and rappelling. For wildlife enthusiast, Chauli Ki Jali is the perfect spot for observing raptors like the Himalayan Eagle and many more.
Mukteshwar to Chauli Ki Jali: 8 min (2.8 km) via Bhatelia-Mukteshwar Road/Mukteshwar Road.
How to Reach Mukteshwar:
Delhi To Mukteshwar:
9 h 11 min (428.7 km) via NH530 and NH9
9 h 48 min (420.3 km) via Hodal - Hassanpur Road
8 h 25 min (343.2 km) via NH9
By your personal car.
Also you can charter a bus through the state road transport corporation. (https://utconline.uk.gov.in/)
Nainital to Mukteshwar:
1 h 35 min (46.4 km) via Bhowali-Ramgarh-Mukteshwar Road.
Haldwani to Mukteshwar:
2 h 17 min (63.7 km) via Bhowali-Bhimtal-Haldwani Road.
The nearest airport to the town of Mukteshwar is located in Pantnagar and the distance between them is 90.3 km which takes around 2 h 49 minutes to traverse via the Bhowali-Bhimtal-Haldwani Road.
The nearest railway station is located in Kathgodam and the distance between them is 56.3 km which takes 1 h 59 minutes to traverse via the Bhowali-Bhimtal-Haldwani Road.
Best Time to Visit:
Summer Season : April to June.
Monsoon Season : July to September.
Winter Season : October to January.
It would ideal that you make your accommodation before hand as there is less possibility that you will get a room then and there.
Keep a set of warm clothes handy as the temperature fluctuates rapidly. Extra set of clothes needed to be on the safer side summer and winter clothing.