BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MUKTESHWAR
Life is all about the itty-bitty joys and memories you make throughout your lifetime. Travelling is a major part of making beautiful memories, trying new experiences and learning along the way. If you agree, then you must include Mukteshwar on your travel bucket list. In this blog, we will list down the best places to visit in Mukteshwar.
Tucked away in the laps of the Himalayas, Mukteshwar is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Sitting at an altitude of 2171m in the Kumaon hills this place has some of the best homestays making your trip simply beautiful.
This tourist destination has so much to offer ranging from rappelling adventure sports such as paragliding, kayaking, rock climbing, rafting etc. to offering peaceful and tranquil life away ranging from fruit orchards, cute homestays, rolling meadows, and waterfalls just to name a few away from the hustle -bustle of the cities.
Here are a few best places to visit in Mukteshwar that you must visit once in your lifetime
BHALU GHAR WATERFALLS
This is for the ones who want to have a moment of peace and stillness for themselves. If you are planning a getaway to such a place, this place is for you.
Comparatively, this is a new place to visit in Mukteshwar, Bhalu Ghar waterfalls are tucked away in nature's arms away from lots of hustle and bustle of tourists.
For anyone who loves hiking and spending time in pristine landscapes, Bhalu Ghar waterfalls are an apt place for them to visit.
At the bottom because of the high pressure of the waterfall, emerges a beautiful rainbow crowning it with the name rainbow waterfall among the locals.
Bhalu Ghar waterfalls also serve as an attraction for bird lovers as well. The waterfall is said to have a continuous flow of water throughout the year hence can be visited throughout the year
In short, if you love hiking, birds and majestic waterfalls Bhalu Ghar waterfalls will make you feel that you are visiting a place no less than a paradise.
One of the best places to visit in Mukteshwar has to be Ramgarh. With an enticing beauty and tranquility, Ramgarh is also known as the “fruit bowl of Kumaon” because of the abundant amount of orchard of apples, plums, pears, peaches and apricot.
While the sweet smell of the orchards adds a mesmerizing touch to the air, the snow-clad mountains leave you guessing over the impeccable view and ardent desire to visit all the idyllic places.
Once the cantonment of the imperial power, Ramgarh is a class apart in exquisiteness and solitude. The mesmerizing beauty left great people like Rabindranath Tagore bewildered since their ashrams are located here.
If you are planning to stay in a resort, you can’t miss out on the charm and beauty this place oozes. You can also enjoy Rafting in Ramgarh.
Sitla is a beautiful place to visit in Mukteshwar. It gives a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks such as Panchachuli, Trishul, and Nanda Devi. These are covered with thick green forests, making it a wonderful sightseeing opportunity for tourists.
Sitla is an ideal destination serving both the modern and historic eras. Why? Because the region is lined with colonial-style bungalows with gigantic Himalayan peaks surrounding the homestays. It won’t be a lie to say that Sitla is serving the best of both worlds.
Tourists can enjoy trekking and expeditions provided by the resorts to their taste.
Located in the fruit belt of Kumaon, Uttarakhand, Hartola is a small village located at a distance of 50km from Nainital, with Ramgarh and Nathuakhan as the nearby locations. Hartola is known for its orchards. One can witness magnificent Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks. It offers closer view of Nepal and Indian Himalayan ranges.
This small village is cut off from the nuisance of modern-day life. With calmness and stillness blanketing this place, it's a perfect place to purify your senses and replenish the energies of one's own mind and body.
Covered with a dense population of deodar and other regional coniferous forests, this place is breathtakingly enchanting.
Organic fruit orchards of plum, apple, and strawberries surround this place. To reach here you have to ditch the highways and cemented roads and travel on the country road making inking the beauty of the place. Hatola should be one of the best places to visit in Mukteshwar
CHAULI KI JALI
Chauli ki Jali is also a famous tourist place to visit in Mukteshwar, situated near Mukteshwar temple. Chauli ki Jali is an area believed to be connected with lots of religious values.
According to popular folklore, it is believed that in this area, demons and goddesses fought a battle. The place is marked with what is popularly believed by locals as the faint lining of the sword, shield, and trunk of the elephant.
Chauli ki Jali is bliss for nature lovers or anyone who seeks a heart-quivering adventure. One of the most endearing things about this place is that it offers several adventures, such as rock climbing and rappelling, with the scenic beauty of the Himalayas forming its backdrop.
INDIAN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The Indian veterinary research institute located in the uphills of Mukteshwar is an excellent example of colonial British infrastructure and legacy in India, the foundation of the institute was laid by the recommendation of Col.JHB Hallen. in the year 1893 and is accredited for the significant development in the veterinary sciences.
The large, lush green campus and the British colonial infrastructure always caught the eyes of the tourists throughout the year.
Providing with peaceful ambience, and pristine surroundings people can't help but fall in love with this place. The library and museum within the institute are heavens for history lovers and knowledge seekers. The campus in Mukteshwar covers around 3450 acres of land and comprises the divisions of virology and animal husbandry.
Since the institute is situated at a height of 7620ft, the location adds to scenic beauty and a peaceful ambience.
If you are a wanderlust at heart and find solace in exploring the unknown, you and Peora are a perfect match. Ambushed with beautiful scenic views with the surroundings covered with tall and beautiful trees of Sal, pine, oak, and burns, this eco-friendly tourist spot will always have a sweet spot in your heart.
Peora is located in the Koshyakatouli district of Nainital. This hidden gem is a must-visit for all lovers of the picturesque landscape. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Peora is nature’s own paradise. It's also one of the best places to visit in Mukteshwar.
Any trip is not complete without a little retail therapy. So, grab your cards because this tiny outlet will steal your heart with a variety of souvenirs to gift to yourself or your loved ones.
From an array of traditional Kumauni clothes to hand-woven shawls, apparel, cosmetics, handicrafts, and other small knick-knacks, it is one of the best places to get souvenirs for your friends and family. After all, what’s a trip without a little shopping? Right!!
Although a small town, Mukteshwar is no less beautiful to the eyes and soul. Mukteshwar's true charm caters to everyone's needs, whether they are adventure seekers, solo travelers, nature lovers, or peace seekers; there is something for everyone.
Ever tried Swiss cheese? Do you know the rich taste of Swiss cheese that melts in your mouth? Do you want to get the same taste in India too? For that, you have to visit the Darima farms in Mukteshwar.
Founded in May 2017 by Arvind Chawla and Saurabh Vinayak, Darima Farms is an artisan-based cheesemaker farm located in the serene beauty of Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand.
The farms of these entrepreneurs are now doing pretty well in terms of their expansion and connections. They now produce 8 different varieties of hard and semi-hard cheese, including the Montasio and Himalayan Gouda.
They also make Indian variants of the very famous parmesan cheese, which are now slowly launching in the Indian market.
They also produce homemade organic ghee from high-altitude cow milk. The owner claimed that they don't use “anything beyond milk, salt and natural vegetarian culture—microbial rennet." So, if you are a fan of trying something exotic, this place should be on your bucket list.
Places to Visit Near Mukteshwar
Here are a few nearby places which you should definitely check out if you are travelling to Mukteshwar.
Binsar wildlife sanctuary is an Indian wildlife sanctuary, once the capital of the Chand kings, who ruled over Kumaon from the 11th to the 18th century AD. Established in 1988 for the conservation and protection of shrinking broad leaf oak now have around 200 bird species.
Binsar is located 30 km northeast of Almora in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The distance between Binsar and Mukteshwar by road is 83 km, and it's a 2.5 hrs. scenic ride.
It is said the legendary Saptrishis have meditated here, and the local deity, Dana Golu, has resided here as well. Dana Golu, or Golu devta, is personified as a white horseman who guides lost people.
Binsar has a wide variety of species residing in the wild — leopards, wild boars, mountain goats, hares, etc.
Along with its exotic wildlife, the Binsar forest is a beautiful place to feel closer to nature. The hills come to life every sunrise with the birds chirping, making it an experience worth getting.
KASAR DEVI TEMPLE
In a fast-paced world where there is a lot of hustle, ranging from academics, and jobs to relationships, it's normal to feel overwhelmed and burned out. In this new generation, we talk about how it's equally important to look after our physical and mental beings.
When the talk circles around mental health, one connotation that is attached to it is meditation. And if you are a person who seeks solace in peace, tranquility, and meditation, look no further away from Kasar Devi temple.
Situated at a village near Almora, at an altitude of 2116 m above sea level the hilltop village has been a frequent place of visit for mystics, philosophers and spiritual seekers.
What makes this place so spiritual is that it comes under the impact of a highly charged geomagnetic field that is within the Van Allen belts discovered by NASA, resulting in high-radiation of cosmic energy similar to that of UK Stonehouse and Peru’s Machu Pichu.
Meditating in this picture-perfect place gives you a whole different kind of enlightenment, making you one with thyself, you feel a greater sense of rejuvenation and a greater level of inner healing.
In 1890, Swami Vivekananda is said to have performed a high level of severe meditation in one of the solitary caves here in the Kasar Devi, including Swami Vivekanand.
Many notable personalities, such as Bob Dylan, actor Uma Thurman, classical dancer Uday Shankar, and Beatles guitarist George Harrison, have also visited this hilly hamlet.
The sanctuary is also home to many resorts and homestays. One can enjoy and experience this place with their friends and family while having a quiet and cozy staycation.
A famous Hanuman temple and ashram of the great saint Neem Karoli baba, Kaichi is a scenic place located in the lap of Kumaon. This spiritual place is located approximately 38 km from Nainital.
This place fits the quote “pleasing to the eyes” perfectly. It’s astounding beauty is complimented by the mountains and forest surrounding it, with a river flowing alongside it.
The place gets its name from the coordinates of its geographical location. The two hills surrounding the ashram make a scissor-like shape (called Kaichi in Hindi), cutting and crossing each other.
The ashram of Neem Karoli Baba was established in the 1960s. He took samadhi here in the year 1973, and from then was considered the incarnation of Lord Hanuman.
The Kachi Dham is very famous because of personalities like Steve Jobs (ex-CEO of Apple), who visited the ashram on September 10, 1973. After suffering a crisis in his career, Jobs visited the ashram where he could connect with himself and find out about the ultimate truth of life.
Jobs mediated in the ashram and went back with much hope, positivity, and enlightenment. Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) also visited this place in search of peace, spirituality, and enlightenment.
Once you have decided to visit Mukteshwar, you may need to find the best homestay in Mukteshwar to have a holistic experience of your trip.
We would recommend you check out our experiential stay, Homfortable Loshgyani, which offers the charm of rustic mountains with a luxurious and modern vibe.