Close proximity to Nainital makes Mukteshwar a great destination for a one day Mukteshwar sightseeing tour. A peaceful, quiet town, Mukteshwar is beautified by the Kumaon Hill, fruit orchards, and coniferous forests. The town is located at an elevation of 7,500 feet. You will find both pilgrims and nature lovers crowding this beautiful town. Mukteshwar Temple is the best known attraction of Mukteshwar.
The characteristic architecture of the houses in Mukteshwar are roofs made of red tiles, big wooden window frames and white picket fences. The town reminisces about the colonial rule in India through its architecture. Potato farms designed as terrace farms are also one of the great attractions of Mukteshwar. From some higher points, tourists can enjoy mesmerising views of the Himalayas and Nanda Devi.
A great place to visit with children is The Renewable Park. This unique park has been developed by the Energy and Resources Institute. Mukteshwar is a growing town and also has developing suburbs. In fact, you will also find trekkers and mountaineers stopping over at Mukteshwar before advancing further on their adventures!
Hundreds of vacationers, couples and adventure seekers are drawn to Mukteshwar thanks to the lovely holiday homes, delicious local food, scenic attractions, friendly locals and a pleasant climate. If you are looking to get away from your busy schedule just for a day, then Mukteshwar is the place to be!
A brief description of one day Mukteshwar sightseeing package:
You may visit Mukteshwar for a day any time of the year. Summer months are from March to June which are slightly warm yet comfortable. The days are warm but the nights are cool. Monsoons are enjoyable too since Mukteshwar receives light rainfall. Tourists seeking greenery should plan a one day trip to Mukteshwar during the rainy season. Winter months are chilly with chance of snowfall. The temperature may dip as low as 3 degree Celsius. If you enjoy cold, you may visit Mukteshwar in winter.
Same day Mukteshwar sightseeing package is inclusive of visits to Mukteshwar Temple, Sitla, Indian Veterinary Institute, Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow, Chauli ki Jali and Dhanachuli. The private rental cabs that partner with us are comfortable and luxurious. AC, GPS and MP3 players ensure that you see Mukteshwar in comfort and style. The greatest perk of our brand is the economical rates that are inclusive of toll taxes and driver batta. There are no extra charges or hidden fees.
1. Mukteshwar Temple
The first stop of your Mukteshwar private tour is the Mukteshwar Temple. This Shiva temple is also one of the most popular temples in India. The temple dates back to almost 400 years. The temple is perched on the highest point in Mukteshwar at 2313 metres.
Hailed as one of the eighteen most important temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mukteshwar Temple is a must visit for Shaivites. Made out of white marble and circled by a copper yoni, the Shiva linga here is truly magnificent. Other deities residing in the temple are Lord Ganesha, Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Hanuman, and Nandi.
Shri Mukteshwar Maharaj Ji also used to meditate here. We suggest trekking all the way up to the temple to enjoy the splendid views along the way. The trek is a special delight for all nature and photography lovers.
- Must See / Things Do:: The Mukteshwar Utsav is an iconic celebration of culture and heritage at the temple. The festivities are a must see.
The next destination of your one day Mukteshwar sightseeing tour will be Sitla. A short drive in a private rental cab will take you to the small, quiet village of Sitla. Sitla is one of the few unexplored attractions of Uttarakhand. The village has around five homestays that provide comfortable lodging and delicious food. While visiting Sitla do remember to enjoy camping, trekking, and stargazing.
Tourists interested in bird watching must remember to bring a pair of binoculars. The dense forests in and around the village house many rare birds. Attractions of Sitla also include apricot, plum and pear plantations. The plantations also make their own jams and jellies which you must taste and bring back home.
- Must See / Things Do:: Sitla is a great place to shop for organic and preservative-free jams, jellies, marmalades and honey.
3. Indian Veterinary Institute
The Indian Veterinary Research Institute of Mukteshwar is your next destination of same day Mukteshwar holiday package. It is one of India’s most prestigious academic institutions. Founded in 1885 by the recommendation of Col. JHB Hallen, the campus occupies an area of 3450 acres of land. The most well-known departments of the institution are Division of Virology and Temperate Animal Husbandry. An envious location at the intersection of Gagar and Lohaghat ranges of the Kumaon Hills makes Indian Veterinary Institute a good tourist destination. Natural beauty and majestic architecture make the destination a great place for photography too.
This Institute has been successfully carrying out researches on various viruses and diseases that ail the poultry of our country. Conducting research on health, psychology and nutritional requirement of various animals of the temperate region are the main motives of the school. Do remember to stop by the institution cafeteria to enjoy some delicious refreshments.
- Must See / Things Do:: The labs at the institution have interactive displays that aid the visitors in learning more about the work being done there.
4. Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow
Our one day tour package of Mukteshwar also includes a visit to the Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow. The bungalow was earlier known as KMVN rest house as it used to be managed by the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam. The bungalow was constructed during the period of British Raj and is a majestic example of their architectural style.
The bungalow also used to be the residence of Edward James Corbett aka Jim Corbett in the past. The bungalow functioned as his lodging when Corbett deployed in the mission of killing the man-eaters of Kumaon. A kettle used by him has been exhibited at the guest house. The inspection bungalow is also surrounded by natural beauty and magnificent views.
- Must See / Things Do:: The sunset and sunrise from the Inspection Bungalow are a sight to behold.
5. Chauli ki Jali
Chauli ki Jali is the fifth destination of the Mukteshwar private sightseeing tour. This site is also known as Chauthi Jaali. The site is a religious attraction too, since devotees believe that a goddess and a demon fought a violent battle here. A trunk of an elephant, a shield and a faint outline of a sword are seen as a proof of the aforementioned battle. Chauli ki Jali is also visited by couples who are unable to conceive. The holy site is also believed to have fertilising powers. It also offers a spectacular view of the Himalayas.
- Must See / Things Do:: Tourists can enjoy a number of thrilling activities such as rock climbing, trekking and rappelling.
The last stop of the one day Mukteshwar sightseeing tour is Dhanachuli. Dhanachuli is a tiny hamlet located only a few kilometres from Mukteshwar. The distance will be covered in a private rental cab. The elevation of 7,000 feet above the sea level allows great views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges.
Tourists especially enjoy quiet walks through the dense woods, apple orchards, and terrace farms. Dhanachuli is an untouched tourist spot and a visit to this village will set your vacation apart from any other typical Mukteshwar tour. Conclude the trip with a hot plate of Maggi and delicious chicken momos.
- Must See / Things Do:: Carry your binoculars and a camera while visiting Dhanachuli. You may be able to spot some beautiful birds.
If you have already visited Dehradun and Nainital but still can’t get enough of the hills, then consider Mukteshwar for a short one day vacation. Pristine environment and the cool climate will rejuvenate you for the weeks to come!