There is a myth that Mukteshwar gets its name from a 350-year-old temple of Lord Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town, on the veterinary institute's campus. Close to it lie the suspended cliffs, locally known as Chauli-ki-Jali, used for rock climbing and rappelling, with an excellent view of the valleys below. Other major attractions of this quiet town are the IVRI laboratories where experiments on rats are done,orchards of the central Institutes of Temperate Horticulture-Regional Station, an expansive deodar forest are some of them.The magic of visiting Mukteshwar lies in enjoying nature, listening to the chir[ing of the birds watching and seeking peace. The cleanliness, isolation and nature in its best attract people escaping the monotonous urban life.

How to reach

how to reach

The nearest airport to Mukteshwar is located 100 km away in Pantnagar. Delhi International Airport is the nearest international airport to this hill station. Delhi and Pantnagar are connected to each other with regular flights. Flights ply from Delhi international airport to other major cities of the country and the world. Pre-paid taxis can be boarded from the Pantnagar airport to Mukteshwar.

Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Mukteshwar which is located at a distance of 73 km from the hilltop. Taxis available from this railhead to Mukteshwar, promise a comfortable journey to the tourists. Kathgodam through the rail network is connected to the major cities of the country.

If the tourists are thinking of How to reach Mukteshwar then the road network is the best way to reach this hilly area. Mukteshwar is connected to the neighboring cities of the state through buses run by the government. Private operators run luxury buses that ply between Kathgodam and Delhi and offer convenient travel.