Things to do
Bhalu Garh Waterfall Trek - Hidden away in the forest trails of Mukteshwar, this short trek leads you to an unfrequented stunning waterfall. In the serene pools formed by this 60-foot high waterfall, a picnic laid out on the banks is a treat in itself. Our accompanying local guide will let you in on stories of the villages around and the forests as he guides you.
Tour of Fruit Farm - Often called India's 'fruit bowl', Ramgarh is famed for orchards of various fruits like peach, apricots, pears and apples. Expect not a bowl of fruit punch as you could assume, but some in-depth details on growing the fruit of the season from local farmers. Experience, first hand, routines from the tilling of the land, to mixing of manure, planting the seeds and the plucking of fruit.
Mukteshwar Dham - Mukteshwar Dham, a short drive from the main town itself, is the temple from which Mukteshwar derives its name. At nearly 8000 feet above msl, this 350-year-old temple of Shiva is on a rock surrounded by serene views of the Himalayas. Legendarily famous for couples coming here to pray for the birth of a child, the Mukteshwar Dham is the highest point in town.
Best time to visit October to March
Late September to early November is the best time to visit here after the rains have subsided. The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February.
Clear skies through March till the haze by mid-April and mid-June rains. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.
How to reach
The closest airport is situated at Pantnagar which is 91 kilometre from Mukteshwar (**limited flights on this route and flights are frequently cancelled). Pantnagar is a small town in Udham Singh Nagar District, Uttarakhand. Pantnagar airport is directly connected to Delhi via Air India Regional. You can take cab from Pantnagar for Mukteshwar. It takes roughly three hour to reach Mukteshwar.
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Mukteshwar. Kathgodam is situated near Nainital. It is 57 kilometre away from Mukteshwar. Kathgodam railway station is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata. You can find frequent trains connecting kathgodam as it serves as gateway of Kumaon region. From Kathogdam you can take a cab or bus heading towards Mukteshwar.
Mukteshwar has a well-established road network. You can find cabs from Delhi and Kathgodam to Mukteshwar. Busses are also available from ISBT Anand Vihar Delhi for Kathgodam and Mukteshwar. If you are looking for more adventure wanna be an un[traveller], you can opt for self-drive and take NH9 from Delhi taking you through the mesmerizing beuaty of Uttarakhand state.
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