• Overview

Mukteshwar is a beautiful place and is 2286 mts in altitude and 51 Kms from Nainital. Experience Mukteshwar Tourism, surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking the long ranges of Himalaya. Other than these Mukteshwar is also known for its little house and cottages built in Colonial style, giving an exotic touch to the town and almost all the places provide to its visitors a sound peace, freshness, solitude and a window to escape from the rush of city life. It brings an explicit joy to the heart while experiencing the amazing view of wind gushing through the coniferous forests, and birds chirping on the deodar trees. This temple was built by a Pandya king from the Tamil kingdom during the 15th century. This can be confirmed by local guides who have been living there for generations.

Shiv Temple

The 350-year-old Shiva temple in Mukteshwar Dham is situated on top of a hill. The stone stairs lead you to the deity’s abode. It is believed the lord Shiva killed a demon here and granted him salvation (Mukti), hence the name Mukteshwar. Mukteshwar Dham was an abode to Saint Shri Mukteshwar Maharaj Ji, who lived here in a cottage. One of his disciples, Swami Sanshudhanand Ji, now stays there. A temple complex is an ideal place for meditation.

Mukteshwar Dham Temple

Mukteshwar Temple is a popular shrine of Lord Shiva and is also known as Mukesaran Mandir – located near Pathankot on Shahpur Kandi Dam road. It is a 350-year-old temple. The stone stairs lead you to the deity’s abode. There are some caves which date to the time of the Mahabharata. The caves and temple have been carved on one of the rocky hills. This temple stands tall at the hilltop and is a landmark around the city.

Chauli ki Jali

The location of Chauthi Jaali is believed to have witnessed a fierce battle between a demon and an ancient goddess. The place is marked with faint outlines of a sword, trunk of an elephant and a shield. The most special thing about Chauli Ki Jali is the giant rock found at the place. Local folks believe that women unable to bear children are blessed with children when they touch the natural lattice around the rock.

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