MUKTESHWAR :- This beautiful place is 2286 meters (7500 feet) in altitude and 51 Kms. from Nainital, 72 km from Haldwani, and 395 km from Delhi. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest it was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya. An old temple of Lord Shiva exist on the top of a rock.
Surrounded by a magnificent oak and rhododendron forest, Mukteshwar commands a breathtaking view (380 km.) of Garhwal, Kumaon & Nepal snow ranges which include BANDAR POONCH, CHAUKHAMBA, NEEL KANTH, TRISHUL, NANDADEVI, PANCHACHULI, Mt. API, NAMPA to name a few. Mukteshar also offers a relaxed atmosphere replete with leisure and during the fruit season orchards laden with apples, peaches, pears, chestnuts & plums.
Mukteshwar is an offbeat destination & one of the best resort for various eco-activities.
Mukteshwar is where Noble laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore started writing Gitanjali.