Life is all about traveling and exploring the unexplored. In the end what matters, is the memory you have accumulated. Visit unknown spots, meet strangers, stay at unconventional places, and that's how you will create memories. I have heard a lot about Nainital, so wanted to visit a place which was quiet and away from crowd. That's how i landed in Mukteshwar,it's a nice, calm hill station, which will soothe your senses. Set amidst the conifer forests and orchards, Mukteshwar offers the most enchanting view of the Himalaya and its snow bound peaks. Abundant with apple, plum, peach, and apricot trees, this place is a hidden beauty, mostly unexplored. Its evergreen vistas of exquisite beauty and the sapphire of encircling hill blend with deep blue cloudless skies. These have a charm of their own against the background of great Himalayan peaks glittering in the distance.
It is an ideal hill station if you want to admire the panoramic beauty of the Himalayas and leisurely walks through the winding paths of the hills. It is 51km from Nainital, 72 km from Haldwani, and 395 km from Delhi. It was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893.
Quick Tips:The hill station is rich in fauna, so if you want to introduce your child to the world of trees, plants and animals, then this is the place. Pitch your tent overnight in a silent conifer forest or follow mountain trails which lead to cascading waterfalls and secret pools for a cool splash.
Hike to beautiful hill villages and quaint village marts, fly kites on sun drenched meadows or spend a day at the awe inspiring Chauli Ki Jaali cliffs.
If you are keen fan of adventure sports then go for rock climbing, rappelling & jamaaring.
Additional Info:This is the hill station, where Noble laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore started writing Gitanjali.
WHAT TO SEE
Mukteshwar Temple: Mukteshwar temple is at an altitude of 2,315 m and can be approached by stone stairs. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and has a lingam made of white marbels.
Chauli Ki Jali: A fascinating rocky cliff behind the Mukteshwar temple. Leaning on the edge of the cliff you can have a view of your lifetime of the surroundings and the far off peaks. This place is worth visiting.
HOW TO REACH
Air: The nearest airport is Pantnagar (123kms.)
Rail: The nearest Railhead is Kathgodam (87kms.)
Road: The nearest major city is Nainital, at a distance of 52kms. An uphill drive from Nainital via Bhowali and Dhanachuli is endowed with breathtaking views around.
WHERE TO STAY
Club 10 Pine Lodge-
Club 10 Pine Lodge is located in the arms of nature. The lodge is facing beautiful mountain range and is surrounded by pine trees. This lodge provides clean and nice stay , one will always feel that it is home away from home. Rooms are nicely appointed with good beds and plenty of space. Most of the room balconies are facing the mountains, so the view is breath-taking. Enjoy the quite elegant dinning and old fashioned hospitality combines with modern resort living at Club-10. It is also a perfect place for NATURE LOVERS, they conduct guided likes to the nearby streams, rivers and waterfall. The food quality is excellent, with the availability of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. It’s a perfect place to stay, if you are on a honeymoon, as it provides you much needed privacy and comfort. They also have minibar and private parking slots. To know more log on to www.clubtenpinelodge.com or call at 09958369216.