Hilly topography nestled with fruit orchards and coniferous forest, Mukteshwar, the name derived from Lord Shiva, one who offers Moksha(salvation), is a calm and seclude town and tourist destination in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand, India. The famous Mukteshwar temple with main deity as Lord Shiva is a famous attraction here. This enchanting city is situted in a height of about 7500 feet in the Kumaon Hill. The city has many tourist attractions apart from Mukteshwar temple in its account, Chauli ka Jali is one of the famous attraction.

The region is famous for the Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus established in 1893. This little beautiful town adorned with cute homes of reddish roofs, ancient style window frames made of wood and picket barriers brings the reminiscences of British Raj. Agriculture in the area consists chiefly of potato cultivation and fruit orchards on terraces cut into the hillsides.

Mukteshwar, affluent in scenic splendor, commands a breathtaking view of the Himalayas with magnificent views and bearing the Nanda Devi, India’s second-highest peak. There is also a Renewable Park developed by The Energy and Resources Institute, which use solar electricity for most of its electricity needs. As the case in anywhere else in India, recently, the town has experienced some construction activity and townships have begun to mushroom in and around Mukteshwar.

The holiday homes came up in the scenic city are really attractive to those looking for enchanting retreat from large chaotic cities. Also include Nainital packages when in Mukteshwar.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Nainital
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Hindi, Kumaoni
Best Season: Mar – Jun, Oct – Nov
Weather: Summer 15 to 30°C
Winter 0 to 24°C
Altitude: 2171 m
Pincode: 263138
STD code: 05942


  • Delhi to Mukteshwar 310 km
  • Bangalore to Mukteshwar 2238 km
  • Chennai to Mukteshwar 2292 km
  • Almora to Mukteshwar 33 km
  • Nainital to Mukteshwar 54 km

Best Season / Best time to visit

Mukteshwar has very pleasant temperature pattern all through the year. Summers during March to May have a maximum temperature of 27°C. Winters are cold with temperature varies between 17°C to a low 3°C. Heavy snowfalls occur during winters. July, August and September are rainy months.

Mukteshwar is beautiful round the year. Summers offers majestic sceneries with the trees heavy with fruits, imposingly snow covered during winters and at the best greeneries during monsoons.

Best time is all through the year, may avoid heavy rainy season and snowy winters. Traffic blocks and flight delays may happen during rainy days and heavy snow falling days.