Mukteshwar: Best Places to visit, Waterfalls, Hotels Restaurants & Travel Options!

Mukteshwar Hill Town in Uttaranchal

Tourism: Mukteshwar is a small hill town in Uttaranchal. It is famous for its adventurous activities like rock climbing, rappelling, and many more adventure sports and amazing visiting places near it. Mukhteswar is located in the Nainital district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. And there you can be witness to the beautiful Himalayan Range. The tourist places in Mukteshwar include its fruit orchards, coniferous forests, Rolling Meadows, temples, waterfalls, and many others places to visit.

You know, Mukhteswar is also known for small houses 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, mind free, 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 forests, and birds chirping on the deodar trees. There are lots of tourist places which you can explore.

Well, many places to visit and explore will amaze you with their stunning, outstanding views. Okay, so let’s come and read about those places.

The beauty of Sitla

The beauty of Sitla- is the hill station which is located at the height of 6000 feet. Sitla is famous for its colonial bungalows. It has rather panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks like Panchachuli, Trishul, and Nanda Devi which is full of dense forests and verdant orchards, and that is making it a wonderful breathtaking experience for tourists. You can drive to Sitla in a taxi which is around 2 hours from Kathgodam, the nearest railway station.

The beauty of Sitla Mukhteshwar
The beauty of Sitla Mukhteshwar

Chauli ki Jali

Chauli ki Jali is one of the famous tourist places which is behind the Mukhteswar temple. Chauli ki Jali is bliss for nature lovers and anyone who is looking out for an adventure like climbing, or rappelling experience, with the stunning view of Himalayan ranges. It is located 1.5 kilometers from the main market of Mukteshwar and 250 meters from the Mukteshwar Temple itself.

Chauli ki Jali Mukhteswar
Chauli ki Jali Mukhteswar

Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls

Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls– it is the newly discovered place in Mukhteswar. Because it’s a new place, few people know about this, and hence cleaner than other falls around the state. It falls from the height of 60 feet with an undiscovered source and takes a mixed shape of a horseshoe while touching the end. The waterfall is said to have a continuous flow of water throughout the year and hence can be visited in any season. The waterfall is at a distance of 10 km from the main town of Mukteshwar. One has to park their vehicle at Dhari, a place 2 km away from the waterfall. The 2 km trek is a scenic walk. The best time to visit the waterfall is between the sunrise and the sunset. The entry to the waterfall itself is free.
timings of the waterfall are – 8:30 am- 5 pm.

Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls Mukhteswar
Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls Mukhteswar

Mukhteswar Temple

Mukhteswar Temple– this is the reason behind the name of the town. It is 5500 old temple and a very ancient temple in the entire Mukhteswar. People throughout the country come only for the temple. The temple has an amazing landscape view and a rich history. It is said that the temple was built by the Pandavas during the 12 years of their exile life. It is located 1.5 km from the main market and near Chauli ki Jali, which is another one of the important tourist places in Mukteshwar.

Mukhteswar Temple
Mukhteswar Temple

Nandi Devi Peak

Nandi Devi Peak- you can enjoy the Nada Devi peak, the second highest peak from the Mukteshwar. The view is stunning, mesmerizing, and remembered for a lifetime. As Mukteshwar gives a 180° view of the Himalayan Range, one can see the beauty of this peak, which is not to be missed. You can see the snow-covered peak which will you take those memories with you for a lifetime. Nanda Devi peak is located at Chamoli, Uttarakhand.

Nandi Devi Peak
Nandi Devi Peak


Nainital– the district of Nainital is located at a distance of 52kms from Mukhteswar at an elevation of 1938 meters above sea level. Nainital is the Lake District because it is dotted with five lakes Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, and Sattal.

Nainital Mukhteswar
Nainital Mukhteswar


Ranikhet- is the hill station in the district of Almora of the state of Uttarakhand. It is situated 85 kilometers from Mukhteswar and located at an altitude of 1869 meters above sea level. You can also visit Almora which is famous for its magnificent beauty, and panoramic view of the Himalayas. It also has a rich cultural heritage, wildlife, unique handicrafts, and most important, delicious cuisine.

Ranikhet Mukhteswar
Ranikhet Mukhteswar


Dhanachuli– the place is situated at an elevation of 7000 feet, and just a few kilometers from Mukhteswar. It provides you with a stunning view of the Himalayas and the dense forest covered with the orchards flower all around. If you are a true nature lover then this is the perfect companion for you.

Dhanachuli Mukhteswar
Dhanachuli Mukhteswar

Resorts in Mukhteswar

Let’s talk about the best place to live, so this is the Swiss Village Resort

The Swiss Village Resort is very popular in Mukhteswar which is famous for its world-class hospitality. The hotel has Ultra-Modern facilities, which have over 50,000 acres of deep, dense, and century-old state reserve forests in Bhowali. The resort is located near a quaint village on Mukhteswar Road in Nainital. It is not just luxurious rooms and ultra-modern facilities but the resort also offers you to feel all adventurous in its Swiss tents which are located at a height of 7500 feet above sea level. Without the experience of this resort you cannot understand how it feels, so stay one night there and you will know about it.

The Swiss have different types of Rooms available, such as Executive Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, International tents, and Imperial suites. All rooms were filled with the most luxurious facilities.


  • Soundproof Rooms,
  • Wakeup Services/Alarm,
  • Beautiful Sight,
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Attached Bathroom with running hot and cold water,
  • Room heating facility,
  • LED TV
  • Telephone and Tea-Coffee Maker,
  • Indoor-Outdoor Restaurants,
  • In-house bakery
  •  Roadside Horticulture
  • Floriculture,
  • Gardens,
  •  Luxury Services,
  • Club House,
  • Play area for Kids,
  • Adventure activities.

How to Reach: The resort is located near the Bhowali Range on the Bhowali-Mukhteswar Road in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The Resort is located at a distance of 57 km from the Haldwani Railway Station. The nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport at 85 kilometers. Buses and Taxi Services are available from Haldwani and Nainital to the Ramgarh, Bhowali, and Mukteshwar. It is at a distance of 33 km from the Nainital, 16 km from the Ramgarh, 13 km from Mukteshwar, and 57 km from Haldwani.

Here is the complete address of the Hotel-

The Swiss Village Resort, Mukhteswar

Bhowali – Mukteshwar Road,
District Nainital
Uttarakhand, India

There are other resorts as well to stay like the 180-degree resort, Anant Rasa by Amod, and call of the wild resort.

There are many restaurants available in Mukhteswar which offer the best taste.

  1. Nirwana Organic Kitchen
  2. Iheart Café Himalayas
  3. Café Chandi Mati
  5. The restaurant at the Birdcage
  6. Café Local

So this is all about the places and nearby it. You can plan your trip and easily explore the places, can eat in the near restaurant which is famous for the best food and cuisines. Additionally, I have mentioned the best place to stay in Mukhteswar. Must say, Uttarakhand is one of the best places to see the natural beauty on the Planet, there are also other places on the Earth and in the country as well. But no one can beat Uttarakhand in terms of beauty.

How To Reach Mukhteswar : Travel options

How to reach Mukhteswar, there are three different options to reach the destination, it is by road, by train, and by Air. It is located at a distance of 336 kilometers from Delhi.

  • By Road– you can go by road, and buses are easily available from ISBT to Haldwani, Nainital, Almora, and Mukteshwar. Taxis are also easily available to reach Mukteshwar. Many private buses also operate luxury buses from ISBT to reach the village in Kumaon, you can book the tickets online for the Luxury buses.
  • By train– The nearest railway station is located 57 km away, at Kathgodam. Cabs/taxi facilities are easily available as well as buses from Kathgodam to Mukteshwar.

  • By Air– The nearest airport to Mukteshwar is Pantnagar, which is around 90 km from the village. You can easily find cabs and buses connected the route from here to Mukteshwar.

Hope all the information above you finds well and suitable for you.  Stay tuned for further information and updates. Enjoy the journey!

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