Mukteshwar : Salvation through Nature
Mukteshwar is a mesmerizing blend of spirituality and natural splendor. The beauty of nature here is wrapped in a soulful atmosphere.The peaceful town of Mukteshwar will enchant you with the fantastic surroundings. The town gets its name from Lord Shiva. According to the Hindu myths, Lord Shiva has the power to provide salvation, known in Sanskrit as Moksha, to his devotees. The entrancing beauty of the region seems to create the prefect location for salvation.
The close association of nature with the town goes a long way back. It was a time when the citizens of this area were living in abject terror due to the man-eaters that roamed around without restraint. It was the legendary hunter, Jim Corbett, who came to the rescue. Of course he later became a great conservationist as well. He did not forget Mukteshwar however and mentioned it in his famous book, ‘The Man-eaters of Kumaon’.
The colonial era charm has not been lost in this serene town. You can still feel the charm through the ancient window frames and red roofs of the buildings. The tall coniferous forests speak of the enchanting walks you are missing out on.
How to Get There
By Air :
The nearest airport to Pantnagar is located 95 km away from Muktehswar.
By Rail :
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Mukteshwar which is located at a distance of 65 km from this hill station.
By Road :
Mukteshwar is well connected by state owned bus services to the neighboring cities of the Kumaon.Distance from other places;Delhi:345 km,Nainital:52 km,Kausani:125 km,Binsar:95 km,Pithoragarh:172 km,Corbett National Park:120 km