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Mukteshwar Temple Nainital Address: Link Road, Simyal Gaon, Nainital, Uttarakhand, 263138, India
Holding back a 350-year old heritage is the Mukteshwar temple in Mukteshwar town, Nainital. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is extremely famous among devotees of Lord Shiva. Situated at a height of 2,312 meters above sea level, this temple is both sacred and beautiful. The Pandavas, during their 12 year-long exile, constructed this temple being Shiva followers, in the hope of getting Mukti or salvation from their troubled life.
Every year thousands of devotees and tourists visit the temple to seek blessings and enjoy the excellent panorama this place offers. You can view the splendid snow-covered mountains of the great Himalayan range including Nandakot, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul and Nanda Devi which is India's second-highest peak.
Unlike most popular hill stations, Mukteshwar is an unspoiled natural beauty offering a mesmerizing view of the sun-kissed mountain peaks, beautiful-beyond-words sunset. Jim Corbett, the famous hunter and conservationist, once came to hunt a man-eating tiger at Mukteshwar and immediately fell in love with the place.
The Mythological Legend about Mukteshwar Temple
As per a mythological legend, Lord Shiva killed a demon at this place, granting salvation or Mukti to him. The place is hence believed to be blessed by Lord Shiva and any devotee who comes with utter dedication and faith is blessed with whatever he/she desires.
The temple houses idols of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma along with a white marble Shiva Linga with a Copper yoni. The Mukteshwar temple is believed to be one of the 18 most important Shiva temples in the world.
Things to do in Mukteshwar
Mukteshwar, apart from the Mukteshwar temple, is famous for its hanging cliffs locally called Chauli-ki-Jali. This place is famous for adventure activities like rappelling, rock-climbing, hiking etc.
You can visit the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Orchards of Centre Institutes of Temperate Horticulture-Regional Station which is a vast spread of Deodar or Himalayan Cedar trees.
Indulge in peaceful meditation and bird watching at the hilltop.
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Entry Fee and Timings to visit Mukteshwar Temple
There is no entry fee to visit the temple. You can visit the temple on all days of the week between 5:00 am to 7:30 pm, including public holidays.
How to Reach Mukteshwar
Roadways- Mukteshwar is around 50 km away from Nainital. The area is well connected by motorable roads and can be reached by hiring taxis and buses from Nainital. You can also hire a private vehicle from one of the top car rental companies in Nainital to commute within the hill-station.
Airways- If you are traveling by air, Pantnagar airport is the closest to Mukteshwar from where you can hire a shared or private taxi. This distance is around 98 km, which can be covered via NH 109. If you do not get a direct taxi or bus to Mukteshwar, you can hire one till Nainital Mall Road and take another one from Mall Road to Mukteshwar.
Railways- If you are traveling by train, Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railway station, 64 km away. There are regular buses and taxis commuting between the railway station and Mukteshwar.
Best Time to visit Mukteshwar Temple
You can visit the place and Mukteshwar temple during all seasons. Only the monsoon season can be a bit tricky, especially in July.
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