About Us Mukteshwar:

One of the most famous attractions of this place is the Shiva Temple, known as Mukteshwar Dham, after which the entire region was named Mukteshwar. A 350-year-old temple, it is situated at the highest point in Mukteshwar.

Mukteshwar Temple
The residing deity of Mukteshwar Temple is Lord Shiva. This sacred shrine holds immense importance amongst the people of Uttarakhand state. Mukteshwar temple is situated atop a hill from where vistas of nature are captivating. The Shivling is surrounded by idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Hanuman, Ganesh and nandi. Mukteshwar temple is situated at an astounding elevation of 2,312mts above sea level. Chauli Ki Jali is situated near this temple. The trek to Mukteshwar temple is a memorable experience and those who look for heavenly feelings can devote themselves to the blessings of Mukteshwar.

The View of Himalayas
Magnificent view of Himalaya is a great tourist attraction inMukteshwar as it affords a magical view of the Himalayas.The Himalaya Mountains! Probably the most popular reason people go to Tibet is to see the world's highest and most spectacular mountain range. No trip to Tibet is complete without seeing the Himalaya's, particularly Mt. Everest.There is something about looking out to the world's highest peaks that just can't be described….it needs to be experienced! A misconception is that Everest or other peaks of the Himalaya's are just right outside of Lhasa and that is not true.

Renewable Park
There is also a 'Renewable Park' managed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Recently, the town is flooded with some construction activity in and around Mukteshwar. Tourist are also buying houses here to escape cities hustle bustle.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.

Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow
The PWD inspection Bungalow in Mukteshwar is an architectural wonder. It is situated close to the Mukteshwar temple and is a landmark in the town. The bungalow has lush green surroundings and beautiful views which makes it a must-see in the hill station. In fact, it is the perfect place to stay in Mukteshwar if you are halting for a couple of days. Blessed with amazing natural beauty and beautiful architecture, the bungalow has a unique charm.

Chauli ki Jaali
Chauli ki Jaali was originally known as Chauthi Jaali. It is a mesmerizing place situated on the cliff behind the Mukteshwar temple. Leaning on the edge of the cliff you can have invigorating and panoramic views of splendid Himalayan range and enchanting valley of Kumaon region. There is a natural lattice around the rock here and it is believed that barren women who take their head out of the hole in the rock are blessed with a baby. According to myths a group of devotees were on their visit to Kailash Mansarovar and at this dangerous rock climbing point they prayed Lord Shiva to help them. Lord Shiva blessed the guru with power and asked him to hit the rock four times. A hole appeared on the hard rock surface when the guru hit it the fourth time.

Methodist Church
Just before you hit Chowfulli on the way up, a black metal strip on a tree points out the way to the Methodist Church. The narrow path has been cut in rock and polished smooth over the years by passing hooves and feet, so watch your step. The church is homely, in keeping with the town it was built for. Its walls and tin roof are well preserved. The steeple has a bell presented by a certain Barbara, in memory of her parents, on Christmas Day. The only way to find out what treasures lie concealed behind the churchs low wooden door is to come between 3 and 4 pm on a Sunday. At other times, you will find it locked.

Mukteshwar has a subtropical highland climate (Koppen climate classification Cwb). The pattern of seasons is similar to that in other parts of northern India, with distinct summer, monsoon and winter seasons. However, due to its high elevation, Mukteshwar is spared the intense heat of lower-lying towns and cities. Summers are warm with moderate rainfall, while the monsoon season is slightly cooler and features much heavier rain. Winters can be quite cool, and temperatures below freezing are not unusual.

Ntil 1893 the place was known for its shrines and temple before it was selected for serum production to protect animals from cattle plague. On the recommendation of the Cattle Plague Commission, the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory had its genesis on December 9, 1889 at Pune and relocated to Mukteshwar in 1893 to facilitate segregation and quarantine of highly contagious organisms. Initially the laboratory at Mukteshwar was completed in 1898 but destroyed by fire in 1899. It was resurrected in 1901. Then annual expenditure on research was Rs. 50,000. Later it was developed into the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), which later moved its headquarters to Izatnagar. Still Mukteshwar serves as the hill campus of IVRI, including facilities such as an experimental goat farm.
The noted Nobel winner scientist Robert Koch visited this place on request of the government of India. The microscope used by him and other historical articles are kept in the museum maintained by IVRI. Hill carved cold room in 1900 is a place of attraction for visitors. It was made to store biological materials then. Mukteshwar, a view of the Himalayas. Famous saviour of horror-stricken people from man-eating tigers and writer Jim Corbett visited Mukteshwar. He wrote of Mukteshwar in Man-Eaters of Kumaon. Corbett wrote befitting and thrilling accounst of his experiences in the jungle. His books can be freely downloaded online.