Mukteshwar Hill Station

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Mukteshwar Hill Station | PLACES NEARBY
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  • Mukteshwar Temple: The temple of lord Shiva from whose name the village and hill station gets its name Mukteshwar, Mukteshwar temple is highly worshipped in Kumaun region. The marvelous white marble Shivaling in Mukteshwar temple is surrounded by idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Hanuman, Ganesh and Nandi. The temple, accessible by stone stairs is situated 2,312 meters above sea level.
  • Chauli ki jali: Behind Mukteshwar Temple, you can see a cliff called Chauli ki jali popular for rock climbing. The legend says devotees of lord Shiva were paying visit to Kailash Mansarovar and on their way happened to encounter this gigantic rock which was impossible to cross. They prayed to lord Shiva who answered their prayer- he asked the guru of the team to hit the rock four times. The guru followed the instructions and a hole appeared on the rock making it possible for climbing. You will see the breathtaking view of Himalayan panorama and Kumaon region if you lean on the edge of rock cliff and open your eyes for nature.
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI): The project of Britishers for research and education, established in 1898, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) conducts experiments on tiny rats. IVRI has a campus with different departments for research, animal nutrition, genetics and bacteriology. There is also a museum and library. You need to take permission before you visit.
  • Sonapani (8Km): Himalayan village Sonapani at 2000 meters above sea level, is beautified by oak, pine and rhododendron forest along with apple, apricot, peach and plum orchard. Close to Almora district, Sonapani village overlooks Almora and provides 175 degree magnificient view of the Himalayas.
  • Ramgarh: Ramgarh is a small hill station and famous tourist spot at 1789 meters above sea level on Bhowali-Mukteshwar road, 26Km away from Nainital. Popular as ‘fruit bowl of Kumaun’ for the apple, apricot,peach and pears orchards. Visit Tagore point once you are in Ramgarh. This was the house where Noble laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore stayed. You should also visit a Devisthan in village Umagarh which was the summer home of late poet Mahadevi Verma. Ramgarh has two parts- Malla Ramgarh and Talla Ramgarh, former on the top and later downhill.