Things to do in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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Last Updated on June 22, 2022

If you want to explore scenic valleys and find a place rich in natural beauty, you should visit and stay at the Mukteshwar. Mukteshwar has an altitude of 2,171 meters above sea level, and it offers an attractive view of the surrounding hills, valleys, rivers, forests, and small settlements by sitting high on Kumauni hills. Here you can check things to do in Mukteshwar.

This is one of those places that can make anyone forget that they live in a chaotic world. Explore the scenic beauty here with family or friends and enjoy some adventure like paragliding, trekking, camping, rock climbing, rappelling and much more.

Explore this beautiful place and get mesmerized by its natural beauty.

Things to do in Mukteshwar



Mukteshwar is one of the few places where you can find paragliders and participate in it. It is also a cherished experience for the people who love to explore different kinds of adventure sports. You can also take a training session before exploring the sky with your wings. The tandem or solo flight depends upon your choice, but the views you get while flying in the air are unforgettable to cherish.

Mukteshwar temple

things to do in mukteshwar

Mukteshwar has a famous temple which is located1.5 km away from the main market. You can learn the history behind the Temple and its construction.

The Temple was constructed by the Pandavas in during their exile years. It is stated that they lived in the Mukteshwar cave during their agyatvas which was their final year of exile. 

The main structure of shiva linga is made of marble and copper yoni, surrounded by other Hindu deities- lord Brahma, Vishnu hanuman, Parvati and Ganesh.

The place is also known as mini Haridwar as people who couldn’t immerse ash in the Ganges flow it in the Ravi river flowing adjacent to Mukteshwar Dham. Visit here would be one of its kind experience of learning history and spirituality altogether.


sitla view

If you are one of those who like to explore and visit offbeat places, sitla is the place for you in Mukteshwar. You can actively engage in trekking, hiking and camping that offers the best view of the Trishul, Nanda devi and pancchuli ranges. You can also explore and stay in colonial-style bunglows and hotels, also known as sitla estate, built by the Britishers a century ago. Overall, a day trip to sitla in Mukteshwar, surrounded by lush greenery and a colonial-style palace, is worth spending.

Nanda devi peak

A photo of nandi devi

India’s second-highest peak, Nanda devi, is best experienced from the Mukteshwar mountain tops. Witness the sunrise from the peak and admire how red-yellow-blue hues make the sight beautiful to experience. The place offers a 180-degree view of the Himalayan ranges. Hence it would be a lifetime experience to see the peak fully covered in snow during the winters

Bhalu gaad waterfalls

Being a newly discovered tourist place in Mukteshwar, bhalu gaad waterfall is often cleaner and less crowded than the other falls in the state. The 60 ft. high waterfall takes a mixed shape of horseshoe while plunging in the end and continues waterfall, making it suitable to visit throughout the year. It is also known as the rainbow waterfall by locals as at the end of the fall, it forms a beautiful rainbow giving a treat to the eyes.

How to reach Mukteshwar?

  • By Air – the nearest airport to Mukteshwar is Pantnagar, located at a distance of 100 km. You can take local or pre-paid taxis from the Pantnagar airport to Mukteshwar hill station.
  • By Rail – Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Mukteshwar, located at a distance of 73 km from the hilltop. The local cabs and taxis provide you best n comfortable journey from the railway station to the Mukteshwar along with majestic hill views.
  • By Road – travelling to hill stations is best by hitting the road via bus or private vehicle. zingbus offers you the nearest bus drop facility, which is to Rishikesh. From there, you can move with local transport to reach Mukteshwar and experience a new journey.

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