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One of the most renowned temples in Nainital

Mukteshwar Temple in Nainital

Worship the divine deity at Mukteshwar temple

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About Mukteshwar Temple in Nainital

One of the best places to visit around Nainital, the Mukteshwar Temple has a strong religious connection with the Hindu culture. The temple is situated at an altitude of 2286 meters above the sea level in the lap of the magnificent Kumaon hills. However one has to cover some about 50 kilometers distance from Nainital to visit this temple. The Mukteshwar Temple Nainital is known for the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva who is worshipped there. The temple at the Mukteshwar Dham is about 350 years old and is considered as one of the most peaceful places that is ideal for meditation. The temple is situated on the campus of the Indian Veterinary Research Institute and is at one of the highest points of the town.

The Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple also houses the Hindu deities Brahma and Vishnu. The Mukteshwar Mandir is considered to be one of the top 18 Shiva temples across India. The Shiv Linga at the Mukteshwar Shiva temple is completely made of marble and is considered to be highly religious by the Hindu worshippers. Every year there is a thick tourist flow to the Mukteshwar Dham to visit the temple and the tourists seek Lord Shiva’s blessings. The Mukteshwar temple in Nainital is one of the vital places of worship by the Hindus. In the campus, a lot of research works pertaining to animals are undertaken at the IVRI. However, the headquarters of IVRI was shifted from Mukteshwar.

The Mukteshwar ancient Shiva temple is situated in the lap of nature. It is also widely known for the breathtaking views that the tourists can get from the hill top. One can also a clear glimpse of the Nanda Devi peak, the second largest peak in the country from this Mukteshwar Temple near Nainital. The climate at the Mukteshwar Dham remains cool throughout the year owing to the high altitude location of the same. The place receives very heavy rainfall during the monsoons whereas, during the summers and the winters, the rainfall is moderate. The monsoons last from July to September. However, the best time to visit the Mukteshwar Temple is during the summers when the tourists can get a relief from the scorching heat and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries at the town.

Tourists visiting the Mukteshwar Mandir can also visit a new park developed by TERI. The park is named as the ‘Renewable Park’ and is known to use the solar energy for all energy consuming activities. Of late, there has been a lot of migrants into the city in search of a peaceful place for spending a life. The Mukteshwar Temple Nainital is well connected to Nainital and other nearby cities through well-maintained roadways. Tourists can avail share taxis or private taxi service to reach Mukteshwar Dham as well. The Mukteshwar town is quite small with about 2000 local people. watching the scenic views and the sunrise and sunset here at Mukteshwar has a charm of its own. The irrigation works on the hill slopes are carried out by cutting lands out of the slopes. The potato and fruit cultivation works are carried out at Mukteshwar using similar processes.

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    Devinder's 5 days trip to Nainital

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    What is Mukteshwar temple famous for?

    Situated on a hilltop, the temple offers mesmerising views. Also, it boasts the work done on the Shiva Linga made out of white marble with a copper yoni.

    What should be the budget for Nainital?

    If you are planning a Nainital trip that's fairly comfortable and clean, accomodation will cost you anything in between Rs. 3000- Rs. 5000. Commuting within and 2 meals included, a day on a middling budget in Nainital will cost you something around Rs. Rs. 2500- Rs. 3000 per person. 

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