Nearby Attractions

Chauli Ki Jali

A rocky path running along the side of the temple leads to a huge cluster of rocky cliffs, locally known as Chauli ki Jali. The cliffs hang out to the deep valley below making it a spectacular location that offers fascinating view of the Himalayan ranges and the Kumaun Valley. Just sit quietly looking at the valley and the horizon, indulge in adventure sports or observe Himalayan birds; this is the place where you can easily spend the day alone. The location and the rocky cliffs make this place ideal for activities like rock-climbing, zip-lining and rappelling. The cliffs overlook the forested valley and thus provide a perfect spot to wildlife enthusiasts for observing raptors.

Mukteshwar Dham Temple

The 350 year old Shiva temple in Mukteshwar Dham is situated on top of a hill. The stone stairs lead you to the deity’s abode. It is believed the lord Shiva killed a demon here and granted him salvation (Mukti), hence the name Mukteshwar. Mukteshwar Dham was an abode to Saint Shri Mukteshwar Maharaj ji, who lived here in a cottage. The temple complex is an ideal place for meditation. You can either drive to the temple or chose to trek. A beautiful nature walk of around 2 hours will take you to hill top. Nandadevi, Nandakot, Nandaghunti, Trisul and Panchachuli are the major peaks visible.

Bhalu Gaad falls

Ideal for day treks, Bhalu Gaad is a hidden treasure in Mukteshwar, which shouldn’t be missed. Drive 7 km from Mukteshwar to Dhari Village, from where the trek starts. It’s a beautiful walk of around 30-45 minutes through dense forests and mountain streams. It’s an exciting raw trek and in case you are not very confident, you can take a person from the village who can guide you to reach the falls. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. The falls are about 60 ft high that fall in natural clear water pool. Come prepared with an extra pair of clothes so that you can have fun.