At an elevation of 2,285 M above sea level, Mukteshwar is a pleasing about 60 Km from Nainital. Mukteshwar got its name from a 350-year-old temple Mukteshwer Dham whose residing deity is Lord Shiva. The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Temple stands offers astonishing and marvellous views of the imposing Himalayan range.
Chauthi Jali, also known as Chauli ki Jali, is one of the famous tourist spots just behind the Mukteshwar temple. Chauli ki Jali is a cliff offering stunning views of the mountains and the lush green valley below. As per the legend there had been a fierce battle fought between the demon and a goddess. The marks on the place are believed to be faint outlines of a sword, a shield, and a trunk of an elephant. The jutting rock surface makes it a paradise for all the adventure sports like Rock climbing and zipline. The view of the sunset from this spot is mesmerizing. It is very a breezy and one should take precaution not to step too close to the edge as it is a steep fall below.
Bhalu Garh Water Fall
Bhalu Gad waterfall is roughly about 10 km from Mukteshwar is a hidden treasure lesser known to tourist. After about 8 km of drive Bhalu Garh Waterfall offers a 2 km raw trek through dense forests and mountain streams is one of its kind life time experience. The cascading clear water plunging from a height of 60 feet makes it a favourite spot for nature lovers.
Apart from the bewitching locales, there are many activities that offer opportunities for family bonding and togetherness. The sprawling lush green forests dotted with small lakes and rivers are perfect for trekking and hiking. There are different amazing trekking routes in and around Mukhteswar. The rocky cliffs are the preferred avenues for adrenaline-pumping activities rock climbing and rappelling. Another thrilling adventure is paragliding over the ravishing plains below. Huddled around a bonfire under a starlight sky and enjoying the comforts of swiss tents is another exquisite way to spend a weekend.