|Numerous walks & hikes.|
|Mukteshwar Temple||Oak Forest|
|Dev Bhoomi Shrine|
|Rock climbing & Rapelling at Mukteshwar. Available from April to June.|
|Golu Devata Temple|
Mukteshwar 14 kms - via Sitla. Beautiful drive through the IVRI. Must do!
Mukteshwar is a town and tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. It sits high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 2286 meters (7500 feet), 51 km from Nainital, 72 km from Haldwani, and 343 km from Delhi. Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple of Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town, on the veterinary institute's campus. Close to it lie the overhanging cliffs, locally known as Chauli-ki-Jali, used for rock climbing and rappelling, with an excellent view of the valleys below
Nainital 40 kms (2 hrs) - Boating, shopping (Tibetian Market),GOLF
Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas.From the tops of the higher peaks, "magnificent views can be obtained of the vast plain to the south, or of the mass of tangled ridges lying north, bounded by the great snowy range
GOLF at Governer's Estate a beautiful and challanging 9 hole double Tee Golf Course. Pay and play caddies available.
Sat tal / Naukuchiyatal 35 kms - Boating
Ranikhet - 68 kms
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the home for the Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army.
Ranikhet is a place that reflects the best of the great Himalayas. The charming and majestic views of the pine trees, lush green forests, delicate plant life and attractive wild life, the scented mountain breeze, the fresh and pure, the singing of birds, the panoramic view of the Himalayas sight, all adds to the heavenly and pure feeling of Ranikhet.
Almora - 35 kms
Almora is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.The snow-capped Himalayas can be seen in the background. Almora got its name from "Kilmora" a short plant found nearby region Almora has many noted temples, including Kasar Devi, Nanda Devi, Doli Daana, Shyayi Devi, Khakmara, Asht Bhairav, Jakhandevi, Katarmal (Sun Temple), Pataal Devi, Raghunath Mandir, Badreshwar, Banari Devi, Chitai, Jageshwar, Binsar Mahadev, Garhnath and Baijnath. Kasar Devi temple was visited by Swami Vivekananda and this area also has a Chabad House.
Golu Devta's temple on the Almora by-pass road towards the ancient 13th century temples. Don't miss the temple of Golu Devta which is two hours away. Legend has it that he grants the wishes of all who seek his help.
Jageshwar ( 70 kms ) that house the 8th of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Both must do-s!
Binsar Forest 50kms*
It is located in the Himalayas on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. It is about 33 km north of the Almora town in Uttarakhand, India.From a place called Zero Point in Binsar one can see the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi.
Shopping at NGO run shops at Sitla (6 kms) and Peora (8 kms) on the Almora road Chirag, Aarohi and Himjoli are well known NGOs working for the economic betterment of the hill people. Their co-operative shops sell items made by Kumaoni women. Pickles, jams, dried herbs, oils, shawls, stoles, tea cosy and hot water bottle covers etc are available at reasonable rates.
Delicious locally made chocolates are available at the Mountain Trail Resort shop at Sargakhet, Mukteshwar. Sugar-free chocolates are also available.