Famous as the land horror-stricken by man-eating tigers this place was visited by Jim Corbett who saved the local people by getting rid of the terror of Mukteshwar. He wrote of Mukteshwar in his book Man-Eaters of Kumaon. Nestled in the Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar is a hilly region comprising of beautiful fruit orchards and wonderous coniferous forests. Deriving its name from the name of Lord Shiva, it is a beautiful tourist destination situated at a height of 7500 feet above the sea level in the Kumaon hills.
It is a calm and peaceful town that offers enchanting views of the amazing surroundings. The Mukteshwar temple located in the region is devoted to Lord Shiva who according to myths is the provider of salvation. The houses in this serene town, built with red roofs and primeval window frames still have the essence of the British times. Agriculture is the main profession of the inhabitants with potato and fruits being the major cultivation.
Profuse with scenic charm, the town provides beautiful views of the mighty Himalayas. The renewable energy park made by The Energy and Resources Institute, is a step towards the further development of the town. The institute fulfils all its power needs from the electricity produced by the harnessing of solar energy in this renewable park. Mukteshwar Travel guide offers the valuable knowledge about this hill town.