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Lakes & Waterfalls in Mukteshwar

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Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake, one of the most famous lakes in India, is located in the Bhimtal town of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. An island at the center of the Lake is a famous tourist attraction and also houses an aquarium with a variety of fish species and a temple.

Sattal: Seven Lakes

Sattal of Seven Lakes located close to each other is at a distance of 20 KM from Nainital and it will take one hour via Bowali. On the main road connecting Haldwani to Almore at MehrGaon you have to take a right turn and Sattal is 7 KM from here.

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Naini Lake in Nainital

This natural freshwater lake beauty is charming and many world’s prominent writers explained its beauty in words of their poems. Inspiring Naini Lake has also attracted many writers and creative personalities.

Sariyatal Lake

The lake is famous for its magnificent sunrises which make the lake gleam like a shining star as the sun rays hit its green waters. Such beauty can only be experienced to be understood and admired to its fullest essence. Nainital Tourism helps you plan a comfortable stay at Sariyatal and nearby areas and provides a curated list of companies which assist in making your vacation hassle-free.

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Dokaney Fall

Dhokaney Fall, a stunning waterfall hidden in the pines is a local secret of the region. Owing to its location, it’s a lesser crowded spot and only people from the Dhokaney village can be seen here on sunny afternoons.

Woodland Water Fall

Small Woodland Nainital(Paid entry Rupee 50 only)Located in between Kaladungi and Nainital road. Woodland waterfall is one of the main attractions in Nainital as a natural waterfall claimed to be water stored in plants and ponds. A 90 step ride is not difficult in the green patch where water gushing from the top.

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Bhalu Gaad Waterfall

The Bhalu Gaad fall is a 60 feet high fall from the undiscovered source. It is a mixture of a horseshoe and plunge-shaped waterfall. The water flows continuously throughout the year maintaining contact with the rock bed before turning to Plunge at the bottom. Indeed, the waterfall completely turns to plunge shaped when the water flow increases during the rainy season.

Lakes & Waterfalls in Mukteshwar

01

Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake, one of the most famous lakes in India, is located in the Bhimtal town of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. An island at the center of the Lake is a famous tourist attraction and also houses an aquarium with a variety of fish species and a temple.

Sattal: Seven Lakes

Sattal of Seven Lakes located close to each other is at a distance of 20 KM from Nainital and it will take one hour via Bowali. On the main road connecting Haldwani to Almore at MehrGaon you have to take a right turn and Sattal is 7 KM from here.

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Naini Lake in Nainital

This natural freshwater lake beauty is charming and many world’s prominent writers explained its beauty in words of their poems. Inspiring Naini Lake has also attracted many writers and creative personalities.

Sariyatal Lake

The lake is famous for its magnificent sunrises which make the lake gleam like a shining star as the sun rays hit its green waters. Such beauty can only be experienced to be understood and admired to its fullest essence. Nainital Tourism helps you plan a comfortable stay at Sariyatal and nearby areas and provides a curated list of companies which assist in making your vacation hassle-free.

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Dokaney Fall

Dhokaney Fall, a stunning waterfall hidden in the pines is a local secret of the region. Owing to its location, it’s a lesser crowded spot and only people from the Dhokaney village can be seen here on sunny afternoons.

Woodland Water Fall

Small Woodland Nainital(Paid entry Rupee 50 only)Located in between Kaladungi and Nainital road. Woodland waterfall is one of the main attractions in Nainital as a natural waterfall claimed to be water stored in plants and ponds. A 90 step ride is not difficult in the green patch where water gushing from the top.

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Bhalu Gaad Waterfall

The Bhalu Gaad fall is a 60 feet high fall from the undiscovered source. It is a mixture of a horseshoe and plunge-shaped waterfall. The water flows continuously throughout the year maintaining contact with the rock bed before turning to Plunge at the bottom. Indeed, the waterfall completely turns to plunge shaped when the water flow increases during the rainy season.

Hiking Area Near Mukteshwar

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Tiffin’s Top

Among the known things to do in Nainital, besides the ones mentioned earlier, is taking a ride in the Nainital trolley. The trolley car takes visitors up to a nearby peak known as Tiffin’s Top (also known as Dorothy’s Peak). While the ride in the trolley car does offer some breathtaking views of the mountain city and its surroundings, it’s not exactly an adventurous experience.

Naini Peak-Pangot Trek

One of the most frequented treks in the area, the Naini Peak-Pankgot trek is the perfect two day adventure for trekking enthusiasts. The trek starts at Mallital in Nainital and goest through the famous Snow View hill to reach Naini Peak (also known as China Peak).

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Land’s End

The 4 kilometer hike is perhaps the most rewarding hike in the region. Living up to its unique name, Land’s End peak is literally where the land ends. Beyond the peak, there is several hundred meters of nothingness. Thanks to this, it offers incredible views of the surrounding Himalayas, valleys, and lakes.

Kunjkharak Trek

Those looking for an offbeat experience near Nainital should not miss Kunjkharak Trek. There are a number of things that make this destination unique. For starters, KunjKharak is not a hilly trek but a jungle trek, which is very rare in the northern parts of the country. Moreover, the destination is relatively untouched, especially when compared to nearby tourist spots like Nainital and Jim Corbett National Park.

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Top 10 Adventure Sports

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Camping

Pangot is located about 15km away from Nainital that hosts a 3-day camping trip. This experience will you spell bounded by the serenity that prevails in the beautiful town. Pangot is popular for being a heaven for a diverse 200 species of birds, pine, and oak forests along with rhododendron.

Paragliding

Adventure enthusiasts can experience the thrill of flying high up in the air, through paragliding. Accompany your sky adventure with highly professional and experienced instructors who guide you through the entire journey.

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Ridge Camping

The camp is situated right in the middle of the meadows with a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan peaks along with snow capped mountains surrounding the zone. The site is situated about 50 kilometers from Nainital and is famous for its fruit orchards while offering a panoramic scenario of the entire location.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is one among other adventurous sports in Nainital that is highly preferred by tourists visiting Nainital. The sport inculcates a true sense of adventure while developing an individual’s strength mentally and physically. Rather a demanding sport both physically and mentally rock climbing helps in testing the strength of a climber along with balance, agility, and endurance.

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Trekking

Nainital is often referred to as a treadmill for individuals who love trekking. The vast hill terrain for the place is ideal for performing a wide range of adventurous activities and trekking is one of them. The sport is ideal for trekking enthusiasts who wish to explore the surrounding beauty of the popular hill station.

Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the best adventure sports in Nainital that enables you to fly while soaring high with your wings. You are tied at the end of a boat with the help of a rope. You will love this sport if you have always been wishing to soar high with your wings like a bird.

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Rappelling

Rappelling is another adventurous activity where an individual seeks to climb a mountain by being vertically inclined. This is performed with the assistance of a rope. Sattal Lake is the ideal place to perform this activity and is located between thick backwoods, lush greenery, and spectacular view.

Horse Riding

Visiting a hill station is incomplete without horse riding, which is a great way of exploring the trails of the hills. Explore the beauty of the area on horses that are well trained and experienced. For individuals riding for the very first time, you need a horseman who will assist you through all stages of the ride.

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Water Zorbing

If you are an adventure enthusiast who also loves water, this adventurous sport is a must for you. You will be put inside a plastic ball known as zorb through which you can stroll in water. The movement helps to enhance body equalization, which is quite fascinating. The movement takes place for the tenure of 15 minutes

River Crossing

Nainital is a paradise for individuals interested in performing adventurous activities, and river crossing are one of them. The beautiful region satisfies the longing of each adventurous and helps you to relax. Sattal Nainital is a famous spot for performing the activity which is situated between pine and thick oak backwoods.

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Top 5 Tourism Points

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Bhalu Dam

Bhalu Dam is a small lake located at a distance of 3 km below from the orchards of Chaubatia. This site offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains of the mighty Himalayan Ranges. One can relax in the beautiful gardens located in the vicinity of the dam.

Eco Cave Gardens

Eco Cave Gardens is a newly developed tourist spot in Nainital. It comprises several natural inter connected caves of different animals. Hanging gardens makes this place more attractive. A children educational tour is the best option to explore Eco Cave Gardens.

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Bhalu Gaad Waterfall

Bhalu Gaad Waterfall near Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand. The Bhalu Gaad fall is a 60 feet high fall from the undiscovered source. It is a mixture of a horseshoe and plunge-shaped waterfall. The water flows continuously throughout the year maintaining contact with the rock bed before turning to Plunge at the bottom.

Dhanachuli

Placed at an elevation of 7000 ft above the sea, lies Dhanachuli- a lush green village right amidst the lap of nature. You can witness subtropical forests and coniferous trees all around. Dhanachuli, a tropical Pahari destination, is at a distance of 14 km from the Mukteshwar Mahadev temple in the Dhari tehsil of Nainital.

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Sitabani Forest

Sitabani Forest Reserve is opposite to the famous Jim Corbett National Park. This naturally enclosed place is nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. The dense Sal forests of Sitabani Forest Reserve is a  home to varied wildlife like tigers, leopards, elephants, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar etc.

Top 4 Sights & Landmarks

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Mukteshwar Dham

Coming from Mukteshwar by road, after climbing 100 steps, you will reach Mukteshwar Dham , the temple of Lord Shiva . Mother’s chunnis and many bells, small and big, climbed by devotees seeking vows around the temple, makes the atmosphere of the temple even more devotional.

Chauli ki Jali

This place is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Many people visit this place for sightseeing and have an adrenaline-pumping rock climbing experience. One can have a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range and Kumaon Valley from the edge of Chauli Ki Jali.

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IVR Institute

The place was established in 1893 and is credited for the significant development of Veterinary science in India. It has a huge imprint left from the colonial era with the campus itself being spread in a huge area and is a peaceful place to visit in Mukteshwar. The architecture of the place deeply reflects the British style of architecture. It also has a rather large library and museum, both attracting travelers and providing them with knowledge of the history of the institute.

Nainital Zoo

The Nainital Zoo is a high-altitude zoo located on the Sher Ka Danda hill at a height of 2,100m or 6900 ft above sea level. The zoo is spread over a green area of 4.6 hectares or 11 acres. It was established in 1984 and was opened to visitors in the year 1995.

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Temples and Spirituals

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Kainchi Dham Temple

If you’re looking for calmness, peace, and divinity, there are very few places that can beat the mesmerizing Kainchi Dham temple, located amidst the Kumaon mountains. Surrounded by serenading mountains, forests, and a peaceful river flowing alongside, the temple is said to have been established by Neem Karoli Baba, who is believed to have been an incarnation of mighty Lord Hanuman itself.

Mukteshwar Temple

One of the most popular shrines, the Mukteshwar temple, is an ancient temple that is almost 350 years old and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Perched on top of the highest point in Mukteshwar (which is a beautiful hill station that got its name after the shrine), the temple lies approximately 2312 m above sea level.

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Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Situated 22 km from Pathankot on a hilltop on the banks of River Ravi, the Mukteshwar Temple holds a Shivalingam and idols of Gods Ganesha, Brahma, Vishnu and Goddess Parvati. This temple is believed to have been built by the Pandavas during their exile.

Naina Devi Temple

Located on the banks of Naini Lake, the Naina Devi Temple is considered one of the most revered temples of India, as well as one of the top tourist spots in Nainital. Of the fifty-one Shakti-Peethas that are spread throughout our country, this temple is believed to be one of them, making it a popular choice for several devotees from all over India.

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Hanuman Garhi Temple

Another popular name that often comes up in the list of temples in Nainital is the Hanuman Garhi temple, situated in the gorgeous Nainital-Haldwani route. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, this temple is believed to have been established by Neem Karoli Baba, a local saint, in the early 20th century.

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