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Mukteshwar is the pleasing spot at elevation of 2,285 meters above sea the level in Nainital region of Uttarakhand. The town got its name from 350 years old shrine Mukteshwar  where the deity is Lord Shiva. The highest peak on which Mukteshwar shrine stands is offering astounding and spectacular views of magnificent Himalayan range.


 

History

Previously town was named as 'Muktesar' as quoted in Jim Corbett’s book “The Temple Tiger.” It became popular by its present name from 1947. The town was established by Britishers as research and education centre (IVRI) in 1893. Surrounded with Kumaon hills the town is bounded by fruit plantations and coniferous forestry.



Mythology of Town

As per a Hindu epic, Lord Shiva had a ferocious battle with a demon, when the demon was destroyed Lord Shiva gifted him the mukti (boon of immortality). The place was renamed to ‘Mukti+Ishwar’ and later changed to Mukteshwar.

Travellers can view the Nanda Devi, Nandaghunti, Nanda Kot, Trishul and Panchachuli peaks from Mukteshwar. One side the town is covered with dense forest and other side is with splendid enchanting valley and the Himalayas ranges. It is the known tourist place that can be visited all year round. It also receives fair share of snowfall between December to mid-February.



Reason to Visit Mukteshwar

This wonderful Indian tourist place offers manifestly visible 180-degree view of the imposing Himalayan range. This unpolluted and unaffected spot is having plenty of accommodation options. As per epics it is held that Lord Shiva killed the demon at this spot and granted him mukti.
The pristine beauty of Mukteshwar has so much to offer. Wake-up with twittering of birds and sun rays kissing the cliffs and take pleasure of short treks in the jungle. Jim Corbett, the nature lover came here to shoot the tiger, though he fell in love with the natural bounty of Mukteshwar.



Attraction in Mukteshwar

Dhanachuli

First destination of town at 14 km distance from Mahadev temple. The spot is surrounded by lush green forest and accessible through road. This tiny hamlet hovering place is 7000 feet above the sea level. Dhanachuli is only 26 km away from Bhimtal, that allow visitors to reach Bhimtal as well which is another big tourism spot of Uttarakhand.



Chauli Ki Jali

Also known as Chauthi Jali is next place to visit here. This spot is located behind the cliff of Mahadev temple at just 250 meters distance from the temple. Chauli means solid rock and Jali means holes. You will find rocks with holes in this area and you have to be careful while visiting this place.



Mukteshwar Temple

An ancient Hindu temple of Lord Shiva at 2312 meters above sea level is next place to visit. This temple is 350 years old offers enchanting view of surrounding landscape.



Activities

Adventure Sports: This town is famous for escapade activities such as rock climbing and rappelling. The sagging cliffs at Mukteshwar known as ‘Chauli-ki-Jali’ is another popular spot people like climbing. Paragliding is popular sport here and travellers can enjoy, though they have to be in queue.

Hiking/ Trekking: Mukteshwar offer many options for trekking here. As there are countless trekking trails visitors can have good experience. Peora to Mukteshwar or towards Almora are best trekking parts of Mukteshwar.

Go Camping: Another good activity to spend time with your family at our destination. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of dense deodar tree forest.

Accommodation in Mukteshwar

Nainital and Ranikhet are two tourism spots closer to Mukteshwar and plenty of accommodations have mushroomed here in last few years. Luxury hotels and resorts are available with excellent amenities in addition to budget guesthouses.
Mukteshwar is famous Hill Station and pilgrimage place and it is recommended for Corporates, Couples, Foreigners, Family and Kids, Groups, Solo, etc.

How to Reach Mukteshwar

The town is located in Nainital region, Kumaon, Uttarakhand. Nainital is properly linked through road and train to various big cities of India. Closest railway station is Kathgodam at 57 km. Nearest airport is Pantnagar at 90 km. Any town of Uttarakhand is linked to major cities of India through road as well so as Mukteshwar.
Hill station is always a first choice for holidays especially in summer. We are here with a new location for you known as Kausani, a beautiful hill station of Uttaranchal famous as Switzerland of India. It is the best destination for backpackers and writers of dreamland located at Baghewar, Kumaon district, Uttaranchal. Basically, it is a village with less population, so crowd is not much here. This quaint hill station is surrounded with valleys and greenery. Dark green hills and crimson sun are best thing to watch here.



Kausani is best destination for panoramic view of Himalaya peaks. Trishul, Naina Ghunti and Panchakuli are main green hills of the region. Himalaya peaks are covered with white snow and because of that it become gold in the morning due to sun light and becomes orange at sunset. Best period to reach town is summer period, though Jan to April is top demanding period and maximum travellers visit the place at this duration. September to October is also a good duration for Kausani. Once you are at place you should spend at least 2 days here. The temperature is between 15 to 27 degrees in summer. As per sources Mahatma Gandhi visited this place twice in his life time. After his first visit Mr. Gandhi named this place as Switzerland of India that is because of its surrounding beauty.

Why to Visit Kausani?

If you look closer you will find that hills are surrounded with alpine trees and all time covered with snow. North Indian travellers are regularly visiting this place as weekend gateway. It's easily reachable threw road, though nearby railway station also allows you to get to your place with no worries. Kausani is the idle place for photography and village walks. This peaceful place is just 132 km away from Kathgodam and Pantnagar is only 192 km. Pantnagar is having domestic airport so if you have plan to visit through flight get the plan for Pantnagar. If you are in the list of adventure lovers you can do hiking to Rudrahari cave temple.


Attraction in Kausani

It is a small hill station, but there are few important spots that you should not miss such as Ana Shakti Ashram, Lakshmi Ashram, Sumitra Nandan Pant Museum, etc. Few big temples like Baijnath temple, Bageshwar temple and Someshwar temple are few holy spots of the town. Few nearby tourism destinations that you can enjoy once you reach Kausani are Ranikhet, Tea Estate, Rudrahari Hills, Observatory and few valleys.


Activities

Museum Visit

Museum is always the best place to learn history of any location. Kausani is also having museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and now this museum is famous as home turned gallery with best collection of Mahatma Gandhi visit.

 

Nature Walk

Enjoy nature with morning walk to lush greenery. If possible try to reach Trishul or Nanda Ghunti to view peaks of Himalaya.

 

How to reach Kausani?

By Road: The town is linked with major cities of Northern India through road. Buses are available from almost all big cities, though frequent service is accessible from Delhi, Lucknow and some more cities. Delhi is 410 km away from our destination.

By Train: Kathgodam is the big railway station at 132 km distance.

By Air: Pantnagar is the closest domestic airport linked to almost all big cities of India.
Belgaum is the 3rd biggest town of Karnataka boarded with Maharashtra and Goa. It is our destination for the day located at mid-way on Mumbai - Bangalore route. It is also the access point for Dandeli at 75 km distance. Offbeat Hill station Amboli is also 60 km far from Belgaum. Chorla Ghats are just 80 km far that means you can enjoy multiple places once you reach prime destination.

Belgaum is known as commercial hub of Karnataka to the world. It is the important destination for fish, vegetable trading, wood & mining trades. Here weather is pleasant throughout year so you can reach the spot anytime. There are few other names of the town such as Belgavi, Belgavi and Venugrama. Locale people identify this place as bamboo village.

   


Attraction in Belgaum

There are around 20 spots for you in Belgaum, though few are very important and should not miss if you have planned your trip to this wonder Indian tourist place.


Gokak Falls

The first place to visit in town is Gokak falls at 6 km distance. The high flow river Ghataprabha is another beautiful spot here. Here you can also enjoy the cable suspension bridge just near the falls. Rainy season is best period to reach here though you can enjoy the small falls at various places here. You can take blessings of Lord Shiva at ancient temple at same place.

   


Military Mahadeva Temple

The nest place is striking shrine at Congress Road. This ancient temple is close to railway station and its easily reachable place for visitors. The temple was structured in 1954 and it is administered by the Indian military.

   


Shree Ramakrishna Mission Ashram

One of the architectural design housing many birds and domestic animals here. It is neatly maintained by local administration and entry is free.

   


Belgaum Fort

Fort is always the important spot of city as it states the value and historical events conducted at that place. As per sources this fort was constructed in 1204, though it requires maintenance now and fort is in bad condition. Still it’s nice and must visit spot so don’t miss Belgaum fort.

   


Kamal Basti

Another temple of the town built-in 1204 AD by Bichana dynasty. This temple was restored in 1996 and now it is maintained by local administration. This heritage place is having details mentioned on next to notice board.

   


Jamboti Hills

If you love to reach hills you can enjoy the beautiful spots at Jamboti hills and can enjoy the green surrounding. It is near the Vajrapoha falls in Khanapur, that is few km away from Belgaum. Excellent gateway and local people are reaching the spot regularly. It has become the big picnic spot for locale.

   


Hidkal Dam

A weekend gateway used by the local people is another spot. You can reach and enjoy the surrounding as there are many parks nearby. Though you must be careful as dam is always full of water.   Similarly, there are many other places to visit in the town such as Shri Hari Mandir, Rajhansgad Yellur Fort, Kapileshwara Temple, Kittur Fort and Palace, Vajrapoha Falls, Safa Masjid, St. Mary's Church, Shree Mauli Devi Temple, Parasgad Fort, Shri Mallikarjun Temple, Asha Kiran Planetarium and few more.  


How to reach Belgaum?

By Road: Town is well-connected through road via NH 4 connecting Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KRTC) run buses for all cities of Karnataka and neighbouring states. They have online booking system that makes convenient for travellers to reach the spot.

By Air: Belgaum Airport at Sambra is linked to Mumbai and some big states. It is domestic airport and flights are available from almost all parts of major states. Daily flights are available from New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jabalpur and Mangalore.

By Rail: Indian railway is biggest network having trains for Belgaum as well. Online booking is available so get your seat before its full.
Rupnagar (Also known as Ropar or Rupar), is the beautiful historical holy city of Rupnagar region, Punjab. Rupnagar is recently created 5th Divisional Headquarters comprising Mohali and adjoining districts. Ropar is listed in bigger sites belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. The city is only 50 km distant from Chandigarh. North is bordered by Himachal Pradesh and West is bordered by Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar region. This Indian tourist place is best destination for people who want to learn about the Sikh community and birth of Khalsa group.




 There are countless historical gurdwaras and places in Rupnagar Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib and Gurudwara Bhhatha Sahib are main spots among them. The king Rokeshar ruled the town in ancient period and later it was ruled by Rup Sen following the town was named as Rupnagar after death of Rup Sen. To learn history of this amazing city you can visit the museum and the other historical parts.  

Attraction in Rupnagar

Virasat E Khalsa

If you want to learn about the Sikh religion or want to know the history, please visit Virasat E Khalsa. However, this museum is opened for limited hours so check the timings before reaching the spot.  Museum is spread in large area that mean you need more time to cover each part of the museum.

   

Sri Takht Keshgarh Sahib

This is a famous gurdwara houses the original weapons of Sri Guru Govind Singh Ji. Some other possessions are also available inside the gurdwara. Langar is served whole day and some rooms are available in the complex area of gurdwara. You can book the rooms online if you want to spend more time here. As per sources Takht Sahib is the birth place of Khalsa.

   

Bhakra Dam

Next spot is Bhakra dam, one of the biggest dams of India. The beauty of the surrounding and the wonderful work by civil engineers makes this place favourite spot for travellers. This dam is made of concrete on one of the biggest rivers Sutlej. One side of dam is full of water and it looks amazing. However, if you want to get closer to the gates you must take permission from public relation officer.

   

Gurdwara Bhatta Sahib

A calm place away from the city is another spot for visitors. This is the gurdwara popular for surrounding beauty. Private rooms are available here at reasonable price if you are reaching Rupnagar for few days. This gurdwara is at Kotla village that is near the river Sutlej.

   

Sir hind Canal

This is a lifeline of the city as the water flows from the canal is used for drinking and other important requirements of the town. It is every flowing canal and neatly maintained by the local administration.

   

Gurdwara Parivar Vichora Sahib

To reach this gurdwara you must get to NH 205. Here Guru Gobind Singh ji's family members lost their path due to bad weather and moved to different way because of which guru ji get separate from his family. Gurdwara Parivar Vichora Sahib is very significant in Sikh history. It is very emotional place and once you reach here you will come to know the reality of what Sikh gurus has gone through.

     

Gurdwara Sheesh Mahal Sahib

Another historical gurdwara at Kirtapur Sahib town popular for its beauty. Gurdwara is just 10 km away from central city and public transport is available to reach. It's beautiful holy spot made of glasses. Sheesh is the glass and mahal is the palace so you can judge the kind of beauty of the spot.

   

Archaeological Museum

To learn history of any place museum is the best spot. Archaeological museum is housing all important and historical things that will help you to learn about Sikh community as well as their hard life spend in Rupnagar. You will also learn about the Harappan civilization once you visit here. This museum is very old but neatly maintained so don’t forget to visit here.

   

Gurdwara Sadabarat

Gurdwara Sadabarat is at Ropar-Nangal highway offers quick stop to people passing through. It is basically a point of meeting for Sikh people and large amount of public gather during Sabha.  

Jateshwar Mahadeva Temple

This is the temple of Lord Shiva at 5 km distance from Ropar main city. It is the must visit shrine for devotees of Lord Shiva. You will find huge rush on Monday so if you are in town try ignoring Mondays.

   

Ropar Wetland

This is a lake at Nawanshahr that is just 6.2 km distance from central city. The best part of this place is you will find 100s of birds here. The park and bodies of water are amazing to watch here.   There are some more places to visit in this Indian tourist place such as gurdwara Garhi sahib, Spa, etc. However, spending a week holiday is enough to enjoy the place properly. Temperature is very hot in summer so plan your trip accordingly.  

How to reach Rupnagar?

BY FLIGHT: Nearest airport is Chandigarh connected to almost all big cities of India. Private transport is available outside the airport for Rupnagar. Airport is just 39 km away so transportation would not be a problem for visitors. Other big airport for this wonder town is Ludhiana Airport at 62 km distance.

BY TRAIN: Rupnagar station is properly connected to major cities of the country and regular trains are available to reach the town.

BY BUS: Check the buses for Anandpur Sahib as service for Anandpur is more compared to Rupnagar. Any bus going to Anandpur will go through Ropar only so its best to get such root instead of Rupar. Anandpur Shaib is just 29 km away so get to wonder land with no rush and easy transport. You can also try reaching Mohali a big city of Punjab that is only 37 km far from our destination.
Another holy town of Uttaranchal popular as valley temple town. Breath taking view of surrounding is key attraction of the town. Jageshwar is the small town of Almora district known for temples of lord Shiva and Vishnu. It is also listed in dhams of India, though it is also spelled as Jageswar so don’t get confused if you are unable to find much details with the place. We will try to cover maximum information for the town so our readers will not get any difficulty if they are reaching this plan.

 

 The valley is having plenty of ancient temples and Dandeshwar is one of them. There are around 200 structured temples in the region and most of them are ancient temples. Maximum temples are of lord Shiva and you will find devotees chanting Om Namah Shivaya specially at evening time. However, people go back to home at early evening hours because town is surrounded with core jungle and beautiful valley. We can say place is kind of dangerous in night so you must be careful while moving to this town for holidays.

    

Jageshwar is the Hindu pilgrimage town and listed in char dhams in Shivam tradition. It is covered under Indian laws, and administered by the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India). The temples include here are Dandeshwar, Chandi-ka-Temple, Kuber Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nau Durga or Nanda Devi, Nava-grah temple, Surya Temple and the Pyramidal shrine. Monsoon Festival is the key celebration of the town celebrated according to Hindu calendar. Festival is conducted in the month of Shravan (July-August). Maha Shivratri Mela is another festival celebrated with great joy at this place.

 

Location

Jageshwar is around 35 km distant from Almora at the altitude of 1870 meters from sea level. Jataganga river is the major source of water at this place and Deodar forest is closer to town. Jageshwar is not known to the world and because of that very fewer people visit here throughout the year. Going according this status, you might face difficulty with the accommodation and transportation. However, we can grant this place as less crowded so you can enjoy the spot properly instead of visiting huge crowded destination. As per history of the town few temples are older than 1400 years built-in 7th to 12th century. If you are aware of Baijnath temple that is also a big holy place for Hindus just 100 km away from this Indian tourist place.  

Attraction

Jageshwar Temple

This is the temple of Lord Shiva also known as Mahadev temple. It is the principal temples having 2 dwarapal’s (door guardians).

   

Vinayak Kshetra

Just 200 m away from Artola village that is the starting port of Jageshwar town. It lies between Vrudhh temple, Jhanker Saim temple and Koteshwar temple. Its ancient temple structured with black
stones.

   

Bud Jageshwar

It is situated 3 km north to Jageshwar temple. Bud temple is also known as Sri Vriddha shrine. It is at top of the hill and good place for trekking.  

Pushti Bhagawati Maa Temple

This Goddess temple is also known as Pushti Devi shrine. This goddess temple is situated in the premises of Jageshwar temple. The other name of this temple is Dandeshwar Temple at 2 km distance.

     

Jageshwar Archaeological Museum

Just 0.2 km distance is another spot for travellers here. This archaeological museum is having limited collection of superb religious carvings. These carvings are taken from the closest temples for safeguarding purposes.

   

Mirtola Ashram

Set up by Maa Yashoda, a housewife in late 1930. It is at Almora district famous for reasonable accommodation, though you must do some charity if you want to take pleasure of services of ashram. 

There are many other temples, though one week is enough for holidays in Jageshwar. Enjoy the valleys and the jungle part to make your holidays more exciting. Frankly speaking two or three days are enough for this beautiful natural Indian tourist place and rest of the days you can enjoy the nearby destinations that are again wonderful tourism spots. Private hotels are available for stay so stay is not a problem at this place.  

How to reach Jageshwar?

By Road: Northern cities are having buses for Jageshwar, though direct buses are available from less cities. You can hire bus from Haldwani and Almora for our destination. Here, Almora and Haldwani is reachable from Delhi that is 400 km distance. Almora is only 37 km far from Jageshwar.

By Air: Pantnagar is the closest airport at 150 km distance from the town. Private taxis are accessible from outside part of the airport.

By Train: Kathgodam is the closest and properly connected railway station for our tourism location. Distance between Jageshwar and Kathgodam is 125 km so you can hire the private taxi from travel firms outside Kathgodam station.
Kerala is undoubtedly a tourism state with numerous destinations. The greenery, valleys and hills are always special for visitors to Kerala. Idukki is one of the regions of popular for dense forest, hilly parts and beautiful valleys. The scenic beauty and serenity of this Indian tourist place is popular in the regions. Northern part is covered with Anamudi mountains and Eravikulam National Park is also located in this region. Neelakurinji (blue) flower blooms in valley are visible from the distance. Munnar is a honeymoon destination is another nearby spot known for sprawling tea plantations. Dam and Periyar National Park are few other attraction parts of this district. Average elevation of Idukki is 1,900 m from population is somewhere 11 lakhs.

   


Attraction in Idukki

Hill View Park

Specticular view of dam and green mountains from Hill View park is special spot here. This park serves as famous tourist spots of the region. People can enjoy diverse wildlife at this belt natural habitat place. Hill View park is just 23 km away from Idukki and placed as 1 spot of attraction.


Gavi

35 km away from central place spotted as 2nd destination of Idukki. Once you reach Gavi you can also visit Periya tiger reserve that is just 14 km distant. This Indian tourist place is the heaven on earth listed best as quite spot of the world.

   


Arch Dam

Idukki Arch Dam is next place to visit listed as 3rd destination. Though you have to cover the distance of 22 km from central part for Arch Dam. The height of dam is 550 feet and its best example of architectural genius. Surrounded greenery is breath-taking here.


   


Painavu

Get some amazing local handicraft at Painavu. Its only 25 km away popular for silk and local clothes market. If you are moving towards Cheruthoni dam Painavu is the stop for you. This shopper paradise is listed at 4th tourist destination in Idukki.

   


Kulamavu Dam

Trekking to dense jungle and steep hill is possible here. However, Kulamavu dam is 30 km away from city centre and its famous for hiking and trekking. The enchanting surroundings gives this place as 5th tourist destination of Idukki. Dam is beautiful as well and view to valley from top is amazing experience for visitors.

     


Thommankuthu Falls

The waterfall at 17 km distance from Thodupuzha lays is 6th tourism place of Idukki popular for captivating Falls that is the 7-step waterfall. Best for trekking and rock climbing also famous for other activities like boating, horse riding and fishing.

   


Nadukani

Another hill station of Idukki region at 25 km distance offers a bewitching view of hills. Muvattuphuza river is unique place here covered with scenic surrounding. Nadukani is the place where three rivers of Kerala meet and you can enjoy diverse fauna here as well.

   


Anakkara

14 km distant from city centre placed as 8th position for travellers. It is actually a small town spread in 50 sq. km area though you have to travel through Kumily and Munnar state highway. Anakkara is famous for spice plantations and amazing waterfalls.  


Periyar National Park

This famous tiger reserve is only 32 km away from Idukki best spot for nature lovers and wildlife buffs. Forest department is having safari and jeep available for visitors. Enjoy the nature and wildlife closer.

   

 Few other amazing places of this Indian tourist place are Keezharkuthu falls (35 km), Mangala Devi temple (19 km), Thumpachi Kalveri Samuchayam (35 km) and Murikaddy (14 km).  


How to reach Idukki?

By Air: CIA (Cochin International Airport) is closest airport 98 km distance from Idukki. Air India, Indigo, Jet Airways, Spice-jet, and many other companies are having direct flight for spot.

  By Road: This popular Indian tourist place is properly connected to major cities of the country. Alternatively, visitors can also drive from nearby cities such as Kottayam, Kollam, Kochi, Kattappana, Kumily, Munnar, Moolamattam, and Thodupuzha. KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates 8 units of bus services for Idukki. The best part of road journey to the spot is you will get beautiful landscape during the journey.

  By Train: Theni is the closest railway station at 83 km distance properly linked with a rich rail network of the major cities such as Kodaikanal, Chennai, Palani, Banglore, etc.

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