Mukteshwar near Nainital (Uttarakhand) is one of the most popular Northern Indian hill stations for nature lovers.

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# Bird Watching Itinerary

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# 2 Nights / 3 Days Train Itinerary to Mukteshwar

# 3 Nights / 4 Days Train Itinerary to Mukteshwar

"The most beautiful spot in Kumaon" said the legendary hunter - JIM CORBETT.
A hidden jewel which, for the last two decades, has been receiving patronage from travelers around the globe. People looking for an escape from busy and crowded city lives, travelers seeking solace, scenic beauty, panoramic views of the Himalayan range, deep valleys, sunset and sunrise vistas. Basically for anybody looking for a nature filled sojourn. It is a 5 Km long ridge peaking at 8000 Ft A.S.L. The top of this hill town is an abode to a century old temple of Lord Shiva. Some popular Himalayan peaks seen from this altitude are Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nandghunti, part of the visible 180 degree panorama extending from Garhwal to the Nepal Himalayas. Densely forested with Deodar, Oak, Pine, Rhodendrons and more, Mukteshwar is also known as the fruit basket of Kumaon and seasonally is laden with Apples, Plums, Apricots, Peaches and Pear. Around summers, while exploring the rural neighbourhood and forests on foot, you can also enjoy Wild Berry Picking with Kilmora, Hisaloo and Kaafal growing all over.

A great off-beat getaway for all seasons and for all age groups. Exclusively for Nature Lovers Haven for Bird watchers: With a list of over 250 species of resident and migrating birds Mukteshwar is a treat for Birders. Home to the Black Headed Jay, Tree Pies, Red Billed Blue Magpie, Verditor Flycatcher, Paradise Flycatcher, Laughing Thrush, Himalayan Woodpecker, Scaly Bellied Woodpeckers, Rufous Sibia, Black Face Warbler, Blue Winged Minla and varieties of Tits, Babblers, Rosefinch, Bushchat, Jay, Swallows, Minla, Bulbul. It is a great place to spot Raptors like Steppe Eagle and pheasants like the Khaleej.

Wildlife in Mukteshwar Forests: 25-30 Sq.Kms of lush green forests, so dense that even sunlight finds it difficult to penetrate through. These woods are home to the Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Civets, Mountain Goat (Ghural), Langur etc. Adventure: Mukteshwar is a dead end of the road and has a cliff called “Chauli Ki Jaali” with a straight drop of approx 2000 Ft. Mukteshwar Hotels,A brilliant getaway for amateur enthusiasts as they can enjoy Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Zip Line, Trekking and River Crossing. Groups can also enjoy forest camping properly organized with guides etc.

Also Visited for: Relaxing Holidays, Scenic Holidays, Walking Holidays, Home stays, Cycling, Yoga and Meditation, Soft Day Treks, Camping Holidays, Family Getaways, Team Building / Management off sites, Photography Tours, Botanical / Cutltural / Research Tours, Star Gazing to emntion a few. Also N.G.O tours as there are several Non profit teams which have been working in the area for overall development of the region.

Neighbouring Towns: Lake towns of Nainital, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal and then you have Almora, Binsar, Jageshwar, Ranikhet etc. which are driving distances ranging from 1.5 Hrs to 4 Hrs one way. You also have the Jim Corbett National Park which can be visited for wildlife safaris but would require a minimum one night’s stay Hotels in Mukteshwar.

Best time to Visit: Mountain Trail is truly a round the year resort with all the Nature around. In summer it has the ideal climate for a perfect getaway, with pleasant days & cool nights. During monsoon months it is lush green, as far as your eyes can see. Autumn brings splashes of rust and vermillion hues to the trees while winter covers the quaint township in a blanket of snow. Summer temperature ranges from 16-28 Deg C and the Monsoons starting from July onwards becomes cooler up to about 12-24 Deg C. Oct until Mid November is wonderful season with lush green hills, gushing streams and waterfalls, clear horizons and very comfortable temperatures ranging from 8 – 18 Deg C. Winters, especially Mid Dec – Mid March can have snowfall and temperatures can dip way below zero.

Shopping: Locally made products like Apricot Oils, Apricot Scrubs, Jams, Juices, Hand made woolens like shawls, gloves, mufflers etc. Locally grown Tea and Herbs like Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Oregano etc. Yes of course if you are visiting in the right season you can buy Orchard Fresh Fruits for back home. Apart from this Mukteshwar has now become very popular for Center Filled European Chocolates made by the Mountain Trail Resort sold under the brand CHOCO-HOUSE who have a Chocolate shop at the resort itself. Sold in myriad types of packaging varying in price, size, assortment and looks. Read a few Testimonials about these Chocolates.