Mukteshwar is a small picturesque town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The one thing that Mukteshwar is most famous for is the view of some of the best Himalayan peaks from the town. While the view and the weather are some things that you’re going to enjoy the most In Mukteshwar, there are certain small hikes in and around the town as well. These hikes are seldom visited by the tourists and so, they offer the quaint and peaceful experience that you might be looking for.
Here are 3 offbeat hikes around Mukteshwar that you might want to explore on your next visit to the town. These hikes are beginner friendly and picturesque at the same time.
- Tagore Top Hike
The hike starts from the Ramgarh market and goes all the way up to the Tagore Top. The hike leading up to the top crosses a government apple orchard where you can enjoy being in the company of apple trees, aesthetic views of some beautiful snow covered mountain peaks and the pleasant wind. The apple orchard is now open for tourists as a new path has been created through the orchard.
Length of trek: 3.5 kilometers from Ramgarh market to Tagore Top.
Time: it takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to cover the entire hike up and back.
- Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls
Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls is one of the most famous tourist spots in Mukteshwar. The dreamy picturesque views from the waterfall and during the hike are worth a little effort along the hike. The hike starts from Dhari village in Mukteshwar and goes all the way up to the Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls. Time your hike well so that you’re back to the village before the sun sets.
Length of Trek: 2 kilometers from Village Dhari to the waterfall.
Time: It takes about 2-2.5 hours to complete the entire journey to the waterfall and back.
- Himalayan Fir Forest Hike
Mukteshwar is famous for its several species of birds, butterflies and other small wildlife. Take a hike through the woods to enjoy spotting beautiful birds and butterflies in their natural habitats. Because the hike is an easy one, you can do this one with your family. Pack a picnic, take some games along, and enjoy the beautiful woods in all their glory.
Length of Trek: 4-5 kilometers
Time: Takes about 3-4 hours to cover the hike depending on how much time you spend in the woods.