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Weekend Fun at Mukteshwar

Duration : 2N 7,999

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a well appointed room
  • Meal as per Plan
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Inclusive of all Government Service Tax
  • All Toll taxes, Parking & State Tax
  • Smartphone based personal audio tour guide via free subscription to Audio Compass from time of confirmed booking until end of travel. AudioCompass is an app that makes your sightseein

Exclusions

  • Accommodation in a well appointed room
  • Meal as per Plan 

Mukteshwar is a town and tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. It sits high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 2286 meters, 51 km from Nainital, 72 km from Haldwani, and 343 km from Delhi.

Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple of Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town, on the veterinary institute's campus. Close to it lie the overhanging cliffs, locally known asChauli-ki-Jali, used for rock climbing and rappelling, with an excellent view of the valleys below. The sunrise point is at the government-run PWD guest house. One can also visit the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI). Mukteshwar is the abode of a saint — Shri Mukteshwar Maharaj ji — who lived at the Top Cottage Temple where his samadhi is. One of his disciples, Swami Sanshudhanand ji, now stays there. The whole temple complex is a Tapovan and an ideal place for meditation.

IVRI hostels and the PWD rest house were the prominent shelters for ages. Now, Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) operates a tourist rest house (can be booked from Delhi as well as on phone/wireless from other KMVN guest houses). Several other hotels, resorts, guest houses and seasonal tent/hut-based camps come up. Nice scenery can be viewed from Chaulli ki Jaali, where rocks jut out from the hill face at a bizarre angle. This is a great place to observe eagles and other feathered scavengers as they swoop down at their prey.[1]

The IVRI laboratories (experiments on tiny rats, gold-plated books, cattle-sheds), orchards of Central Institutes of Temperate Horticulture-Regional Station, 16 mile x 14 mile wide deodar forest, 22 pristine snow-peak views, and the adventure of living among wildlife like tigers and bears are some of the major attractions of this sleepy town. The charm of visiting Mukteshwar lies in enjoying nature, listening to air gushing through deodar forests, bird watching, meditation, and seeking peace. The cleanliness, solitude and nature can bore people who like urban excitement.

Mukteshwar was previously "Muktesar" (as mentioned in Jim Corbett's book "The Temple Tiger"); the name changed after 1947. Until 1893 the place was known for its shrines and temple before it was selected for serum production to protect animals from cattle plague.[2] On the recommendation of the Cattle Plague Commission, the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory had its genesis on December 9, 1889 at Pune and relocated to Mukteshwar in 1893[3] to facilitate segregation and quarantine of highly contagiousorganisms. Initially the laboratory at Mukteshwar was completed in 1898 but destroyed by fire in 1899. It was resurrected in 1901. Then annual expenditure on research was Rs. 50,000.[2] Later it was developed into the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), which later moved its headquarters to Izatnagar. Still Mukteshwar serves as the hill campus of IVRI, including facilities such as an experimental goat farm.[4][5]

The noted Nobel winner scientist Robert Koch visited this place on request of the government of India. The microscope used by him and other historical articles are kept in the museum maintained by IVRI. Hill carved cold room in 1900 is a place of attraction for visitors. It was made to store biological materials then.

 
Mukteshwar, a view of the Himalayas.

Famous saviour of horror-stricken people from man-eating tigers and writer Jim Corbett visited Mukteshwar. He wrote of Mukteshwar in Man-Eaters of Kumaon.[6] Corbett wrote befitting and thrilling accounts of his experiences in the jungle. His books can be freely downloaded online.[6][7][8][9]

Booking Condition

  • A Non Refundable Deposit of Rs.20,000 per person to initiate a booking if Travel Date is more than 30 Days from the Date of Booking.
  • Photocopies of the passport

Cancellation Policy

  • Prior to 30 days or more: Non – refundable deposit (25%of the total package)
  • Between 29 - 20 days of departure: Non – refundable deposit + 25% of the Holiday Cost
  • Between 19 - 14 days of departure: Non – refundable deposit + 50% of the Holiday Cost
  • Between 13 - 08 days of departure: Non – refundable deposit + 75% of the Holiday Cost
  • Prior to 7 days of the departure: 100% of the Holiday Cost

Note: If the entire tour is cancelled after ticket issuance then there would be 100% cancellation for airfare (base fare). Only taxes will be returned and for land 75% cancellation.

Terms & Conditions

  • Standard check in time & check out time is 1400hrs and 1200hrs respectively unless specified otherwise. Requests for early check in or late checkout is subject to availability in hotel. Request for guaranteed early check in requires room to be reserved from the night prior to guest’s arrival which will be charged accordingly over and above the agreed rates.
  • Breakfast served in hotel would be on international menu clubbed with some Indian dishes.
  • com will process visa application for the group and will require the specified list of supporting documents for the same as per embassy regulations. However, Embassy reserves the right to grant the visa as Flykaro.com will only act as a facilitator.
  • Final day wise itinerary can only be modified by Flykaro.com to accommodate all cost inclusions and commitments by Flykaro.com in best possible way.
  • It is advisable to carry at least USD 500 (or any applicable equivalent currency) per person for personal usage during the package depending on the cost inclusions. Immigration authorities might demand to show minimum USD 500 at the time of immigration from Indian nationals.
  • Price quoted by Flykaro.com is based on current rate of exchange, and reserves the right to amend these prices in case of any currency fluctuations and changes in various rates of exchange.

Payment Policy

  • Full payment is required on confirmation of all services and before departure

Hotels which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of money.

City                                  Selected Hotels                    Star Rating                 Nights

Mukteshwar                    Krishna Orchard Resort                    3                             2