Mukteshwar is located in Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 2286 meters. Its at a distance of 72 km from Nainital, 52 km from Haldwani and 395 km from Delhi. It is a unspoiled tourist destination. Mukteshwar derived its name from an 350 year old temple dedicated to Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, located at the highest point in the town in IVRI campuse. It provides an excellent view of the valleys below. One can catch a magnifiecient view of sunrise and sunset from the Mukteshwar. Apart from the scenic vistas of mountain ranges it provides, Mukteswar is also famous for its beautiful orchards, dense coniferous forests and old colonial bungalows. It is located at a distance of 52 kms from Nainital. Mukteshwar is situated at a high mountain ridge surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest. It provides a magical view of the snow clad summits of Himalayas. Muktehswar situated at an altitude of 7,500 ft above sea level and is famous for the wonderful 180 degree view of the captivating snow capped mountain ranges that it provides. The hilltop perch with the most stunning view of the 340 km range of Himalaya. From mukteshwar, the sun can be seen rising over the peaks in Nepal and setting over the far end of an uncluttered panorama. The second highest mountain peak of India, Nanda Devi, is also visible from Mukteshwar. The other ranges one can see from Mukteshwar are Neelkantha (Blue-throated Shiva), Trishul (Shivas Trident), Nanadaghunti (the Veil of the Goddess), and the Panchuli Group.