Photographer's Note

Mukteshwar sits atop a high ridge in a remote corner of the Kumaon Mountains and is surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forests. Situated at an altitude of 7,500 ft above sea level, Mukteshwar is most famous for its wonderful 180 degrees view of the snow-capped Himalayas, best seen in autumn and spring. Untouched by popular tourism, this pretty hill retreat demands more than just a day trip. The choice of accommodation is growing here, and you can spend a few days in this secluded place, admiring the views and going for long walks and treks in the forests. A favourite holiday destination of the British, Mukteshwar has a lot of old colonial bungalows and the famous Veterinary Institute set up by them. The quiet hamlet is also associated with a legend of Shiva who granted immortality or mukti to a demon that he killed at this spot.

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  • Copyright: sudipto ghosh (gsudipto) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 19] (34)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-01-12
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-02-05 5:43
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