Lying on the outskirts of Nainital, Mukteshwar is a quaint hill town set amidst lush coniferous forests and sweet-smelling fruit orchards. Drenched in colonial charm, Mukteshwar is lined with British-style bungalows that boast red roofs, picket barriers and ancient wooden window frames. The entire area is doused with screaming silence and makes for an ideal natural retreat. Since it lies at a height of  7,500 ft above sea level, you can get splendid views of Nanda Devi, one of India's highest peaks, and the Himalayas, from here. Mukteshwar has been named after Lord Shiva, who is worshipped here as the one who offers moksha (salvation). The Mukteshwar Temple, dedicated to the lord, is the main attraction. Besides, tourists can also take a detour to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus, which was established in 1893. Another noteworthy site is the Renewable Park developed by the Energy and Resources Institute, which uses solar energy to meet its electricity needs. 

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