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SHIVA TEMPLE, also known as Mukteshwar Dham, is one of the famous Hindu temples of the destination. Located on a steep hill of a height ranging more than 7,000 ft, the temple is believed to be more than 350 years old. The ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Apart from Lord Shiva, Parvati along with her son Ganesha and Shiva's Vahana, Nandi are also worshipped in the temple. The Shivling is surrounded by idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Hanuman, Ganesh and Nandi.
CHAULI KI JAALI, one of the famous tourist spots, is located on a cliff in Mukteshwar. Dotted with lush green surroundings and numerous rocks, the site is renowned for offering beautiful views of the Kumaon valley. The natural lattices and a hole in the rock are the remnants of the battle between demons and goddess.
The evidence for the same can be seen in the form of outlines of a sword, a shield and a trunk of an elephant, which are engraved at the site. The site is frequently thronged by devotees and tourists as it is believed that women are blessed with children if they touch these lattices. Tourists can also engage themselves in mountain climbing and rappelling activities that are regularly organized at the site.
INDIAN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IVRI) : Indian Veterinary Institute is one of the leading advanced research facilities engaging in live stock research and is dedicated to the development of the region. It was established at the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory in 1889 at Pune on the recommendation of the Cattle Plague Commission, and was later relocated to Mukteshwar in 1893. Further, it was developed into the Indian Veterinary research Institute. There is a library and museum as well inside the institute campus.
METHODIST CHURCH : The church is homely, in keeping with the town it was built for. Its walls and tin roof are well preserved. The steeple has a bell presented by a certain Barbara, in memory of her parents, on Christmas Day. The only way to find out what treasures lie concealed behind the church low wooden door is to come between 3 and 4 pm on a Sunday. At other times, you will find it locked.