6000 ft high, Sitla is a hill station popular for its colonial style bungalows. Tourists can engage in trekking expeditions of varying difficulty levels organised by the resorts in this area.
One of the most popular shrines, Mukteshwar temple, is an ancient temple which is almost 350 years old and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Perched on top of the highest point in Mukteshwar (which is a beautiful hill station that got its name after the shrine), the temple lies approximately 2312 m above the sea level. This grand temple is identified as one of the eighteen most important temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Hindu scripture.
Next to Mukteshwar temple is Chauli ki Jaali, and area where it is believed that a Demon and a Goddess fought a battle. The place is marked with what is believed to be faint outlines of a sword, a shield and a trunk of an elephant.
The Indian Veterinary Research Institute is a deemed university which was established in 1885. Its foundation was laid by the recommendation of Col. JHB Hallen. The campus at Mukteshwar covers an area of 3450 acres of land and comprises of Division of Virology and that of Temperate Animal Husbandry. Since it is situated at the height of 7620 ft on the intersection of Gagar and Lohaghat ranges of the Kumaon hills, the location adds to the scenic beauty of the place and makes it even more beautiful.
One of the most exciting things to do in Mukteshwar is trekking the winding trails. Enveloped in dense woods, the small hill town offers ample opportunities to scale the hills at trekking and hiking. You can also camp in or around the woods and light a bonfire. There are several camping options available for you. If not, you can set up one of your own. Camping in the tranquil atmosphere is going to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.