Maheshkhan Forest Rest House

Maheshkan FRH is located on the road to Ramgarh-Mukteshwar built in 1911 at an elevation of 2063m. It is 4 km off the road connected by a non metalled but motorable road. As you climb uphill, the shyamkhet tea garden greets you. From the FRH, trek to Mukteshwar is 20 km. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1914 accompanied by family and friend composed songs for his collection Gitanjali. One haunting tune that he composed here was that of the song “it’s your company that he built a house for himself and called it ‘Himanti Parisar’ which was later called Tagore Tap. Indian poetess Mahadevi Verma too has her house which has been converted into a museum.

Tourist attraction near FRH :

Natural Forest beauty (Oak & Deodar forest), trekking & camping, Nature walks, Tagore Top, ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Ghodakhal Temple, Tea Garden, Shyamkhet. View of the villages on both side of FRH, Gangikharak RH (15kms), Bird watching, wildlife sighting (leopard, Barking deer, ghoral, pheasants etc.)

Location : Nainital-Bhowali-Shyamkhet road (22kms from Nainital)

Forest Division: Nainital
Elevation : 2063m AMSL
Year of Construction: 1911
Year of Renovation : 2008