Ideal for day treks, Bhalu Gaad is a hidden treasure in Mukteshwar, which shouldn’t be missed. Drive 7 km from Mukteshwar to Dhari Village, from where the trek starts. It’s a beautiful walk of around 30-45 minutes through dense forests and mountain streams. It’s an exciting raw trek and in case you are not very confident, you can take a person from the village who can guide you to reach the falls. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. The falls are about 60 ft high that fall in natural clear water pool. Come prepared with an extra pair of clothes so that you can have fun. Bhalu means Bear and Gaad means Stream in Kumaoni language. It’s named such because of sightings of Bears (Bhalu) in the area. The place is not frequented by many travellers, but you might find many locals if you go on a weekend.