A place which has been known since times immemorial, Garhmukteshwar is associated with legends from the Puranas. Believed to have been related to the legendary Panadavas and Kauravas, Garhmukteshwar is held in reverence by all Hindus. The place, however, gets its name Garhmukteshwar from the Mukteshwar Temple. It is dedicated to Goddess Ganga, a major deity in the area who is worshipped in many temples here. Not a place with too many hotels and resort, Garhmukteshwar offers some decent staying options. The few hotels in Garhmukteshwar that are there allow you to stay in comfort and luxury. Most Garhmukteshwar hotels come under budget hotels category and offer economic options. Book in advance as there is a dearth of hotels in Garhmukteshwar and tends to be over-crowded during fairs and festivals. Garhmukteshwar observes many fairs and festivals which a re particularly celebrated along the banks of the Ganga.