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Kainchi Dham

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About Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham was established by a great saint Shri Neem Karoli Baba in 1960s at Kainchi village on Nainital-Almora road. It's a holy temple and ashram surrounded by hills and trees and a river flowing besides it. Neeb Karori Baba who is more popularly known as Neem Karoli Baba is revered by thousands of devotees who throng from various parts of the country. The "Tuesday" visits are considered more sacred.

In NainitalOn Nainital - Almora Road
18.6 kms / 39 mins
From Roadways Bus Stand, Tallital, Nainital
2 hr

Kainchi Dham in Nainital

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of Uttarakhand, Kainchi Dham stands as a spiritual sanctuary and a haven of tranquility. This sacred pilgrimage site, located near Nainital, is renowned for the ashram dedicated to the revered saint Neem Karoli Baba. Beyond its religious significance, Kainchi Dham is enveloped in natural beauty, set against a backdrop of lush greenery and rolling hills. The ashram's serene atmosphere makes it not just a place of worship but also a retreat for those in search of peace and introspection.

It is located in between two hills that cut and cross each other to create a shape of scissor. That's why this place is called as "Kainchi Dham". On September 10, 1973 baba got Samadhi in Virandhawan.

In 70s Steve Jobs (Ex CEO of Apple) once visited and meditated in this temple and Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) also visited this place. On 15th June every year a fair is organized by ashram which is famous among locals and tourists.

Recently famous crickter Virat Kohli and Actress Anushka Sharma also visited the Kainchi Dham Temple.

Famous Kainchi Dham Attractions

The primary attraction in Kainchi Dham is the ashram dedicated to Neem Karoli Baba. The ashram has three temples that draw devotees and spiritual seekers:

Neem Karoli Baba Maharaj Temple

  • The main temple at Kainchi Dham is dedicated to Neem Karoli Baba, a revered saint and guru known for his teachings on service, and devotion.
  • Devotees come to seek blessings, offer prayers, and experience the spiritual atmosphere of the ashram.
  • The temple is adorned with colorful decorations, and visitors often participate in the bhajans (devotional songs) and satsangs (spiritual discourses) held here.

Hanuman Temple

  • Adjacent to the Neem Karoli Baba Temple, there is a Hanuman Temple within the Kainchi Dham complex.
  • This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, a deity widely worshipped for strength, devotion, and protection.
  • Devotees often visit the Hanuman Temple to seek blessings and offer prayers to the mighty monkey god.

Vaishnavi Temple

  • At the entrance of Kainchi Dham, a divine welcome awaits with the newly established Vaishnavi Temple.
  • Devotees find solace in prayers and contemplation at this sacred space dedicated to Vaishnavi, an embodiment of the divine feminine.
  • The Vaishnavi Temple enriches the spiritual landscape, standing as a testament to the evolving sanctity of Kainchi Dham.

Location of Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham is located in In Nainital ( On Nainital - Almora Road).

Location & How to Reach Kainchi Dham

One can reach easily by taking taxi or bus from Nainital to Almora. This place is located at 17 km from Nainital at Almora road. Nearest railhead is Kathgodam which is 37 kms away from here. And nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport which is 71 kms away from here.

Location of Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham is situated in the state of Uttarakhand, India, near the town of Nainital. Specifically, it is located in the Kumaon region, surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Himalayan foothills. The ashram is set amidst dense forests, providing a serene and spiritual ambiance.

How to Reach Kainchi Dham

  1. By Air: The nearest airport to Kainchi Dham is Pantnagar Airport, which is approximately 75 kilometers away. From the airport, one can hire a taxi or use other local transportation to reach Kainchi Dham.

  2. By Train: The nearest major railway station is Kathgodam Railway Station, situated around 43 kilometers from Kainchi Dham. From Kathgodam, one can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the destination.

  3. By Road: Kainchi Dham is well-connected by road. Buses and taxis are available from major cities in Uttarakhand.

    • Nainital: The ashram is around 20 kilometers from Nainital, and one can take a taxi or a shared vehicle from Nainital to reach Kainchi Dham.
    • From Delhi: If traveling from Delhi, one can take a train or a bus to Kathgodam and then proceed by taxi or bus to Kainchi Dham. Alternatively, private taxis can be hired for a more comfortable journey.

Local Transportation for Kainchi Dham

Within the vicinity of Kainchi Dham, local transportation options include shared taxis, and private cabs. The ashram is located in a peaceful setting, and the surrounding areas can be explored on foot.

Road Distance Chart to Kainchi Dham

Following is the driving distance chart to Kainchi Dham from various cities and towns in Uttarakhand and from Delhi NCR Region to Kainchi Dham (New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad).

  • Delhi to Kainchi Dham: 339 km
  • Ghaziabad to Kainchi Dham : 288 km
  • Noida to Kainchi Dham : 309 km
  • Gurgaon to Kainchi Dham : 344 km
  • Meerut to Kainchi Dham : 281 km
  • Modinagar to Kainchi Dham : 283 km
  • Chandigarh to Kainchi Dham : 471 km
  • Bareilly to Kainchi Dham : 145 km
  • Kanpur to Kainchi Dham : 414 km
  • Lucknow to Kainchi Dham : 403 km
  • Shimla to Kainchi Dham : 544 km


Distance to Kainchi Dham from Uttarakhand Cities

  • Haridwar to Kainchi Dham : 255 kms
  • Rishikesh to Kainchi Dham : 268 kms
  • Dehradun to Kainchi Dham : 300 kms
  • Almora to Kainchi Dham : 45 kms
  • Kathgodam to Kainchi Dham: 42 kms
  • Nainital to Kainchi Dham : 20 kms
  • Bhimtal to Kainchi Dham : 19.5 kms
  • Haldwani to Kainchi Dham : 45 kms

Read How to Reach guide for Nainital.

What is Kainchi Dham famous for?

Kainchi Dham is popular place for following activities/ interests - Temples.

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