Embark on a peaceful pilgrimage to Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham in Nainital

Kainchi Dham is known for its serene and calm surroundings
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Mar - Jun

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2 - 3 Days


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About Kainchi Dham in Nainital

Kainchi Dham is a pilgrimage center situated at the foothills of green forested Kumaon Hills in Uttarakhand.Astonishingly, Kainchi Dham gets its name “Kainchi” because of two sharp hairpin bends on the road to the Kainchi Dham Ashram. Kainchi Dham weather remains pleasant throughout the year. Kainchi Dham weather is cool and refreshing during the summers between the months of March and May which makes it the best time to visit this sacred place while getting relief from the scorching heat of the sun.

Kainchi Dham is located at a distance of twenty kilometers from Nainital and is visited every year by lakhs of tourists as well as devotees. Kainchi Dham, Nainital was established by Neem Karoli Baba in June 1964 and Shri Poornanand of the Kainchi Village along with Neem Karoli Baba built the Kainchi Dham temple to worship Lord Hanuman. Resting in the lap of nature, the Kainchi Dham temple is a beautiful temple where people seek blessings from Lord Hanuman. Visitors indulge in the bhajans, Yagya, and kirtans and get immersed in the spiritual atmosphere of this divine place.

Every year on 15th June, a large Bhandara is organized to celebrate the Pran Pratishta of Hanuman idol. A large number of devotees from different parts of the world gather to witness this celebration and to get absorbed in the bell chimes and religious chants at the Kainchi Dham Temple, Uttarakhand. At this time of year, The Kainchi Dham Temple, Uttarakhand is beautifully decorated and well lit by various artificial and designer lights and is a scene to behold. People are overwhelmed receiving the blessings in form of “Prasad” and feel connected to the Almighty Himself. The district administration and the police are vigilant during this period so that the people enjoy it peacefully with least vehicular traffic and disturbances.

By the side of the temple, Kainchi Dham Ashram is located which is dedicated to Sadhu Premi Baba and Sombari Maharaj. Meditation programs and spiritual camps are organized at the Kainchi Dham Ashram in Nainital, Uttarakhand that are attended by devotees from all around the world. Comfortable accommodation facilities at Kainchi Dham are available for the tourists. People can stay in hotels at Nainital and can visit the temples during the day or people can take accommodation at Kainchi Dham Ashram in Nainital, Uttarakhand. To stay at Kainchi Dham Ashram, the tourists need to give prior application to the manager and request for permission to stay. And the tourists staying at the ashram have to follow its rules and regulations as well.

Apart from the Kainchi Dham temple,Nainital, a cave is situated near the temple where Neem Karoli Baba used to spend his time in worshiping deities and performing other religious activities. Therefore, tourists also visit this cave and offer their prayers as this place is also of religious significance. The teachings of Neem Karoli Baba is still being followed at Kainchi Dham. The Kainchi Dham has become one of the popular religious destinations in India owing to visit by Apple Co-Founder and CEO, Steve Jobs and Facebook Chairman, Mark Zuckerberg.

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Kainchi Dham is located at a distance of 18.6 km from the main city on the Nainital-Almora Road.

Generally people are allowed to stay for a maximum of three days. A letter of introduction and prior arrangement with the ashram are a must if you wish to stay in this impeccable ashram.

While the temples are open to everyone from 6am to 6pm, in Winter the ashram is closed for 4-5 months, because it becomes very cold.

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