Located at a distance of 17 kilometers from Nainital,
Uttarakhand, Kainchi Dham is a modern pilgrim destination for Nainital
tourists. It stands at an elevation of 1400 meters above the sea level and is
devoted to Shree Neem Karoli Baba, a popular Hindu spiritual leader who was
known for being a true devotee of Lord Hanuman. Neem Karoli Baba is also
recognized for performing lots of unbelievable miracles in his life. The Ashram
is managed and operated by Shri Ma, the follower of Shree Neem Karoli Baba.
Tourists are only allowed to pay a visit to Kainchi Dham Ashram in the presence
of Shri Ma.
The Ashram boasts serenity and solitude as it is located in
the foothills, away from the city’s crowd. You will also spot the Hanuman Temple
that is constructed on the Ashram’s premises. Surrounding the Ashram is lush
greenery and natural vegetation, which gives a picturesque view to all the
photography lovers out there. You can also stay at Ashram, especially if you
want to spend some free and serene time in Nainital. All devotees, who decide
to stay at Ashram, are supposed to participate in the morning and evening
prayers that happen every day on the premises. On 15th June, the
Ashram celebrates Pratishtha Divas, in which, hundreds of thousands of devotees
are served Prasad. In fact, there is huge traffic on Kainchi Dham road on
Pratishtha Divas. The government has to make special arrangements for visitors
during this time.
The Ashram receives tourists in a large number every day.
Established in 1962, Kainchi Dham is one of the neatest and calmest tourist
destinations in Nainital. A visit to Kainchi Dham is a perfect way to spend
your day in peace and solitude. Not only the spiritual tourists, but
peace-seekers and nature lovers also love to explore the nearby areas here.