Kainchi Dham is a sacred place in the Kumaun hills holding significant religious importance. It is the ashram of famous Neem Karoli Maharaj located at 17 km from Nainital at Almora road. It was founded in 1962 by Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba. The temple also has Lord Hanuman Temple and an ashram in its premises.
Devotees visit to seek blessings and teachings of Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba which continues till date in the Kainchi Dham. The name of the temple is taken from its location which is at the conjucture of two sharp bends of the hill resembling the scissor.
Located at two sharp bends of road, in local language Kainchi is used to describe it. So this religious site named as Kainchi Dham.
On 15th June of every year, a large Bhandara is organized to mark the Pratishtha Divas where over a lakh number of devotees visit the Kainchi Dham.
How To Reach Kainchi Dham
Kainchi Dham in Nainital can be easily reach by taking any taxi or bus from Nainital to Almora. Kainchi Dham is located at 17 km from Nainital at Almora road.