Neem Karoli Baba: A Journey of Peace and Discovery

I had a strong urge to pay my respects to the saint Neem Karoli Baba at Kainchi Dham. Chanting “Sri Hanuman Chalisa” and “Sita Ram” filled me with a deep sense of connection. I met a foreign devotee who chanted Hanuman Chalisa in English.

One morning, I impulsively decided to visit the captivating Neem Karoli Baba Ashram – Kainchi Dham from Rishikesh. Despite my initial doubts about spiritual figures, there was something intriguing about this ashram that drew me in.

Kainchi Dham Ashram is nestled in a beautiful valley by a river, making it even more appealing. A visit to the saint of Kainchi Dham in Uttarakhand promised a soul-stirring experience, allowing me to connect with a spiritual leader amidst the calmness of nature.

Neem Karoli Baba’s words resonate with me:
  • “Money should be used to help others.”
  • “Attachment is the strongest block to realization.”
  • “Love is the strongest medicine.”
  • “All action is prayer. Keep God in your heart like you keep money in the bank.”
  • “All trees are desire-fulfilling.”

As I set off on my journey to Neem Karoli Baba Ashram in Kainchi Dham, Nainital, I began to learn more about him. Although I had heard of him from the book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi,’ I wanted to know more.

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Kainchi Dham Nainital Uttarakhand
Kainchi Dham Nainital Uttarakhand

The distance from Nainital to Kainchi Dham is only 17 km, and it took around 30 minutes to reach the ashram. Kainchi Dham Mandir is a popular temple in Uttarakhand.

Legends surround Neem Karoli Baba’s mystical powers. He could allegedly induce a state of samadhi with a touch and shared teachings of love and non-violence. His presence was said to radiate warmth and unconditional love.

My journey began in Nainital, and I stayed there for a day as part of my Kainchi Dham tour package. The ashram was about 17 km away, and my excitement grew. After a satisfying meal, I ventured into the spiritual haven.

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Upon entering the ashram, I understood its popularity upon seeing Neem Karoli Baba’s photos. A sense of peace washed over me, and I felt as if I were cradled by a divine presence. The soothing melodies of Bhajans filled the air as devotees sang with devotion.

During my exploration, I learned about the annual Kainchi Dham fair held in June. Thousands of devotees gather, and the ashram is filled with festivities and food. Despite the crowds, the food never runs out, leaving everyone content.

As my time at Kainchi Dham came to a close, the memories stayed with me. If you’re seeking a peaceful escape, Kainchi Dham is a perfect destination. It’s an opportunity to learn about the remarkable Neem Karoli Baba and find tranquility.

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Sree Kainchi Dham Nainital

Sree Kainchi Dham,


While my journey at Kainchi Dham came to an end, the memories certainly did not. If you truly want to take a quick break and feel at peace then Kainchi Dham is the tour for you. You can also simply come here to learn more about the amazing Neem Karoli Baba.



Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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