Neem Karoli Baba:  My Journey

For a long time, I was feeling to pay homage to this saint  Neem Karoli Baba – Kainchi Dham. My brain was filled with vibration when started chantingSri Hanuman Chalisa   &   ” Sita Ram ”  I met a foreign devotee at Kainchi Dham,  He used to chant Hanuman Chalisa in English.

One morning, on a whim, I decided to visit the captivating Neem Karoli Baba Ashram – Kainchi Dham from Rishikesh. Despite my initial skepticism towards godmen and women, there was an irresistible pull about this ashram that intrigued me.

Kanchi Dham Ashram

The scenic location of Kanchi Dham Ashram, nestled in a picturesque valley by a river, adds to its allure. A date with the saint of Kainchi Dham in Uttarakhand promises to be a soul-stirring experience, offering a chance to connect with a spiritual luminary amidst the serene beauty of nature.

Neem Karoli Baba Quotes

“Money should be used to help others.” …
“Attachment is the strongest block to realization.” …
“Love is the strongest medicine.” …
“All action is prayer. …  “All action is prayer. …
“Keep God in your heart like you keep money in the bank.”
“All action is prayer. All trees are desire-fulfilling.

Neem Karoli Baba Ashram India

As I embarked upon this spiritual trip to Neem Karoli Baba Ashram, Kainchi Dham Nainital. I started to research more about Neem Karoli Baba. While I had heard of him before courtesy of his book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, I still didn’t know much about him.

Nainital to Kanchi Dham distance is just only  17 km by road that takes approx 30 minutes to reach Kainchi Dham Ashram. Kainchi Dham Mandir is the most visited temple of Nainital in Uttarakhand.

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Kainchi Dham Nainital Uttarakhand
Kainchi Dham Nainital Uttarakhand

Neem Karoli Baba Miracles

Several legends and stories revolve around the mystical powers of Neem Karoli Baba. It is believed that he left his home in 1958 and traveled throughout North India to spread his sermons. Several temples were built in devotion to him.

He is also known as a Miracle Baba as his powers were mystical. He allegedly had the power to put devotees into a state of samadhi with just a touch. Neem Karoli Baba’s Teachings usually consisted of messages about love and non-violence. His followers say that he greeted everyone with warmth and showered them with unconditional love.

My Journey

My journey started when I reached the beautiful city of Nainital. My Kainchi Dham tour package included a day stay at Nainital. Kainchi Dham is about 18 km from the main area of Nainital, and I was already getting hyped. After relishing some scrumptious food, I decided to step into the spiritual realm.

It was as if Neem Karoli Baba had blessed the entire path to his ashram as well. After a little while, I could finally see the bright orange-colored dome of the ashram. I peered down from my car, as the Kainchi Dham was still further down the valley.

As I entered the Ashram, I saw Neem Karoli Baba’s photos I realized why it was so popular. I felt a surge of tranquillity come over my entire body. It was as if God was cradling me and giving me warmth. The lovely hum of Bhajans filled my ear, as I saw the devotees singing with fervor in the other room.

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While I was roaming the corridors of the temple, I learned of a lovely event that takes place at Kainchi Dham every year. In June, the Kainchi Dham fair commences and devotees throng the ashram. From festivities to food, everything is found at large here.

It is said that even though thousands of devotees horde the ashram during the fair every day, not once has the food run out. Everyone leaves the ashram well-fed and content. Such is the magic of Kainchi Dham.

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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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