How to Reach Mahavatar Babaji Cave?

Devotees seeking to visit the Mahavatar Babaji cave often approach me for guidance, and it’s my privilege to share the information with gratitude and inspiration from Babaji. The cave is located in Kukuchina village in the Dwarahat Block of Uttarakhand, India.

There are two possible routes to reach the cave – one from Delhi via Nainital, Kainchi Dham, Neem Karoli Baba Ashram, Ranikhet, Dwarahat, Kukuchina, and finally, the Babaji Cave, and the other from Rishikesh via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Adi Badri, Gainsain, Dwarahat, Kukuchina, and then, the Babaji Cave.

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Mahvatar Babaji Cave Trekking Route

How to Reach Mahavatar Babaji Cave

If you’re planning a trip to Mahavatar Babaji cave from Kathgodam Railway Station, there are a few ways to get there. The most affordable option is to take a shared public taxi to Ranikhet (5 hours), and then another shared taxi to Dwarahat (3 hours). From there, you can take another local taxi to Kukuchina and then trek to the cave. The total cost for the shared taxis from Kathgodam to Dwarahat should be around 250-300 rupees.

Alternatively, you can book a private taxi from Kathgodam Railway Station for a more comfortable and convenient journey. Once you reach Dwarahat Town Square, you can take another shared taxi to Kukuchina (50 minutes) for about 25 rupees. From Kukuchina, it’s a 6 km journey to the cave, with 3 km on an off-road road and a 3 km moderate trek. Dwarahat is also a famous town worth exploring if you have time?

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 Kukuchina Village 

Kukuchina Village, situated in the Dwarahat Block of Almora district in Uttarakhand, India, is famous for its association with the Mahavatar Babaji Cave, a popular pilgrimage site for spiritual seekers and devotees.

The primary occupation of the villagers is agriculture and animal husbandry, and the village’s rustic charm attracts tourists looking for a tranquil and authentic experience.

Mahavatar Babaji Cave Kukucchina Dwarahat Uttarakhand India
Mahavatar Babaji Cave Kukucchina Dwarahat Uttarakhand India

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram

The Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram is a spiritual retreat center and ashram located in Dwarahat. It was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, the author of “Autobiography of a Yogi,” and is affiliated with the Self Realization Fellowship and Yogoda Satanga Society.

Joshi Guest House

Joshi’s Guesthouse in Kukuchina is a great option for those looking for comfortable accommodation during their visit to the Mahavatar Babaji Cave. The guesthouse offers several rooms and two beautiful cottages, all equipped with basic amenities such as hot water and clean bedding.

The rooms and cottages are surrounded by lush greenery and offer beautiful views of the mountains. The guesthouse also has a small restaurant that serves delicious vegetarian food. It’s a great place to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of exploring the cave and its surroundings.

Pandvkholi or Pandavkholi

Pandavkholi Dharamshala is a great option for adventurous travelers looking for a unique and rustic experience. The Dharamshala is located on top of a hill and is only accessible by a 5 km hike through a dense forest. The accommodations are basic and simple, but the hospitality of the people is warm and welcoming.

The views from the top are breathtaking, making the trek well worth it. However, it is important to note that this option may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with mobility issues or health concerns.



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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