Kainchi Dham is a beautiful ashram located at a height of approx.. 1400 mt above the sea level in Nainital, Uttarakhand. The place is also famous by the name of Baba Neeb Karori ashram. The temples of the ashram is visited by hundreds of people every day. The word “Kainchi” refers to the two very sharp like hairpin bends of its road in the local dialect, because of which the name of the place has become Kainchi Dham. Ashram was founded by Baba Neeb Karori in the year 1962 and still it is very well maintained and clean ashram.
It is said that in the year 1942, Baba Neeb Karori proposed to build an ashram of Sobari Maharaj and Sadhu Premi Baba, earlier performers of yagnas at this place and later in the year 1962, the ashram was built. Later, Baba Karori constructed a temple of Lord Hanuman near the Kainchi temple along with an Ashram for the devotees. Every year, on 15th June, the Ashram celebrates the day as Pratishtha-Diwas as on that date the pran-pratishtha of the idols of Hanuman ji were performed. A large number of devotees attend the celebration and District Administration had to make special arrangements to regulate the vehicular traffic in the area. Also ashram authorities make changes from time to time, so that devotees do not face any problem.
Ashram has witnessed many poplar visitors like Hollywood actress Julia Roberts, Apple founder, Steve Jobs, founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and many more. Kainchi Dham is one of the important locations for the devotees / tourists who come to visit Nainital.