Kainchi refers to the two sharp hairpin bends of the road to the place. The place is visited by a large number of people every year. The place is very famous in Nainital and is recognised as the ashram of the famous Shri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji. The place is very well maintained and neat and clean.
The place was visited by Steve Jobs (Ex CEO of Apple) when he meditated here in 70s and was also visited by Mark Zukerberg (CEO of Facebook). There is a Fair and Bhandara offered every year on June 15 which is celebrated aspratishtha Divas where thousands of people are fed at the Ashram. The place is well connected by road and hence anyone can visit the place. One can also stay at the ashram but a permission is required from the manager of the place to stay here and it is not allowed to stay for more than 3 days.
The Kainch Dham Ashram was founded in the year 1962. It was when Shri Neem Karoli Baba saw the place where Sadhu Premi Baba and Sombari Naharj had performed Yagyas. Maharajji asked for the forest to be cleared and asked for the construction of Chabootra (rectangular platform) covering the Yagyashalas. The hanuman temple was built over the platform. People like Ram Dass and other westerners spent life here with Maharajji. On September 10, 1973 Maharjji got Samadhi in Vrindhawan.
One can easily get a bus from Nainital to the place and there is not much route to be covered by walk to reach the ashram.