Thursday 7 January 2016


Nainital city (view from mallital)
It was two years ago when I had stayed in a hotel in Nainital for a night, I was with my friends ,next morning we had to return our native place. That night, we had enjoyed a lot because to be stayed in Nainital was very enjoy full for me.

Next morning when I woke up, it was raining and cold winds were blowing outside. We got ready to check out of the hotel soon , however we hadn’t any plan to return. I love the rains and something deep inside me told me that the days shouldn’t be wasted. A lot of ideas come to my mind of which finally I decided on a small trek that starts from Bidla chungi gate (located towards the upper side of Naintal) To Kainchi dham near Bhowali. This trek is around 14-15 km leading away from Nainital.
Naini lake (Nainital)
Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains. Nainital Lake– Also known as Naini Lake, it is situated in the heart of the city and it is owing to this lake that Nainital earned its name. The eye-shaped lake is a tourist hotspot and acts as a magnet for all those visiting the hill resort. Here, a person can either take a leisurely stroll or indulge in boating and enjoy the surrounding beauty. The northern end of the lake is called Mallital, while the southern one is called Tallital. The Lake Bridge that connects the two banks has quite a few shops as well as a post office.

trek route from Nainital to Ratighat
When I told to my friends about that trek, they got ready happily hence my some friends already had done that trek but half trek because we already had done Ratighat to Naintal trek couple of month before, that time we had to descending down towards Ratighat.
Before starting trek, we bought two umbrellas because rainy season has started, and the rains stopped and started again repeatedly.
We were three who finally decided to trek and hardly had we started that the rain started to. It seemed as if we would be trapped in a storm but after a few minutes it stopped and we resumed our trek.
Trekking during rainy season
The descent was very scenic with the rains have created areas of greenery and natural water falls. It was a scene that was touched the heart with the dense forests turning even more greener and denser. No need to say that I was enjoying the trek.
While through the mid forest we saw most of trees were oaks and pine. It was difficult with a lot of leeches, I got my blood sucked a couple of times myself.

Reached at Kainchi temple with friend

We made our way carefully and after descending for about one and half an hour we reached Chorpha village. From Chorpa we had two road options, one going towards ratighat and the other towards Kainchi dham. We were a bit lost and could not know which road led to to Kaichi dham. We decided to ask the way from the local villagers and navigated by footstep of animals (domesticated) and villagers. We did not however meet any humans except birds as apparently we were getting deeper into the forest.

Nevertheless we kept going ahead, after some distance we noticed a path that we followed that path. Three more hours of trekking and finally we reached our destination, Kaichi Dham.

We now were a bit relaxed, having reached safely, had some snacks to eat, and visited the temple. A friend of ours was already waiting for us there with our taxi. The weather had cleared by now and we made out way back home.
Kaichi dham …….

Kainchi is a beautiful secluded mountain ashram located within valley in the Kumoan Hills in Uttarakand. The first temple was inaugurated in June 1964 by Neem Karoli Baba . It is approximately 18 km from Nainital and around 42 km from Almora and is situated along NH 87. The nearest airport is Pantnagar around 70km, nearest railway station is Kathgodam around 50km.
Kainchi dham temple !!
Kainchi dham temple !!

Hundreds of people visit the temples here every day during the season time. Each year on the 15th of June there is a bhandara that attracts a lot of people too.                                                               ♥                        


1 comment:

  1. Wow, what an adventure! Your description of the trek from Nainital to Kainchi Dham is truly captivating. It sounds like you experienced the beauty of nature in all its forms - lush greenery after the rain, dense forests, and even some unexpected encounters with leeches!