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4 Must Visit Temples in Nainital

Labelled as one of the most popular hill stations in India, Nainital, the shiniest jewel of the Himalayas is the right place for people seeking a break from everyday life and finding solace. Surrounded by seven hills and verdant forests, Nainital has something for everyone. From breathtaking views to adventure opportunities and various temples, this picturesque town has just about everything. However, a good number of people visit Nainital every year because of the history infused temples located in and around the gorgeous town.
Well, if you also intend to spend some time around the mystical temples and other religious places, the best way is to book a hotel in Nainital, leave all your stuff there, hire a cab and go around exploring each temple at your pace. To your rescue, here is a list of must-see temples when holidaying in Nainital. So, let’s get going!

Naina Devi Temple
Dedicated to the Goddess Naina Devi (represented by two eyes in the temple), this temple is located on the bank of the popular Naini Lake. Believed to be built in the 15th century A.D, this temple draws thousands of devotees every year. A landslide in the year 1880 completely destroyed the temple. However, it was reconstructed in the year 1883. Nanda Ashtami is celebrated each year for 8 days. Devotees from all around the country visit the temple to seek blessings for their family and loved ones.
Hanuman Garhi
Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the devotee of Lord Rama, this temple is located on the south of Tallital was built by Neem Karoli Baba and is approximately 3 kms away from Nainital. The strategic location of the temple allows devotees to witness the spellbinding sunrise and sunset. The temple is located at an easy height which makes it easy for people of all ages to reach the temple without feeling tired or losing breath. There is no need for a steep climb. Also, there are no hotels around the temples, so it’s advisable that you book a hotel in Nainital and further plan your expedition to the temple.

Mukteshwar Temple
Also known as MukteshwarMahadev Temple or Mukteshwar Dham, this 350-year-old temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located at an easy driving distance of 51 kms from Nainital, this ancient Hindu temple offers breathtaking and panoramic views of the gorgeous Himalayan range (that is usually capped with snow). Drawing thousands of devotees every year, spending a few hours here in silence (one can even meditate) is worth the effort. If you have time in hand, make sure you explore the beautiful town of Mukteshwar as well.

Kainchi Dham
Located at an easy driving distance of 38 kms from Nainital, Kainchi Dham Ashram is built atop a secluded mountain that makes it worth the visit. The temple draws lakhs of devotees each year during the 15th June Bhandara. Devotees can either stay at the ashram, any guesthouse or hotel located near the ashram. During the winters, the ashram is closed for around 4-5 months because it becomes extremely cold.

A religious tour of Nainital and places around it is one of the best things to give your life a break it needs from the hustle bustle of daily life. For a hassle-free trip, one can consult popular travel websites Yatra that have on offer everything. From providing you with an itinerary to giving you fantastic hotel options, they have just about everything. So, before you hit the road, make sure you take a look at the amazing services offered and pick a few to make your religious tour to Nainital a smooth one.   

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