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5 Hindu Temples to explore in Nainital

Nainital

Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the name of "Lake District" of India.

Binsar Mahadev, Thailisain
Binsar Mahadev, ThailisainPauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand 246285, India

Bindeshwar Mahadev, popularly known as Binsar Mahadev or simply Binsar, is an ancient rock temple situated in Chauthan region of Thalisain Block in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of 2490 metres (8169 ft), it stands at the edge of a dense Deodar (Cedrus Deodara) forest. The main deity of this temple is Binsar or Bindeshwar, a form of lord Shiva and a popular deity in the region.

Girija Devi Temple
Girija Devi TempleNational Highway 12, Ramnagar Range, Garjiya, Uttarakhand 244715, India

Garjiya Devi Temple is a noted Devi temple located in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park. It is a sacred Shakti shrine where Garjiya Devi is the presiding deity. The temple is situated over a large rock in the Kosi River and is one of the most famous temples of the Nainital district,

Hanuman Garhi
Hanuman GarhiHaldwani Road, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002, India

Famous temple devoted to Lord Hanuman. Built in 1950 by the Neem Karoli Baba, Hanuman Garhi is located on the south side of Tallital. Inside the temple, one can see an idol of Lord Hanuman portrayed as splitting his chest and showing that Lord Ram is residing in his heart. Best time to visit Hanuman Garhi is during evening hours, when the sun starts gliding below the horizons, leaving behind hues of orange, which makes the sky look picturesque.

Nimb karoli ashram Kainchi Dham
Nimb karoli ashram Kainchi DhamKainchi dham, Bhowali Range, Uttarakhand 263132, India

It is one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites in India. Going back to 1942, as it was the year when Shri Poornanand of Kainchi Village and Neem Karoli Baba propounded the idea of dedicating an ashram to the revered Sombari Maharaj and Sadhu Premi baba who used to offer yajnas here. It was in 1962 when the forest area of the village was cleared and a platform in rectangular shape was established which was later procured by Neem Karoli baba with authorization by the Forest Conservator.

Shri Maa Naina Devi Temple, Nainital
Shri Maa Naina Devi Temple, NainitalAyarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002, India

Famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nainital. According to the legends, Naina Devi temple came into existence when Lord Shiva was carrying the corpse of Sati, and her eyes fell to the ground where the temple currently stands. The town, the lake, and the temple borrow its name Naina (eyes) Devi temple. Finding its ways from Kushan period, popularly known as Nanda or Naina Devi in the Kumaon region.

Map of Hindu Temples to explore in Nainital