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Mahavtaar Babaji’s Cave Kriya Yoga Trek Dunagiri Ranikhet - India - Package Overview

Mahavtaar Babaji’s Cave Kriya Yoga Trek Dunagiri Ranikhet - India -

Lahiri Mahasaya's Kriya yoga - A Kriya Yoga Tour of India


Holiday travel India presents a very famous 6N / 7D Kriya Yoga tour package of sacred Mahavtaar Babaji’s cave, which is known as origin of Kriya Yoga, where Mahavatar babaji  taught Lahairi Mahasaya the secret technique of Kriya Yoga, The Holy cave is is an amazing example of the power of spirituality.

On this Holy Trek, You will enjoy the wonderful Himalayan lanscapes and beauty of Uttrakhand towns of Kukuchina, Dunagiri & Ranikhet. Enroute to Ranikhet, you will also cover  Rudrapur, Haldawani, Kathgodam & Dwarhut. The famous Hill stations of Uttrakhand.

 So enjoy this special Spiritial tour with accommodations in Kriya Yoga centres and Aasharms, best hospitalities and amenities with all possible comfortableness.

What is unique in this Sacred Kriya yoga - Mahavatar baba ji cave tour?

Mahavatar Baba ji cave trek :- visit the Most Spiritual Caves in Himalayan Region, which is the origin of Kriya yoga & Where Yoga Guru Lahiri mahasaya got Kriya Yoga teachings directly from Mahaavatar Baba Ji.

Kukuchina – Famous for most ancient Mahavtaar Babaji’s cave and may get to meet chance to very old saints and sages.

Dunagiri - You will meet many pious Ashramas and feel the real feeling of spirituality with amazing trekking trails

Ranikhet – Get interact the beauty of eye catching Himalayan views by the sightseeing’s of Ranikhet

Mahavtaar Babaji’s cave Kriya Yoga Trek: Highlights

  • Mahavatar Baba Ji Cave Tour

  • Kriya Yoga Aasharam Tour

  • Neem karouli Baba ji Aashram Tour

  • Local sightseeing of Kausani, Nainital, Ranikhet, Kukuchina & Dunagiri

  • Heavenly views of enroute Rudrapur, Haldawani, Kathgodam & Dwarhut

  • Visit Golf Course, Chaubatia Gardens, Majhkhali, Bhalu dham

  • Trek to Pandavkholi Mountain, Pandavkholi temple

  • Visit Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram, Sarla Ashram, Anasakti Ashram

  • Iconic Rudradhari Falls, Kausani Tea Estate

  • Explore 12th Century Baijnath Temple, Gomti River & Bageshwar Temple

  • Enjoy boat ride on Naini Lake and visit the local market 

Mahavtaar Babaji’s Cave Kriya Yoga Trek Dunagiri Ranikhet - India - Package Rates & Dates
Title Standard Prsice High Season
Apr-25 To Jun-25
Low Season
Jul-01 To Sep-30
NewYear/Festival Time
Dec-23 To Jan-05
6N/7D Standard Package
CHD Marigold Cottage(Ranikhet), Joshi guest house (Kukuchina), Kausani Best inn (Kausani), Savoy Hotel Nainital(Nainital)
Rs 20700 Rs 21600 Rs 19800 Rs 0
6N /7D Deluxe Package
Vimoksha Resorts (Ranikhet), Joshi guest house (Kukuchina), Chevron Mountain Villa(Kausani), Chevron Fairhavens (Nainital)
Rs 25800 Rs 27000 Rs 24800 Rs 0
6N /7D Luxury Package
Woodsvilla Resort Ranikhet(Ranikhet), Joshi guest house (Kukuchina), Pratiksha Himalayan Retreat(Kausani), The Manu Maharani (Nainital)
Rs 36200 Rs 37000 Rs 34500 Rs 0
Mahavtaar Babaji’s Cave Kriya Yoga Trek Dunagiri Ranikhet - India - Package Inclusion

Package Inclusions

  • Pick & Drop from Delhi Airport/Railway station

  • Daily breakfast & dinner (MAP Basis)

  • 2 night stay at Ranikhet Hotels

  • 2 Nights stay at Kukuchina Hotels

  • 1 Nights stay at Kausani Hotels

  • 1 night stay at Nainital Hotels

  • All Transfers & Sightseeing in A/C vehicle for 6 days

  •  All road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges

Package Exclusion

  • All GST tax not including in this package

  • Lunch is not including in this package

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, gratuities etc

  • Any entrance fees and camera fees at monuments / temples and other places of interest

Mahavtaar Babaji’s Cave Kriya Yoga Trek Dunagiri Ranikhet - India - Package Itinerary

Pick up from Delhi airport / railway station and proceed to Ranikhet, upon arrival check into your hotel and over night at hotel with delicious dinner.

Today we will drive to the most iconic hill station of Ranikhet. On arrival check into your hotel and after having lunch we have full day to visit for beautiful sightseeing of Ranikhet which includes Golf Course, Chaubatia Gardens, Majhkhali, Bhalu dham. (May have lunch at nearby good restaurant)

In evening come back to hotel and Overnight stay with dinner at beautiful Ranikhet 

Enroute destinations will be Dwarhat and Dunagiri:

Have breakfast and start your journey to kukuchina via Dwarhat and Dunagiri. Enjoy iconic valley views of Himalayan range of mountains.

Reach Dwarhat before afternoon and visit Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram. After aashram visit continue journey towards kukuchina and visit enroute Dunagiri Temple.

Dunagiri Retreat:

Visit Duna Giri Retreat, This Retreat is dedicated to Kriya ones of Yogananda ji Kriya Order. After having Darshans at Dunagiri Retreat, Our last stop is Joshi Guest House at Kukuchina for overnight stay.


Joshi Guest house owner always welcomes yogis who want to trek to Baba ji mahavatar cave. Joshi Guest house offers delicious meals to the trekkers, often free of costs.

Reach Joshi Guest house Kukuchina by afternoon and get light snacks at hotel and start your journey to mahavatar baba ji cave.

The climb to Baba Ji Maharaj Gufa starts from the Joshi Guest House with a trek road, the place is well marked and trek is smooth for 3 kilometers and then steep ascend to Dronagiri mountain trekking. You need to walk slowly not to get tired. Trek to Baba ji's Cave will take approx 1.30 hour from Joshi guest house kukuchina.

From Joshi guest house our cab can also drop you till the foothills Dronagiri Mountain to cover the 3 Kilometers road trek and from here visitors can start the mountain trek by feet to Mahavatar babji cave.

Cave is situated at an elevation of about 2000 meters.

Reaching at Mahavatar Baba Ji cave

Once you reach Baba Ji Maharaj Gufa, You can meditate inside the gufa few hours, sit relaxed in harmony with Guru's of Kriya Yoga Lineage. There is Yogoda Satsang Society near the cave, which is also in charge of the Baba ji's Gufa management. Spend some time at Yogoda Satsang Society.

After Spending 2 hours at Babaji's cave, Start the further trek to Pandavkholi temple.

Visit Pandavkholi Mountain and back to overnight stay and refreshments at Joshi Guest House.

Evening and night stay at your Leisure.

Early morning you can see the enchanting sunrise over the Himalayas which will remain alive in your memories for lifetime. After breakfast explore the Rudradhari Falls, Kausani Tea Estate, Sarla Ashram, Anasakti Ashram, and 12th Century Baijnath Temple by the Gomti River & also visit Bageshwar Temple.

Return back to Kausani for overnight stay and have dinner.

Today after breakfast drive to Nainital which is known as “the lake district of India”. Check-in to your hotel and get freshen up. After lunch you have enough time to excursion of Nainital.  In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on the famous Naini Lake and visit the local market for some shopping.

Later come back to hotel & Overnight stay with dinner at Nainital

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed for Delhi airport / railway station for onward journey.

 Tour ends with wonderful memories.

Mahavtaar Babaji’s Cave Kriya Yoga Trek Dunagiri Ranikhet - India - Package Other Details

 Ranikhet from Delhi

The road distance between New Delhi to Ranikhet - 341 kilometer

The aerial distance between New Delhi to Ranikhet - 244 kilometer

There are no direct flights, trains or buses between New Delhi to Ranikhet. The convenient way to reach from New Delhi to Ranikhet is to take Indica / Cab from New Delhi to Ranikhet.

Fastest way:  The fastest way to reach Ranikhet from New Delhi is to take Air India from New Delhi to Pantnagar then take a taxi from Pantnagar to Ranikhet.

Cheapest way: The cheapest way to reach Ranikhet from New Delhi is to take Ranikhet Exp from New Delhi to Kathgodam then take State Transport Bus from Kathgodam to Ranikhet.

Places to visit at Ranikhet

Bhalu Dam: which is located about 3.1 km. below the Chaubatia Orchard. It is 1 km trek from Ranikhet. The Bhalu Dam is an artificial lake by preserved forest area.

Mankameshwar Temple: Mankameshwar Temple is a Hindu religion shrine adjacent to Narsingh Maidan at Ranikhet town of Uttarakhand. This temple was built in 1978 by the Kumaon Regimen.

Majkhali: Majkhali is a small hemlet which is well known for its natural beauty. This beautiful temple is located at 12 km. from Ranikhet town on Almora road and Majkhali is also famous for Goddess Durga.  

Tarikhet Village: Tarikhet is a solitary village located near the sister village of Ranikhet which literally suggests ‘Queen’s Meadow’. This quaint village is located 8 km. from Ranikhet.

Upat Golf Course: The famous Upat Golf Course is also known as “Ranikhet Golf Course” which is situated only 6.0 km. away from Ranikhet. It is one of the highest golf courses in Asia. 

Jhula Devi Temple:  Jhula Devi temple is an ancient 8th century temple and it is considered to be 700 years old which is located at a distance of 7 km from Ranikhet near Chaubatia. The present temple complex however was constructed in 1935 and is dedicated to a form of the Goddess Durga. The live stock roams freely in the area despite of the area being a home to Tigers and Leopards who do not attack due to the Goddess’ influence.

Chaubatia Gardens: Chaubatia Gardens is a very beautiful garden which is located about 10.0 km. south of Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarakhand. The garden provides some of the clearest views of the surrounding hills and landscapes and it is a home to the Government Fruit research center that is known for its various types of apples.

Sightseeing in kausani

Rudradhari Falls: Rudradhari Falls and Caves are located on Kausani Almora Road about 12.0 km. distance from Kausani. A Rudradhari waterfall is a natural location

Kausani Tea Estate: The Kausani Tea Estate is a very beautiful and scenic place which is idyllically situated on Bageshwar road and is perched at an elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level. It is located at 5 km. from ranikhet.

Sarla Ashram: Sarla Ashram also known as Lakshmi Ashram and it is a Gandhian Basic Education centre for schoolgirls.

Baijnath: Baijnath is very famous and ancient temple of Hindu religion. It is located at an altitude of 1126 mts, on the banks of the Gomti River in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakha. This ancient temple is dedicated to Hindu god shiv.

Anasakti Ashram: The Anasakti Ashram is the place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during the time he wrote the Anasakti Yog and it is also known as the “Gandhi Ashram”. The Ashram houses a museum that contains Mahatma Gandhi’s photographs and his writings.

Distance Nainital to Ranikhet

Distance between Nainital to Ranikhet by Road - 56.0 kilometer

Aerial distance between Nainital to Ranikhet - 29.0 kilometer

There are no direct flights, trains or buses between Nainital to Ranikhet. The convenient, fastest and cheapest way to reach from Nainital to Ranikhet is to take a taxi from Nainital to Ranikhet.

Places to visit at Nainital & nearby

Bhimtal: Bhimtal is 22 km far from Nainital The prime attraction of Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake which has a beautiful island at the centre. Apart from being a main tourist destination, it is also the mini district Headquarters since most of the offices of the district administration has been shifted here. Bhimtal is named after Bhima of Mahabharata.

Ghorakhal: Ghorakhal is a place that is famous for the temple of Lord Golu that is located here. Lord Golu is worshipped by the local people

Naina Devi Temple: The temple is situated at the top of Naina Hill. It is believed that Goddess Sati’s eyes fell at the exact same spot where this temple stands, which attracts a great number of devotees.

Mukteshwar: Mukteshwar is situated at kumaon hills as with most of the other places of Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar provides a beautiful view with the Himalayan ranges surrounding it. From here, one can view the second highest peak of India, Nanda Devi. A renewable park which is developed by The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) is also a prime attraction of Mukteshwar. This park uses solar energy for its electricity needs.

Sat Tal: Sat tal is located at a distance of about 23 km. from Nainital and at an altitude of 1,370 meters above sea level. It is a very beautiful place which has seven lakes which are set in the oak forests. All these lakes are situated at an altitude of 1,370 meters. In Hindi, the word Sat Tal means seven lakes. This is one of the few places which are still un spoilt and unpolluted.

Corbett Museum: The former house of the legendary hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett is now known as the Corbett Museum located at Choti Haldwani on the outskirts of Kaladhungi, which is between Nainital and the park. This amazing museum contains manuscripts, fishing nets, maps, guns and also his last hunt. The museum offers you a glimpse into the life and activities of Jim Corbett and other distinguished people. You can shop for handicrafts or books about the national park at the Dhangarhi Souvenir Shop.

Snow View Point: The viewpoint is also known as “Oldest Viewpoint” offers mesmerizing views of the snow clad peaks of the majestic Himalayan range. The peak is connected by motorable roads and an aerial ropeway. Most people also opt to trek to the point and enjoy the views of snow-capped hills like Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

Naini Lake: This beautiful lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Nainital town which is located right in the heart of the city. It is a natural freshwater lake and stretches over 3.5 km that offers captivating scenic views. Lake Naini is a picturesque blue green lake looks so amazing.

Tiffin Top: Tiffin top is also famously known as the “Dorothy's Seat” which is located at a height of around 2300 meters on the Ayarpatta hills. And situated around 4 KM drives from the Nainital town. This place was built by the British Army officer Col J.P. Kellet. This is one of the most loved spots for tourists and a picnic spots in Nainital.

Nainital nearest train station

The nearest railway station to Nainital is Kathgodham which located at a distance of 34 kilometers from Nainital situated at the foothills of the Kumaon hills.

Kathgodam railway station has good connectivity to some important places such as Delhi, Luckhnow and Howrah with daily trains running to New Delhi.

 Temperature in Haldwani

The average annual temperature in Haldwani is 22.8 °C and the climate is mild and generally warm temperate here. When compared with winter the summers have much more rainfall and the rainfall averages is 2095 mm.

Winter (October to February): The lowest temperature recorded is about -3 °C in winter and this temperature makes the local people stay indoors and brings more cheer to the place. The winter season here is quite chilly due to the ambiance of the region. This is the best time to visit Haldwani.

Summer (April to June): The highest temperature at the place recorded is about 37 °C in summer and the day time of the summer season is not very hot or scorching. The summer season at the place is not very hot but the night of the summer season in Haldwani is quite pleasant.

Monsoon (July to September): The monsoon season at the place is quite beautiful. Rainfall here makes for fine temperatures. The temperature of this beautiful city gets down from the summer season.

Ranikhet weather

Winter (October to February): The highest temperature during the season is around 3°C every year. The lowest temperature during the season recorded is about 7°C. The tourists enjoy a lot during cool and pleasant weather of the city.

Summer (March to May): the hot weather remains as it is with few ups and downs in the temperature. The highest temperature during the season that is recoded is about 22°C. The summer of Ranikhet is pleasant so people can explore the cherished beauty of here.

Monsoon (June to August): The heavy rainfall at this season can be seen easily here. The blessed beauty of the place during this season of Monsoon is so eye catching.

Best time to visit Ranikhet

The best time to visit Ranikhet is the season of summers that is September to November when the weather is so pleasant and enjoyable.

If you don’t want to enjoy here in crowd may in the winters that is from April to June when the cold discourages the usual tourists and If you like the rains visit Ranikhet in the early monsoon and walk through the lush green hillsides beauty.

Things to do in Ranikhet

Enjoy Shopping: Shopping in Ranikhet can be fun and interesting because there are variety of things here that you can buy like food items, woollen garments. Ranikhet is also known for shawls, woollen fabrics, kurtas and jackets and woollen handloom products. Include 'baal mithai' is a special sweet dish in shopping list.

Adventurous Activities: Activities in Ranikhet include trekking, Camping, playing golf, going on picnics, Rock climbing and rappelling etc. Ranikhet is the starting point for a number of exciting treks into the Himalayas.

Take pleasure of Eating Out:  Eating out in Ranikhet is the best option to enjoy your whole trip having River View Restaurants, Resorts and hotels. The food at the hotel or resort you are staying at as there are serves variety of vegetarian cuisines and the menu comprises of homely, delicious and mouth-watering cuisines you may also enjoys the local street food items here. 

Enjoy Festivals & Events: Nanda Devi Mela is one of the festivals in Ranikhet that is celebrated with pomp and fanfare. Other festivals that are celebrated with great fanfare include Shayaldeh Mela, Dwarahat Mela, Summer/autumn festivals and Navaratri festival here.  

Visit Sightseeing’s in and around: While at Ranikhet you may enjoy the excellent view of the great Himalayan peak of Nanda Devi that stands 7816 m above sea level. There are many stunning places to visit like Bhaludham, Chaubatia Orchard, Jhula Temple, Nanda Devi, Almora, Nainital, Shitalakhet, Manila, Doonagiri, Chaubatia Gardens, Chaukhutia, Binsar Mahadev are some of the places near Ranikhet that you may visit on a day trip from here.

Dwarahat ashram

YSS Ashrams and Centers:

Spiritual seekers are welcome to visit Yogoda Satsanga Society of India's more than 180 Kendras, Mandalis, Retreats, Ashrams throughout India and Nepal. Join us for weekly services, group meditations, and other inspirational programmes. Sunday school classes for children are also offered at many locations. Since some smaller groups may not be listed here, please feel free to contact YSS Sakha Math

Functions and Activities:

 Each year the Ashram conducts 2 eye camps (March and October), 2 medical camps (April and November), a Pada Yatra to Babaji's Cave, a Conducted Retreat in March, a Sadhana Sangam with Kriya Yoga Diksha during September 26-30, Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas Procession to the Babaji's Cave on July 25, and Guruji's birthday with a procession to town with YSS Dwarahat School students and devotees in the morning, bhajans by local people at the Ashram in the evening and the commemoration service at night on January 5.

Doctors and YSS volunteers are welcome to participate in the Eye Camps and Medical Camps. Interested devotees may contact Swami ji in charge at Dwarahat by phone or email.

Mahavatar babaji history

There are no historical records relating to the birth and life of Mahavatar Babaji. Paramahansa Yogananda has written in Autobiography of a Yogi that the deathless avatar has resided for untold years in the remote Himalayan regions of India, revealing himself only rarely to a blessed few.

It is Mahavatar Babaji who revived in this age the lost scientific meditation technique of Kriya Yoga. In bestowing Kriya initiation on his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya, Babaji said, “The Kriya Yoga that I am giving to the world through you in this nineteenth century is a revival of the same science that Krishna gave millenniums ago to Arjuna; and that was later known to Patanjali and Christ, and to St. John, St. Paul, and other disciples.”

Shortly before Paramahansa Yogananda left for America in 1920, Mahavatar Babaji came to Yoganandaji’s home in Calcutta, where the young monk sat deeply praying for divine assurance regarding the mission he was about to undertake. Babaji said to him: “Follow the behest of your guru and go to America. Fear not; you shall be protected. You are the one I have chosen to spread the message of Kriya Yoga in the West.”

Miracles of Mahavatar babaji

  • The peerless master moves with his group from place to place in the mountains. His small band contains two highly advanced American disciples.

  •  After Babaji has been in one locality for some time, he says: “Dera danda uthao.” (“Let us lift our camp and staff.”) He carries a symbolic danda (bamboo staff).

  • His words are the signal for moving with his group instantaneously to another place. He does not always employ this method of astral travel; sometimes he goes on foot from peak to peak.

  • Babaji can be seen or recognized by others only when he so desires. He is known to have appeared in many slightly different forms to various devotees — sometimes without beard and moustache, and sometimes with them.

  •  As his undecaying body requires no food, the master seldom eats. As a social courtesy to visiting disciples, he occasionally accepts fruits, or rice cooked in milk and clarified butter

Mahavatar babaji cave

Babaji Cave is situated in the Mountain of Dunagiri (near village Kukuchina), Dist-Almora, Utarakhand. Lahiri Mahasaya learned technique of Kriya Yoga from Babaji Maharaj 1861

How to reach Mahavatar babaji cave

Babaji cave is located in Dunagiri, Uttranchal or uttarakhand. It’s close to 400 km. from Delhi. To reach this place as far the only route I know. Take a train from Delhi, train name is kathgodam express and come to Kathgodam and from Kathgodam take a Private Alto cars available outside the station and if you know Hindi you can bargain well.

From Kathgodam the route goes via Ranikhet and Dwarahat and Dunagiri. From Dwarahat,  Dunagiri is close to 20 km. and you can go to the YSS ashram at Dwarahat and request them for a guide to accompany you to Babaji cave, they may help you.

Mahavatar babaji meditation

Kriya Yoga is described by its practitioners as the ancient Yoga system revived in modern times by Mahavatar Babaji through his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya, c. 1861 and later Sri Yukteswar Giri and his disciple Paramahansa Yogananda. To Westerners, it was brought into popular awareness through Paramahansa Yogananda's book Autobiography of a Yogi and through Yogananda's introductions of the practice in the west since 1920 and India since 1917.

"Offering the inhaling breath into the exhaling breath and offering the exhaling breath into the inhaling breath, the yogi neutralizes both breaths; thus he releases prana from the heart and brings life force under his control."

  • "Kriya Yoga consists of body discipline,

  • Mental control and meditating on “Aum"

Hotel in Ranikhet Uttarakhand

Luxury hotels

Woodsvilla Resort

TA rating - 4.0 – Certified in excellence

Location: Cottage # 7, Majkhali - Someshwar Road, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263652

Deluxe hotels

Vimoksha Resorts

TA rating - 4.5 – Certified in excellence

Location: Vimoksha Valley I, Vill, Digoti, Majkhali, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263645

Standard hotels

Marigold Himalaya View Cottage 

TA rating - 4.0 – Certified in excellence

Location: Majkhali Post Office next to Army Helipad, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand 263652