Hanuman Garhi Overview

Ranked 10 of 47 sightseeing in Nainital

Hanuman Garhi in Nainital is located at an altitude of 6,401 feet. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the vanara god of the Ramayana, this temple complex can be reached after a climb of 70 steps.

Here, he is portrayed tearing his chest open to reveal Ram and Sita in his heart. It is more popularly known because it was built by a local saint called Neem Karoli Baba in the year 1950. He also regularly visits the temple to take Lord Hanuman’s blessings. If you are a Hanuman devotee or just want to visit the beautiful town of Nainital, this temple must be on your to-visit list.

Apart from religious reasons to visit this temple, the location of this temple has another mind blowing reason for it to be on everyone’s travel diaries. The height at which it is located in Uttarakhand makes it one of the only places from where both the sunrise and the sunset are attractively visible.

The mesmerising view from the temple is so picturesque that you would definitely not want to miss. Located about 3.5 kilometres from the Nainital town, you can travel conveniently to and from this location by hiring taxis.

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What travellers are saying about Hanuman Garhi

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Janhavi Sawant

Janhavi Sawant3.6/5

3 reviews

Surrounded with beautiful scenery

Good holy place, very huge idol of Hanuman, surrounding scenery is mind blowing. Great view of Bhimtal can be seen from this place. Children and senior citizens will like this place much. You can click pictures as surrounding of this place is very beautiful. Shops of daily goods are available nearby so you can purchase as per your needs.

Ravinder Anand

Ravinder Anand4.6/5

8 reviews

A nice ambiance

Located near nainital, this is a very old temple. It has a number of temples inside. Photography and videography are banned. A nice ambiance.

Deepti Sagar

Deepti Sagar4.6/5

2 reviews

Had a good time!

You can get a divine experience. The place is beautiful and spacious. And it is maintained really well. I had a good time.

Sreedhar Venkat

Sreedhar Venkat5.0/5

6 reviews

It really worth visiting especially during the sunset!

Darshan of Shri Hanuman Idol is really worth visiting especially during the sun set. We happened to answer the objective type 10 questions about self and soul. It was really enlightening, statute situated with a scenic valley, hills background worth watching.

Varsha Deva

Varsha Deva5.0/5

10 reviews

A place of natural beauty

This place is near Nainital. A famous lord Hanuman temple situated between hills, in Sume valley near Nainital main city. Cabs and buses are available easily to reach the place. This temple is very beautiful. I had a great time there!

Suresh Thapa

Suresh Thapa2.9/5

8 reviews

Had a good time

This is a very big Hanumanji statue about 40 feet tall. We had a good time there!


A S3.6/5

453 reviews

Best time to visit this temple is during the evening prayers

This Hanuman Temple is right on the corner of Naini Lake. There is a huge idol of lord Hanuman. The best time to visit the temple is during evening prayers. From the temple there is an opening into the lake where every evening people release lighted candles on paper boats into the water. Thousands of lights floating in water is a vision in itself. You can also buy prasad for the temple which is available in the nearby shops.

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Chetan  Shrivastava

Chetan Shrivastava5.0/5

6 reviews

Mini Trekking

First of all it is located at the top of a mountain and the view from the top is too good. Secondly, from there a mini trekking adventure took us to Shitla Mata Mandir which was a quiet walk.

Avijit Dutta

Avijit Dutta4.6/5

11 reviews

Careful of the monkeys

This is a very well maintained temple, except for a few monkeys who roam around. You should not carry food openly here (will be grabbed by the monkeys). There is a Sitala Mata Mandir that can be reached by foot only. Go only if you don't have any knee problems.

Amod arora

Amod arora4.3/5

2 reviews

Calm and Relaxing

Shri Hanuman temple with its own charm and presence. I have found it very relaxing.

Photos of Hanuman Garhi

Hanuman Garhi, Nainital

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Jitendra Tanwar

Hanuman Garhi, Nainital
Hanuman Garhi, Nainital

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Jitendra Tanwar

Hanuman Garhi, Nainital
Hanuman Garhi, Nainital

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Jaideep Pandya

Hanuman Garhi, Nainital
Hanuman Garhi, Nainital

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Hanuman Garhi, Nainital