The Alakhnath Temple is the main centre of Naga Sanyasins belonging to the Anand Akhara order. The Naga Sannyasins are separate group of Shiva devotees. The temple has many shrines devoted to different gods and goddesses.

There is a courtyard at the centre and various animals like cows and goats can be found here. Behind one building, tourists may also find a camel.

The place is all the time full of devotees making offerings and singing bhajans. Alakhnath Temple is one of the four Nath (Shiva) temples located in four corners of the city of Bareilly.