Vashishta Gufa, Rishikesh

4.5
Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Find your peace in a sacred ancient cave at Vashishta Gufa, on the banks of the Ganges in the midst of a ficus tree grove. Believed to have housed a medidating Lord Brahma’s manasputra, sage Vashishta, the place was dubbed as the yoga capital of the world. Maintained by the late guru Swami Purshottamananda since 1930, the cave houses a Shiva linga considered as sacred. You can reach the cave after climbing some 200 steps. Plan to visit Vashishta Gufa and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rishikesh attractions using our Rishikesh trip builder tool.
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  • Imagine witnessing the place where Guru of Lord Rama, Seer Vashistha meditated along with his wife. Vashistha Gufa is a must visit place if you are interested in Indian mythology. The cave is well...  more »
  • It is a meditative den, small, dark, and not really something I would want to see. One can go if they like caves and den. But there is a quiet beach, 10 mins walk from there. That is an amazing place....  more »

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