Vashishta Gufa, Rishikesh

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#4 of 16 in Nature in Dehradun District
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. A visit to Vashishta Gufa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rishikesh vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • June 9, 2017
    a walk from glasshouse to this place is worth the morning music amongst birds and cool breeze. leave early in morning and reach here for some mediation inside the cave. Its not too deep. pls keep calm...  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    One can sit for hours here for relaxation and meditation.Very peaceful place for peace lovers who want to sit and relax for long hours.  more »
  • April 26, 2017
    Just 25 kms away from Rishikesh. And you step into eternity. The place is so quiet and the beaches so clean. There is an octogenarian saint from Kerala who lives there and regales you with his miracul...  more »

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In the downtown area, river houses remain the most popular accommodations, with a few guesthouses and hostels located farther back from the sacred waters of the Ganges. Most visitors choose to stay upriver, in areas filled with pleasant ashrams, hostels, and hotels perched near the water in clusters. Arrange your accommodations in advance to ensure rooms that suit your style, budget, and reasons for being in this spiritual capital.
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