Vashishta Gufa, Rishikesh

4.8
#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. Plan to visit Vashishta Gufa and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rishikesh attractions using our Rishikesh trip builder tool .
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  • The cave is not very deep but many people come there to just sit and meditate for a few minutes. It is on the banks of the River and you have to walk down to the cave and the river. Its quite steep so...  more »
  • The Place is away from Rishikesh but the view is too good and needs to eb visited if one likes to meditate and have a holy bath  more »
  • visit early morning really great. it is very peaceful place. it is far from rishikesh but worth visit. take some photos with natural beauty  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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