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Vashishta Gufa, Rishikesh
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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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  • The vashishta cave is about 25 kms from rishikesh. An extraordinary place where peace reigns supreme. You descend a flight of steps and come to a small ashram. A small edict gives information about th...  more »
  • This place is around 20 kms from Rishikesh, the cave is dark and lit only by small diyas and the experience once you get in is un-describable, it is so quiet that you can hear your inner voice and bei...  more »
  • I had the great fortune to visit Vashishth Gufa during our last trip to Rishikesh in June'16 and I'm simply floored by the calm and peaceful surroundings there. We sat there for about 30 mins and offe...  more »