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Virupaksha Cave

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Virupaksha cave is few minutes away from Skandasramam on the Arunachala hill. This is where Ramana... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
suresh c

Mistic cave,magic atmosphere in the middle of the nature on the hill.The view on the city is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vesna J
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Virupaksha Trail, Thiruvannamalai 606601, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Virupaksha cave is few minutes away from Skandasramam on the Arunachala hill. This is where Ramana Maharshi spent a good amount of his time in silence. The samadhi of sage Virupaksha lies here. A brief history of the cave and the story around Ramana's stay...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mistic cave,magic atmosphere in the middle of the nature on the hill.The view on the city is stunning.

Thank Vesna J
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The view is worth climbing, definitely. Lovely place, we did it even twice during our 5-days' stay in Thiruvannamalai, the trail and the cave are attracting you with some power...Be sure to wear comfortable soft shoes with thick soles, the trail is quite stoney, with...More

7  Thank sailihua
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

To be honest- I'm not a huge believer but the hike is really worth it. If you don't like to sweat leave early! You can keep going for another 3 km after reaching the first cave to see the second one but we didn't do...More

1  Thank M P
Reviewed December 23, 2017

This Cave and the wife’s cave are beyond description; it is something that must be felt for oneself. The wife’s cave is of great simplicity and awesome Stillness. The main ca e has more space and is most common to visit.

1  Thank CarolineTiru
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Shri Ramanar and Tiruvannamali are inseparable as Arunachaleswarar and Jyothirlingam..the cave is maintained now by Ramana trust as well as the small house with a cow she'd, where Shri Ramanar's mother joined him later..the vibration at both places (a strenuous climb though for seniors) is...More

1  Thank DrValliappan
Reviewed May 28, 2017

positive energy and view of arunachala temple, be aware that lot of fake monks are surrounded here and never ever give a single penny and encourage them apart from that everything is perfect better to avoid vis from march to may because of humid climate

2  Thank viishsolo
Reviewed May 1, 2017

The Buddha field in the cave is incredibly strong. within 10 minutes of sitting silently in the cave, things started happening that i cannot explain. now it's been 4 months since i first went there, but i have had a profound change in perspective that...More

7  Thank RamanG188
Reviewed March 28, 2017

This concrete room was once a cave where Sri Ramana MAharshi stayed for about 16 years as a hermit. If you are into meditation the effort to walk the steep way down from the Skandashram is very much worth it, if you are just a...More

5  Thank Celo Z
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

If you are in Ramanashram and wish to remain undisturbed while meditating - this is your oasis . Comes under Ramanashram - rule are to remain silent here . It is a deep cave with limited space . No fans here but , rewarding in...More

1  Thank kamakshi2015
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Response from sailihua | Reviewed this property |
The climb takes about 30 minutes, depends on your pace and how many stops you make for rest. If it is hot, it's a must to make stops. Take your water with you, and put on comfortable shoes, the path is very rocky. And yes... More
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Response from RamanG188 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe they close the place at around 4:00 pm. You can go there early in the morning and stay there till 4:00 pm, but i doubt they'd allow you to stay inside the cave beyond 4:00 pm.