Vashishta Gufa

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Vashishta Gufa
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Subrata
Navi Mumbai, India474 contributions
I thouroughly enjoyed this place along with my cousin. we reached here at 1.30 PM and the temple was closed. It remains closed from 1 pm to 3 pm. One of the occupant offered us food, and we accepted the offer, since we were super hungry. Not only food, the Guruji also gave us Rs.10 Dakshina, which was a surprise. I have kept the note with me as a souvenir.
The area is very peaceful in the bank of the river Ganga. We could not spend much time as the weather was very hot. We want to return here again and spend some more time in the lap of nature.
Written May 27, 2022
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Rohit Gupta
Ghaziabad District, India30 contributions
Category : History/ Religion
Ideal Time -1-1:30 Hrs / Rating 4.5 Out 5
Vashistha cave : Located 25 Km from Rishikesh on Badrinath road -Ancient Cave Where Great Sage Vashistha Medicated , As per Hindu Mythology sage vashistha was a manas putra of lord brahma and one of the seven great Sages.Vashistha Gufa is popular among Visitor come for Deep Meditation.it has a shivlinga in it and near there a swami purshottamanand Ashram which manages the cave . To reach this cave, one has to climb a flight of around 200 steps. Timming 7 Am to 6 Pm (Closed 12 Noon To 3 Pm ).
Written December 27, 2020
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Nitin S
New Delhi, India140 contributions
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 preserved and well maintained. Please dont forget to sit there and meditate and feel the aura of the place.

Tip: You will have to descent down and climb back from main road so wear good shoes although the both descend and ascend is comfortable. River Ganges is further 100-150 meters from cave and the way is filled with sand and rocks but it is enjoyable. You will get spectacular views from Gufa and upon reaching river, you can enjoy bathing as well. Please remember there are no changing rooms as it is pure pristine natural bank of river.

Go and witness a piece of ancient history

Nitin

Written November 10, 2020
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fashionocker
Agra, India4 contributions
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 to camp, click pictures, and enjoy silence.
Written October 10, 2020
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Abhishek_Sura
Vijayawada, India29 contributions
One of the peaceful place to meditate and enjoy the calmness. We took a rented bike and travelled from Rishikesh to Vashisht Gufa. We have 2 caves one is Vashisht Gufa and the other one name Arundati Gufa on the name of his wife.
Written June 13, 2022
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Dhruv Ratti
5 contributions
Some 20 minutes drive from Laxman Jhula,better to go by your own car. Place is best suited for meditation.
But government shall take care of the adjoining areas and make it more tourist friendly
Written August 3, 2021
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sonardevika
Kolkata (Calcutta), India73 contributions
Family
Sorry to giving wrong Visit type as there was no other options. I went to Rishikesh with my parents. This is Vashisth Cave backside which we visited after visiting the Gufa. It was an unbelievable experience inside the cave. The backside of the gufa has such breathtaking view. A must visit when in Rishikesh
Written March 23, 2020
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Vinod500
Bengaluru, India377 contributions
Family
This ancient cave was where Sage Vashishta meditated in the millennia gone by ! It is well preserved even now and one can meditate quietly inside.

It is about 25 km from Rishikesh on the Badrinath road. We drove mostly along the River Ganga and reached the entrance of Swami Puroshottamanand Ashram. For the ashram and Vashishta cave (Gufa or Guha) there were steps which took us down, almost to the river side. A few people were there but fortunately there was no crowd, and we could meditate inside the cave in peace.

Swami Chaitanyanand who is the Head of the ashram now, told us about the difficulties they had last year when the flood waters damaged many of the roads, especially the Kedarnath road. The ashram and Gufa were covered with sand several feet high, when the flood waters receded, and a huge expense was incurred to remove the sand and debris, rebuild and repaint the affected buildings. Their efforts have paid off and now the ashram and cave are again looking good, in this scenic location by the Ganga River bank.

A historic place worth visiting.
Written April 15, 2014
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Harish_Bali
New Delhi, India176 contributions
Entrance of Gufa is dark but visible as you move inside, it gets darker and visibility drops. There is a shivling inside. Cave is closed for 2 hours between 1 to 3 pm. People sit inside the Gufa for some time and do meditation.

i spoke about my experience inside the cave with few tourists and we all shared common experience and that was high energy. I felt like floating and it gave me a feeling of emptiness. All the thoughts in my mind vanished for few minutes.

I was lucky that there were some sadhus who had come during that time and they were chanting om namo shivay during that time. It was such a great feeling. i found myself blessed.

If you have children with you less than 18 years, I would suggest you not to explore this place.

Apart from Gufa there is Ganges passing by, travelers sit there and enjoy the flow of the river too.

Will share a tip - if you are travelling to Vashishtha Gufa, you can extend go down further 5 pm and visit Mala Kunti. It is a bridge similar to Laxman Jhula. You will experience a out of world view of bridge and road from Mala Kunti.

I have spent 5 days in Rishikesh and have put all my experiences in form of a video on my YouTube channel - visa2explore. This can help viewers and travellers to learn more about places to visit in Rishikesh.

Thanks for taking time to read this review
Written April 14, 2017
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RitikaSinha
Panchkula, India60 contributions
Family
The calm gufa is the ideal spot to meditate. It opens at 7 in the morning and is closed in the afternoon from12 to 4. A series of steps lead to the gufa. U have to park your vehicle on the main highway itself.
Written May 6, 2015
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