Vashistha Cave

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Visit Duration: 1 hour

Timings: Everyday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry type: Free

Entry Details: Free


Rishikesh is a blessing of nature since it has such divine views and the River Ganga gracefully flows through it. It attracts two types of people, the ones who come here to worship in the ancient temples and the others who come here to enjoy activities such as camping, hiking and rafting. It is the most suitable place to enjoy a short trip.  

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Vashistha Cave

Highlights of Vashistha Cave

It is said that the sage himself and his wife had undertaken shelter here while they meditated severely for multiple years all day and night. This is the reason why it is considered to be a sacred spot by the people. It is a cave that resonates a sense of tranquility and spirituality in itself. A person tends to enter into a state of reflection in such an environment. Numerous people visit this place to seek the ideal place to meditate and find a sense of peace. 

Rishikesh is home to numerous sacred temples. The area surrounding the Vashishtha Cave has abundant temples nearby. This cave is situated on the banks of the River Ganges. This particular feature makes the spot quite picturesque and a destination that surely is pleasing to the eyes. The area is so full of positivity and good energies that people come here to simply sit in peace or have calm walks by themselves. Since it lies close to the riverbank, numerous bathing ghats have been specially made to let devotees take dips known as dupkis in the holy water. It is an attractive spot for many yoga practitioners and people who are fond of getting into a meditative state due to the availability of such an ambience with a perfect setting. 

A trip to Uttarakhand is no less than a dream since it is truly a divine place. With scenic beauty that can be found only in imagination or on the screens of theatre, Uttarakhand truly leaves you mesmerised by its charm. While visiting the cave, you will come in touch with the local people, and their cuisines and get to know about their culture. It is truly a fascinating experience to learn about it all. 

To be able to reach this cave, you will need to undergo a short trekking experience. This trek is quite easy and will gift you many beautiful scenarios as well. Do not forget to keep your cameras handy because the region will surely surprise you with breathtaking views you can’t get enough of.

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Vashistha Cave Overview

Rishikesh is a blessing of nature since it has such divine views and the River Ganga gracefully flows through it. It attracts two types of people, the ones who come here to worship in the ancient temples and the others who come here to enjoy activities such as camping, hiking and rafting. It is the most suitable place to enjoy a short trip.  

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Points Of Interest for Vashistha Cave

Apart from the Vashisht Cave, a few amazing places that lie nearby are as follows:

  • Haridwar: Haridwar is another city situated on the sacred banks of the river Ganga. It is a dive away from Rishikesh since the cities are just 26 kilometres apart. It is known for its famous Ganga Arti which takes place at Har Ki Paudi and witnesses a huge gathering of devotees who come here to see it.
  • Rishikesh: Rishikesh is a lovely city that should be explored. It has got temples as well as naturally occurring scenic beauty. Two famous suspension bridges are located here. They are Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula. They have been named after Gods of the Hindu mythology.
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Located a little distance away from the cave, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said to be quite old and people say that this is the place where he consumed poison. Hence the place is known as ‘Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.’
  • Triveni Ghat: Triveni Ghat is a ghat which is renowned for its sacredness and many people come here to take holy dips in it. River Ganga flows through the ghat and you can even see a glimpse of Ganga Arti from here.
  • Shivpuri: This is the ideal place for all the people who seek adventures in places adorned beautifully by nature’s beauty. People often come here for exciting adventures like rafting, hiking and trekking. 
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Best time to visit Vashistha Cave

Rishikesh is a city that can be visited at any time of the year. However, the season during which most people prefer to come here is during the summer. From February to May, the weather remains clear and pleasant. It is the ideal time to enjoy the thrilling outdoor activities.

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People Also Asked

Is there a dress code?

No, there isn't a particular dress code to visit the cave. Since it is a site of spiritual importance, wearing modest clothes would be better.

Can we meditate in the Vahishtha Cave?

Yes, people are allowed to meditate in the cave.

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