Vashishta Gufa Overview

Ranked 13 of 40 sightseeing in Rishikesh

Vashishta Gufa is a famous attraction famous for meditation. Located at the bank of River Ganga, this gufa is situated at a distance of 16 km from Rishikesh. It takes about an hour’s drive on the Rishikesh Badrinath Highway to reach Vashishta Gufa.

For the adventure seeker, this place provides with camping facility. The Vashishta Gufa is situated in the middle of a grove of Gular (Ficus) trees and the slopes leading to sacred River Ganga. It is also famous for a linga, which is considered to be spiritual. It is believed that in the year 1928 and 1961 Sri Swami Purushottamananda Ji visited this gufa and now his ashram is located close to the Vashishta Gufa, where various devotes come for meditation.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Ankush Gulati

Ankush Gulati5.0/5

36 reviews

Best place

We went down the hill to this place. Steepy Steps. Go along in a group only. Babas on the way smoking chillums makes it bit scary. The Gufa was closed when we reached there. But the Ganges view was excellent, simply the best.



3 reviews

A must visit if you go to Rishikesh

The Gufa is right on the banks of the Ganga in a pristine setting surrounded by mountains. The attraction of the place is the fact you can get down to river and enjoy the beaches. A calm and tranquil place you can enjoy.

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Vashishta Gufa, Rishikesh

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Kulveen Narula

View of Vashisht temple from the banks of Ganges

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