Vashishta Gufa Rishikesh
A sacred cave in Rishikesh, Vashishta Gufa is claimed to be the holy abode of Sage Vashistha, one of the seven great sages of ancient India. According to the legends, sage Vashishta decided to commit suicide in river Ganga after his kid’s death. However, river Ganga refused to accept his plea. Thereupon, wife of Vashishta, Arundhati, decided to stay in a cave due to pleasant location. Saint Vashishta stayed and meditated in the cave for an extended period. With the passing time, an ashram was developed near the cave. In 1930, Swami Purshottamanand maintained this cave. Even at present, the cave is managed by Swami Purshottamanand Trust. Also, there is a Shiva lingam inside the cave. The cave is located 25 km from Rishikesh in Badrinath road and can be reached by a climbing a flight of more than 200 stairs.
Rishikesh Badrinath Highway, Near Swami Purushottamananda Ji Ashram, Rishikesh, 249304, Uttarakhand