camping in rishikesh

Malakhunti sirasu Vashishta Gufa trek

Region : Pauri Garhwal - Uttarakhand

Duration : 1 Day

Level : Easy

Trekking distance :10 Kms

Max Altitude : 600 Meters

Pickup Point : Rishikesh

Drop Point : Rishikesh

Best Season : All Season

Malakhunti is around 25 kms from Rishikesh. A beautiful trek for Mala Village is of 8 kms. And takes 3 hrs to reach Sirasu village and Vashishta Gufa, situated on the banks of the Ganga River, is a popular place for meditation lovers. This is the cave where great Sage Vashishta said to have meditated. He was also among the seven great sages (Saptarishis) and the guru of Lord Ram. According to Hindu mythology, after the death of his children, Sage Vashishta, he decided to commit suicide in River Ganga, but was refused by Goddess Ganga. Arundhati, Vashishta's wife, liked the location and decided to stay here. Sage Vashishta meditated here for long time in a cave.

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year 1930 Sri Swami Purushottamananda Ji visited this gufa and now his ashram is located close to the Vashishta Gufa, where meditation is practiced. At present, the Swami Purshottamanand Trust manages this cave. The cave is a natural formation of 60 feet deep that has a Shiv Linga inclined vertically into the cave opening. Many people feel amazing while meditating in this cave. There are some rooms built outside the cave area, where many sadhus have been living permanently. The trek passes through dense forest & along the gangas Villages displaying rich Garhwali culture

Families, friends, company personnel or adventurers enjoy the idea of camping as it brings memorable moments that are cherished throughout their lives. Here, one gets a chance to choose from the below camping & rafting packages.