Vashistha Cave is a famous natural cave located in Rishikesh. This cave is situated on the banks of the sacred river Ganga, which is a popular place for that meditation. It is believed that the great Rishi Vasishtha had meditated in this cave. Rishi Vashishta was the Guru of Lord Rama.
It was his residence site. According to Hindu mythology, Rishi Vashishth decided to renounce his body in the Ganges, but Goddess Ganga refused to do so. Arundhati, the wife of Rishi Vashisht, liked this place and they decided to stay here.
While living in the cave, Rishi Vashishta meditated for a long time. Near the cave is a Shivling which is considered sacred by Hindus. The famous Hindu saints Shri Swami Purshottamanand Ji came here in the year 1928 and in the year 1961.
There is also their an ashram near the Vashishta cave, where daily meditation is practised. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy cave. The Vashistha Cave is one of the main centres of attraction in Rishikesh.
The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 20 km from Rishikesh.
The nearest railway station of Rishikesh is Rishikesh, which comes under to the Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.
Vashistha Cave is located at a distance of about 22 km from Rishikesh bus stand.
The journey of Vashistha Cave can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to April. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold.
Due to cold in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much.
Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of rains.