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A beautiful day out to Vashishta Cave and Shivpuri Beach

Are you tired of your daily hustle and bustle and in desperate need of a tranquil escape? Look no further! Nestled in the enchanting coastal state of Goa, India, lies two hidden gems that promise to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul – Vashishta Cave and Shivpuri Beach. These two locations offer a perfect blend of spirituality and natural beauty, providing an experience like no other. 

Vashishta Cave (Gufa) is situated on the banks of the river Ganga, it is one of the most beautiful places of deep meditation in Rishikesh. This cave was where Sage Vashishta (Lord Brahma’s godly son) meditated. Vashishta was also among the seven great sages (Saptarishis) and the guru of Lord Rama. 

According to Hindu mythology, after the death of the sage’s children, Vashishta came here to commit suicide. However, the holy Ganga River failed his attempt, thereafter Vashishta and his wife decided to stay there due to the pleasant environment and energy. Sage Vashishta meditated in the cave for long periods of time and with the passing of time, a small ashram was made in his remembrance. In the mid-20th century, Swami Purshottamanand came to this site and started to maintain it. At present, the Swami Purshottamanand Trust manages this cave and inside the cave, there is a Shivalinga which is considered very sacred. To reach Vashishta Cave (20km from Laxman Jhula) you have to go on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway which passes through Shivpuri beach. 

Shivpuri Beach is among one of the favorite beaches in Rishikesh, with the silver soft sand and jade blue tranquil waters, this stunning beach will leave you feeling soothed and tranquilized. Known for its pristine waters, golden sands, and a plethora of thrilling water sports, Shivpuri Beach offers a delightful contrast to the meditative ambiance of the cave. The beach stretches all the way through to Vashishta Cave, so the journey itself is very scenic and pleasing to the eye.

Itinerary of the day trip:

  • Hire a taxi/scooter and drop at the Vashistha Cave entrance, and then you can walk down a few steps to reach the cave itself. You can go into the cave and meditate or spend some time there to soak up the powerful energy it emanates. 
  • After exploring the cave and the ashram, you can go to Shivpuri Beach and are free to do whatever you like. You can take a dip in the refreshing River Ganga, sunbathe and top up your tan, explore around the beach, or watch the river rafters pass by the water rapids.
  • Later you can head back to your stay after a relaxing evening on the beach

A trip to Vashishta Cave and Shivpuri Beach offers a perfect blend of spirituality, tranquility, and adventure. Immerse yourself in the meditative ambiance of the cave, seeking inner peace, and then let your spirit soar as you indulge in thrilling water sports at the nearby beach. Embrace the serenity of nature, revel in the legendary tales, and return with a heart full of memories from this soul-enriching journey.

So, set your mind and embark on this unforgettable experience, and let Vashishta Cave and Shivpuri Beach weave their magic on you!

Note: You can get in touch with our Live Free Rishikesh Reception if you’re interested in knowing more about the nearby tourist attractions: +91 96393 39600

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