Pandav Gufa Gangotri: How to reach there

The Pandav Gufa in Gangotri is a fascinating hidden treasure nestled in the Himalayas. To reach this isolated cave, one must take a 1.5 km trek from Gangotri Dham. The cave is believed to have been used by the Pandavas from the Mahabharata for meditation as they journeyed toward Mount Kailash. This makes the Pandav Caves a must-visit destination for travelers exploring the state of Uttarakhand, particularly those visiting the Gangotri Temple.

Trek to Pandav Gufa

The trail leading to Pandav Gufa is a thrilling experience as you pass through dense forests and verdant landscapes. The trek offers breathtaking views of the hills, valleys, and other natural wonders. What makes this trek unique is that you can engage in various activities along the way, making it a complete adventure package.

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Interior of the Cave
Interior of the Cave

Legends Behind

Located at the base of Kedar Mountain, there is an ancient cave that is believed to house one of Lord Krishna’s numerous treasures. According to legend, Pandu, a figure from the Mahabharata epic, visited this cave and retrieved his legendary bow before seeking refuge here to meditate with his wife as they waited out their curse. This cave is a must-visit for devotees of Krishna or any other deities, and it instantly becomes an epic pilgrimage site for all visitors..

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Trekking Trail to the cave
Trekking Trail to the cave

Getting there

The locals are always happy to provide directions and offer survival tips during your visit to this area. Pandav Gufa is located close to Gangotri and can be easily accessed by taking a brisk walk. If you’re starting your journey from Rishikesh, there are buses available to nearby cities like Uttarakashi, Dehradun, and Haridwar.


You can also check out our guide to Gangotri and check out the places in Gangotri where you can visit and make your trip worthwhile


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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