Lesser-Known Temples in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Although Rishikesh is world-renowned because the Beatles visited and composed some of their best songs while staying in an Ashram, today it is already a city that has everything. There are lesser-known temples that are must-visits while visiting this holy city. Here are two of these lesser-known temples in Rishikesh:

  • Kailash Temple  & Loyal  Cave ( 30 km from Rishikesh)
  • Vindhya Wasini Temple (  Rajaji National Park Rishikesh)

1- Kailash Temple or Loyal Cave

The Loyal Cave is located 30 kilometers from Rishikesh and is one of the many wonderful things to do in the area. The cave is a natural cavity caused by the erosion of water currents at the top of the mountains and is hidden under a religious temple. A Baba (guru of India) lives in the cave and keeps it open for visitors.

To enter the cave, you’ll go through a traditional door that’s covered in white ceramic. Once you’re inside, you’ll have to descend a few stone steps to get to the heart of the cave. The electric light makes it easy to see, but you can also ask for a flashlight or use your mobile phone if you want to explore more. There are different sections or rooms inside the cave that you can visit.

Recommended Time: 2 to 3 Hours (Transportation and visit).
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm.
Price: Free

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Vindhya Wasini Temple
Vindhya Wasini Temple

2- Vindhyavashini Temple Haridwar

The Vindhya Wasini temple is located 25 kilometers from Rishikesh and an hour’s drive away. It is practically within the Rajaji National Park. Tourists often flock to see the elephants that drink water and eat plants on the banks of the rive

The temple is located in a very remote area and the only way to get there is by a small plane or a long hike. The temple is very simple and has nothing beyond what can be found in any other Hindu temple, such as sculptures of gods, flowers, offerings, pilgrims, and some Baba who lives in the place. However, the landscapes and the way to get there can be quite adventurous.

Recommended Time: 2 to 3 Hours (Transportation and visit).
Hours: 24 Hours.
Price: Free.


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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