Visiting Jhilmil Cave in Rishikesh, India

Jhilmil Cave, near Rishikesh, is certainly an ideal place for nature, hiking and trekking. It is ideal as well as for cave expeditions, camping and hanging out with yourself or family. Trekking and cave expeditions are undeniably full of excitement and adventure activity.

A distance view from the Jhilmil Cave
A distance view from the Jhilmil Cave

Jhilmil Cave is only 25 kilometers from Rishikesh. It contains three small natural caves in the Manikoot Mountain. It is perched at an elevation of 1126 meters above sea level. These caves altogether make your trek very adventurous and exciting. It’s certainly interesting to enter where many Sadhus have lived and meditated for a century. It is the best week-off activity to visit a mountain top by trekking with an expert guide. Some trekking routes are steep and also pass through Rajaji National Park.

Neelkantha Mahadev Temple in Rishikesh
Neelkantha Mahadev Temple in Rishikesh

During Jhilmil cave trek you will also learn about cave expeditions and meditation. You’ll meet with Sadhus and experience spiritual and religious activity. Heading further you can make a visit to Neelkantha Mahadev and Parvati temples and nearby villages. The ancient cave invites a delightful moment to enjoy piece of mind and spiritual wisdom.

Jhilmil Cave
Jhilmil Cave

Rajaji National Park

After Ganesh and Jhilmil caves and Parvati and Neelkantha Mahadev temples, the trek route enters the forest of Rajaji National Park. The park stretches about 820 square km and is famous for its elephants, leopards and tigers. While trekking back, visit the ashram cum cave, where you can enjoy a fine conversation with Mauni Baba Ji. You can also camp at nearby cave of Mauni Baba; there you have a chance to hear the night birds and relax with real Sadhu.

Visitors at Jhilmil Cave
Visitors at Jhilmil Cave

This trek requires at least a full day’s visit. You may opt to take private transport there and while coming back you can choose trek routes. By opting for private transport in one direction, you can visit all neighborhood attractions in full day tour.

About Om Prakash Kushwaha

Website: https://rishikeshdaytour.com/blog

I am a licensed [ITD/174/10] Guide [Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Approved]. I have been working as a freelance professional tourist guide in Varanasi and Rishikesh since 2006.

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