Vyas Gufa

On the banks of a river called “Saraswati” lies a beautiful and popular Hindu pilgrimage site known as Vyas Gufa i.e. Cave of Sage Vyas. This “pious” site is said to be located in the Chamoli district in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. In addition, this religious site is said to be found in a village called “Mana” which lies in close proximity to the Indo-China border. Furthermore, a natural rock can also be found around this cave which adds to the overall beauty and charm of this sacred site.

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a. Best time to visit Vyas Gufa:

The ideal time to visit this “pious cave” is either during the months of May to June or from September to October as a result of the climate being “pleasant” with, the temperature ranging from a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius to a minimum of 7 degrees Celsius.

b. How to reach Vyas Gufa:

Vyas Gufa Map

1. By train:

 The nearest railway station to the Vyas Gufa is the Haridwar Railway Station located at a distance of about 300 km. In addition, Dehradun Railway Station could also be used and is connected to major cities such as Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata etc.

2. By Road:

If you intend to drive to this town then the ideal starting points would be New Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Gurugram, and Dehradun.

  • Via New Delhi:

There is one route available from New Delhi to Vyas Gufa, and it is via NH7.

  • Via Haridwar:

There is one route available from Haridwar to Vyas Gufa, and it is via NH7.

  • Via Rishikesh:

There is one route available from Haridwar to Vyas Gufa, and it is via NH7.

  • Via Gurugram:

There are three routes available from Gurugram to Vyas Gufa, and they are Via NH109 and NH7, via NH7, and via NH7.

  • Via Dehradun:

There are two routes available from Dehradun to Vyas Gufa, and they are via NH7 and via Chamba-Mussorie Road and NH7.

3. By air:

The closest airport to this “religious” cave is located in Dehradun at a distance of approximately 300 km. The Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to major cities in the country.

1. Religious significance of the Vyas Gufa:

According to popular legend, this cave is the site where the great Hindu sage Vyas is supposed to have composed the great Indian epic Mahabharata along with Lord Ganesh who served as the writer. In addition, he is also is supposed to have composed eighteen puranas, Brahma Sutras, and four Vedas over here over a period of time. Furthermore, an idol of sage Vyas has been enshrined in this cave as a form of tribute. Yet another folklore states that, it was at this cave that Lord Ganesh was forced to write a portion of the Mahabharata story which was dictated by the great sage himself by using half a tusk, since his delicate reed pen had broken.

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