Jhilmil Gufa, Near Rishikesh

Jhilmil Gufa is located near Manikoot Parvat around 20km from Rishikesh and approx 3km from the famous neelkanth temple, Around an hour easy hike from neelkanth temple.

Today in our series of unexplored places near rishikesh we will cover This Mysterious Gufa.

History of Jhilmil Gufa

This cave is dedicated to the supreme devotee of Lord Shiva, Baba Gorakhnath. This cave is quite ancient and full of old secrets. There is a description in the Puranas that Baba Gorakhnath had done austerities to Lord Shiva for thousands of years by setting up Hawan in this cave. At this place, Lord Shiva and Baba Gorakhnath had discussed yoga together for a long time.

Jhilmil Gufa Near Neelkanth Temple

A statue of Baba Gorakhnath is present in the main entrance of the cave, In front of which there is a Hawn Kund.

There is a small stairs to enter the cave. On the left hand side you will find the statue of Lord Shiva with Snakes.


Walking a little further you will find another idol of Baba Gorakhnath, Where he is seated meditating Lord Shiva.

You should add this in your itinerary while you will be visiting rishikesh or neelkanth temple.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How far is Jhilmil Gufa from Neelkanth Temple?

The Gufa is Located just 3km from Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Around an hour hike from the neelkanth temple. People of all ages can visit this place.

Where to stay near Jhilmil Gufa?

There is no stay option available near jhilmil gufa, you have to come back to neelkanth temple and you can stay at a guest house there or you can book our camp at phoolchatti.

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