Ganesha Cave

About Ganesha Cave

The dark and ever so mysterious, Ganesha Cave cocooned in Mana village is a naturally formed cave, located about 4 km from Badrinath. This mystical cave is situated near the Vyas Cave, another popular attraction of Mana village. 

BadrinathIt is situated near Mana village about 3kms from Badrinath.
4.5 kms / 4 mins
From GMVN Tourist Rest House Badrinath
30 mins

Ganesha Cave in Badrinath

Ganesha Cave is a naturally formed cave located in Badrinath. As per Hindu beliefs, it is said that Lord Ganesha penned Mahabharata in this cave as dictated by Rishi Vyas. This cave is located near the famous Vyas Cave and holds religious significance in the lives of the people. Being surrounded by lush green trees the cave offers a pleasant view of the gorgeous vista of the Himalayan ridges.

Mythological Tale related to Ganesha Cave

As per ancient Hindu scripts, the Ganesha cave is the site where Lord Ganesha penned down the epic Mahabharata as dictated by Ved Vyas. 

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit Ganesha cave is between the months of May to November.

Location & How to Reach Ganesha Cave

Ganesha Cave is located about 4 km from Badrinath Dham. On reaching Badrinath, you need to commence a short 3 km trek to Mana village or you can alternatively hire a taxi to reach there. Then from Mana, a brisk 1 km hike will lead you to Ganesha Cave. Since the trek involves a steep climb, elderly people should avoid it as they may run out of breath.

By Air: Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun located about 314 km is the nearest airport to Badrinath. Taxis are easily available from this airport to Badrinath. 

By Rail: At Rishikesh, you’ll find the nearest railhead to Badrinath. The Rishikesh Railway station is 295 km before Badrinath on NH58. One can easily hire a taxi or take a bus from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli etc. to reach Badrinath. 

By Road: Badrinath being a popular pilgrim place possess a great network of roads. The travellers can commence their journey from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi to reach the nearest city to Badrinath. The buses and taxis to Badrinath are easily available from major destinations like Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Srinagar etc.


Read How to Reach guide for Badrinath.

What is Ganesha Cave famous for?

Ganesha Cave is popular place for following activities/ interests - Caves, Religious.

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