Miswak Sticks

This photo was taken at Nizamuddin Basti, New Delhi.

Miswak stick is used to clean teeth.

Kailash Cave, Loyal Village – Length 125 meters and Width – 8 meters

Chandan – The guide enhanced our knowledge about a newly found cave and we decided to visit. Scooty was not recommended because we have to drive uphill. A motorbike was required. This time I opt for the Hero Honda Splendor motorcycle. Cost Rs. 350 per day starting from 9 morning till 9 night hours. Scooty is 100 rupees cheaper but then it is a risk to have it for an uphill drive I guess with two people.

At 11:15 we started our journey from Tapovan, Rishikesh and by 1:30 pm we reached the newly found cave i.e., Kailash Gufa, Loyal village. In between we stop at Vashisht Gufa, Gular at 11:50 am.

Kailash cave is at Loyal village in Tehri Garhwal of Uttarakhand was discovered on 7th March 1997. Few village children were chasing sahi (Porcupine). It entered into a small space around rocks and when rocks were removed huge cave was discovered by the villagers. The length of the Cave is 125 meters and Width – 8 meters.

( narrated by Swami Hoshiyargiri – Priest of Kailash cave )

Hoshiyargiri also having sound knowledge of medicinal herbs and plants. If requested he will show you various herbs and plants such as Dalchini, Sarpgandha, Din ka Raja Plant – Violet, Vaijanti Plant, Shami tree, Rudraksha tree, Camphor tree, Bay leaf, Lemon Tulsi plant, Rama Tulsi plant and many more in around Kailash Cave and will narrate the benefits of having the same as plants at your home or as a medicine.

Rishikesh to Kailash Cave (Loyal Village) – Distance and Directions

Kailash cave (Loyal village) is approx. 31 km from Tapovan, Rishikesh and 14 km from Vashisht Gufa, Gular.

Tapovan, Rishikesh > Neer Waterfall ( 2 km )

Neer Waterfall > Shivpuri ( 9 km )

Shivpuri > Vashisht Gufa, Gular ( 6 km )

Vashisht Gufa, Gular > Kailash Gufa, Loyal village ( 14 km )

(Follow NH 58 till Gular. After crossing Gular bridge turn left to reach Loyal village. 14 km beautiful uphill drive)

Rishikesh to Pawki Devi Temple (Nai Village) – Distance and Directions

Tapovan, Rishikesh to Pawki Devi temple, Nai village Distance is approx. 39 km

Tapovan, Rishikesh > Neer Waterfall ( 2 km )

Neer Waterfall > Shivpuri ( 9 km )

Shivpuri > Vashisht Gufa, Gular ( 6 km )

Vashisht Gufa, Gular > Kailash Gufa, Loyal village ( 14 km )

(Follow NH 58 till Gular. After crossing Gular bridge turn left to reach Loyal village. 14 km beautiful uphill drive )

Kailash Gufa, Loyal village > Pawki Devi Temple, Nai village ( 8 km )

(Kailash Gufa, Loyal village till Nai village is another beautiful uphill drive. I stop many times to watch villages all around hills and not to forget one can watch holy river Ganga flowing far far down below. Amazing experience. One should visit. Remember after taking a right turn from Nai village you have to drive approx. 1 km further and a newly made uphill path of 3 km to reach Pawki Devi temple)