Places to stay near Bhagsu Nag
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Another great place at a short distance from Château Garli is Bhagsu Nag waterfalls. The scenic 20m waterfalls are located at a trek of about a kilometre from Bhagsu Nag temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva). The trek is lined with street cafes where you can munch on delicious local food and evergreen maggi. Also, now, i.e. the monsoons, are the best time to visit this place!
Heading to the same place as the night before for dinner, we were in for a stroke of luck. We found ourselves in the midst of a classical music session. While the style was Indian, the instruments and the musicians were from different nationalities which compounded the charm and beauty of the music. It was the perfect end to the short relaxing trip. We took a bus early next morning and were back in Delhi by late evening.
We pulled in just as the town was waking up and there were travelers of all hues emerging with yoga mats, chillams and musical instruments. We had a heavy breakfast and after checking in into our room, started walking towards the one place we knew we wanted to see - Illiterati. Special mention for the walk from Bhagsunag to McLeodganj, through winding roads with a full view of the Bhagsu waterfalls and Triund valley. The major downer was how crowded the whole place was, with traffic backed up the entire way and blaring horns. It was then that we realized how lucky we were to be staying where we were. Upper Bhagsu was literally the only quiet corner in the whole bustling hill town. Tucked away at the extreme upper corner of the town, one could wake up to the sound of classical music and bird sounds. But as soon as one emerges into the main Bhagsunag, it was just a cacaphony of car horns and yelling kids all the way to and through McLeod. The next peaceful part is when one leaves McLeod and starts walking the roads leading to Illiterati. Of course, as luck would have it the place was closed for the day, and starving and thirsty, we walked back to McLeod and found a place for lunch. As that place also filled up fast with families with their kids, we rushed out and ran back to our place in Upper Bhagsu. The rest of the evening was spent confined to that lane as we browsed a few shops and found a beautiful outdoor valley-overlooking restaurant for dinner. Post-dinner we sat in our balcony drinking wine through the night.
You will be hiking to Bhagsu Nag waterfall. It is 2 kilometers away from the main market area. People take cars, or autos to reach the Shiva Temple after which the only option one has to get to the falls is to walk. But you wouldn't want to be stuck in the traffic. So, ditch the car and take a walk, all the way up to the falls, from your hotel. A word of caution - the waterfall can get really crowded, so get out of your comfort zone and try looking for spots that aren't hounded by people. You will have to hike a little for that.Take a walk to the market in the evening. Combine this with a visit to the Dalai Lama Temple, which is within walking distance from the main market.
9:30 was the time when we started the trek."I am tired can't climb anymore" said the 90kg bulky Apoorv. "We are just 10 mins in and only climbing a slope, I told you it is going to be hard for you"said Abhay. We became unsure whether he would be able to complete the trek or not. We still moved on keeping our fingers crossed and hoping that we will reach the top.
Bhagsunag TempleSurrounded by beautiful pools and lush greenery, this temple is located at a height of 1770m above sea level. The temple was built by King Bhagsu and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It tends to be a significant place of worship and spirituality and at the same time, one of the most popular and visited spots in the area. The pools around this temple are believed to be sacred and contain miraculous powers of healing
Our first spot was Bhagsu-Nag temple. He dropped us near the taxi stand and gave us directions to reach the temple and waterfall near it. We had some breakfast and headed for the temple. It is preceded by a small lane of shops where local items are sold. The Bhagsu-Nag temple is famous after a King named Bhagsu who wanted to take the lake near the place to Rajasthan for his people. When the Nag came to know about this he came and a fight started at the end of which King Bhagsu realized that the Nag is none other than Lord Shiva and so, defeated he went back to his place. There is a small swimming pool near the temple which was filled with tourists. Cutting from the temple is a small lane which makes way for a trail towards the Bhagsu falls. The trail is just like the one we find in Vaishno Devi. The upwards walk takes almost 30 to 40 mins. The view is beautiful. It was sunny and a bit hot during the day which made us tired quickly. When we reached the falls, we found a thin flow of water to a shallow poll where only our legs till the knee could dip but ...it was chilly. We took off our shoes and dipped our feet in the water and were shocked by the chilly effect. It was so cold. I couldn't stay in there long. It was numbing my feet.After a few clicks and fun, we headed towards Shiva's Café which I had read so much about on the internet. It is 10 mins walk upwards the fall. The place has an artistic look with pics of Hindu Gods and small quotes like 'You will not find internet here, but u will find better connection'. There were a no. of seating arrangements with chairs and tables, mats and lower tables, inside and outside. The place was so calm and peaceful. We had already spent 1 hour to reach the falls and then reach the café. We had only 2.5 hours to explore the other places but we refused to budge from there. We had tea, coffee and sandwiches at the café and got busy clicking pictures. It was almost 10.30 when we thought of heading back. By the time we went back, the taxi-driver had got worried that something had happened to us. He had presumed we would come back in 45 mins. Ha!!Well, after that we kept in our mind to call the driver if we want to take more time. After that he took us to spot not worth anything. I do not know what it was. Some place just to see the mountains but that could be seen from anywhere. I told the driver to take us to better places after that. He took us to a beautiful church after that. In the midst of tall deodar trees and slope of the mountain, it looked old and beautiful. The place was very quiet and people were visiting peacefully. It is wonderful how every holy place brings calm inside you and soothes every thought.
I am no "Oh! wow, water!" kind of person but waterfalls ? Ahan. You got that right. Bhagsunag temple and Bhagsunag Falls are not something you would like to miss. Also, I will suggest you to read a little about the history of this place before, to live the story as you go exploring. A short trek to Shiva Cafe from Bhagsunag to taste the Tibetan cuisine is like drinking chilled water in scotching heat.
This enchanting waterfall is located about 11 kms from Dharamshala and is easily approachable by road. It is one of the best tourist attractions in Dharamshala and is known for its old temple, a fresh water spring, and slate quarry a waterfall surrounded by stunning cliffs and trees.
Our day five started with mcleodganj water fall"bhagsu waterfall". After that we visited local Tibetan market. Dalai lana temple and booked our return Volvo bus to delhi departures at 7:30 pm.
Late evening I went to Bhagsunag Temple. You’ll notice ancient Shiva and Nag devtas sculptures and moortis worshipped by both Hindus and Gorkhas. Temple is typical build as Himachali rocky houses. Peaceful shrine also loaded foreigners and hippies too. Ended my day chilling at a small café called German Bakery which is situated half a kilometre from Bhagsu Temple. They serve delicious bakery items and variety of teas and also pancakes. Wrapped up early today as I had to leave for Amritsar the next morning.
The Bhagsu , Mcleodganj is named after the famous temple of Bhagsunath
Bhagsu Nag waterfall is a small water fall on the outskirt of Dharamshala. It is around 3 Km from Mcleodganj. It takes around half an hour hike from Mcleodganj bus stand to reach Bhagsu. Although the water fall is small but one can just sit back and enjoy the exquisite beauty of Dhauladhar range. This place must be in the wish list for a bag packer it he is travelling to Dharamshala.
Bhagsu Nag Waterfall and roaming around in the jungle
Beautiful waterfall, a must visit on your trip to McloedGanj
15 mins walk from Mcleodganj, its where you start the trek to Triund via Gallu Devi Temple. It has a beautiful waterfall just 30 mins walk away.
The temple is dedicated to Shiva and to the local version of the serpent deity, BhagsuNag. The Temple is the starting point for a short steep trek to the Bhagsu waterfalls.
pros: very ancient temple, relaxed atmosphere, swimming pool, nice location cons: none.
Our first stop was the Bhagsunag temple, a 5,000-odd-year-old temple dedicated to Shiva.
pick upper Bhagsunaag or Dharamkot to stay. The place is queit and in the lap of nature.