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Bhagsunag Waterfall, Dharamshala

Bhagsunag-which is referred firstly by the kings name (Raja Bhagsu) and then by the Lords name Nag is believed to be historical. It is about 11 kms. from Lower Dharamshala and we find an old temple and a fresh water spring. The temple of Bhagsu is devoted to Lord Shiva. A 2 kilometre away from Mcleod Ganj connected with a motorable road, is the ancient temple of Bhagsu Nag, who once lived on the Bhagsu Hill below which the present day temple and fresh water spring are located.

 

Bhagsunag Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall in Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh). This waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and is a major site of interest in Dharamshala. Due to its tantalizing surroundings, this place draws a large number of tourists, including the foreign nationals. The white waters spill down from a huge height of 7112 feet. It is said that this place is named after King Bhagsu and Nagdevta (Bhagsu and Nag). King Bhagsu dared to steal the water from Nagdal Lake. This led to a bout between the two where the king was defeated and forgiven by Nagdevta. In this manner, the name Bhagsunag Waterfall came into existence.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Bhagsunag Waterfall is known for its beauty. It serves as an ideal picnic spot for many
2) This waterfall is also known as a famous trekking spot in Dharamshala. The area around it is ideal for camping and trekking
3) During monsoons, the width of Bhagsunag Waterfalls doubles and looks even appealing
4) It is also known for a Shiva temple. It is a well-known sacred site and is visited by numerous devotees and tourists

 

Best Time To Visit:-
The best time for visiting Bhagsunag Waterfalls is throughout the year, excluding monsoons. During monsoons, the chances of landslides are higher. Therefore, people avoid visiting this place in this season if they are visiting to relish trekking.

 

Reaching There:-
Bhagsunag Waterfall snug amid the green surroundings, thus, it is not possible to reach the spot on a vehicle. One has to de-board the local bus, cab, or auto at the village of Bhagsu and then proceed to the waterfall on foot.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Kangra Junction (Narrow Gauge), Pathankot Station (Broad Gauge)
Nearest Airport- Gaggal Airport

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