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Himachal Pradesh Tourism – A Mesmerising Trip to Bhagsu

By Manoj

A lesser known tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh includes the quiet town of Bhagsu. Nestled in a corner between McLeodGanj and Dharamshala this town is mostly forgotten by tourists.

Though it does not boast of many attractions, what draws tourists here is the calmness and simplicity of the place.

It is the place where you should head to if you are looking for a break from your mundane lives and if relaxing and rejuvenating is of utmost priority on your holiday list. Lose yourself amidst the beauty of nature at Bhagsu.

Bhagsu Falls

A tourist place in Bhagsu is the Bhagsu Falls, which is very close to the Bhagsunag temple. The fall is at its best during the monsoons and creates a picturesque view of the surrounding region.

Tourists coming here usually take a dip in the cold water that gets collected at the bottom of the falls. It is also an ideal picnic spot.

Bhagsu Falls
 

View of the waterfall.
Photo Courtesy: Bicrom Das

Bhagsunag Temple

The Bhagsunag Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located at an elevation of 1,770 mt above sea level. It is considered sacred by the Hindus and the Gorkhas living here.

There are pools within this temple and according to local beliefs the water in these pools have healing powers. Tourists visit the temple to capture the scenic views of the region from here and also to pay their respects to the gods.

Bhagsunag Temple
 

Water filling the pools of the temple.
Photo Courtesy: rishi_choosenone

Indrahar Pass

The Indrahar Pass is a trekking trail and attracts many adventure addicts. The pass is located in the Dhauladhar Mountain Range and is best trekked between the months of April to October.

Indrahar Pass
 

Scenic view from the Indrahar Pass.
Photo Courtesy: antoine

How to Reach Bhagsu

By Air: The Gaggal Airport in Dharamshala, serves as the nearest domestic air base to Bhagsu and is located 5.5 km away. It is well-linked with important cities in India, such as New Delhi and Kullu.

By Train: Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest rail link to Bhagsu and is located at a distance of 92 km from Bhagsu. Trains for Pathankot are frequently available from the Indian capital city, New Delhi.

By Road: Both government and private buses for Bhagsu are available from nearby cities. Tourists can also avail buses to McLeodGanj from where Bhagsu is easily accessible. They can also opt for buses to Lower Dharamshala, which is not too far from the destination.

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