A Trek to Bhagsunag Waterfalls, Mcleodganj

After a long break, I have been able to plan for a long trip to spend the summer vacation. The trip comprises the best sightseeing spots of west Himachal Pradesh, a state in India. Though I am not quite a trekking or hiking person but enjoyed my walk and a mini trek I may say to the Bhagsunag Waterfalls, Mcleodganj. Today I would like to share my experience of the visit. True I missed the gushing flow of the falls as it is summer in India and usually the water is in full force after the monsoons. Yet I loved the view and the scenic beauty around.

Origin of the Bhagsunag Waterfalls

The waterfalls cascade down the rocky cliffs and mountain slopes from a height of about 30 feet. Its origin is from the Dhauladhar valley, a religious place in the region. The fall is at its full peak during the monsoon season due to the heavy rains. In other seasons the force is not high and you can watch the gushing view once you reach the origin point of the waterfall. There are pools of water present at a few places along the path where you can sit and dip for a refreshing and cool experience.

Start your journey from Bhagsunag Temple

Before you proceed toward the waterfalls, visit the Bhagsunag temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can find images of other gods and goddesses also in the temple premises. There is a pool of water where devotees sometimes dip in for seeking peace and tranquility.

A Thrilling walk towards the falls

If you love walking and trekking, then you will love the walk toward the waterfalls. There are certain areas where you will find rocky but the majority of the path is high to medium steps. So do not forget to wear some good shoes and ensure to remain hydrated. There are protected railings at the side to provide support and protection. Few areas are kept open for people to descend down into the water pools and also to the venue for the adventure sports. Cafes are present along the way if you want to sip on some drinks and munch on some snacks.

The view is captivating and intriguing with the greenery around and the rocky slopes. Though you need to climb up many steps, you won’t feel the tiredness. The landscape greets with freshness, much relief to the tiring feet.

Things to do at the Bhagsunag Waterfalls

If you love adventure sports, then go for zip-lining. You need to descend down a few steps in between to reach the arena.

Visit the Shiva cafe and End of the World cafe just near the falls to sip some tea or coffee.

Dip into the pools of water in between the path of the falls for a refreshing experience.

Sit and relax near the foot of the falls and enjoy the mesmerizing experience of the falls and it’s adjoining landscape.

Best time to visit

You can visit during the summers, like what I have planned for. Or after the monsoons during the months of October and November. The days are warm and the nights are pleasant.

How to reach?

If you are visiting Dharamshala and Mcleodgang, the waterfalls come in between the two towns. It’s almost a 2 km walk from the Bhagsunag temple.

Timings

7 AM to 9 PM, open throughout the year.

Author

Kuntala

A travel enthusiast craving to explore the exotic destinations in the world, deciphering the mysteries and the thrill concealed in them.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

14 thoughts on “A Trek to Bhagsunag Waterfalls, Mcleodganj

  • May 25, 2022 at 10:25 pm
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    This is my idea of a wonderful trip. I love walking and taking photographs. It would be amazing to see the waterfalls.

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  • May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm
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    I love the waterfalls, they look amazing…I would love to trek there, that would be amazing…

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  • May 27, 2022 at 4:05 pm
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    I’ve never seen a waterfall in nature. It is something I would like to do. All the ones I have seen are manmade.

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  • May 27, 2022 at 5:07 pm
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    I’m not really a trekking kind of person but with views like that I’d make an exception. Looks like a lovely place x

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  • May 28, 2022 at 12:33 am
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    Sounds like a fun trek to the falls. I wonder if there is more water flowing during a rainy season. Beautiful place to visit!

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  • May 28, 2022 at 4:01 pm
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    Wow what a stunning place!. Those waterfalls.are breathtaking and what an ascet.

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  • May 30, 2022 at 2:27 am
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    I would love to see this place,by the way the view are beautiful!

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  • May 30, 2022 at 11:38 am
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    Hiking up to a water fall and the chance to zip line is really quite wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this area. I hope to go there someday.

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  • May 30, 2022 at 2:18 pm
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    The walk to get there looks so vibrant and lovely. I do love visiting waterfalls but have only ever explored the UK, this would be amazing!

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  • May 30, 2022 at 10:08 pm
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    I love that message written on the rock. It’s a great motto to live by. I also like the little adventures along the way as you trek towards the falls.

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  • May 31, 2022 at 7:05 am
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    I have never been that side. This place is really so beautiful. I would love to visit here sometime

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