Bhagsu Falls Overview

Being in closed vicinity of the popular Bhagsunath Temple of Lord Shiva, this waterfall is known as the Bhagsu Falls. Spending a day here is one of the most exhilarating things to do in Mcleodganj. It is not only famous as a picnic spot but is also a significant place of pilgrimage. 

The sight of this 20 M tall waterfall is like a heaven on earth during monsoons. One can also cherish the delicious food served in the cafeteria near the falls. If you wish to add on to the excitement of this excursion, then you have a choice of trekking to these falls through the beautiful vistas. Carry your camera and capture the enticing exquisiteness of Mother Nature.

Timings: - Open from 7 am to 9 pm

Encircled by the enchanting beauty of Dharamshala, Bhagsu Fall is a feast for one's eyes. The serenity and peace bestowed at this place relaxes one’s mind. This famous tourist destination is perfect for picnicking with friends and family. In the proximity of this waterfall Bhagsunath Temple is located that adds a spiritual touch to this location. Bhagsu waterfall originates from the Dhauladhar Valley which is also a religious site.

The waves move forward across the Bhagsunath temple and reach the peak from where it freely falls with a rustling sound. The captivating beauty of this fall gets enhanced during the monsoon season when the waterfall resting at a height of 30 feet pours down large volumes of water along with the showers of rain. Sight the gorgeous views as you treat your taste buds with lip-smacking food in cafes and restaurants in the proximity of the Bhagsu Waterfall.

The water would lure you take a dip in it but its cold temperature would give you second thoughts. This place is the best hotspot in Dharamshala for nature lovers. Apart from soothing your eyes with the beauty of this waterfall, you can also include yourself in other activities around like trekking which would bestow you with the best scenery of nature.

It is advisable to wear sports shoes to keep you from falling on the slippery surface near the waterfall. Sip a hot cup of coffee and enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Bhagsu Falls. Explore this destination which is one of the most iconic tourist spots in Mcleodganj.

How To Reach

Bhagsu waterfall can easily be located on your way from Mcleodganj to Dharamshala and conversely. Bhagsu Falls is located 2 kilometres away from the main market area of the Bhagsunag village, Mcleodganj. If you are travelling from Dharamshala, the waterfall is at a distance of 3 kilometres.

From the temple, the waterfall is just a stone’s throw away distance so you can walk to the falls from the temple.You can take a rickshaw or a cab to the Bhagsu waterfall if you are heading out with children and old aged people.

Best Time To Visit

The summer season is the best time to visit Bhagsu waterfall. Not only the favourable temperature will suit your wish to take a dip in the waters here but it would be easy to explore this natural beauty under the clear sky.

You should avoid your trips in the rainy season as the region experiences heavy rainfall. Winters are also not a good option to visit this place as the cold temperature is on its peak and would hinder with your exploration of the area. So plan your tours in the pleasant weather to witness the spectacular views of the Bhagsu Waterfall.

Other Essential Information

Location: Near Mcleodganj main market, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala

No fee is charged to visit the Bhagsu fall. It is open to all, free of charge.

The fall is open for visitors from 7 AM to 9 PM. It is open throughout the year.

Places to Eat near Bhagsu Falls

1. Labooze Cafe Bar Lounge
: The alluring red exteriors of this pub will catch your attention the time you reach in its vicinity. The ambience, food, and decor bestow an exceptional experience to its guests. This place is also budget-friendly and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. So feast on the best of delicacies here.

2. Trek and Dine
: From mouth-watering breakfast to desserts and cakes, this place offers everything you would crave for. It opens at 6:30 AM and serves Indian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Fulfil your appetite with any meal of the day at this place.

3. Morgan’s Place:
Fulfil your cravings for Italian dishes or pizza at Morgan’s place that offers the best of these dishes. The sceneries of nature will enhance the taste of your food at this place. Experience the vibes of dining within nature at Morgan’s Place.

4. Crepe Pancake Hut:
For refreshments after a whole day of exploration, make a stop at this place for a hot cup of coffee or tea to eliminate all the tiredness of the day. You can choose from their menu that is healthy and vegetarian.

5. Common Ground Cafe
: Enjoy great food in Tibetan style at this cafe. Try the best of authentic Chinese cuisine as you get seated in the outdoor dining area at this place. It is also a get-together point and a venue for various events for the Dharamshala community.

6. Anonymous Cafe
: If you are looking out for some delicious food with some exceptional books to read, this place is perfect to go to. Fuel up your stomach and head out to explore this beautiful hill station. Unwind yourself with the masala chai and hot aloo parathas at this place as you witness the scenic views from here

Travellers' Tip before visiting Bhagsu falls 

Wear comfortable footwear as you will have to walk on rough terrain between the Bhagsunath temple and the Bhagsu waterfall.

2. The weather gets chilly due to showers of rain so do take some warm clothing with you.

3. The area near the waterfall is slippery or can get slippery due to rain, so walk with full caution to avoid any injuries.

4. Keep your kids in your sight to avoid any mishaps.

5. Carry some basic medicines to avoid any health issues like a cold, fever.

6. Carry your cameras with you to capture the picturesque sights of the region.

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