The 7112 feet height BHAGSUNATH or BHAGSUNAG waterfall is one of the best picnic spots which is adored by thousands of tourists every year. This pristine waterfall is situated at a distance of 3 km ’s from Mcleodganj and 7 km’s from Dharamshala. The waterfall is considered to be a holy as it is located near BHAGSUNATH temple in Bhagsu village of Mcleodganj(Himachal Pradesh). the Bhagsunath temple is situated at an altitude of 1770 meters is a holy and sacred shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built in the early 19th century by the 1st Gurkha  Rifles. The shrine is highly treasured by the Hindus and the Gurkha communities. It attracts numerous pilgrims and devotees every year who believes in the healing property of this temple. The ambiance of this temple is very tranquil and calm which will definitely fill your soul with devotional and spiritual vibes. The best time to visit the temple in September as the annual fair is held every year in this month. Behind the temple, the majestic bhagsunag waterfall is situated at an altitude of 2160 meters. It is 1 km trek from the temple, which is accessible only by foot.  One has to climb half the hill to reach this magnificent waterfall. You can enjoy the scenic and panoramic view while trekking if are an avid nature lover, But one has to be ultra careful while trekking because it can be bit slippery and tricky sometimes . when you reach the waterfalls, all the panting and huffing will seem worth it. In the monsoon season, the waterfall becomes a mammoth. It looks breathtaking and gorgeous when you see water falling from a height of 30ft. You can enjoy a swim in this fresh and crystal clear cold water. The view is no doubt very mesmerizing and enchanting .it is the best way to relax in the lap of mother nature. There are many itsy-bitsy eating joints there. So one can have a blast of flavors and mouthwatering food there and enjoy the food amidst the falls and lush green trees. Basically one can have best of both worlds. Best time to visit the Bhagsunath waterfalls is mid-September and October as the weather is pleasant at that time. If you are a green panther or an artist or a photographer, then you should not miss the picturesque scenery of this waterfall.

written by – Digdarshinee

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