Many of us have been to McLeod Ganj or even heard of it, Right?
I am counting it as a majority. Ahh, I heard that sound! 😄
But how many of us have been to Upper Bhagsu in McLeod Ganj?
Maybe a few. 🙄
Don’t worry 😊
In today’s post, I will be taking you to a little steep climb, a guide to Upper Bhagsu.
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But first, Recycling makes you happy? This place does.
McLeod Ganj is a kind of place preferred by Solo Travelers, Family, Couples which also meant crowd, especially on weekends and summers.
But before that who hasn’t been to McLeod Ganj and wants to come from Delhi, the road is the best option.
I don’t recommend coming by Air or Train from Delhi. If you are coming from another state then it would be fine.
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How to reach McLeod Ganj by Road
Nearby states from the capital are well-traveled by road and especially Himachal because of its scenic drive and mountain views on the go.
By Self Driven car
You can take your own car and drive to McLeod Ganj. The best thing is you can stop in Dharamshala and explore the Tibetan culture and temples. McLeod Ganj is 7-8 km away from Dharamshala.
The bus will be the best option if you want to avoid honking and traffic jams. You will be dropped at McLeod Ganj bus stand and the rest of the journey can easily be covered by foot.
-Daily Volvo Buses ply from Delhi mostly from Majnu Ka Tila starting at 7 p.m. till 9-9:30 p.m.
-HRTC Buses too are available depending upon once preferences, A/c or Non-a/c, Volvo or Ordinary.
There are quite a few things to do in Bhagsu apart from visiting cafes.
Some of the things are –
1. Bhagsu Nag Temple
It is among the must-visit places in McLeod Ganj. Take a dip in the cool water which is present in the premises of the temple, for positive energy and visit the ancient temple for its architecture and history.
2. Bhagsu Nag Waterfall
Visited Bhagsu Nag Temple, don’t know where to go?
Head straight To Bhagsu Nag Waterfall. The walk till the waterfall is scenic and breathtaking and a bit of steep too, actually more than a bit. Take proper rests between and enjoy the moment.
However, there are few shops in-between just in case you need something to eat and also the same when you reach the waterfall.
3. Shiva Cafe
You might be thinking, why I am listing the cafe again?
This cafe is above the waterfall, the only in that particular area and that too at this height.
But there’s a steep climb (you have to climb everywhere, since its mountains) to reach till there. Enjoy your food with mountain views, sitting above the waterfall.
4. Shop in the local markets
The market starts before the Bhagsu Nag Temple. It doesn’t have anything different to offer apart from some local hand made items and clothes.
But still, if you found something interesting then let me know.
However, Dharamkot is just a few steps away from Upper Bhagsu. By a few steps, I mean few steps you just have to climb the stairs and a normal walk.
The next day, you can opt for Triund Trek but you must keep things in mind before you start your trek.
What people will be encountering in Upper Bhagsu?
You will be meeting people from across the world who shares common interest’s like you do my friends “Travelling”.
Some of them living here from the past few months, a year or for a few days practicing yoga, learning meditation depriving peace and gaining cultural insights.
In my point of view, don’t travel like a Tourist be a Traveler instead who learns something and in-return shares the knowledge, adapt to the conditions and most important travel responsibly.
Do let me know your experience in the comments below and also if you found something knowledgeable to share, contact or just drop it below.
A Passionate Traveler who Explores to see every corner from his eyes and present it through visual and creative writing. The blog covers travel guides of cities and unknown places on an economical budget. See you on the roads 😉