Surrounded by lovely pools and lush greenery, the Bhagsunath Temple is a shrine of great importance that is located about 3 kilometers from Mcleodganj. Also popularly known as Bhagsunag Temple, the temple is one of the oldest ancient temples that can be found in Mcleodganj. The majestic temple was built by King Bhagsu in dedication to Lord Shiva and the local deity Bhagsu Nag and is situated at the height of 1770 meters above sea level.
With a legend it owes its existence to, a waterfall nearby, and many shacks and cafes around; this religious center has an air of spirituality about it, flattering sceneries around it, and much vibrancy and color surrounding it. Thus, it tends to be both: a significant place of worship and spirituality and at the same time, one of the most popular and visited spots in the area.
The grand temple is also surrounded by major tourist attractions, such as the Dal Lake and the Kotwali Bazaar. In fact, the Bhagsunath Temple is situated on the way to the famous Bhagsunag Waterfalls, and thus tourists make it a point to stop by the temple and seek the blessings of the Almighty before they proceed further on their journey.