Welcome to Bhagsu & Dharamkot
Through pine trees north and east of McLeod lie the rapidly developing 'villages' of Upper Bhagsu (officially Bhagsunag) and Dharamkot. More laid-back and alternative than McLeod itself, these settlements attract budget, long-stay travellers with inexpensive digs and classes in tarot, reiki, numerology, crystal healing and varieties of yoga you've never heard of. Learn sitar, tabla, flute or a dozen types of massage, have your hair dreadlocked, dyed or extended, or just lounge in cafes and practise your juggling. Some of the area's best and most serious yoga and meditation schools are here, too.