Chadwick Waterfalls

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Shimla district, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171005
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Chadwick Waterfalls

Chadwick Waterfalls is a popular tourist attraction and a must-visit, during your trip to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The best time to visit this waterfall is from July to September, during the rainy season when the waterfall is in full swing. Cascading from a height of 100 meters, Chadwick Waterfalls is a refreshing and mesmerizing gush of water from the rocky cliffs, which turns its view into the best one. The waterfall lands amidst the Glen forests of Shimla, surrounded by the canopy of pine and deodar trees. 

The history of Chadwick Waterfalls dates back to the British era. It is said that Chadwick Waterfall was earlier named 'Chidku Jhaar', where 'Chidku' means sparrow and 'Jhaar' means Jharna, that is waterfall. This name was given because the locals believed that the top of the waterfall can only be touched by the sparrows and not human beings themselves. Later, another historic reference states that the Britishers, unable to pronounce Chidku Jhaar accurately, called it Chadwick Waterfall, giving its current name. 

Chadwick Waterfall from Shimla is a 7 km drive from Shimla's famous Mall Rd. Once reaching the trailhead, you have to do a trek of 600 meters that takes 10-15 mins approximately. The trek within the forest is moderately easy, but the trails are narrow to be careful about when walking. Upon reaching the destination you will be immersed in the beauty of Chadwick Waterfall and the natural elements it surrounds itself with such as the chirping of birds, the rushing sound of the waterfall, and the picturesque view to behold.

Tips to follow:

  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Don't litter around the forests or the waterfall.
  • Carry your essentials such as first aid, water, snacks, etc. in case if required.
  • Don't bathe in or drink the water from the streams, as they can have a flow combined with contaminants.

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