#5 of 45 Places to Visit in Shimla
Distance (From Shimla Railway Station): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: Near Summer Hill
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: This place demands 10 minutes walk from entry point. Not recommended to visit in summer season.
At a distance of 5 km from Shimla Railway Station, Chadwick Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Shimla region and also one of the top tourist places to visit in Shimla. This is one of the top attractions you must include in Shimla packages.
The Chadwick Falls is located at an altitude of 1586 m above sea level and the water cascades down a deep gorge at a height of 86 m. This fall can be approached through Summer Hill. Approach road is available and vehicles can get close to the entry point of waterfall from where about 10 minutes walk through thick vegitation will lead to the waterfalls.Trekking to the falls from Summer Hill is also an exciting experience.
The water in Chadwick falls is very cold, chilly and refreshing as it flows down with forceful rapidness from the Himalayas. The best time to visit the Chadwick Falls is after monsoons during the months of July to October, when the water level is increased drastically. This is the time when the Chadwick Falls looks stunning like scattered crystals. The sight of this sparkling waterfall is a treat to the eyes. The fall is encircled with thick green wood and looks enchanting in the midst of steep hills of pine and deodar. This makes the fall more exotic and ravishing. The fall is also a source of water for the foresters and tribes. A walk to Chadwick falls is exciting because of the magnificent view of the snow capped mountains.
Chadwick waterfalls are one of highest waterfalls in India that carry the chilled water of Himalayas. The waterfall does not carry much water in summer season and monsoon is the recommended season to visit this place.