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Chadwick Falls

Situated amidst the dense Glen Forest, the waterfall is located at a distance of 7 km from Shimla and 4 km from Summer Hill. It's crystal clear water cascades down a deep gorge at a height of 86 metres. The surrounding hills and thick green trees of Deodar and Pine gives the place an exotic and beautiful look. One can relax here and enjoy some 'me' time after a hectic travel schedule. There is an interesting story behind the quirky name of the waterfall. Originally it was known as ‘Chidku Jhaar’ as a waterfall is called as ‘Jhaar’ in the local dialect and ‘Chidku’ means bird. The waterfall is so high that only a bird could reach at the top so it was named as Chidku Jhar. But the British people mispronounced it to ‘Chadwick Falls’. There is another popular folklore telling about a demon who was imprisoned by the local gods behind the rock. Locals believe that the water of the falls comes down from the mouth of the devil. Rain water is the main source of this fall so the best time to visit is monsoon or after the monsoon. Visitors should note that because it is located inside the forest it’s unsafe to go alone there; going around in groups is what we recommend.

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