Chadwick Falls | Timings & How to Reach

Chadwick falls is a famous tourist attraction in Shimla. With its beautiful view, it attracts most tourists. Timings are 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM. It is just 5.6 km away from Shimla.

Chadwick Falls

Chadwick Falls Overview:

This is the right destination if you are a nature lover searching for a place to soothe your mind and heart. The beautiful crystal clear water falling through the lush green trees and huge rocks amaze you.

After seeing this spectacular, you can only admire mother Earth’s beauty. Hearing the burbling sounds of waterfalls and the petrichor smell makes you fall in love with the place. Chadwick falls famous among all the tourists who visit Shimla as it is a great sightseeing place.

People come here for picnics, honeymoons, and trekking with family and friends. This place should be your choice if you want to spend peacefully with nature. Altogether it is a beautiful and adventurous place for tourists from all over the country. From different places, different people come here to witness this charming place. Chadwick falls are situated 1586 meters above sea level.


With the beautiful picturesque view, the name of the falls also has great history and meaning. Firstly, the name is derived from the word ‘Chidku Jhaar.’ Chidku means sparrow, and Jhaar means Jhaaru.

The locals gave this name because they say that only a sparrow can reach the top of the falls, and humans can’t reach it. After years passing, the Britishers couldn’t pronounce it and changed it to Chadwick falls.

Secondly, there is another mystery behind the name. It says that a scientist named Chadwick committed suicide here. Due to this reason, the falls have that name. Whatever the meaning the name has, people come here in large numbers to enjoy their holiday here.

Chadwick Falls Timings:

Here is the Chadwick falls timings:

Monday6:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Tuesday6:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Wednesday6:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Thursday6:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Friday6:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Saturday6:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Sunday6:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Other places to visit near Chadwick falls:

Shimla Glen:

Shimla glen is a place surrounded by forests with pine and oak trees. Yaks roaming the place freely gives the feeling of joy and freedom. You can soak up nature’s beauty while walking along the roads. This is another famous tourist attraction in Shimla. It is 2km away from Chadwick falls.

Himachal State Museum:

After your 2-3 hrs tour in Chadwick falls, take some time to visit this museum. The place is a hub for different things. You can get knowledge about many different things. This place is housed in an old mansion called ‘Inverary’. You can visit this place on your Shimla tour because it is just 3.3 km away from the falls.

Kali Bari Temple:

After visiting Shimla, you can not miss getting blessings from goddess Kali. This temple is one of the famous religious Hindu temples in Shimla. Just going there can heal you, and you can also get positive vibes. The temple is 5.5 km away from the falls. The temple is situated on top of Bantony hill.

Summer Hill:

This place is listed as one of the famous places in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is on the seven hills, giving a complete view of the city.

The place is surrounded by green forests and mountains, which mostly attract tourists. You can reach the Summer hills within 5 minutes of the journey from Chadwick falls.

Hotels near Chadwick Falls:

You can find many affordable hotels for your stay.

  • Snow Valley Resorts
  • The Cedar Grand Hotel & Spa
  • Royale Retreat
  • Brightland Hotel
  • Treebo trend Maharaja
  • Hotel Silevrine
  • The Legacy Shimla

Best time to visit:

There are better times to visit this place. Every day is beautiful here. But if you want to witness one of the most beautiful views, visit it during the rainy season ( June- September). During this season, the water volume is even more beautiful. This place is crowded in the rainy season.

If you want to avoid the crowd and spend your time peacefully, visit it during summer. But always check the weather report before visiting Chadwick falls.

Tips to follow while visiting Chadwick falls:

  • Avoid visiting the falls at night because the wild animals may wander in the streets.
  •  Carry warm clothes as the temperature is low.
  •  Even though this place is beautiful in the rainy season, the roads may be sturdy and difficult to travel.
  •  Be prepared with some food because sometimes the food stalls are closed.

How to reach:

You can reach Chadwick falls by using different means of transport

By air: To reduce the long journey, you can visit Shimla using airways. From the airport, you can reach the falls by road. Shimla airport is 20 km away.

By Rail: It is located near Shimla city, so it is easy to reach. The closest and reachable railway station is Shimla Railway Station which is 1km away. Many taxis are available from the railway station.

By Raod: The best way to reach Chadwick falls is by road. There are many buses available to reach the place. The old bus stand is just 4.9 km away. You can also hire local taxis or private vehicles. Many public means of transport are available here.


449Q+VH3, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Chadwick falls contact number:

The contact details are not disclosed.

People also ask:

Do you need to book in advance to visit Chadwick Falls?

You can book in advance to reserve a spot. But you can also visit without a prior booking.

Which is the nearest railway station?

Shimla Railway station is the closest one to the falls.

Can we go to Shimla in winter?

Yes, you can go there in Shimla.

Is it open 24 hrs?

Yes, it is open 24 hrs, but preferable between 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM.