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Dagshai, Kasauli in Kasauli

·  Summer: May-June (8°C - 30°C)
·  Winter: November-February (-10°C - 10°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  Throughout the year

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Boasting of nothing but pure bliss and indomitable colonial charm, Dagshai is among the oldest cantonments established by the British in India. About 14 km. from Kasauli and resting on a hillock at the height of about 5,690 ft., the town was founded by replacing five villages (Dagshai Village being the largest) from the Maharaja of Patiala. Today, it is an all-season tourist destination, offering pleasant weather during summer and snow-covered beauty in winter.

Dagshai has attractions like an old cemetery, a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to St. Patrick and Dagshai Jail Museum. Dagshai Jail was constructed by the British for the revolutionaries from India and Ireland. A soccer field, which hosted Durand Football Cup matches, is another famous attraction.

Tourists get some amazing opportunities to picnic at Dagshai. Spectacular views of forested mountains and valleys are beyond any explanation. Night lights of Chandigarh and Panchkula, located at the foothills of Shivalik Range, create a sight you will remember forever. Every structure in the town bears the old world colonial charm which is worth exploring.

Road: A link road that takes a diversion near Dharampur reaches Dagshai. Another route from Kalka-Shimla National Highway via Kumarhatti also helps tourists reach the town. Each of these trips offers wonderful sightseeing of mountains, valleys and dense forests.

Railway: Solan Railway Station on the UNESCO listed Kalka-Shimla Railway Line is about 17 km. from Dagshai. Kalka Railway Station (about 29 km. away) is another option for rail access. Taxis can be hired from each of these railheads to reach the destination.

Airway: Two nearby airports to Dagshai are Jubbarhatti Airport at Shimla (about 60 km. away) and Chandigarh Airport (about 55 km. away). The best mode from these airports to the town is taxis.