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Dagshai is one of the oldest cantonment towns in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated on top of a 5689 feet (1734 mtr) high hillock that stands sphinx-like astride the Kalka-Shimla Highway at a point about 11 km from Solan. It was founded in 1847 by the East India Company by securing free of cost five villages from Maharaja of Patiala aka Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The name of these villages were Dabbi, Badhtiala, Chunawad, Jawag and Dagshai. The new cantonment was named after the last named village, as it was the largest and most strategically located. The name Dagshai, according to a popular local legend was derived from Daag-e-Shahi. During the Moghul times a Daag-e-Shahi (royal mark) was put on the forehead of the criminals and sent packing to the then Dagshai village.

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Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Dagshai, India. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. Dagshai is located at a short trip away from Dehradun a major city in India. Dehradun, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Hot Springs At Manikaran, Tirthan Valley, Great Himalayan National Park. To reach Dagshai, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Jolly Grant Airport. A vacation to Dagshai can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Dagshai*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dagshai

    Know the pollution level of Dagshai before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 49.43 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.21 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.29 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.24 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.28 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 47.29 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.2 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.99 (Low)
  • Dagshai: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dagshai for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dagshai.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.5 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.94 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.58 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 41.84 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.9 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.98 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.59 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.04 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.31 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.98 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dagshai - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 59.3 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 56.08 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.26 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.46 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.26 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 64.2 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dagshai

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dagshai

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.67 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 53.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.3 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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