About: Dagshai – Established in 1847 by East Indian Company

About: Dagshai (Himachal Pradesh, India)

Dagshai is one of the oldest Cantonment towns of District Solan in Himachal Pradesh. This town is situated at 6087 feet above sea level on KalkaShimla Highway about 11 km from Solan on a mountain. Dagshai was established in 1847 by East Indian Company by securing five villages from Maharaja of Patiala. The name of the villages is Dabbi, Bughtiala, Chunawag, Jawag, and Dagshai.

The New Cantonment name was named after Dagshai village because as per tactical war, it was important.

As per famous local legend, the name of Dagshai was derived from the word ‘Daag-e-Shahi. It is believed during the Mughal era prisoner’s heads were marked by hot iron and they were kept in Dagshai Village.

Important Tourist Places in Dagshai
Museum, Dagshai Central Jail, Cemeteries, Army Public School, Catholic Church