Chail Travel

Chail is the former summer capital of the princely state of Patiala, and is a beautiful hill station in the Shivalik region of Himachal Pradesh. Founded by the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, Chail was a sleepy little mountain village till its transformation in 1893. Spread across three hillocks – Rajgarh, Pandewa and Sadh TIba, Chail offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and overlooks both, Kasauli and Shimla.

One of the major attractions of Chail is the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, which was previously a hunters’ reserve for the royals. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary by the government in the year 1976, and now houses a myriad species of birds and animals. Some of these unique species include the Indian Munjtac, Leopard, Wild Boar, Garal among many others as well as Sambhar, Red Jungle Fowl, Kakkar etc.

Nestled beautifully in the heart of Chail is another popular attraction, the Palace Hotel. This premium heritage hotel offer numerous living options with a restaurant cum bar serving international as well as India food. One can go for a quiet walk around the hotel admiring the beautiful nature or visit what is known as the lover's hill nearby.

Another popular attraction here is the Sidh Baba ka Mandir built by Maharaja Bhupender Singh, when a saint visited him in his dream and told him about the place being his place of meditation. On this, the construction of the palace over the area was stopped and this temple was built which assumes immense religious significance amongst the locals.

Kali Ka Tibba is another major attraction of Chail. Situated at the top of a hill, it s a must visit place in Chail. Kali Devi is the main deity of the temple attracting pilgrims and tourists from all around the world. You can also enjoy the breathtaking views of Choor Chandni and Shivalik Range from the temple.

Best time to visit Chail
Chail can be visited throughout the year due to its pleasant climate. However, the best time to visit the hill station is during summers as this period is considered extremely pleasant with the average temperature being around 20 degrees. The winters here are cold and chilly with the minimum temperature falling down to 1-2 degrees. The place is a paradise for the snow lovers in the month of December, January and February.

How to reach Chail
By Air - Shimla is the nearest airport to Chail at a distance of 63 km. Delhi is the nearest international airport at a distance of 380 km. Delhi is well connected to most major international and domestic cities by air.
By Train - Shimla, 63 km from Chail, is connected by narrow gauge line with Kalka (86 km) which in turn is connected with the major cities in India.
By Road - Chail is well connected by road to most neighbouring regions of Himachal Pradesh. State-owned buses connect Shimla, Narkhanda and Rampur to Chail.


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