July 4, 2016

Guide to Chail- A Quaint Hill Station

A small yet attractive hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Chail is just perfect for people looking for some quiet place to interact with nature. This hill station is a kind of low profile destination and appropriate for those who relish the bliss of solitude and mental peace. The abundant natural reserves of this place are suitable for a relaxing escape in the laps of Mother Nature. The soaring deodar trees and pine with the imposing vistas of the lofty Himalayas present a highly impressive picture, charming the young and the old alike. Moreover, Chail isn’t devoid of activity and offers a number of sightseeing places for the enjoyment of the visitors. If you are planning a tour to Chail, then read on to know about the popular tourist attractions of this place.

Chail Tourist Attractions

Chail Sanctuary

chail sanctuary

On the top of the list of tourist attractions of Chail is the Chail Sanctuary. Home to lush green Oak and Deodar forests, this sanctuary was established in the year 1976. You may spot a number of wild animals such as Sambar, Himalayan Black Bear, Goral, Red Deer, Indian Hare, Barking Deer, Common Langur and Leopard. In addition, if you may get luck you can see beautiful species like, Rhesus Macaque, Indian Porcupine, Himalayan Yellow Throated Marten, Common Giant and Kashmiri Flying Squirrel etc.

Chail Palace

chail palace

The next attraction in the list is the Maharaja’s Palace. The palace is located on the Rajgarh Hill. This palace was the residential palace of the Maharaja that was built by him as a summer escape for him in the beauty of nature. Surrounding an amazing area, this palace provides breathtaking views of the extensive landscape and mountains. The palace was taken under surveillance by the Department of Himachal Tourism in the year 1972 and was converted into a heritage hotel. Since then, tourists are also permitted to stay in the huts or cottages of the palace to enjoy a lavish holiday.


Sidh Baba Ka Mandir

sidh baba ka mandir

Sidh Baba Ka Mandir is a famous tourist spot in Chail. According to the popular legends, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh once had a dream or vision, in which a saint emerged and told him that that place belonged to Him and was His meditation ground. Post vision, the king built a temple here, which is today a pious place for devotees and visitors.

Cricket Ground

chail cricket-ground

The Cricket Ground of Chail is another famous tourist attraction in the region. The reason behind this is that this cricket ground is much admired to be having the highest cricket pitch in the world. Located at an altitude of 2, 144 meters above the sea lever, it was built in the year 1893. The cricket ground is encircled by wonderful, soaring deodar trees. Apart from cricket, this ground is also used for playing another game, polo.

how to reach chail

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to Chail is situated in Shimla, but only a few airlines operates from there. The second nearest airport is at Chandigarh.

By Rail

The closest railway station to Chail is at Kalka. Chail is located at a distance of 86 KM from railway station connecting this hill station to various other Indian cities.

By Road

Chail is well-connected to all the parts of the country via a good network of roads. This hill station can easily be reached from different places of north India like, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Manali and Delhi.