Chail is one of the most beautiful places in north India, located in Himachal Pradesh. The lush Deodar trees, Chir pine and other flora & fauna in Chail make its ambiance more refreshing and rejuvenating that allows the travelers to get into a magical journey.
Let’s have a look at the top visiting places in Chali
1. Chail Palace
Chail Palace is located in Chail, Himachal Pradesh which was built by the Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh. When he was expelled from Shimla by road Kitchener. He constructed the palace as his summer capital for the warm months.
- In the months of May-June and 23rd December to 2nd January the rooms can optionally be sold on MAP or CP basis (Veg. Food).
- The rooms, suites, and cottages are well-furnished with elegance and antique furniture and wall to wall carpeting with fireplace. The bathrooms are lavish with bathtubs provided.
- Satellite Television
- The log huts and regular rooms have are airy, spacious, well furnished with attached baths and running hot & cold water and have wall to wall carpeting.
- Room service, Laundry and Dry Cleaning facility
- Firewood or room heaters are offered.
- Taxi on demand.
- Doctor on call.
- Safe deposit facility.
- Parking within the palace premises.
- Bar & Restaurant offers Indian, Chinese, Continental and Himachali cuisine
- Conference facility for 70 person.
- Facilities for playing Billiards, Lawn Tennis, Children’s Park
- Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Therapies
- HPTDC runs Open air Cafe at Palace.
- Public Washroom
2. Sidh Baba Ka Mandir
Sidh Baba ka Mandir, the place of a holy soul has made its mark due to its historical importance. It was built in 1891 by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh.
Located 8000 ft high from downtown Chail, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir is positioned atop a hill amid Rajgarh and Pandhawa. According to the locals, this mandir the protector of success of Chail.
Sidh Baba Ka Mandir is a sacred place where every traveler visits this temple to worship and have the blessings of Sidh Baba. It depicts the importance of religion and honors the saint who was buried here.
3. Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
Chail wildlife sanctuary is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in north India. It is also the most visited sanctuary in north India. The people of this place can not only enjoy the view of wildlife but also able to took participate in various adventurous activities.
The sanctuary is spread over an area of 110 sq. km. Chail Sanctuary was established in the year 196 and from that very time, it was declared as a protected area under the concern of Government.
The sanctuary is heavily covered by Oak and Pine, apart from grassland. It is home to wild boar, Himalayan black bear, goral, sambar, spotted deer, common langur, Indian porcupine, flying squirrel, etc. A huge variety of birds also houses this place namely, hir Pheasant, Golden Eagle, Grey Headed Flycatcher, Khalij Pheasant, etc. This sanctuary is crowded by birders, nature lovers and wildlife lovers every time in a year.
When to Visit: Chail Wildlife Sanctuary remains open throughout the year, but if you desire to explore the wildlife in Chail, then March to October is the best time to visit to spot a maximum number of animals, birds and to discover the dense forest with a huge variety of flora.
How to Reach: You can reach Chail Wildlife Sanctuary via Kalka – Shimla route.
4. World’s highest cricket ground
Dharamsala: The name of the world’s highest cricket ground is located in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at a height of 2.144 m above sea level.
This stadium is known for its health-gibing beauty and unspoiled forests. The cricket ground and a polo ground is owned by the former royal family of Patiala.
5. Kali Ka Tibba
Situated atop a hill, Kali Ka Tibba is one of the must-see places in Chail. It attracts a lot of devotees and visitors from all around the world. You’ll definitely enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Choor Chandni and Shivalik Range from the temple.
It is one of the famous tourist places in Chail and even for locals as the main deity. Located above the mountain, it is named after the Rajmata cottage-blossom.
Trekking is one of the best things to do in Chail. Tourists here can enjoy the glimpse of some rare species of wild animals.
Kali ka Tibba is an ideal spot for photographers as it’s known for its beautiful sunset views.
How To Reach
Chail is pretty close to Shimla (47 km) and there are taxi and buses available from Shimla to reach here. The nearest major railway station is in Kalka, located at a distance of 77 kms. Though the toy train runs from Kalka to Shimla and anyone can take it to reach Shimla. To get to Chail, you can also take a bus or taxi from Kalka. The nearest airport is also in Shimla in the Jubbarhatti area, which is about 63 km from Chail.