Things to Do in Chail for a Perfect Stay

Top things to do in Chail

Chail is dainty town in Himalayan mostly known for being home to the World's Highest Cricket Ground and a Heritage Hotel. Aside from the famous attractions, there are several temples, sanctuaries and picnic spots around town to make for a pleasant stay and a memorable vacation. There are also a number of things to do in Chail ranging from treks to horse rides, shopping and camping etc. Tourists mostly visit the place to have a peaceful vacation amidst nature and utmost serenity. Take a look at the list of exciting things to do in Chail when you are visiting next!

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Here is the list of 11 Things to Do in Chail for a Perfect Stay

1. Walk Around the World's Highest Cricket Ground

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Maharaja Bhupinder Singh made Chail his summer capital, and as he was a cricket enthusiast, he built a cricket ground here, on the top of a hill. This made Chail, the proud home to the highest cricket ground in the world. The cricket pitch was developed after levelling a large hilltop. Situated at an altitude of 2,444 meters above sea level, the cricket ground is also used as a polo ground. This field is now maintained by the Army since it is located in the Cantonment area. Civilians are not allowed to enter the ground, though one can look and walk around the area.

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2. Take a Tour of the Palace Hotel

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Nestled in the heart of the beautiful city of Chail, the Palace Hotel is situated in the middle of 75 acres of exquisite lawns and gardens. This premium heritage hotel provides numerous living options with a restaurant cum bar serving the most delicious International as well as Indian food. The rooms are furnished with carpets and high-class wooden furniture. There is a billiard's area, lawn tennis, and children's park situated in the hotel. Not only that, there are meeting halls with the latest technology equipment, doctor on call, laundry services, front desk and superb room service round the clock.

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3. Experience the Thrills of Camping in the Mountains

Camping is one of the exotic experiences and sought after things to do in Chail. You can take part in the several adventure activities organized at the camps-trekking in the woods, sit by the bonfire, watch the stars, enjoy a meal; all in the vicinity of the beautiful mountains and hills. You can also try camping solo where you can cook your own meals and enjoy the beautiful view.

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4. Wildlife Spotting at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

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Previously a hunters' reserve for the royal residing in Chail, this area was declared a wildlife sanctuary by the Government in the year 1976. This sanctuary has 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. The best time to visit for the sanctuary is from March, and all the way to October. Visiting the wildlife sanctuary is one of the best things to do in Chail.

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5. Picnic by the Sadhupul River

Sadhupul is a dainty little village based around the hill river Ashwin, between Chail and Solan. A small bridge atop the river is the highlight of the hamlet which is also a popular picnic spot and is an important tourist site for the adjoining towns. You can actually sit amidst the river on the benches that are installed and enjoy local food from the vendors present at the spot.

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6. Enjoy Horse Riding Around Town

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In the inhospitable terrain of Kufri, the only means of transport to reach the highlands is horse-riding. This activity is fun and completely safe. Enroute to the tourist park one can enjoy the apple orchards and the view of the mountains ahead. This is one of the most fun activities and one of the most exciting things to do in Chail.

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7. Shop for Souvenirs at the Local Market

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You might not find many elaborate shopping centers here. However there are a few specialty items in the area that you can buy. These include hand made shoes, hand made rugs and carpets, woolen garments especially pashmina shawls, jams and jellies from the freshest fruits of the area, apple and plum wines as well fruit squashes. People prefer taking it back home a souvenirs from the trip.

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8. Trek Up to the Kali Temple

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The temple is a popular religious spot in Chail and is also known for some breath-taking views and sceneries as well as for trekking, popular in this area. You have to trek for a short distance before you can reach the temple perched atop the hill. The temple is a popular spot of tourism in Chail and is visited by locals and tourists alike.

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9. Visit the The Himalayan Nature Park

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This park is one of the most popular and favorite tourist spot in the area. The Himalayan Nature Park is home to various endangered and rare species of flora and fauna, Just a little outside Chail, the park less than an hour of drive away. Some of the species found here are snow leopards and musk deer. The beauty of this national park is also in its massive size, covering the whole of which one must enroll in the 7-8 day trekking trip which starts at the Sai Rops Tourist centre.

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10. Seek Blessings at Sidh Baba ka Mandir

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This temple was 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.

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11. Find Peace at the Gurudwara Sahib

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This Gurudwara too, was constructed by the Maharaja of Patiala, and though the structure isn't exactly elaborate, it signifies religious importance for the locals. The Gurudwara is also surrounded by lush greenery like most of the places in the area.

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Top Hotels in Chail

  • Hotel Ekant

    INR 3,500 /night onwards

  • OYO 9673 Panorama Homestay

    INR 1,199 /night onwards

  • Club Mahindra Kandaghat

    INR 6,000 /night onwards


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