Chail

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Chail is a quiet hill station close (44km) to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees. Surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizing views, Chail is located at an altitude of 2,250m above sea level.

Tourists typically cover Shimla, Kufri and Chail in the same trip and many  Shimla packages also offer the same. Chail is great for a day trip from Shimla as it takes just about 2 hours to reach here from the Mall road. However, you could also stay in one of the resorts for a more fulfilling experience.  Solan, another important city is also located close by at a distance of just 45 km from Chail. 

The former summer capital of Patiala, Chail was built by the former Maharaja of Patiala after he was banished from Shimla. Since its foundation in the year 1893, Chail has been an attraction for both adventure lovers and tourists seeking a soulful vacation with the beauty of Shivalik ranges. Three hillocks - Pandewa, Rajgarh and Sadh Tibba comprise the tourist town of Chail. 

Chail also offers various trekking and camping options for adventure enthusiasts. Located on the banks of river Sandhupul, Chail also offers various camping options by the riverside. Travellers can also visit the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary here. 

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Q. Can we use our tent at this location. I mean if there are safe locations around.

KP Singh

2 years ago
Yes, you can. You can visit local jungle nearby and do the camping. But, beware there are wild animals in that jungle and nobody will be near to your location. I have done it few years ago and enjoye (Read More)d a lot. Also, make sure to equip yourself with proper clothes because at nights temperature drops.

Q. Which circuit in the Himalayas can I bundle Chail with? Or is it better as an independent option?

Pallavi Siddhanta

3 years ago
If you are planning a trip to Chail, you can bundle it with Shimla & Kufri or Shimla & Kasauli. Road trip from Delhi is a good way to enjoy this route.

Q. Is winters a good time to visit Chail?

Holidify

3 years ago
If you want to enjoy the pleasant weather of Chail you should visit the place in the summers when the temperature is around 15-20 degrees. During the winters the temperatures goes down to -2 degrees (Read More)so visit the place that time only if you are ready to brave such cold and snow.

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