Chail is a small woodland and a popular hill station which is at a distance of 45.8 Kms from Shimla and 59.1 Kms from Auramah Valley. It is located at an altitude of 2250 Mts and was the former summer retreat of Maharaja of Patiala. The weather of Chail remains pleasant during the summers and it provides a perfect refuge from the fiery summer heat. The moderate snowfall during the winters makes it a haven for those who want to spend time amidst the snow.
Things To Do in Chail
Travelers love this place for its panoramic scenic views, forest trails and tranquillity. The Chail palace gives you a glimpse of the regal era and is quite famous for its architectural design. If you are enthusiastic about animal sightings then Chail Sanctuary is a must visit place. Here you can easily spot Kakkar, Sambhar, Ghoral, Red Jungle Fowl, and Khalij. Chail Cricket ground is another marvel of the region that you would not like to miss. It is the highest cricket ground in the world and was built in 1893 by The Maharaja of Patiala. Kali Ka Tibba, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, Gurudwara Sahib (Gurudwara that resembles a church) and Sadhu Pul are few other remarkable attractions that attract tourists from all across the Nation.
Visit Chail Palace
The Chail Palace was built in 1891 by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh as his summer retreat after he was banished from Shimla by Lord Kitchener. It is located at an altitude of 2226 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by the majestic Deodar forests. The Chail Palace is nicely decorated with intricately designed furniture and fitted with top of the line amenities. It is spread across a land of 75 acres approximately and is famous for its architectural design, regal cottages, huts, badminton, and tennis lawns. At present, it is under the ownership of Himachal Tourism and offers access to all the visitors.