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Chail is a beautiful woodland and a popular hill station which is located at an altitude of 2250 Mts. It was the former summer retreat of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. Travelers love this place for its panoramic scenic views, forest trails and tranquility.

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 nature and the snow.

Chail is located at a distance of around 46 Km from Shimla and 59 Km from Auramah Valley.

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in Chail

Chail is a world-famous hill station located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Here you will experience some of the finest historical heritage, exquisite tourist attractions, Mighty Himalayan ranges, breathtaking scenic panoramas and snowcapped mountains.

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. There are other remarkable attractions like the Chail Cricket Ground, Kali Ka Tibba, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, Gurudwara Sahib and Sadhupul.

If you’re planing to visit Chail, then you will love this place for its exquisite natural splendour, opulent woodland and tranquility.
the 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 spread across 75 acres. The palace has a truly regal setting with spectacular views and is surrounded by the majestic Deodar forest.

The Chail Palace is nicely decorated with intricately designed furniture and fitted with top of the line amenities. It is famous for its marvelous location, architectural design, regal cottages, delightful log huts, thick forests, quiet walks, a ‘lovers hill’, elegant lawns, children’s park and an option to play badminton, lawn tennis and billiards (only for residents). At present, it is under the ownership of Himachal Tourism and offers access to all the visitors.
the Cricket Ground
Encircled by huge deodar and pine trees, the Chail cricket ground is located at an altitude of 2444 meters above the sea level and is the highest cricket ground in the world. It was built in 1893 by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh as an expression of his love for cricket, and at present, it is under the ownership of the National Military School, Chail.

Apart from the exceptional cricket pitch, there is also a well-maintained basketball court and goal posts for playing football. Throughout the year, the ground is used for various school activities. However during the school vacations, it becomes a venue for polo sports. There is also a historic tree on one corner of the ground where a beautiful tree house has been constructed by the Military School.
the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1976 and is spread across an area of 110 sq. Km. It is one of the most popular attractions of Chail that attracts a lot of wildlife enthusiasts from all across the globe.

Aesthetically placed amidst the Deodar and Oak forest ranges it is a home to a wide variety of wildlife and many endangered species. One can easily spot Goral, Sambar, Kalijin, Barking Deer, Cheer Pheasants, Leopards, Crested Porcupine, Langur, Black Bear and Wild Boar, etc here at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Although the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary remains open throughout the year but the best time to explore it is from March to October. The sanctuary also holds a trekking provision that persuades adventure lovers to go on an adventurous and an interesting trek into the wildlife sanctuary.
the Chail Gurudwara Sahib
The Chail Gurudwara Sahib was established and sanctioned by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala in 1907. It is located at a short distance of approximately 200 meters from the Chail Bus Stand and can be reached by a steep road from the Chail Post Office. You will be surprised to know the fact that the exterior architecture of Gurudwara Sahib resembles a Church.

The facilities of Gurudwara Sahib includes a langar hall, dormitory and some small sized guest rooms which offer a free stay to the visitors. Apart from the annual festivals like Baisakhi and Gurupurab, Chail Gurudwara Management Committee has also started off celebrations on other occasions as well. A large number of devotees from different parts of the world throng this holy place to be a part of these festivals.
Kali Ka Tibba
Kali ka Tibba is a significant tourist attraction in Chail that attracts a lot of tourists and pilgrims from all across the country. There is a Kali temple located on the top of the hill which offers incredible views of Choor Chandni and Shivalik Peaks.

Apart from its religious significance, it is also a favorable trekking terrain which will not only offer you the freedom to explore the hidden paths of the region, but you can also delve into the exotic flora and fauna of the valley. The people who are not willing to go for the trek may take a cab or go via their own vehicle and reach the top in less than 30 Minutes. The temple is also known for its pleasant sunset views and is an ideal spot for photoholics as it allows them to easily capture the beautiful scenery.
the Sidh Baba Mandir
Sidh Baba ka Mandir was built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala in 1891. It is believed that a saint appeared in his dream and asked him to stop the construction of his palace as this was the place where the Baba meditated and was eventually buried.

As an act of tribute and nobility the Maharaja of Patiala ordered to build a temple at this site and named it ‘Sidh Baba ka Mandir’. As per the beliefs of the locals, this Mandir acts as a protector of Chail and has played a significant role in the success and the development of Chail. It is a very peaceful and a pious place, and every year a lot of travelers and pilgrims pay a visit to seek the blessings and pay homage to the holy saint. The temple has a simple architecture & offers stunning mountain panoramas.
A visit to Sadhupul will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Chail. Sadhupul is a small village and a popular tourist destination located between Chail and Solan. It is located at distance of approximately 12 Kms from Chail. It is an ideal place for outings with family and friends.

Here you will find some small temporary food joints that offer a very unusual sitting right in the middle of a flowing stream. Either you may pick a seat and enjoy the delicious mouth-watering food while applauding the natural grandeur of the valley or you may find a perfect spot for a beautiful overnight camping experience. The weather remains pleasant throughout the year, but spring and autumn are considered to be the best time to pay a visit. Overall it’s a perfect destination to spend a day with your family.
the Junga Palace
The former state of Keonthal is popularly known as Junga which is a tehsil in the Shimla district and is located at a distance of approximately 18 Kms from Chail. Beautifully nestled amidst green hills and forests of deodar, pine, cheel, kail and ban it is situated at an altitude of 1582 meters above the sea level.

There are two palaces in Junga, the old and worn out castle has been abandoned, and the new palace where the current bearer lives is known as Chaurni Palace. It’s a perfect destination to spend a quality weekend with your family and friends. The charisma of Junga is not just limited to its palaces, the tranquil sounds of nature will take you to a whole new world of relaxation and allow you to steal a moment of self-indulgence.

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