Located 44 km. from Shimla, Chail is one of the popular hill stations in India. The former summer capital of the royal families of the princely state of Patiala, Chail is spread across three hillocks—Rajgarh, Pandewa, and Sadh Tiba. Covering an area of 72 acres and overlooking the valley of Sutlej, Chail has a pleasant climate throughout the year.
One of the most popular attractions in Shimla tour packages, Chail along with Shimla and Kufri is called the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. You can visit Chail just for a day from Shimla. In case you wish to stay more, here are some of the places to visit in Chail—
Built in the year 1891 by the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, the Victorian ambience of the palace is sure to take you back to that era. With a classical architecture, vintage artwork and antique charm, the palace provide with breathtaking views of the lush green surroundings. The approximate pricing per room ranges from 2400 INR onwards.
Kali Ka Tibba
One of the popular religious spot in Chail, Kali Ka Tibba is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Located right at the top of a hill, the temple is effortlessly beautiful providing spectacular views of the Shivalik Range and the Choor Chandni Peak.
Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
One of the lesser-known wildlife sanctuaries in the country, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect destination for nature lovers. Situated at a height of 7152 feet and located at a distance of 63 km. from Shimla, Chail is home to a wide range of flora fauna. European Red Deer, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Goral, Himalayan Black Bear, Common Langur, Indian Porcupine, Flying Squirrel etc. are some of the popular animal species of the sanctuary. With greenery all around, the sanctuary has a pleasant climate and offers amazing views to the wildlife lovers.
If you are looking for some offbeat place to explore then Sadhupul Lake is the perfect place to head to. Be it a romantic outing or a family getaway, the cool breeze provides its tourists with a quiet ambience. There is also a restaurant where wooden chairs and tables are kept across the lake.
Chail Cricket Ground
Being a cricket enthusiast, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh built a cricket ground on the top of a hill. Chail Cricket Ground proudly takes the title of being the highest cricket ground in the world. Situated at a height of 7500 feet, the ground is maintained by the army because of its location in the cantonment area. However, tourists can walk around and take pictures but entry to the ground is prohibited.
Apart from this, Gurudwara Sahib and Sidh Baba Ka Mandir are also the popular tourist attractions in Chail. Your trip to Chail can never be complete without indulging in some shopping. The place is famous for woollen garments and jams made from farm fresh Fruits. The scenery, mountains hidden behind the cloud of mist, winding trekking trails, wildlife, horse riding, and a few religious places makes Chail one of the most sought-after destinations of Shimla tour packages.