A travel guide to Chail

The distance of Chail is 45km, from Shimla, by way of Kufri, on the south east. It's 60km via Kandaghat on the Shimla - Kalka route. From Kalka, the distance is 84km. Height of Chail is 2250 meters.

Chail, Himachal PradeshThe town is built by Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh in 1891 on an area of 75 acres taken from the Gorkhas. The idea was to build a summer resort. The health center is also located in the neat and quiet town of chail. It’s also called "Littlemountains' heaven".

The view of the Himalayas and the valley is magnificent from Chail. On a clear night, the town of Shimla and Kasauli sparkles. At a distance, the River Sutlej flows in a winding fashion between the mountains.    Wildlife is a major attraction in Chail. Occasional sightings of wild boars, black bear, leopards and other beasts bring in thousands of nature lovers to this small hilly town. Bird Watching is a favorite past time among tourists here with a wide variety of birds nesting in this region. Chail can be visited throughout the year.

Chail in Himachal Pradesh includes three scenic hills. The visit to the Maharaja Palace, on Rajgarh Hill should be a must. The well kept Cricket Stadium, built in 1893, is also the highest in the world. The pitch stands at 2444m. Sidh Baba Temple is placed on one the three hills. The temple was a vision of the maharaja.

How to reach: Bus and Rail services are available from Shimla and Kalka via Kandaghat.

Where to stay: Plenty of options for stay at varied prices are available in Chail. Check our hotel booking links below for photos, rates, options and online bookings

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