Places to visit in Chail

A small town away from the hustle bustle of Shimla city, Chail will definitely surprise you. The small town has fairly everything for an avid traveller and tourist and you will never be disappointed on visiting this unique town.

Let us explore some of the key places to visit in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.

Chail Palace

The Chail palace which is one of the key places to visit in Chail is always on the tourist trail. It has been showcased in a number of bollywood movies including “3 idiots”. The property is spread in an area of 75 acres and was built in 1891. It is also popularly known as Maharaja of Patiala palace after Maharaja Bhupinder Singh shifted here as he had a tussle with the British in Shimla or Simla as it was known then.

You can even get a view of Shimla hills from the palace and the place has tennis and badminton courts, orchards and log huts. Do not forget to trek around the place which is covered with dense deodar forest.

The palace is now a heritage hotel and a great place to stay in Chail.

places to visit in Chail
Image Courtesy: Indian Holiday

Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

This is another among recommended places to visit in Chail. This place was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1976 and is spread over 110 sq km. This place can be a real treasure for bird lovers too as many unknown species of birds have been cited here. You will also find red deer, Indian porcupine, wild boar and black bear in this wildlife sanctuary. It is highly recommended if you are a wildlife enthusiast and are planning to visit Himachal Pradesh.

Chail Cricket Ground

Even if you are not a cricket lover, a trip to Chail cricket ground should be on your itinerary. The cricket ground is around 2400 meters above mean sea level and was one of the highest cricket grounds in World. Even though international cricket has not been played here, yet it a worth exploring place. The ground is now with Indian Army as it is part of the Military School Campus and if your ward is studying here, he can consider himself lucky.

Kali Ka Tibba

 The views of plain land that you get from this mesmerizing place perched on a hilltop are simply out of the world. You will also get breathtaking views of Churdhar peak from this tibba which has a temple crafted on a hilltop.

You will definitely get a glimpse of the hard mountain life when you happen to be at this place.

Chail is a small and serene hill town that has emerged on the tourist map of Himachal Pradesh. The place is fairly packed during tourist season and it is around October and November that you should definitely plan a visit to Chail, if you are the one who loves wilderness.

The place will never disappoint you and you will go back with a bagful of memories and the inclination of coming her again too, some other day!

Author: Lovnish Thakur

Development Sector Professional who loves to read, write and travel

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