Majestic snow capped Shivalik, along with beautiful orchards, sylvan pine valley, picturesque view; tall forest trees are the wonders of Chail which is sure to cast a spell with its natural exotic beauty on the visitors. Being a hill station, Chail is located in Himachal Pradesh and was once referred as the summer capital for Maharaja Adhiraj Bhupinder Singh, Patiala. He truly wanted something better than Shimla. The ancient story behind Chail being the summer capital is quite interesting and dramatic. Spreading over an area of 72acres it is surrounded by three hills the Rajgarh hill, the Pandava Hill and the Siddh Tibba.
Climate in Chail
Since it is a sub Himalayan range, the weather is pleasant throughout the year. Of the various hill stations India, this one is considered much popular because of the serenity and the calm atmosphere that is perfect to relax the mind and body. The summers are exquisite in Chail. It is best for the tourists to visit Chail in summer months from May to June when the temperature is only 26C maximum. The monsoon months are end June to September when the place overflows with lush greenery and is often considered as trekkers season. From October to February it’s extremely cold with snowcapped peaks. The spring comes later with a paint of varied colors over fruits and trees making it quite rejuvenating experience.
How to reach Chail?
Chail By Air
The nearest airport to Chail is 63km away named as Jabbar Hati Airport. There are domestic airlines flying from this airport to Chandigarh and Delhi, Mumbai. For the international tourists, Delhi and Mumbai are well connected with many destinations abroad.
Chail By Rai
Kalka is the nearest railway station at a distance of 86km. The next station close by is Chandigarh at a distance of 95km. Chandigarh is well connected with many major cities in the country.
Chail By Road
There are local bus services that cover the distance to the neighboring cities. There are bus services from Shimla also to reach Chail which is at a distance of 45km in much cheaper rates.
Hotels in Chail
5 Star Hotels in Chail : Tarika’s Jungle Retreat
3 Star Hotels in Chail : Hotel Lions, Hotel Monaal
Heritage Hotels in Chail : The Chail Palace
Budget Hotels in Chail : Chail Inn, Hotel Chail Residency
Places to visit in Chail
Chail is known as the honeymoon paradise as considered as one of the best honeymoon destination in the country. At a height of 2250 meters above sea level it is a thick cover of majestic beauty and soaring deodars, the Himalayan range with snow capped peaks gleaming brightly with sunrays on it, making it a out of the world sight.
Sanctuary : Chail Sanctuary
Palaces : The Palace Hotel, Maharajas Palace
Playground : The Cricket ground, known as the highest cricket ground in the world.
Temples : Sidh Baba Ka Mandir.
Excursions : Kurfi, Sudhupu.