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Chail Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Chail

  • Chail Hill station in Himachal Pradesh
Chail At a Glance
  • Average Climate:2°C - 28°C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:01792

Chail Travel Guide

Chail in Himachal Pradesh is one of India's scenic hill stations, 2250 meters above sea level. It houses the world's highest cricket ground at 2444 meters above sea level and is a polo ground owned by the Royal family of Patiala. Snuggled amid beautiful Chir Pine and Deodar forests, Chail gives a beautiful view of the river Sutlej meandering down the valley and an unspoiled backdrop of Shivalik hills. 

Till the 19th century, Chail was a small mountain village in the scenic locales of Himachal Pradesh. The present-day hill station of Chail is one of the most favored hill getaways in Himachal. We offer a wide range of well-crafted Chail tour packages with which you can explore this beautiful hill station. 

Places to visit in Chail

Merely 2 hours drive from Shimla, Chail is a quiet hill station tucked in the lap of nature. You can have many lovely experiences at the popular places to visit in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Here are the best of Chail's tourist attractions you should take advantage of if you plan a visit soon! 

  • Chail Palace
  • Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chauil Cricket Ground
  • Siddh Baba Ka Mandir
  • Kali Ka Tibba
  • Chail Gurudwara
  • Sadhupul Lake
  •  Himalayan Nature Park

Things to do in Chail 

There are many things to do in Chail for explorers, from hiking through the pine and deodar forests to trying out delicious cuisines. Here's a short list of activities in Chail that will allow you to spend a relaxing weekend in the mountains.

  • Camping: spend the night under the stars
  • Climbing rocks: test your physical strength
  • Gaura and Jhajja: go for a trek.
  • Pine Forest: take a nature walk
  •  Kufri: enjoy the horse riding.

Best time to visit Chail

The best time to visit Chail is from March to July. Until July, Chail is blessed with greenery. The weather is blissfully perfect. After July, Chail experiences monsoons, and the rain comes in frightening density. It is best to avoid the hills as landslides occur in this season. The snowfall starts in October. The mountains are white with snow. Visit any time in the year and enjoy a fantastic experience of the mountains.

How to reach Chail

Looking for how to reach Chail? Then, you are on the right rack. Chail has good connectivity and is close to Shimla. Therefore, Jubbarhatti Airport is the closest. Also, mountain flights are only available when the weather is fine. The other nearest airport is Chandigarh. The nearest railway station to Chail is Kalka. To reach Kandaghat, Chail, from Kalka, one must keep five hours in hand. Direct roadways and highways are available to reach Chail from Delhi. 

Accommodations in Chail

Accommodations are essential on any trip, and the tour is complete with stays in the best hotels in Chail. So, Chail offers a wide number of accommodations as per your choice and taste. You only need to book hotels in advance for your stay, or you can take our Chail tour package, which offers stay options, swift transfers, and much more. Some of the top hotels in Chail are Hotel Grand Sunset, Hotel Ekant, Deventure Hotel, Hotel Comfort Inn, and more. 

Where to eat in Chail

Chail has various party places ranging from luxurious 5-star restaurants to value-for-money, affordable party restaurants to host parties of all types and sizes. We understand that finding the perfect restaurant for your birthday party, social mixer, or corporate event is quite a task. Some of the best restaurants in Chail are Vue Magique Resorts, Hotel Comfort Inn, Hotel Jungle Livinn, Mint Tarika Resort, Hotel Grand Sunset, Hotel Chail Residency, Treehouse Chail Villas, Chail Valley Eating House, and others. 

How to get around in Chail? 

Getting around Chail is relatively easy compared to other hill stations in India. One can use the bus or taxi service from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Travel tips for Chail

  • A couple of banks and ATMs are near Chail's primary market. Keep your cash handy in case of an emergency. 
  • A chemist's shop and a doctor are available here for minor ailments. However, for anything serious, you must rush to nearby Shimla city.
  • All major cellular companies have coverage in Chail.
  • A winter trip means cold weather and temperatures close to 0°C. So, pack your bags according to it. 


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FAQs about Chail Tourism

Q: What is Chail famous for?

Ans. Chail is a charming hill station in Himachal Pradesh, boasting pleasant weather throughout the year. It is blessed with lush greenery, majestic mountain views, bird-watching opportunities, and adventure activities.

Q: Is Chail worth visiting?

Ans. If peace, nature, and adventure are on your mind, then Chail is one of the best places in Himachal Pradesh. From temple to palace to wildlife sanctuary, there are many diverse attractions in Chail.

Q: Which is better, Shimla or Chail?

Ans. Shimla and Chail both have different things to offer. Chail is preferable for backpackers and couples who wish to enjoy nature and tranquility. On the other hand, families must choose Shimla as there are many more options to keep kids occupied and enjoy shopping and sightseeing.

Q: How many days are enough for Chail?

Ans. Plan at least a 2 days tour to Chail as there is nothing much to do but savor the charming views. You can visit Chail Palace and Chail Wildlife Sanctuary and seek blessings from Gurudwara Sahib.

Q: Can we go to Chail from the car?

Ans. Yes. Chail is accessible by car from Shimla, Dehradun, Delhi, and other towns in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.