Weekend Trip to Chail, Himachal Pradesh
- Hill Station
Summer 8 to 30°C
Winter -10 to 10°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 333 kilometers / 6 h
Best Time To Visit
Overlooking the Sutlej Valley, Chail is a beautiful town near Shilma, which is popular for housing the highest cricket ground in the world, placed at an altitude of 2144 meters above the sea level. A haven for hikers, Chail is the perfect weekend getaway destination from Delhi. A beautiful hill station around 49 km from Shimla, Chail is enclosed by the pine and deodar forests. The former summer capital of the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, Chail is placed on three small hills- Pandhewa, Rajgarh and Sadh Tiba hills. This town bustles with high tourist activity. Family vacationers and honeymooners visit Chail to get away from the hectic city life and enjoy lush greenery, which is sprinkled all around. Apart from natural beauty, the town is also dotted with a number of tourist attractions. If you love adventure sports, you can indulge in angling, nature walks, trekking, hiking and horse riding.
How to Reach Chail
The nearest railhead to Chail is at Kalka, which is located at a distance of 86 km. To reach Chail, you can hire a taxi or can go on-board a bus. A hired taxi may cost around INR 1700. The railway station in Chandigarh is another option, about 95 km away. Both these railway stations receive regular trains from Delhi.
Jubbarhati Airport in Shimla is the nearest airport from Chail, which is located at a distance of around 63 km away. This airport is well connected to Delhi through regular flights. You can hire a taxi or a jeep from the airport to Chail, which may cost somewhere around INR 1,500.
Renting a taxi is the best option. Chail is around 333 km from Delhi, via Chandigarh and Solan. Take this road. Then the road from here takes you to Kandaghat, which is around 18 km and you finally reach Chail from here. The distance between Kandaghat and Chail is just 29 km. You can also go for state-run buses or Chartered buses.