Overlooking the Sutlej Valley, Chail is a beautiful town near Shimla. It is famous for housing the highest cricket ground in the world, placed at an altitude of 2144 meters above sea level. Chail is the perfect weekend getaway destination from Delhi, a haven for hikers and nature lovers. This is a beautiful hill station around 49 km from Shimla. Chail Himachal is enclosed by the pine and deodar forests, which enhance the beauty of this scenic town. The former summer capital of the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, Chail is on three small hills - Pandhewa, Rajgarh and Sadh Tiba hills. This town bustles with high tourist activity.
Family vacationers and honeymooners visit Chail Himachal Pradesh to get away from the hectic city life and enjoy lush greenery 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. You can explore the popular attractions of this quaint hill town with our Chail tour packages from Delhi. Contact our travel experts to book a customized tour package.
How to Reach Chail from Delhi
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 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.
Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla is the nearest airport from Chail, which is located at a distance of around 63 km. 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 around INR 1,500.
Renting a taxi is the best option. Chail is around 333 km from Delhi, via Chandigarh and Solan. Travel on this route and then the road from here takes you to Kandaghat, which is around 18 km and you finally reach Chail from here. So the distance between Kandaghat and Chail is just 29 km. You can also go for state-run buses or Chartered buses.
Chail Tour Packages
Attractions in Chail
Chail Palace : Erected by the Maharaja of Patiala, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the splendid Chail Palace was a former lodging place for the British. Spread over 75 acres of land, Chail Palace was built in 1891 and has now been converted into a heritage hotel.
Chail Wildlife Sanctuary: The former hunting grounds of the Royal Kingdom of Patiala, Chail forest became a wildlife sanctuary in 1976. With a varying altitude of 701 meters to 2180 meters above sea level, this sanctuary is home to some exotic animal and bird species.
Gurudwara Sahib: Erected in 1907 on the Pandhawa hills, Gurudwara Sahib is a small but beautiful religious site visited by locals and tourists. This yellow-color Gurudwara is placed on a beautiful, well-manicured lawn.
Kali Ka Tibba: An ancient temple in Chail, Kali Devi temple is flocked by a large number of devotees every year. Kali Devi is the presiding deity of Chail. This temple also offers a nice view of the surroundings.
Siddh Baba Ka Mandir: Sidh Baba Ka Mandir is one of the most popular religious places in Chail. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh built this temple and dedicated it to a saint who came in his dream. This temple site, originally chosen for making a palace, offers amazing views of the surrounding area.
Cricket Ground: Chail cricket ground is famous as being the highest cricket ground in the world, which is located at an altitude of 2144 meters above sea level. Surrounded by pine and deodar trees, this playground was commissioned in 1893 by the Maharaja of Patiala. This ground is also used for playing polo.