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Chail - The Mountain of The Silver Bangles / paradise for hikers / its architecture

About Chail

Chail is one of the famous ill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Located in the laps of nature, this place is your perfect escape from the burden and stress of your city life. It was the summer capital of king of Patiala named Maharaja Bhupendra Singh Ji. Later, the British Army Commander-in-Chief, Lord Kitchener sent Maharaja in Chail as his exile in the year of 1891.

This illustrious tourist destination is situated at a distance of (49 km approx) from Shimla. From a small village to a notable hill station, Chail has totally evolved from its former image. Moreover, the picturesque beauty of the place and the worthwhile attractions leaves everyone spellbound. Visit more details of Chail hotels and India tour packages

Attractions in Chail

  • Chail Palace: The Chail Palace is visited for its unmatchable architecture that boasts of the expertise of the craftsmen. Moreover, people do make it a point to see the highest cricket ground of the world at an altitude of 2,444 m.
  • Cricket Ground: Built in 1893, this cricket pitch is the world's highest cricket and polo ground at an altitude of 2444 m. cricket ground is also standing at the height of 2144 meter above sea level that is surrounded by gigantic Deodar forest ranges. Lush greenery and serene environment is also center of attraction in itself that draw the attention of tourists towards Chail Tourism.
  • Sadhupul: Sadhupul is a small village which is a popular spot along picnickers and leisure travelers. This village is located between Kandaghat and Chail.
  • Chail Military School: Located at an altitude of 2144 m, this school was built in 1922 after the First World War. King George V’s Patriotic Fund donated a large amount of INR 250,000 to the educational building’s establishment. The school has the highest cricket and polo grounds in the world..

Religious places in Chail

Sidh Baba Ka Mandir:

Built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, this place was the original site for his palace. But when dreamt a ‘sidh’ saint who claimed it to be his meditation ground, the king built a temple on the same that eventually came to be known as the Sidh Baba Ka Mandir.

Gurudwara Sahib:

Constructed in1907 on Pandhawa hillocks, Gurudwara Sahib, is an epitome of ancient architecture.

Kali Ka Tibba:

A notable Hindu religious destination, Kali Devi is visited by numerous devotees and tourists from different parts of the country. The temple is dedicated to Hindu goddess Kali.

Events & festivals in Chail

Bhoj Fair:

Celebrated in November, this fair lasts for three days and is honored to Lord Bansor.

Lavi fair:

This fair is held in the month of November.

Baisakhi or Bissu:

This festival marks the onset of the harvest season and is celebrated around mid-April.


The locals celebrate this festival in the months of July to assuage the Rain Gods. This festival also marks the beginning of monsoon.


This festival is celebrated by the people in the month of January. People usually light bonfires and throw popcorn, puffed rice and sweets as an offering to the gods. Thereafter, they sing and dance in harmony to the local tunes and rhymes.

Flora and fauna

Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is inhabited by numerous animal species such as red jungle fowl, Ghoral, kakkar, sambhar, Jungle Fowl, Cheer Pheasants and khalij.

Shopping in Chail

The local markets in Chail are flooded with various shop that sell handiworks and other items such as wooden handicrafts, embroidered woolen caps, shawls, rugs and carpets. Moreover, you can adorn your shelves with carved wooden tableware, walnut wood carvings, intricate paper mache decorative items, marble chess plate, etc.

How to Reach Chail :-

  • By air: Jubbarhati Airport is the nearest air base at a distance of 63 km from the hill station. It is well-connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, and Shimla.
  • By train: The nearest railway stations is Kalka Railway Station (86 km) followed by Chandigarh Railway Station ( 95 km) that can be the second option. These stations are well connected to all the major cities of the country.
  • By road: Regular buses are run by Himachal Roadways to Chail from Shimla, Dharmshala, Solan and other cities. Moreover, one can take a taxi from Shimla or other cities of Himachal Pradesh along with Chandigarh, Ambala and Delhi.

Best time to visit Chail :-

  • Apr – Jun
  • Sep - Nov

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