Chail Travel Guide


Chail is a beautiful mountain station, located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The cricket and polo field is also very famous here. The wildlife sanctuary of Chail is also very special, which attracts wildlife lovers. Along with wildlife, there are also several types of trees and plants in this sanctuary.

State and history

Chail which is situated at 2,226 meters above sea level and located on Sadh Tiba hill, is a very beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh. Patiala’s Maharaja Bhupinder Singh was banished from Shimla by order of Lord Kitchener. To take revenge on this, Bhupinder Singh made Chail his capital of the time and built the beautiful Chail Mahal here.

Wildlife sanctuary

Chail Mahal was built in 1891 and is a real estate of Chail. In addition, the wildlife sanctuary of Chail, where a variety of tree plants is found, is one of the main attractions of Chail. In this sanctuary there are many wild animals, such as:


Capuchin porcupine

Wild pig/Boar



European deer

Tourist spot

The cricket and polo field of Chail is also very famous, which is 2,444 meters above sea level. It is the highest altitude cricket field in the world. Now it is under the Chail Military School. Gurudwara Sahib, Kali ka Tibba, Maharaja Mahal are the main tourist places here. It is also an excellent place for hiking and fishing.

When to go

The best time to visit this place is between March and May, when it is winter here. The cozy atmosphere here attracts tourists even in summer.

How to reach Chail:

Chail is nearer to Shimla which lies at a distance of 47 km and you can access cabs and roadways from Shimla to get here. The closest railway station lies in Kalka, 77 km away from Chail. However, the toy train keeps running from Kalka to Shimla and one can take that to get to Shimla. You can also take a transport or a taxi from Kalka to reach Chail. The nearest airport is located in Shimla, in the Jubbarhatti area, which is about 63 km from Chail.