Chail hill station of Himachal Pradesh acts as a honeymooners paradise. Chail
lies at a height of 2,250 metres above the sea level.Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja
of Patiala, when was facing an exiled from Shimla, he decided to create his
own summer capital, which was Chail.
Nature is at her exuberant best and words like pollution and deforestation is
no where in mind of the citizens of Chail.The unmatched natural greenary with
soundless calm beauty adds to the immortal memories of the tourists.
Chail was the summer capital of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. In 1891,
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala incurred the wrath of Lord Kitchener and
was send in exile.
He was banned to enter into the summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla. Thus,to
avenge the dishonour Maharaja Bhupinder Singh decided to build a better summer
capital than Simla.
The little village of Chail was perfect. It lay surrounded by magnificent deodar
forests, Shimla was in direct vision and most important, the hill of Chail at
2226 m was somewhat higher than British-controlled Shimla.The architectually
magnificient palace of Maharaja is now used as a tourist hotel.
Chail has a natural air conditioned weather and the tourist find this place
to be suitable to visit all throughout the year.Even during the summer the temperature
doesn't rise to much, the autumn in all its colours is really fasinating.
During autumn the fields and the forests are covered with a cloak of russet
and gold,in winter it is nothing less than a paradise. The weather conditions
are so perfect that even in the winter when there is snow fall there is an unusual
featured warmth present avoiding the inconvenience of the people.
Chail is about 46 km from Simla and around 86 km from Kalka. It is roughly 382
km from the Indian capital (Delhi). From Kandaghat, it is an about 90 mins journey
by road to Chail.
To reach Kandaghat one has to take Kalka Simla rail route.Due to the gorgious
valley forest beauty the best enjoyable travel should be in a toy train.It takes
five hours from Kalka to get to Kandaghat. Thickly forested tracks, hairpin bends
and long tunnels add to the unforgetable memories of the tourists.
This is a perfect place for the artists. The painters and poets are influenced
by the calm natural beauty. The silence is perfect and natural beauty unmatched
to make even a comman man to become an artist. The snow covers the valley and
remains there until the beginning of the spring.once the spring starts the flowers
come out in full bloom. This is the perfect time for the artists to spend countless
hours to admire the prlific natural beauty of this god gifted place.
Chail is a Maharaja's revenge for
not being allowed to enter Shimla over his romantic escapades at
Maharaja of Patiala developed this beautiful countryside and also built the
majestic Chail Palace. The place still retains it's old charm without
addition of much concrete, as in Shimla. Chail is 45 km from Shimla though one
can go directly to Chail from Delhi by taking a turn at Kandaghat on
Kalka-Shimla highway. There is Chail wildlife Sanctuary to see, Chail cricket
ground, the highest cricket ground in the world, and a small stream flowing
nearby, good for day picnics at the side of the rivulet. You can also go for
long walks along the dense pine forest. In the day you may have a few
interruptions in your peace process cos of travellers from Shimla, but by the
evening they are all gone and you have the place all to yourselves. So, I
would recommend Chail to those travellers who are looking for some quiet and
beautiful place with accommodation varying from budget to deluxe accommodation
Resorts/Hotels in Chail/Chail Accommodation /Where to stay in Chail
Chail- Rooms & Cottages
Situated 2 km from Chail Bazaar
in the midst of nowhere, the resort gives an option of rooms as well as two
bedroom cottages with drawing/dinning room and a maids' room. Each room has an
independent balcony along with Cable TV, telephone etc. There are indoor
recreational facilities for children and personal parking available. The
cottages are independent with two bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a
common living room with sitting area. The cottages are very comfortable for
families as the living room can be used as sitting area for parties, gup-shup
etc. and also extra beds can be laid there if required in the night.
Package for 2N/3D with b/f
& Dinner- Room Rs.4,000/ Cottage (4 pax) Rs 8,000/-
Hotel Grand Sunset, Chail
Chail is about 350
km from Delhi and situated at a height of 2200 m. Grand Sunset is a modern
hotel in Chail which has been recently renovated with deluxe double rooms and
two bedroom family suites. The hotel provides great view of the valley and has
some great sunset view. Ideal for nature seekeers, small family and corporate
groups and provides value for maney. Suinshine in the afternoon and Bonfire in
the evening makes you warm and comfortable. Complete and Comfortable rooms.
Restaurants: Provides all varieties of food to satisfy your tastebuds.
Provides running hot and cold water, room service and has some wonderful apple
trees inside the property itself.
Package Rs 4999/- (Deluxe
Room) 2N/3D for a couple , Rs.8999/-(2 Bedroom Family Room) for 4 people with
b/f & Dinner