Chail Tourism, India: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2022

Erstwhile summer capital of the princely state of Patiala, Chail is an alluring hill station that lies about 63 km from Shimla. Nestled in the Himachal Pradesh’s Shivalik region, Chail basically is spread across the three hillocks - Sadh Tiba, Pandewa and Rajgarh. It is spread over an area covering 72 acres of land and overlooks the canyon of River Satluj. Chail enjoys a pleasant weather all round the year and is thus visited not just by the tourists but also the locals. Further, it also brings forth scenic and elegant views of the enclosing country side. Overlooking both Shimla and Kasauli, Chail used to be a sleepy little mountain village that underwent a transformation in the year 1893.    

Chail along with Shimla and Kufri, is also known as the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. It is a beautiful hill station that is free from the massive crowds that throng Shimla and consequently allows the travelers to relish the charm and the beauty of the place in its relative peace.

The lush green outfields, dense cover of deodar and pine trees and the stunning views of the mountains along with the breathtaking natural beauty, makes Chile one of the most significant tourist attraction of Himachal Pradesh.

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We were looking for some trip where I can relax a bit from city hustle bustle, we plan to go Shimla from Delhi. It was very memorable trip and also nicely managed by Thrillophilia, right from the entering int the campsite till the checkout everything was satisfactory and we don’t have zero complaint. Highly recommended.
A good place to visit with safe and enjoyable environment, we were 4 girls and we enjoyed here. The food was fine so do the camp. The view we get from the campsite is very relaxing and calming. Can go there without worries.
Amazing tour at Chail, Our driver pick-up us on time from our hotel, the transport was very clean and spacious, the journey was full of fun and excitement. The sightseeing was nice, we even purchased souvenirs from the local market.

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  1. Travel Tips

    • Keep touts at bay.
    • Never entertain the beggars.
    • Make sure you check for the quality of the street food before eating.
    • Whenever you purchase a bottle of water, make sure it is from a brand that is known to you. Secondly, check for the seal before buying. If the seal is broken, return it right away.
    • Do not get involved in drugs of any form. If you see any drug peddler or a dealer, you must leave from that place right away. Communicating with a drug dealer is outright foolish. Don’t let any mishap happen to you.
    • If you sense anything fishy, call the cops.
    • Never walk out of the hotel with cash more than necessary.
    • Keep your valuables and cash in a safe place.
    • Always prefer staying in a hotel that has a room safe.
    • Carry with you a copy of your passport and license always.
    • Don’t communicate with strangers who do not seem right to you.
    • Avoid getting involved in any form of fight or verbal spat.
    • Always be friendly to the locals.
    • Do not hamper the property of the hill station.
    • It is always a good idea to attain sufficient information about a place before you go there.
    • Be wary of the thefts.  
  2. Drinking Age

    The legal age for drinking in Himachal Pradesh is 18 years.
  3. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Rashtriya Military school

    Rashtriya Military school in Chail is one of the five national military schools in the country.  It is home to 300 cadets from all parts of the country that are groomed to be the future saviours of our country. Students around the country come to the school to learn, understand, get trained to safeguard our nation. Tourists must visit this school to learn about their different activities and training programs.

    Cricket Ground

    Chail Cricket Ground, built in 1893 by Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh, is the highest point where a cricket ground is located in the world. At an altitude of 2,444m, it is used by the Chail Military School. The ground is also used for playing football as it has goal posts. There is also a well-maintained basketball court used for playing basketball. During vacations, it is sometimes used as a polo ground.

    Chail Sanctuary  

    Chail Sanctuary is spread over 110 km and has a vast forest covered area. One can spot sambar, goral, cheer pheasants, black bear, leopards, wild boars among many different animals here. You will mostly notice mammals in the Chail Sanctuary. Also, there is a dense cover of oak, pine, and grassland spread throughout. Tourists must visit Chail Sanctuary to capture beautiful moments and enjoy what nature has to offer.

    Chail Gurudwara

    The Chail Gurudwara was built by Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh at Chail in 1907. This Indo-western styled Gurudwara is one of the most famous place of attraction in Chail where worshippers come and seek blessings. It is a beautiful and magnificent Gurudwara which should be must visited by tourists.

    Lover’s point

    The Lover’s point in Chail is the best place to visit for couples. Newly wedded couples often visit Chail for their honeymoon and spending quality time together. Lover’s point is one of the main points of attraction for such people in Chail.

  4. What you will like there?

    Bamboo Bridge Adventure

    Tourists have to cross the other side of the river using a bamboo bridge. They must go in a pair and should stand on a bamboo putting their hands together and cross the river. This adventurous activity will surely increase the tourist’s pulse rate. This is a unique adventurous activity that every tourist should participate to experience something new.

    Rock Rappelling

    Rock Rappelling is to climb down a steep slope using rope. It is an interesting but a difficult adventurous activity often performed in hilly regions. It is performed under expert instructors with protective gears. There are various spots where you can indulge in rock rappelling at Chail.  

    Burma Bridge

    Burma Bridge is a body balancing adventure sport. It is made up of a cable that is being used to walk and balance the body to reach the other side of bridge. It is done with protection so that it doesn’t harm the tourists.

    Tyre Bridge  

    Chail provides you with various adventurous sports and activities, tyre bridge is an unique one among them. Tourists have to cross a bridge made up of tyres with hand rails on either sides. It is performed under trained experts to ensure safety. Although it is a little risky, it can be a lot of fun at the same time.


    Commando is the long network of ropes assembled like a spider web, here tourists have to walk through these ropes. It is advised to perform this activity under professionals but can be really enjoyable when done with a group of friends or your family.  
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