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Chail Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: The Jabarhatti airport of Shimla is the closest airport to Chail, at a distance of 72 kilometers. Also, Chandigarh airport is at a distance of 113 kilometers via NH 22. These airports have flights connecting them with major Indian cities.
By Rail: The railway station closest to Chail is Kalka railway station at a distance of around 80 kilometers via National Highway 22. Various trains such as Kalka mail, Kalka Shatabdi, Paschim Express and Himalayan Queen connect Kalka with major Indian cities.
By Road: Chail has decent connectivity through road. Chail is at a distance of 45 kilometers from Shimla by road via Kufri. It is at a distance of 61 kilometers from Shimla via Kandhaghat. Bus services from Shimla, Delhi and Chandigarh are there on regular intervals. Chandigarh, Delhi and Kalka are situated at a distance of 120 KM, 390 KM and 100 KM respectively from this beautiful hill station.
What to do?

Chail is a hill station meant to relax you physically as well as mentally. The cool climate and fresh air rejuvenates you from inside out.

What to see?

Kali Ka Tibba - It's a Pilgrimage Center for devotees and elderly people.
Maharaja's Palace - A major tourist attraction center with architectural heritage and great food.
Chail Wildlife Sanctuary - Relax in Chail with natural vegetation and wildlife around.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Famous For

The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture, the palace was built as summer retreat by the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj. The cricket ground and a polo ground which is there at an altitude of 2,444 m was owned by Erstwhile royal famil


Do not miss out the Kali Ka Tibba, Maharaja's Palace, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary and relax and enjoy the cool climate out there.

Chail Reviews

Review on Sadhupul, chail
Apr 24, 2018 10:58 PM Read (via Android App)
I visited chail last month for the first time. I was curious to visit the Mohan park temple or the heritage park temple and that really amazing. And the second thing we were curious to visit was Sadhupul, it was extremly useless and below expectation. From the feedbacks we heard that there will ...Read More

Chail palace
Jun 23, 2010 10:20 PM Read
Visited: 20th June 2010 We stayed for one night at one of the rooms of Rajgarh cottage at the Chail Place and it was one of the worst stays we have experienced so far.The room was not well maintained withone corner of the bed coming apart and the curtains in bad shape ( having holes). Due to ...Read More

Chail and Hotel Ekant
Dec 28, 2006 05:48 PM Read
My children were dying to go to simla, during this christmas break of 2006. Simla was fully booked. my travel agent suggested me to go to have a stay at Chail and have excursion to Simla, from Chail. Idea suited me. My booking was made for Hotel Ekant, Chail. Driving upto Kalka was smooth. Pi...Read More


Jan 10, 2018 09:22 PM Read
Hello all I am back with my recent wonderful experience in chail. It is very beautiful place . CHAIL" A hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India.It is 45 km away from shimla. we can easily go there by our personal vechicle .As far where I stay in CHAIL that is "JUNGLE LIVINN " it is Resort at Hil...Read More

Chail palce Rancho’s house !!
Dec 15, 2017 05:52 PM Read (via iOS App)
I went there when I was 16-year-old that place was awesome main reason we went to chail is to visit chail palace . And most of the people know this palaceas Rancho’s house Which shown in 3 idiots movie. Atmosphere of chail very Pleasant and weather is in cooler side .I can say the best and beaut...Read More

Excellent cab services in Himachal Pradesh
Jul 18, 2017 10:58 PM Read (via Mobile)
A few days back, I went to chail via Kalka. I hired this cab company run by Mr Goldy who runs his company in Chail. I had an amazing experience. It is very difficult to drive and risky at the same time so you can't trust any other person. It's like trusting someone with your life. This guy was s...Read More

Chail near kufri shimla
Jan 21, 2017 12:28 PM Read (via Android App)
Chail is a sound place to hang out. If you love peace then you must visit Chail. Chail have a awsome weather. Chail place is great hotel there. Its quite costly but having there is great. It feels like royality. Awsome view from hotel. In winter snow is there. The great thing about Chail i...Read More

Still not ruined by commercialization
Nov 14, 2016 10:39 PM Read
Want peace, views and calm together? Chail has to be the place. Away from the madness of Shimla and still virgin and beautiful. Takes about the same time and you get the spend a lot of time at Sadhupul. Walks around Chail are beautiful and if you have time, drive upto the cricket stadium. Seclud...Read More

Chail the place of peace
Jun 03, 2016 03:08 PM Read (via Mobile)
Chail is very mesmerizing place it is very good place for local sightseen and for rest. It is it is located in Himachal Pradesh and is located near Shimla The trip for charge is very good for newly married couples. It is also good place for travel of family it has man sight  the way for chail...Read More

Hotel Chail Residency-quiet,comfortbl,chalet-like
Jun 21, 2013 10:05 AM Read
Chail residency Hotel is located right on the bend of a quiet road and looks like a chalet with just the reception and dining area on the ground level. It goes down 3 levels, deep into the basement. The location is great. Pluses of the place: 1) The reception is warm and welcoming with a spri...Read More

Jungle livinn chail
Apr 10, 2010 09:38 PM Read
What else I can say, love this place as much that I visited here many times with family. Best hosts(Kapoor's), one would feel very comfortable with their way of entertaining you with all their personal interest. This is a place where you can enjoy solo days, family fun and can enjoy in groups, i...Read More

Chail-the hidden gem!
Sep 29, 2009 01:35 AM Read
Last year a friend of mine & I planned for a 3 day break away in hills to a quaint place & my research led me to finalize Chail in Solan distt. Himachal.That trip was one of the finest experiences in hills. We boarded Kalka mail at around 10 P.M. from old Delhi railway station to Kalka, lucki...Read More

Answer to the complaints of visitors
Jun 20, 2008 02:48 PM Read
First of all, I tell  you one thing.  If you will give a complaint of chail or the people of chail of about any thing, then please do not think that you are in delhi chandigarh or any posh city where you can have all amenities of life.  Why you always try to find to live the same life.    As far...Read More

Chail, Lover's paradise
May 15, 2008 12:28 PM Read
I m sharing my view of visit to chail, First of all, I must tell you that if you are looking for fun like seeing beautiful ladies like you see on the RIDGE, shimla, then pls don’t opt for this place, you can go to chail, if you are a couple, or a group of couples looking for a peaceful stay a...Read More

Chail : a peaceful getaway
Jun 27, 2007 12:09 PM Read
I first went to chail way back in Sep 2004 with some biker friends. The good thing about chail is accessibility and the lack of commercialisation, plus the fact that it recieves snow every year too.One can reach Chail (from Delhi) by taking the NH1 to Ambala, and then heading towards chandigarh ...Read More

Camping in Himachal , Junglelivinn Chail ,
Jan 14, 2007 05:02 PM Read
We recently went to Chail - The beautiful Hill Station surrounded by Breathtaking natural beauty - where you can smell the Fresh air - no Pollution, no commercialization - where people are still very simple. We stayed at Junglelivinn camps & retreats. Website- This is a ve...Read More

Chail-The Abode of Gods
Jun 22, 2006 05:05 PM Read
I have been to Chail innumerable times, but what surprises me most is that everytime I visit this heavenly place, I find something new, interesting and exciting in this little sweet hill station of North India. This time when I went to Chail in June to get some respite from the sweltering heat o...Read More

Romeo and Juliet's Delight !
Jun 01, 2006 04:47 PM Read
I must admit to being partial towards Chail in as much that it was where I spent one lovely holiday with my loved one.What was supposed to be a weekend get-away turned out to be a truly special togetherness time out in the hills. To get there : Be suited to drive down from Delhi.Start as e...Read More

Chhail: The flip side
May 22, 2006 04:48 PM Read
It was in November when I got married and for our honeymoon we headed for a tour of Himachal pradesh starting with Shimla. After staying in Shilmla for 2 days we started for our next destination Chhail. Had heard from a friend that it is one of its kind place and very quiet and full of natural b...Read More

Chail---a heaven
May 19, 2006 06:24 PM Read
This is the place wher you like to go to relax!!Seriously it still has forests and thus the greenery around you makes the environment picturesque. The Chail Palace of HPTDC has been maintined well (considering its run by HPTDC) and the staff is extremely courteous & cordial.You can find that ...Read More



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