Places to visit in Chail

When you travel to Chail, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Chail, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Chail to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Chail things to do can include exploring Chail attractions and visiting the places of interest.

The residential school is one of the five Rastriya Military Schools in India, which was established in 1922 after World War I. Also known as King George Royal Indian Military College, the school seems like a sanctuary amidst the green forest. The school grounds also houses a cricket ground which is the world’s highest cricket ground at an altitude of 2144 meters above sea level. This ground is is used as the school playground by Rastriya Military School in Chail. During school vacations it is also used as polo ground. Football is also played in the ground. While visiting the school, check the tree which stands tall in the school ground.

The most popular tourist attraction in Chail, the palace was built in 1891 by the Maharaja Royalties. Spread across 70 acres of land, the palace grounds also enclose well-maintained tennis and badminton lawns along with spacious cottages and orchards. Today, the palace has been converted into a jungle heritage hotel offering accommodation facilities rooms including Deluxe rooms, Maharaja Suites, Log Huts and three cottages spread across the lush garden scape of the hotel. The hotel also has a sub unit named Hotel Himneel, which offers 16 accommodations and lies within the palace grounds. That is not all! The hotel also boasts of a restaurant serving the best North Indian cuisines in the region. Run by the Himachal Tourism, it is known to be one of the best heritage hotels in the country. The hotel offers state-of-the best services and amenities which will only make your stay in Chail more and more memorable. 

The Maharaja loyalties started this sanctuary in 1976. The sanctuary is spread over 100 square kilometers and is covered with pine, oak and grassland vegetation. It is a protection center for some endangered animals. Few of the common animals found in the sanctuary include mammals such as leopards, goral, kakkar, porcupines, Rhesus Macaque, the Himalayan black bear, the wild boar, and the black nabbed hare. Most of these can be spotted on a daily basis; hence, if you are an avid animal lover and love watching wild beings amidst their natural habitat, a visit to Chail and its sanctuary must feature in your ‘must visit’ tourist destinations in India. 

Though known as a paradise for adventure tourists, children will also love Chail. The hills and the postcard-perfect landscape will not only fascinate the adults but also the children. The cricket ground and the sanctuary are an almost favourite for children. What makes Chail a fun filled destination for kids is the toy train journey from Kalka. The travel across the tunnels will leave make memories like never before. 

Kali ka Tibba, a temple dedicated to the goddess Kali, is discovered at the top of the mountain Blossom. The mount has been named as Rajmata’s Cottage, as named after the goddess Kali. You can get a beautiful view of the surrounding Shivalik Range and the Choor Chandni Peak from here. Trekking to the temple is also an interesting activity.

The Sikh temple was built in 1907 and is commonly known as the GurudwaracSaheb. It was constructed by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala but after Punjab’s partition the Gurudwara came under the jurisdiction of the Himachal Pradesh government and since then the affairs of the temple is looked after by the Department of Art & Culture of the state government. Located around 200 meters from the bus station depot, the best way to reach it is walking down the steep mountain roads. The best time to visit the Gurudwara is during the festival season of Baishakhi and Guruparab. Another festival which attracts a number of devotees is the local Sidh Baba mela in June. 

Sidh Baba kaMandir is one of the most famous religious landmarks in Chail. This mandir is located on the hill connecting Rajgarh and Pandhawa. Found from the legends is that Maharaja Bhupinder Singh had initiated the construction of a palace at the site butthe construction could not be completed. After a few failed attempts, he dreamt of a saint who instructed him to construct a temple instead of the palace. He listened and built the temple dedicated to the saint - Sidh Baba. The fascinating legends and the history make it a great attraction in Chail. Not only tourists, devotees throng the temple on a yearly basis especially during the temple fair in the month of June. 

Though there are no parks in the region, what comes closest to this category is the Rastriya Military School which has well-manicured gardens and lawns.

 

Approximately 29 kilometres away, this is a small town located in the Solan district of the state. Like Chail, Kandghat is a picturesque town rich in natural splendours. 

Chail is known for its natural beauty but the landmarks associated with the town are the Rastriya Military School and the Chail Palace. No trip to the hill station will be complete without visiting these two landmarks of Chail. What makes these two destinations fascinating is the rich history which can be traced back to the history of Chail.

 

This is a rare activity involving one to cross the river using bamboos. The rare task will certainly make your heart pump harder than ever.

This can only be done under the guidance of professionals. But an aerial experience such as flying fox over the picturesque terrain of Chail will leave your breathless and wanting more of the experience. 

You can also opt to walk over the rope at a high altitude in Chail and bird’s eye view the town. The task requires one to have a strong heart and a love for high altitudes.   

You can also book an appointment with an experienced instructor, rent the safety gears and get ready to climb up some mountainous rocks. 

If you want to indulge in something unique then head for the Burma Bridge, made entirely of cable. A walk across the cable bridge requires good body balance and if you have one then this can be a challenging but conquerable task. 

Like the Burma Bridge, the Tyre Bridge is a man-made bridge made of tyres. 

Tourists love this fine mixture of adventure and fun as one is required to walk across a path made of spider-web like ropes. 

The best place to eat in Chail is the Chail Palace Restaurant. Other popular restaurants in Chail are the Sharma Vaishno Dhaba, Sony Dhaba and Kanwar Bhojnalaya. 

The restaurants in Chail are known to serve traditional local cuisine made of rice and wheat. Much of the local dishes are made of local products. You must try the til chutney and the madira served in almost all the restaurants in the town. 

The local shops sell wooden wares, shawls, scarves and colourful socks and miniature Buddhist paintings. Walk through the bazaar which has shops on both sides and you can pick up troves of treasures in terms of handicrafts and souvenirs. 

 

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