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Far away from the hustle and bustle of Solan and Shimla is a quiet little town called Chail in the Shivalik region of Himachal Pradesh, India. A former summer capital of the princely state of Patiala, Chail endows an opulent display of royal architecture. Chail Palace, Chail cricket ground which is the ground on the highest altitude in the world and Chail military school signify the antique touch of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The tenacious mountains with snow capped peaks are spellbinding that nurtures the tranquility of the town. Trekking in the wilderness of Chail envelops one in a deep state of peace and bliss. Chail offers a wide variety of choice for travelers to explore the cultural historicity of the town. There’s an interesting tale behind the sleepy little town of Chail that was transformed in 1893. The Maharaja of Patiala’s love affair with the daughter of Lord Kitchner led to the banishment of Maharaja from entering Shimla. The Maharaja was resolute to build a better town than Shimla. That’s how Chail was reformed from an underdeveloped town to a rich fortress of the colonial tryst. Chail is rich in natural beauty. It has a wildlife sanctuary which attracts animal lovers, birdwatchers and, ecologists from all parts of the country. The sanctuary is home to Himalayan deers, langurs, rhesus macaques, wild boar, goral, sambar and so on. There’s prospects of camping outdoors in the forest, trekking in the wilderness, participating in fitness sports like burma bridge, rope climbing and many such more. Horse riding and yak riding are also a major part of tourist attraction. Kali ka Tibba is a grand temple of goddess Kali in Chail on a hilltop that gets one in touch with the divine. It offers a panoramic view of the hills and the gushing winds fills the place with a stimulating energy.
How to reach Chail
The nearest airport is located in Shimla that is 53 Kms away from Chail. The airport has flights operational from New Delhi and Chandigarh. There is an aggregate of 5 flights per week. The airline operational on this route is AirIndia.
Chail is well connected to Shimla by road. The distance from Shimla to Chail is 55 Kms which takes up to 2 hours to travel. road trip is the most preferred route of travel. The buses are also operational on the route. It takes around 12 hours from Delhi to reach Chail via Shimla.
Things to Carry during camping in Chail.
- Personal toiletries, towel
- Sunscreen, Medicines
- Comfortable shoes,
- Floaters Torch with an extra pair of batteries
- Caps, binoculars, Sunglasses etc.
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Arrive at Camp. Get fresh. After breakfast/lunch go for local area sightseeing trek. return to camp in evening. Do activities dinner overnight. Arrive at the camp. Freshen up with welcome drinks on house. Relish a wholesome breakfast and get ready for a local sightseeing trek.The scenic beauty of Chail is spellbinding. Spend your day exploring the serenity of the town and absorb in the sweeping tranquility the quiet town offers. Return to the camp and have your lunch to muster the energy for the evening. Engage in fun filled group activities like Rappelling, Bamboo Bridge, Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Rope Climbing, Tyre Bridge, Shooting, Dart, Trekking. After a buzzing day of adventures come back to enjoy your delicious dinner. enjoy the bonfire with music at night with hot soup to retire for the day.
After breakfast, we will go for waterfall trek. return to camp for lunch. in evening do activities or go for jungle trekking. Greet the morning sun with hot tea with cookies. Enjoy your breakfast and get ready for the waterfall trek. Return to the camp for your lunch. Take some rest and prepare to indulge in some fitness activities and games. Get your fitness shoes on and Bamboo Bridge, Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Rope Climbing, Tyre Bridge, Shooting, Dart, Trekking. Enjoy the evening tea with snacks and participate in games like Volley Ball, Cricket, Food Ball, Badminton or indoor games like Carrom, Ludo, Chess, Tambola, Cards. Enjoy a night of bonfire and electrifying music in the evening with hot soup. End your day with a nice meal.
After breakfast head out for local exploration then check out. Wake up and enjoy your delicious breakfast. Head out to the activities expanse of Chail and cherish the equanimity of the place then check out of the resort.