Sprawling over an area of 110 sq. km, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is a pretty large sanctuary located in Chail and is the abode of many rich varieties of wildlife. Chail Sanctuary was established in the year 1976 and from that period it was declared as a protected area under the concern of Government.
Flora and Fauna Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is densely covered by Oak and Pine, apart from grassland. It is an abode of a variety of flora and fauna. Some of the famous animal species of the park include wild boar, goral, sambar, spotted deer, Himalayan black bear, common langur, Indian porcupine, flying squirrel, etc. European Deer was also introduced 50 years ago by the former Maharaja of Patiala but no one has sighted in the year 1988 as per the survey. The Chir breeding and rehabilitation centre has helped in increasing the number of chir birds in nearby areas.
The park is also a home to a huge variety of birds like Chir Pheasant, Golden Eagle, Grey Headed Flycatcher, Khalij Pheasant, etc. One who is seeking a wildlife tour with their dear ones must visit Chail Sanctuary and experience the cool climate which remains pleasant round the year. This sanctuary is mobbed by birders, nature lovers and wildlife lovers throughout the year.
When to Visit Chail Wildlife Sanctuary remains opened round the year, but if someone is seeking to explore the wildlife in Chail then March to October is the best time to visit as one may spot many animals, birds and the dense forest with a huge variety of flora.
How to Reach One may reach Chail Wildlife Sanctuary through Kalka - Shimla route. It is well connected to the major routes and with all the states.