An idyllic hill station that was discovered by the banished Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh in 1893, Chail is one of those tourist places in Himachal Pradesh where the peace of mind is guaranteed. With the establishment of a wildlife sanctuary and a polo ground, this secluded hilly destination was transformed into a scenic place of interest. Today, Chail is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. This magnificent Himalayan abode also boasts being home to the world's highest cricket ground, at an elevation of 2444 meters.
As a much sought after hill destination in Himachal, Chail offers many sightseeing places and activities for its visitors to keep them engaged. This scenic place is ideal for family holidays as well as for planning a honeymoon. A nature lover would be more than happy to spend some time here appreciating the splendid beauty and quietness of the place.
For a sightseeing tour, the Chail Palace is the best place to visit. The palace was once the summer retreat of the erstwhile Maharaja and has now converted into a heritage hotel run by Himachal Tourism. The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular tourist attraction to see in this tourism place. Built in the year 1976, it is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries of India.
From the Black Bear and the Barking Deer to the Leopard, this wildlife sanctuary is home to a wide variety of exotic Himalayan animals. For those often seeking spirituality, Chail offers few sacred places like the Siddh Baba Ka Mandir, which is also a popular religious site. According to local legend, this revered temple was built by the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh when he dreamt of Siddh Baba in his dream. Visit Kali ka Tibba, a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali and apart from seeking her blessings, soak in the stunning views of the Shivalik Range and the Choor Chandni Peak from here. The Chail Gurudwara, commonly known as the Gurudwara Saheb, is a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs which comes to life during the festivals of Baisakhi and Gurpurab.
The Sadhupul Lake is another picturesque attraction in Chail that provides a chance to spend an eventful evening with the loved ones in a pristine environment. A popular hangout spot for tourists and adorned with tables and chairs on the river itself, this lake is also famous for its unique and wonderful dining experience. Chail also offer those with an inclination towards adventure an opportunity to relish trekking, hiking, rope walking and rock climbing.