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Chail is a quiet little hill station in a thickly forested area of Himachal Pradesh. It used to be the summer capital of Patiala Kings. Now the palace is a hotel and open for tourists. Chail is around 49 km away from Shimla and is a perfect place for those who want a quiet holiday away from the hustle-bustle of other more popular and crowded hill stations.

Remember to have cash with you since there is no functional ATM at Chail yet. You can find ATM at Kandaghat.

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By Road[edit]

There are direct buses from Kalka to Chail. The distance is 77 Km. If you are coming from Delhi, take a Shimla bound bus and get down at Kandaghat. Chail is only 30 Km away from Kandaghat. You can either book a car from Kandaghat or wait for buses to Chail.

By Train[edit]

The nearest broad gauge rail station is Kalka. The nearest narrow gauge rail station is Kandaghat.

Train time table
Train no. Train name Start Departure
52457 KLK SML PASS KALKA 04:00

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  • Chail boasts of world's highest cricket ground at 7500 ft.
  • Siddh Temple - a temple complex near the cricket ground.
  • Kali temple, sunset point. 8 km from Chail, many people come to view the sunset by car, but also a nice walk for adventurous travelers.  edit
  • Gurudwara, (first stop on left up hill towards Cricket Grounds.).  edit

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  • Annual mela happens in early summer, attracting Chandigarhi and Himachalayan tourists.

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  • Kailash Hotel, (near bus stand). checkout: 12 noon. Simple but stylish (for India) rooms, some with sunset view. rs 770.  edit


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