Hotel Monaal, Chail, 45 Kms from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. A hidden Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh.
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.............Chail - the dream destination
   
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Major Distances
 
Delhi to Chail : 385 Chail to Kufri : 25
Kalka to Chail : 95 Chail to Shimla : 45
Chandigarh to Chail: 120 Chail to Kasauli : 80
Manali to Chail : 300 Mandi to Chail : 160
Kandaghat to Chail : 30 Gurgaon to Chail : 435
Hotel Monaal is located at Chail, a small hidden hill station of Himachal Pradesh, India
     

 

Where even time takes a pause to standstill, pine scented fresh mountain air to breathe, quite & lonely pathways where you can hear the occasional Hornbill, lush green forests, silent valleys, enchanting glades, brilliant crimson flaming sunsets, floating clouds, misty hills, velvety black nights spread under a canopy woven with glittering jewels, serenity, overwhelming tranquility are what make Chail 'The Dream Destination'.

Chail, just 45 Kms from Shimla, is a destination for Nature lovers cherishing to getaway from the overcrowded regular tourist spots. This idyllic hill resort, set amidst scented forest of pine and deodar, was once the summer retreat of Maharajas of Patiala. Located even higher than Shimla at 7300 ft ASL, Chail overlooks the glittering lights of Solan, Shimla and Kasauli, which seem to be a part of starlit sky. This little mountainous hamlet combines the charm & beauty of a virgin & peaceful heaven with the splendour & elegance of a princely preserve. Chail is always known for tasteful & opulent style of The Royal House of Patiala.

Chail covers three different hillocks; one having the highest cricket ground in the world (built in 1893) with the backdrop of snow clad Himalayas. Playing cricket here is a great experience in itself provided you must have a few balls to spare in your stock. The second hill houses the Royal Palace built back in 1891 by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh when he was expelled from Shimla by the Britishers. Set in approx. 75 acres of landscaped area, embosomed with towering deodars, the palace has a truly regal setting with spectacular breathtaking vistas all around and the third hill, the highest one is the seat of Sidh Temple dedicated to Sidh Baba which has a very enchanting & interesting legend behind it and as per local myth Sidh Baba is the protector of prosperity of Chail The road to Chail bifurcates from Kandaghat (32 Kms before Shimla) on Kalka-Shimla Highway. This 29 Kms road first steeps down to Sadhopul, a beautiful picnic spot with a small ever flowing stream 'Ashwin River' and then this serpentine road passing through tiny timeless mountainous hamlets, meandering along terraced fields of paddy, climbs uphill lined with pine, oak & deodars and finally reaches to this beautiful, scenic & peaceful resort of Himachal Pradesh

Chail offers a number of activities i.e. Nature walks through Chail Sanctuary, bird watching, trekking, jungle camp fire, camping and fishing on riverside. The forest around Chail are alive with many species of birds and animals but it is best known for its Scottish Red Deers introduced by Maharaja of Patiala.Chail Sanctuary is also home for barking deers,wild boars and neel gai.

 

 
Places to visit in Chail
   

 

Chail Sanctuary : Chail is a hill station visited by many tourists. The Deodar and Oak forests with grasslands around the township are the abode of wildlife. Chail sanctuary was notified on 21st March 1976 near Chail Town in District Shimla and covers an area of 10,854.36 hectares.

Palace Hotel : The little 'hill station' of Chail came into being when Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala was banished from Shimla, the 'summer capital' of British India, after a dalliance with the Commander-in-Chief's daughter in the late 19th century.

Cricket Ground : Surrounded by gigantic deodar and well maintained Chail Cricket ground is the highest cricket ground in the world. Built in 1893, this cricket pitch located at the height of 2,144m is also used as polo ground.

Maharaja'S Palace : The magnificent Rajgarh palace, with elaborate furnishings, built in 1891. With comfortable log huts and cottages, dense forests and serene walks, sprawling lawns, a childrens park, a `lovers hill', and sports facilities, Chail is a resort in the real sense of the term.

Sidh Baba Ka Mandir : Maharaja Bhupinder Singh had originally intended this to be the site of his palace, and had even started building it, but as is believed, a 'sidh', saintly person appeared in the Maharaja's dream, and declared that this was the place where he had meditated. Consequently, Bhupinder Singh shifted his venue and built a temple on the spot.

  • World's highest cricket ground (3 kms)
  • Sidh Temple (2.5 kms)
  • Kali ka tibba, the sunset point (6 kms)
  • Sadupul, riverside picnic spot (16 kms)
  • The Royal Palace of Maharaja of Patiala (1 km)
  • Lovers' hill (1.5 kms)
  • Kufri, the ski resort for skiing, yak riding, skating, mini zoo etc. (25 kms)
  • Shilon (19kms)
  • Chail Sanctuary (4 kms)
  • Gaura for riverside camping, picnic and fishing in River Giri Ganga (29 kms)


 

 
Best season to visit Chail

 

  • April to June, September & October (Pleasant)

  • December to Feburary (Snow Season)

 

 
..............Clothing in Chail

 

  • Heavy woolens in winters i.e.monkey caps, woolen socks, gloves etc. (temp sub zero to 10 C)
  • Light woolens or cotton in summers ( temp 10 C to 25 C)

 

 
...............How to reach Chail?

 

  • RAILHEAD : Shimla 35 Kms, Khandaghat 29 Kms (Narrow Gauge), Kalka 88 Kms (Broad Gauge)
  • AIRPORT : Jubbar Hatti (Shimla) 55 Kms
 
 
...............Major Distances - Chail
   
Delhi to Chail : 385 Chail to Kufri : 25
Kalka to Chail : 95 Chail to Shimla : 45
Chandigarh to Chail: 120 Chail to Kasauli : 80
Manali to Chail : 300 Mandi to Chail : 160
Kandaghat to Chail : 30 Gurgaon to Chail : 435

Chail is 45 Kms from Shimla Hill Station and 30 Kms from Kandaghat Railway Station

 


About Hotel Location and Map Accommodation Room Tariff Packages Contact us Online Booking
Places to visit around Chail Places to visit in Chail Best season to visit Chail Clothing in Chail
How to reach Chail?
Route and distances from Delhi to Chail Photo Gallery Photography of Chail HOME

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HOTEL MONAAL , Chail, Shimla Hills, Himachal Pradesh 173217, INDIA
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