Chail is a picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It is conveniently located about 44 kilometres from Shimla. It is a place well known for the lush green forests and a beautiful palace constructed by the King of Patiala. There is a polo ground and a cricket ground as well and it is said to be the highest cricket ground in the world. Another jewel in the crown of Chail is the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.
Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of around 110 square kilometres. It is home to one of the rarest species of the world like sambar, goral, barking deer and Kalenjin. You can also find wild animals like leopard, rhesus macaque, crested porcupine, wild boar and Himalayan black bear. The place is heaven for the nature lovers and animal lovers.
You can visit this sanctuary at any time of the year but the best time for maximum animal sighting is October and November. The place is popular among the couples as it offers pleasant weather round the year and is well connected by rail and road. It offers the serene ambience coupled with a scenic view of dense forests and snow-capped mountains. It is also a good place to visit for trekkers as this sanctuary offers that experience as well. This place is an excellent option for a weekend getaway or a short trip to relax and rejuvenate your energies.
Know More About Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary itself is open every day from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. but for the visitors it has time frame of 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. to explore the park and the wildlife.
Does not charge any entry fee from the visitors. They are free to explore the park on their own and enjoy the wildlife species there with separate fees for cameras also.
Chail wildlife Sanctuary is well connected to major hill stations of India and can be reached comfortably from different parts of India. The closest airport to Chail is the Jubbarhati Airport which is located at a distance of 45kms from Shimla. There no direct railway station to Chail, so you need to reach Shimla first through train. The Kalka Shimla route can also be accessed by car to reach the Wildlife Sanctuary which is 40kms away from Shimla.