Chail Wildlife sanctuary is located in at Chail hill station, Himachal Pradesh, India. From Shimla it is located 63kms away. Rich collection of flora and fauna can be seen here. This is the best place for bird watchers and natural lovers. In 1976 this place was declared as Wildlife sanctuary. Earlier this place was acted as hunting ground of Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh.
What to see at Chail Wild life sanctuary: Large variety of birds can be seen here. Major bird attractions of this place are Grey headed flycatchers and Golden Eagle. Plenty of trees can also be seen here. Major trees found at this sanctuary are oak trees and Pine trees. Lush green grass lands can be seen at the slopes of this sanctuary. Sanctuary consists of several mammals. Large mammals of this sanctuary are goral crested porcupine, Indian muntjac, leopards, rhesus macaque. Other mammal attraction of this place is Black napped Hare, Sambar, Common Langur, Wild Boar, Himalayan Black bear etc. Trekking is another attraction of this place. Other activities takes place at this place is bird watching and angling. Angling activity takes place on the river Gaura. Popular trekking trails of this sanctuary are Chail Rajgarh, Chail Shimla via Junga, Kandaghat Chail etc.
What to see around Chail wildlife Sanctuary:
Chail Cricket Stadium: It was built in 1893. This stadium is world’s highest stadium. Height is 2144 meters. Polo game also plays in this ground.
Chail Wildlife Sanctuary: Before this place was declared as Sanctuary in 1976 this was used as best place for hunting by Maharaja of Patiala. Major attraction of this sanctuary is goral, wild boar, Himalaya Black deer, Indian Puntjac. Large variety of Flora and Fauna are located here.
Kali Ka Tibba: People from nearby villages and towns come to this place to worship Goddess Kali.
Gurudwara Sahib: It is famous for its architecture style. Architecture of Gurudwara looks like church. It is situated at Pandhawa hillocks. This was constructed in 1907.
Siddh Baba Ka Mandir: This mandir was built in the place of Palace after Siddh Baba came into the dreams of Maharaja Bhupinder.
Kufri: This is the best place for winter sports activities. It is located 28kms away from the sanctuary. Ski Resort is most famous here.
Shogi: It is the beautiful place with Salubrious climate and lush green cover. Shogi is the best place for trekking and bird watching. Plenty of temples are located here. It is situated 22kms away from the sanctuary.
Solan: Apart from several temples, oldest breweries are also located here. This place is also known as Mushroom Capital of India. It is located 39kms away from the sanctuary.
Barog: Major attraction in Barog is Renuka Lake. This is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh. It is located 42kms away from sanctuary.
Shimla: It is one of the popular hill stations in India. This is located 63kms away from the sanctuary.
Kasauli: Army Cantonment is located here. Worth visiting places here is dense forest and snow clad mountain. It is located 63kms away from the sanctuary.
Getting to Chail Wildlife sanctuary: Before reaching this place one has to reach Chail hill station. Only way to reach Chail is road way. Buses are available from Rampur, Narkhanda and Shimla to Chail. Nearest railway station is located at Shimla which is 43 kms away from Chail. Nearest airport is at Shimla.
Getting around Chail Wildlife sanctuary: Trekking is the best way to see the sanctuary. Vehicles are not allowed inside the sanctuary. Buses are available to visit the surrounding places of the sanctuary.
Best time to visit Chail Wild life sanctuary: Best time to visit this sanctuary is between March to July and September to November.
Where to stay in Chail Wildlife sanctuary: No accommodations available inside the sanctuary. Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Chail town
Where to eat in Chail Wildlife sanctuary: No eateries are available at this sanctuary. Restaurants are very limited in Chail. Chinese, Indian and Continental food is available at Chail town.