Situated 44 km from Shimla, Chail is an old and princely hill-town that was formerly the summer capital of Patiala. Overlooking the scenic Satluj Valley, Chail is popular for providing some of the best views that Himachal has to offer. Thanks to the overwhelming popularity of Shimla, hill stations like Chail don’t get much of the tourist attention, making it one of the offbeat getaways in Himachal Pradesh.

Chail is also historic in a sense that at an altitude of 2250m, it has the highest Cricket ground in the world. With a dense cover of Pine and Deodar trees, nature lovers would feel right at home in Chail. There are many trekking paths to explore and serene views to be discovered while on a vacation in Chail. As an added incentive to nature lovers, the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is another places where travelers can spot animals like Sambar, Leopard Goral, and Black Naped Hare.

Current temperature: 9 degrees

Experience type: Nature treks, Sightseeing, and Shopping

Best for: Families, Couples, and Friends

Best time to visit: March To June