Covered with a sheet of snow, winters in Chail take the charm of a hill station to a European level. Read on as Pallavi explains about her adventures in the quaint himalayan getaway for a 3 night/2 day weekend trip to Chail. The weekend trip cost them a total of INR 3300 per person on quad sharing basis which includes their bus ticket, meals, accommodation, sightseeing, and transfers.
Trip Duration: 1 night/ 2 days
Trip Cost: INR 3,300 per person on quad sharing basis
Month of Travel: January
Distance from New Delhi: 353 km
I got to know about TravelTriangle weekend getaways via facebook advertisement. We were looking for a weekend trip for four friends that would’ve been both pocket friendly and time friendly since we couldn’t get many leaves from work.
Despite being our second time traveling with TravelTriangle, the coordinators were very helpful. Navneet guided me through the booking process patiently and made sure all my doubts and concerns were addressed.
Day 0: Breaking the ice with a warm welcome
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We assembled at Vishwavidyalaya metro station and then left for Chail in a bus at 10pm.
All the anxiety we had for social awkwardness on our weekend trip to Chail went away pretty fast thanks to the trip coordinators. They introduced themselves and made sure the group mingled well, and soon enough strangers became friends.
Day 1: Roaming around the places to visit in Chail
The comfort of the bus journey was incredible. We stopped by at Solan at 7am to enjoy the stunning view of the hills, just after sunrise. Later on, we arrived at the United 21 hotel at 9 am. We checked into the hotel, had breakfast and settled into our rooms. The view from my hotel balcony was stunning. I was already loving the place with the views we were getting on a bright and sunny day. After resting we had lunch and quickly got ready for the sightseeing tour in Chail.
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We began covering the places to visit in Chail with the magnificent Chail Palace. A building made in the British era that defined luxury and class. Next up, we took blessing from the almighty from the Kali ka tibba temple. We enjoyed playing with the snow over there, as the temple was located at an altitude and a lot the snowfall was fresh.
We returned to the hotel at 7 pm which was promptly followed with dinner and bonfire. A few interesting conversations around the bonfire meant, it was a warm and cozy end to our first day of our weekend trip to Chail.
Day 2: Horse riding in Kufri
The next day at 9 am, we checked out from the hotel and moved towards Kufri. It took us an hour and 30 mins by road to arrive in Kufri. The following few hours were my best moments of my weekend trip to Chail.
Kufri being located at a higher altitude meant there was plenty of snow and picturesque views of the entire valley. We arrived in Kufri at 11 am and soon after, we proceeded to try some horse riding. We rode to one of the most popular sightseeing places in Kufri called snow point.
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At snow point, we ate maggi that tasted even more delicious with all the cold weather and hunger. I also managed to spot tube rides in the snow, and I couldn’t keep myself away from the thrill of gliding down the snow. We departed from Kufri at 3 pm and made a stoppage at Shimla at 5 pm. The coordinators gave us a few hours of exploring and things to do in Shimla. We finally got free from Shimla at 8 pm and departed for New Delhi.
Looking back at our weekend trip to Chail, I was very happy with the outcome. Except a few minor kinks like food, everything was nicely organized. A weekend filled with horse rides, snowmen, maggi, tube rides, and yaks. We spent some great time with each other and made new friends.
- The day spent in Kufri was memorable.
- A personal favorite of mine was building that snowman in Kufri.
- The food at the hotel wasn’t good at all.
Tips to travelers:
- Prices for things to do and adventure activities may seem overprice in Kufri, but they are definitely worth the money and time invested.
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