Located a short drive away from Shimla, the Queen of Hills, Chail is a lackadaisical town in Himachal Pradesh. Chail Palace in Shimla is a perfect destination for those planning to live like a king, even for just a night.
The Maharaja of Patiala built a new summer retreat in Himachal Pradesh for his family in 1891. Today that royal retreat is converted into one of the finest heritage hotels in Shimla area. Covering an estate of 75 acres, this palatial retreat presents spectacular views of the Himalayas. Known for its beautiful architecture, the hotel is run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC).
A wide range of cottages, deluxe suites, and rooms in Chail Palace are available to guests to make their holiday or rendezvous memorable in this majestic hill station. There are about 52 categorised rooms and are equipped with modern amenities including mini fridge, table, and a room heater.
Room reservations at the Chail Palace can be made online on the official website of HPTDC. Here are some of the facilities at Chail Palace for guests:
Bar and restaurant serving Indian, local and continental cuisine
Indoor sports area
Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies
Taxi on demand for local sightseeing and trekking guide available
Vehicle parking within premises
Established in 1976, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over an area of 10,850 acres. It is home to rich flora and fauna. Ringed by a thick cover of deodar trees, Chail Cricket Ground is the highest cricket ground in the world. In its heyday, the Maharaja used to play polo and cricket here, today it is used for outdoor games by students of Chail Military School.