Weekend Getaways are a thing and a lot of us are touching on it. Most of us have the urge to pack our bags and look forward to a destination we always wanted to explore. One such location is in the lap of nature and just 45 km away from Shimla. Chail, a small hill-station in the district of Solan, Himachal Pradesh and is a perfect escape for city dwellers, who are willing to succumb in the lap of nature. It is situated at the altitude of 2250 m and is covered by a blanket of deodar and pine trees. In the late 19 century, Maharaja Rajendra of Patiala built this place as a summer retreat for himself after being declined entry in Shimla.
What is the best time to visit Chail?
Well, the city is open for all 12 months and should be experienced in different seasons. But during monsoon, it receives average to heavy rainfall, which can cause landslides and is not recommended to plan a trip during the season. Winters are just perfect for travellers who want to spend time amid the snow.
We visited Chail in the month of December and it was one of the pleasant experiences of my life.
How to Reach Chail?
You can reach Chail by train, bus and flight. For train, you have to get down at Kalka, which is the only nearest railway station and is 77 km away and have to take a cab/taxi for Chail. The nearest airport is in Shimla, which is 63 km from Chail.