The Deodar and Oak forests with grasslands around the
township are the abode of wildlife. One can see Sambar, Goral and Cheer Pheasants at Blossom and Jhaja. Barking
deer and Kalijin in the forests are sure to meet and greet the visitors at dusk and dawn. Trekking from
Chail to Gaura and Chail to Jhaja is common and rewarding as one is sure to see wildlife and beautiful snowy
peaks. Range Officer Wildlife Chail and his staff would welcome and assist you in seeing wildlife in
the sanctuary area. Machan-like sighting posts have been built near blossom and at Khariun. The deodar
and oak forests and grasslands around the town are part of the sanctuary, which at one time was the private
reserve of the Maharaja.
On one side of the town is situated the snow-capped Himalayas which gleam spectacularly
in the sun. In addition, with the majestic snow-peaks of the Shivalik in the backgrounds, the orchards and
sylvan pine valleys would remind you of the many wonders of nature.
Getting There & Away to Chail
||The best option would be flying from Shimla.|
The best way of travelling the Kalka-Shimla track is
by the toy train. It takes five hours from Kalka to get to Kandaghat. These five hours mark the
beginning of this stay into the world of fantasies. The toy train with a maximum of half a dozen
bogies chugs through the most thickly forested tracks, spectacular turns, deep gorges and never-ending
Chail is about 86 km from Kalka via Kandaghat (roughly
380 km from Delhi). The approach of Chail is along the Kalka-Shimla route. One has to take
a bypass from Kandaghat. From Kandaghat, it is an hour and a half's journey by road to Chail.
Getting Around in Chail
The best travel mode to visit places in and around Chail, for those who do not have their own vehicles
would be to hire a taxi.