Sitting on the edge of the Chail wildlife Sanctuary, this quiet little hamlet is a slice of heaven with its lush greenery, fabulous climate and breathtakingly beautiful views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Situated amidst the Shivalik range of Himalayas, it provides one of the best vantage points that you will get in all of Himachal. Chail is the home for the world’s highest cricket ground. This quaint hill town was built by the Maharaja of Patiala in the late 19th century. For a long time Chail remained as the summer capital of Patiala Kings until the Maharaja of Patiala donated most of his buildings to Chail Military School and the Government of India after accession to the Indian Union.
It is around 45 km from Shimla and Solan. The nearest airports are the Jubbarhatti at 62 km and Chandigarh at 117 km. To reach Chail by train, you first have to reach Chandigarh or Kalka. Then take the narrow gauge train to Kandaghat. Chail is well connected by road through Shimla.
These traditionally built cottages are located on a hilltop and offer stunning views of the Himalayan ranges from all around. With the wildlife sanctuary in the vicinity, it is a perfect place for those looking for a peaceful stay in the lap of nature. There are 6 bedrooms, of which 4 are double occupancy rooms and the other 2 are the family suites that can accommodate 4 people each. Every room has an attached bathroom and a private balcony. The kitchen and restaurant are in the other cottage on the same premises.
The host has his own organic farm and most of the ingredients come to the kitchen are home grown. Go on forest and village walks, involve yourself in farming or local cooking, relax in the garden and enjoy bonfire night. With a 360-degree view of the mountains, its an absolute haven for families, groups of friends and solo travelers.
Location: 7 km from the Chail Bus Stop on Kandaghat-Chail-Kufri Road
Number of Rooms: 6; Total Capacity: 22
You will get a warm welcome from Param Bhushan Chauhan, who lives with his wife, parents, and two helping staff in the same premises of the homestay. Param, who holds a degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration, is now a full-time host at his place. His mother is Health Worker, father is a contractor, and his wife is a homemaker and a big help to him in hosting guests. Param will be just a knock away if you want any help in figuring out your travel plans or anything related to your stay and moreover for having a pleasant conversation and sharing stories.
Relish simple homecooked vegetarian meals prepared form organic vegetables from their own farm. They have multiple options for breakfast, like stuffed parathas, veg sandwiches, bread-omelet, along with tea and coffee. Simple Indian home-cooked meals like rice, chapatis, dal (lentils), and vegetables are available for lunch and dinner. Snacks like finger chips, veg pakoda etc can be prepared on order. Non-vegetarian food can be ordered from outside.
Free Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Television • Toiletries • Pet Friendly • Couple Friendly • Smoking Allowed • Bonfire(paid) • Pick and Drop Service (Paid) • Room-heater (on demand)
Forest Walk • Trekking • Village Walk • Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing
Single Occupancy: 1500/-
Double Occupancy: 2500/-
Family Suite: 3750/- (upto 4 guest)
Extra Person: 500/-
Lunch/Dinner: 200 per meal/per person
Upto 7 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple (2km) • Chail Palace (6km) • Chail Gurudwara (7km) • Sidh baba ka Mandir (8km) • Chail Cricket Ground (8km) • Chail Wildlife Sanctuary (8km) • Kali Tibba temple (12km) • Sadhupul Lake (15km) •
Kufri (20km) • Himalayan Nature Park (20 Km) • Shogi (25km) • Fagu (25 km) • Mashobra (31 km) • Shimla (35km) • Kasauli (77km) •
Treks: Gaura trek • Jhajja Trek• Karol Tibba Trek • Shali Tibba Trek • Jakhoo Temple Trek
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