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Location: Chail, Solan Valley, District Shimla
Speciality: Himalayan Black Bear and Yellow Throated Marten & Chir Pheasant
Best Season: October-Feburary

Chail is a hill station visited by many tourists. The Deodar and Oak forests with grasslands around the township are the abode of wildlife. Chail sanctuary was notified on 21st March 1976 near Chail Town in District Shimla and covers an area of 10,854.36 hectares.

One can see Sambar, Goral, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Deer, Silver-White Oak, Barking Deer, Indian Hare Common Langur, Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Himalayan Yellow Throated Marten, Indian Porcupine, Common Giant and Kashmiri Flying Squirrel.and Chir Pheasants at Blossom and Jhajja.

A Chir Pheasant breeding and rehabilitation programme has been started in 1988.Visitors are welcome to the Chir Pheasant Breeding Centres at both Blossom and Jhajja. 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 welcomes the visitors and assists the wildlife lovers to see wildlife in the sanctuary area.


Air: There is always the option of flying to Shimla .
Rail: The ideal way of covering the Kalka- Shimla track is by the toy train. It takes five hours from Kalka to get to Kandaghat. The toy train with a maximum of half a dozen bogies chugs through the most thickly forested tracks, breathtaking bends, deep ravines and never-ending tunnels.
Road: Chail is about 86-km from Kalka via Kandaghat. The approach of Chail is along the Kalka- Shimla route. One has to take a detour from Kandaghat. From Kandaghat, it is an hour and a half journey by road to Chail.


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