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Kufri / Chail / Solan


City : Kufri / Chail / solan
Location : Himachal Pradesh

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Kufri is a charming hill resort at the foothills of Himalayas, positioned at the southern part of Himachal Pradesh 13 kms from Shimla. The picturesque place is branded fo its pleasant type of weather and beautiful magnificence. Positioned at an elevation of 2,510 meters in the tiny state of Himachal, Kufri is 13 km away from the Shimla on the National Highway No.22 (NH22). a good number of the vacationers impending to Shimla adore to stopover at this hill station. It is also known as the "winter sports capital" of Himachal Pradesh. Moreover, Kufri is acknowledged for the previous ski incline in the state.

When to visit Kufri :

From December to March Kufri is dressed in its white winter attire; giving you Skiing facilities and guidance for basic are accessible for the duration of the most excellent part of winter.

Transportation facilities :

Special bus tours are conducted and the bus can be taken into service from Kufri to Shimla. Regular buses and taxis are also accessible from Shimla.

By Rail :

Nearest convenient rail head are at Chandigarh and Pathankot. Manali can be reached from road from these stations.

By Road :

Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. Regular buses ply between these stations. It is connected with Leh during July to October.

Chail :

Situated at distance 49 km from the state capital, Chail is a hill station that is blessed with the choicest blessings of Mother Nature. The beautiful hill station of Chail came into existence when the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala announced it as his place of summer retreat. The entire region was developed in his ways that was adorned up by the beauty of the environs.

Chail Tourist Attractions :

Chail Palace :

Constructed in the year 1891, by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala as a place of residence at an elevation of 2250 m, Chail Palace stands as a magnificent piece of architecture. The Chail Palace is one of the most famous attractions in Chail that every traveler wishes to have a look at.

Chail Wildlife Sanctuary :

The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary came into existence in the year 1976. Spread across an area of 10,854.36 hectares, the Deodar & Oak populated sanctuary houses an array of fauna species like ghoral, kakkar, sambhar, red jungle fowl, khalij, cheer pheasants.

Cricket Ground :

Built in the year 1893, Chail Cricket ground stands at an elevation of 2,444 m as highest cricket ground in the world. The cricket ground also has a basketball court and a beautifu;l tree house made by the Chail Military School. The school also uses this playground as well as polo ground.

Chail Military School :

Chail Military School was established in the 1922 after the WWI as a residential school. Located amidst pine & deodar forests at a height of 2144 meters, the Chail Military School is situated in the Chail Sanctuary.

Chail Gurudwara :

One of the famous religious attractions of the region, Chail Gurudwara was the first construction initiated by the Maharaja in Chail. The Gurudwara with 22ft high wooden roof was made in the year 1907 in indo-western architectural style.

How to Reach Chail

By Air : The airport at Jubbarbhati in Shimla is the nearest airport to reach Chail.

By Train : The railhead at Kalka is the nearest to approach Chail.

By Road : One can find numerous state run buses to Chail from Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi.


Bamboo Bridge :

In this activity adventure seekers have to cross the river on a bamboo bridge.

Flying Fox :

Flying Fox a will make your heart skip a bit as it takes you atop across the Chail forests and valleys.

Rope Walk :

As the name suggest rope walk is about an activity that involves walking over a rope at high altitude with proper care.