Chail is a small hill station in the vicinity of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and is a popular tourist destination. The Deodar and Oak forests with grasslands around the townships are the abode of wildlife.
The Chail Sanctuary was notified in 1976 near Chail Town in District Shimla and covers an area of 10, 854.36 hectares. Visitors can go 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 down.
Sighting of the leopard is possibly particularly in the dusk. This is a beautiful, isolated area and can be visited any time of the year.
How to reach there:
By Delhi to Chandigarh (by train or road) and then, Solan, one can go the Chail via Kandaghat (25 km) or go to Shimla and then reach Chail (20km). The first route is scenic.
Animals: One can spot sambar, goral, Himalayan black bear, red deer, barking deer, Indian hare, leopard, Himalayan yellow throated marten, common giant and Kashmiri flying squirrel and chir pheasant.
For More Informations Contact:
Chief Conservator of Forests (Wild Life), Himachal Pradesh , Mist Chamber, Khalini, Shimla – 171 002, Ph: (0177 - 2624193