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Chail Wildlife Sanctuary in Chail

·  Summer: 15 to 24°C (Pleasant)
·  Winter: -2 to 15°C (Chilled)
·  Monsoon: June to September (Heavy Rainfall)

Best time to visit:  March to October

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 6:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  N/A
Children:  N/A
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  N/A
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A delight for bird and wildlife enthusiasts, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is a habitat for several endangered wild animals and notable bird species. The sanctuary acts as a protective shelter for a forest of Oak and Pine trees.
As the sanctuary is stationed in the Himalayan region, it is also one of the perfect outing spots for nature admirers. The sanctuary also has rough topography fit for trekking that makes the trip much more interesting and adventurous. Prior to 1976, it was a hunting reserve of the Royals of Patiala. A trip to Chail can be best enjoyed with trekking, angling and birding experiences.
While on the trip to the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, tourists can spot a large variety of animal species like leopard, wild boar, panthers, ghoral, Himalayan black beer, sambar, and European red deer. Bird lovers can enjoy the sight of Cheer pheasant and Kalij pheasant.

Road: There are regular buses from Chandigarh to Shimla, from where you can take another bus for Chail Sanctuary. The road condition from Kandaghat to Chail is excellent.

Railway: Kalka Railway Station (about 78 km.) is the nearest rail station to reach the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary. The station is connected to most major cities of the country like Delhi and Kolkata. Toy train from Kalka to Shimla is also available, which stops at Kandaghat. Private taxis from Kandaghat to Chail Sanctuary are also available.

Airway: Jubbarhatti Airport (about 63 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary. Alternatively, regular flights from Chandigarh Airport (about 104 km.) are also available. Tourists can hire a taxi from outside the airport to reach the sanctuary.