The Royal palace turned hotel is just a great place to be. The Palace resort offers people accomodation, the place offers great services, accomodation, Bar & Lounge, Restaurant.
The food is great here. The garden is also amazing, the whole feeling is very great once you are there.
If you dont want to stay there and you are looking for budjet hotels, you can find a lot of them, lions resort, hotel ekant, chail inn... during off season they provide discounts upto 50%, you can just visit the palace from these places.
The palace charges Rs 100 for entrance and then you can stay as long as you want, you can have dinner, lunch, beverages, its all there
There is a kali mandir situated at the mountain top, this is an attraction in Chail, its around 4 Kms away from the main market.
The roads are a bit broken on the way but not all the way, there should be a good experienced driver as the roads are very much winding.
You can find lot of scenic places from this location. The place is just amazing.
Sadhupul is a small village in Himachal Pradesh between Solan and Chail based around a small bridge constructed over the hill river "Ashwini". It's an ideal weekend spot for Delhi-ites with the iron bridge with river flowing below it. There are tables and chairs in the middle of the river where you can sit and have beer or tea and snacks.
Its that there are restaurants and they have made open arrangements, the dining place has been placed on the River bed, The mountain river has very good current but not that depth, say 1-2 feet at max.
The food is great, all kind of tandoori stuff, kababs... you name it and that too at a very economical price. You can also have beverages, either you can buy it from there or carry your own. Great palce to sit and relax under the sun.
We visited the place during early October, this time the weather is pretty ward during the day but tends to get chilly during the evening and night. Just about the right time to spend the day in the river with the lunch.
From Delhi, take the Shatabadi or the Himalayan Queen express to Kalka... both leave New Delhi station in the morning. The Shatabadi gets you there a little faster though, and includes meals etc in its fare. Though for non a/c accomoation, the Himalayan queen will have options.
At Kalka station, take the toy train to Kandaghat. First class fare to Kandaghat is about rs 150 (if i remember right?) and general (unreserved) fare is rs 28. The general fare however, does not guarantee you a seat, as we discovered on our way back. To get a first class ticket, its best to have one from one of the two terminals (Kalka or Shimla).
The journey to Kandaghat lasts about four hours...
There are some options on the toy train...
There are passenger trains, mail-express, rail cars, and a recently introduced `shivalik deluxe express'.
The shivalik deluxe halts only at Barog, which is roughly midway between kalka and shimla... passengers are served refreshments en route. Another option is the Shivalik palace, which is a sort of a luxury coach for six, with its own kitchen and attendant. It can be booked on demand, and can be attached to any train.
Rail cars have been around for a while now (though i didnt see one on this trip...) Its an independent coach- more like a bus on rails... Its a bit quicker to cover the distance than the regular trains on the route...
A 96-kilometer railway line between Kalka and Shimla, in the Shivalik hills, was laid in 1903. The hill track passes over 864 bridges, thru 102 tunnels and around 900 sharp curves, and the longest of all tunnels on the route, at Barog is a little over a kilometre in length. The maximum speed you can expect to reach on the journey is... fasten your seat belts... 30km/h!
The sunset from this place is absolutely amazing, just dont miss it
You can get the view right from your hotel/resort room,just try and find the west facing room, the valeys are open and clear, you can enjoy the view from just about anywhere.
...that there would be a tennis court out there!
Would`ve carried my racket incase i had known, but you can rent two, plus a can of balls for rs 50 at reception. Neither is in the best of shape, but still...
The court is one of the more uneven surfaces you will step onto, so i managed what best i could, served out the half hour we were there for...