Chail Palace

Chail Palace near Shimla is a beautiful hotel converted from a palace in the town of Chail. This location has also been a favourite of Bollywood directors, and the best part is that you can stay here and experience it closely!

Chail Palace, Himachal Pradesh

Chail Palace is a heritage hotel that has been decorated exquisitely in wooden furniture, beautiful cottages, thick forests and so much more. A stay here guarantees peace and a relaxing trip away from the crowd of Shimla. The entry fee is Rs. 200.

History of Chail Palace

Chail Palace was originally the residence of Patiala’s Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. He used it as his summer palace. Later, in 1972, Himachal Tourism bought the palace and turned it into a heritage hotel.

Rooms at the Chail Palace

There are Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Semi and Super Deluxe Rooms, Suites and Log Huts at the property. The log huts are a different experience for those who wish to feel close to nature.

The Bollywood Connection

Chail Palace has been a favourite of Bollywood directors and many movies such as ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Yeh Zindagi’ have been shot here.

Best Time to Visit

The perfect time to visit here would be in summer from April to June, or from November to March if you want to see snow. As this was a summer palace, it is an ideal place to spend the summer!

Room Tariff at Chail Palace

Rooms at the Chail Palace start at Rs. 3000 a night.

How to Reach

Shimla is the nearest railhead just 45 kilometres away from the Chail Palace. From there, you can take a cab to the palace or take a bus to Chail.