Chail Wildlife Sanctuary originally served as a hunting reserve for the kings of Patiala, which was later declared as a wildlife sanctuary by the government in 1976. Situated on the top of a mountain and spread over an area of 110 sq km, this sanctuary has deep forests all around covered with pines, shrubs, oak trees and grasslands.
This sanctuary is home to numerous animal species like goral, rhesus macaque, the Indian muntjac, leopard and crested porcupine. Further, panther, wild boar, sambar, the European red deer, the Himalayan black bear, common langur and black-naped hare are also found here. Diverse species of birds including the cheer pheasant and the kalij pheasant can also be witnessed at the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary. There are many sighting posts commonly known as machans that offer a bird's-eye view of the sanctuary.
Chail Palace, spread over an area of 75 acre, is a popular tourist attraction located in Chail. The palace was built in 1891 by the king of Patiala, Maharaja Adhiraj Bhupinder Singh. Located on the Rajgarh Hills, it is surrounded by lush green pine and deodar trees, which offer beautiful sceneries to visitors. Regarded as a symbol of royal heritage of Chail, this palace served as the summer palace for the king of Patiala.
Kali Ka Tibba, situated on top of a mountain in Chail, is a popular shrine devoted to the Hindu goddess Kali. The deity is also regarded as the goddess of time and change. This ancient temple offers the breathtaking view of the Shivalik Range and Churdhar Peak. The temple is located on a hilltop named after the Rajmata’s Cottage, Blossom.
Chail Military School is a popular tourist attraction, situated at an altitude of 2144 m above sea level in Chail. This is an ancient school that was built in 1922 after the First World War with a donation of INR 250,000 from King George V’s Patriotic Fund. Therefore, the cadets are known as Georgians. This school is famous for having one of the highest cricket and polo grounds in the world.
Siddh Baba Ka Mandir is a noted religious centre of Chail, nestled on the hill between Rajgarh and Pandawa. It is said that Bhupinder Singh, the maharaja of Patiala, wanted to construct a palace here, when a sage appeared in his dreams and asked him to build a temple instead. Thereafter, the king built this temple, which became popular as Siddh Baba Ka Mandir. The beautiful surroundings of the temple serve as a picnic spot.
Gurudwara Sahib, built in 1907, is a major tourist destination located on the Pandawa Hills, just a kilometre away from the Chail Bazaar. Although it is a Sikh shrine, its architecture resembles some of the churches in Goa. A yellow-coloured structure surrounded by green lawns offers an amazing view of the surroundings. Visited by numerous devotees everyday, a two-tower structure supports the main entrance of the gurdwara.
Sadhupul is an important tourist destination located between Kandaghat and Chail in Himachal Pradesh. This place has gained huge popularity as a picnic spot amongst visitors. Sadhupul is situated around a small bridge that is erected across Ashwini stream.
Cricket Ground at Chail, located at an altitude of 2444 m above sea level, is counted amongst the highest cricketing venues in the world. Also, used as a polo ground, this well-maintained cricket ground was constructed in 1893 by Bhupinder Singh, the king of Patiala. It is surrounded by pine and deodar forests and is under the administration of the Chail Military School, which uses it as a playground.