Maharaja's Palace, Chail

1.2
#4 of 6 in Things to do in Chail
Maharaja's Palace, a graceful royal mansion, welcomes visitors who wish to stay overnight, or simply enjoy its surroundings. After his expulsion from Shimla (the British India summer capital) in 1891, the Maharaja of Patiala discovered the thick deodar forest hill of Chail, and used it as the site for his private summer escape. Enjoy quite walks through orchards, forests, and lawns, then find the badminton field, billiard tables, or children’s park for some more active fun. You can rent a log hut or cottage to sleep in royal suites with antique furniture, fireplaces, and ornate carpets lining the walls. The onsite restaurant serves local, traditional food. Work out when and for how long to visit Maharaja's Palace and other Chail attractions using our handy Chail vacation generator.
Create an itinerary including Maharaja's Palace
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
196 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • July 21, 2017
    Not a good experience, nothing special or interesting i find there, everything is closed, u will just find name plates with every room, waste of time and money, avoid going there u wilk save ur time.  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Visited this place couple of days ago. This is the same place where 3 Idiots movie's funeral ceremony of Ranchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad was shot. This is shown as his residence. It is a quiet place wi...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    I agree with others review that entry fee of INR 100 is not justified. Many area are restricted for resident only. But still it is beautiful and peaceful place to spend with family. Chail is famous fo...  more »

Plan your trip to Chail

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Chail

The choices at Chail remain fairly spread out along the roads that lead to the north, south, and west. The larger resorts and more luxurious hotels tend to be a little farther away from the main center, in areas offering more space and rooms with commanding views of the forested valleys and hills. Look close to the center of town for simple hotels and guesthouses, ideal for budget-conscious travelers.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Chail by other users

2 days in Chail BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chail BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chail BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chail BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Chail BY A USER FROM INDIA September, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Shimla, Kufri & Chail BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Shimla & Chail BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans