Chail is located at 43 km higher then Shimla it was created by Maharaja of Patiala who was banned from Shimla as a result of a mild romantic fling at scandal point on Shimla's Mall. He created his own seventy-five acre Himalayan resort, which has now become a well-known tourist spot. Chail is set amidst tall cedars & stately oaks. When trekking through the forest you are no doubt going to meet up with barking deer and the highly endangered kaleej pheasant. And when tired, sit down & be refreshed by dazzling views of the Choor Chandani Peak Kufri, located a mere 8,602 ft 17 km away from Shimla, is watched over by the vast expanse of ancient cedar forests. When you visit, you will bring back memories of day long picnics, horse riding and lazy walks during languid hazy summer days.
Mahasu peak the highest point in Kufri, offers a challenging hike. When the sky is a cloudless blue, watch the views of snowy clad peaks of Badrinath & Kedarnath The hills come alive with shouts of young voices throwing snow balls during the many long days of the winter season .Kufri also provides some of the finest ski slopes. This attracts ski expertise from all over the country and is a wonderful place if you wish to learn skiing from the best. This tiny Raj-era retreat is at height of 7,047 ft, 10 km north of Shimla.
Mashobra was the first choice of British officials and their families who wanted proximity to as well as privacy from Shimla. Decades after they left, their indulgence still marks Mashobra's stylish properties Two of the village's most prominent structures, The Wildflower Hall and The Retreat are considered some of the finest retreats India has to offer. They offer an upper class stay in the midst of wilderness.