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Chail Sanctuary

Location: Chail, Solan Valley, District Shimla
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Main attractions: Himalayan Black Bear and Yellow Throated Marten & Chir Pheasant
Best time to visit: October-Feburary
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-- By Rail : The ideal way of covering the Kalka-Shimla track is by the toy train. It takes five hours from Kalka to get  to Kandaghat. The toy train with a maximum of half a dozen bogies chugs through the most thickly  forested tracks, breathtaking bends, deep ravines and never-ending tunnels.
-- By Air : There is always the option of flying to Shimla.
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Chail is a hill station visited by many tourists. The Deodar and Oak forests with grasslands around the township are the abode of wildlife. Chail sanctuary was notified on 21st March 1976 near Chail Town in District Shimla and covers an area of 10,854.36 hectares.

Fauna :
One can see Sambar, Goral, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Deer, Silver-White Oak, Barking Deer, Indian Hare Common Langur, Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Himalayan Yellow Throated Marten, Indian Porcupine, Common Giant and Kashmiri Flying Squirrel.and Chir Pheasants at Blossom and Jhajja.
A Chir Pheasant breeding and rehabilitation programme has been started in 1988.Visitors are welcome to the Chir Pheasant Breeding Centres at both Blossom and Jhajja. Barking deer and Kalijin in the forests are sure to meet and greet the visitors at dusk and dawn.
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