A former hunting reserve of the Royals of Patiala Kingdom, Chail Sanctuary was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1976. This sanctuary perched at the top of the mountains, at varying altitudes from 701 meter to 2180 meter above sea level provides for great views. The area has a dense forest cover with pine trees, shrubs, oak trees and grasslands.
Many wild animals can be spotted here, including rhesus macaque, Indian muntjac, leopard, crested porcupine, panthers, wild boar, goral, European red deer, Himalayan black bear, sambar, common langur and black-napped hare to name a few. Different species of birds can also seen here, including Cheer pheasant and kalij pheasant. This is a must see sanctuary for wildlife lovers and bird watchers alike.