Bhoj Fair in Chail (Shimla)


Bhoj Fair is held in village Guman in Rohru tehsil in the month of November for three days in honour of Devta Bansor, Parshu Ram and Kilbaru. Bhoj fair is one of the most popular fairs in and around Shimla. Devta Bansor is the presiding deity. Beside paying homage to the deities ‘Natti’ dances are performed by the people.

Traditional dances are performed during the festival and people from all over the city come in large numbers to offer prayers to the three deities. Bhoj fair attracts a huge crowd.

Getting there and Around

  • By Air –

    Chail is 63 km from Jubbar Hati Airport, the closest from the town. The airport has connecting flights to Delhi and Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab and Haryana.

  • 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 and the distance is about 50 Kms.The toy train with a maximum of seven bogies chugs through the most thickly forested tracks, breathtaking bends, deep ravines and never-ending tunnels. Kandaghat is the station to get down and take a cab further for the remaining 20 km journey to Chail.

  • By Road –

    Chail is well connected by road. One travels on the NH 22 from Chandigarh / Kalka towards Shimla. This is a two lane highway. Stations in between are Parwanoo, Dharampur, Solan. At Kandaghat leave the highway and take a right turn towards Chail.