Location : 40 kms from Shimla
District : Shimla District
Altitude : 2,250 m Above Sea Level
Major Highlight : Palace Hotel, Highest Cricket Ground
Lush Greenery Bestowed Upon Chail
|To See :||Chail Palace, Temples, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary.|
|Best Time to Visit :||May-July & September - November.|
|Famous Temple :||Siddh Baba ka Mandir, Kali ka Tibba.|
|Famous Gurudwara :||Gurudwara Shaib.|
|Must See :||Bharatpur Fort - 3 km, Deeg - 36 km.|
|Getting There :||The Night View of Shimla From the Palace Hotel When the Entire City Seems to be Floating with Light.|
|Adventure Options :||Trekking Routes -
Shimla and Kandaghat Choor Chandni at Hamirpurghat( roughly 80 kms from
Gauda via Rajgarh).
Chail-Rajgarh and Chail-Shimla via Junga.
Walking Safari in Chail National Sanctuary.
Angling - Gaura and Giriganag River for Mahseer and Trouts.
|Where to Stay :||Palace Hotel, Silver Bangle, Royal Cafe, Banjara Camps, Hotel Lions.|
|Must Visit :||The Highest Cricket Field and Polo Ground in the World Located at an Altitude of 2444 Feet.|
|Getting Around :||Kufri 45 kms, Sadhupul 14 kms, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary 3 kms, Temple of Siddh Baba 1.5 kms.|
|Important Distances :||Shimla 40 kms, Kalka 80 kms, Chandigarh 120 kms, Delhi 380 kms.|
|Getting Around :|| Air - Located at
a Distance of 40 kms, Shimla Serves as the Nearest Airport. Regular
Flights Connect Shimla to the Parts of the Country, By standing the
Rail - The Ideal Way of Covering the Kalka-Shimla Track is by the Toy Train. Takes Five Hours from Kalka to get to Kandaghat. Other Railway Junction Will be Pathankot and ChakkiBank.
Road - Well Connected to Major Cities of India such as Amritsar, Chandigarh, Delhi and Manali by a Network of Well- Maintained Roads, Reaching Chail by road is One of the Easiest Ways of Reaching the Town.
Welcome to Chail - the land that will give you an insight
on how the summer capital of British would have looked before its flushed
environs were chopped down to make way for smug imperial edifices. This
town boasts of arrogance for its wooded royal retreat at the height of
7,054 feet above sea level. Covered by the thick cedar woods, from here
one can see Shimla. This was the summer capital of Patiala and encompasses
the world's highest cricket pitch and polo ground, along with the old
palace located on the Rajgarh hill. Take up Himachal Pradesh tourism to
Enjoy Chail tourism, which is spread over an area of 72 acres on three adjacent hills namely the Rajgarh Hill, Pandava Hills and Siddh Tibba. This hill town is located at a distance of 43 kms from Shimla and offers the tourist with enchanting landscapes. The pristine hill station of Chail offers something to everybody be it a couple looking for isolation or a family planning a weekend break. Chali is significant with the clouds, hills and green valleys. Do not miss to include the name of Chail, while planning your tour itinerary to Himachal Pradesh.
This hamlet of Chail in Himachal has a very interesting
history. It is said that Maharaja Bhupinder Sing was banished from the
summer capital of British, Shimla, after his ignoble behavior with the
daughter of Lord Kitchener, the then governor general of British India.
The Indian prince was enraged at this and as a result vouched to built his
own summer capital, that would be better than Shimla. It was then that
this small 'piece of heaven' came to his notice, and he built a city as
per his requirement. It is this Palace, that today serves as a hotel and
the prime highlight of Chail.
In the year 1972, this palace was taken over for restoration by the Himachal Pradesh Development Corporation.
The Most Renowned Chail Palace
Enjoy a holiday in Chail, which is a honeymoon
destination whose chief attraction lies in its landscape, views and the
magnanimous mansion. Come to this small yet beautiful town during summer,
when it becomes practically impossible to get a foothold, or during the
rest of the year when one can enjoy this palace, as the royals left it.
Take up tours of Chail to see the famous attractions of Chail in Himachal
This small town might not be having a great mall, but the tiny huddle of shops make up for it. In Chail you should see the the Pandava Hill where the old Residency 'Snow View' is snuggled.
Enjoy the popular attractions of Chail in Himachal
Pradesh. When the Maharaja of Patiala, acquired Chail from the Gurkha in
1981, he planned to build his castle on the top of the highest hill, so
that he can look down upon Shimla and Kasauli. However, due to certain
short comings, this palace was eventually built on Rajgarh, the second
highest hill. The chief attraction of the town also happens to be this
Palace hotel, where honeymooning couples and Punjabi businessmen hop in
for a day or two to live their princely excitement. Surrounded by the
cedar trees, endogamous forests and wildlife in the countryside, this
Georgian mansion cum hotel is the best place to be this holiday. Also
known as 'Sylvan gateway', take a view of Shimla from here at nights, when
the whole town lights up making it look like a sky. Look up to see two
skies at one go one lit with white shiny twinkles while the other
seems to be floating with the colorful sparkling.
Drive along the narrow lover's lane interspersed between the log huts and tall cedar trees, to this hotel which reverberated with merry making couples drinking and smoking..listening to the tunes of the royal piano. The narcissus filled flower beds, looking at two white cherubs with jet black hair, will certainly make you feel like a king.
While on Chail tourism you will find three facets of
religion. The dominant one is Sikhism that is represented by Gurudwara
Shaib, a former dominion of Patiala. Built in the year 1907, this is
located 1 kms above Chail's Bazaar. The architecture and flanking facades
will remind you of Goan churches. In this Gurudwara, you should see the
two tower like structure fitted into these facade at the entrance.
Another significant pilgrim center is Siddh Baba ka Mandir, situated on the hill that lies between Rajgarh and Pandhawa. A tourist will draw an important temple attraction in the Kali ka Tibba placed on the top of a hill named after Rajmata's Cottage, Blossom. From here one can see the famous Choor Chandi Peak and the Shivalik mountain range.
Maha Kali Mandir in Chail
Walk in pairs or even if you are alone in this honeymoon
destination, Chail is all about walking. Notice the monkeys that are not
averse to attacking walkers on impulse.
There are quiet high altitude trekking routes that you cannot miss enjoying in Chail. Trek to Shimla and Kandaghat that will take you along villages shortcuts. If want to enjoy a long treks then savor the two day trek to Choor Chandni at Hamirpurghat( roughly 80 kms from Gauda via Rajgarh). Other important trekking routes will be Chail-Rajgarh and Chail-Shimla via Junga. You an also enjoy just strolling lazily around the undulated roads that has a well keep the astonishing element alive at every turn you take. The surprise package will be indulging in a safari trek in the Chail sanctuary, as the uneven grounds are not fit for jeep safaris. Here you will get a chance to see Goral, Red Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Sambar and Flying Squirrel during the months of March and October. Sprawling on an area of 110 kms, this covers a vast forested area where you should walk up to see the Chir Pheasant Breeding centres situated at Blossom and Jhajja. Bird sighting in the park is also an important activity while you are in Chail sanctuary. Enjoying a walk in the Oak and Pine forest is also an gratifying experience.
Due to its juxtaposition with Shimla, it goes without
saying that the nearest airport will be in Shimla. Though regular flights
do connect Shimla with the rest of the country but that entirely depends
on the weather conditions.
Railways is also a good option to come to Chail while you enjoy the valley way on your way. The nearest railhead will be about 86 km from Chail in Kalka via Kandaghat (roughly 380 km from Delhi). The approach of Chail is along the Kalka-Shimla route. One has to take a roundabout way from Kandaghat. From where it is an hour and a half's journey by road to Chail. The ideal way of covering the Kalka-Shimla track is by the toy train. It takes five hours from Kalka to get to Kandaghat. These five hours mark the beginning of this visit into the world of counterfeit. The toy train with a maximum of half a dozen coupes chug-a-lugs through the most thickly wooded tracks, exciting bends, deep gorges and unremitting tunnels.
If coming via roads then the route to take is NH1 to Ambala, NH 22 to Kandaghat via Panchkula, Kalka and Dharampur, state road to Chail via Sadhupul.
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