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Chail जिंदगी को सुकून मिला (Himachal Pradesh)

Hill station in Himachal Pradesh


Chail जिंदगी को सुकून मिला


Chail is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is 44 kilometers (27 mi) from Shimla and 45 kilometers (28 mi) from Solan. It is known for its salubrious beauty and virgin forests. The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture: the palace was built as a summer retreat by the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj, on the land allotted to him by the British for former’s assistance in the Anglo-Nepalese War. The cricket ground and a polo ground which is there at an altitude of 2,444 m were owned by the erstwhile royal family of Patiala. It is the world’s highest cricket ground.

Chail is also frequented by hikers as it offers wonderful views of the lower Himalayas. It has good trekking points from Junga, Kufri and Ashwani Khad at Solan. Many Eco camps are held here. There are many camping sites for campers and hikers, so camping in Chail is the most sought after activity for enthusiasts.

  • Rashtriya Military School, Rashtriya Military School Chail is one of the five Rashtriya Military Schools of the country. Where approx 300 cadets from all parts of the country are groomed to be the future leaders of the country .
  • Chail Sanctuary(3 km)- The sanctuary was notified on 21 March 1976 near the town in district Shimla and covers an area of about 10,854.36 hectares. The Chail sanctuary has ‘ghoral’, ‘kakkar’, ‘sambhar’, ‘red jungle fowl’ and ‘Khalid’ and ‘cheer’ pheasants. Machan like sighting posts has been built at Khuruin.
  • Sadhupul– Sadhupul is a small village in Himachal Pradesh between Chail and Solan. It has a river restaurant near a small bridge spot constructed over the river “Ashwini”. This bridge collapsed on 23 August 2014 by an overloaded truck. A new bridge has been constructed and dedicated to people in January 2018.A Water Park and Cafe at Sadhupul was opened on 30 June 2017.
  • Cricket Ground– Surrounded by thick forests of deodar, a well maintained Chail Cricket ground is the highest cricket ground in the world. It was built in 1893. The ground is located at an altitude of 2,444 meters (8,018 ft). Chail served as the summer capital of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh (who was an avid cricket lover). It is used as the school playground by Chail Military School. During school vacations, it is also used as a polo ground. There is a basketball court and the same cricket ground is used for playing football as well as basketball. In one corner of the ground, there is a historic tree on which the Military School has constructed a treehouse. (NOT ALLOWED OUTSIDERS IN GROUND )
  • Chail Gurudwara is also one of the main attractions of this place, it was the first building to be constructed by the Maharaja and after that, the palace was built. The Gurudwara was built in an indo-western style in 1907, the 22 feet (6.7 m) high wooden roof is its main and highlighting feature.
  • Kali ka Tibba is situated at the top of a hill its also known as Kali Devi Temple. It attracts a lot of pilgrims and tourists from all across the world. From the top where the temple is situated the view of Choor Chandni and Shivalik Range is simply breath taking.
  • Lover’s Point
  • Visitors can also trek approximately 10 km from Junga, (District Shimla) to Chail. Junga is approximately 10 km from Sadhupul.
  • ‘Stone Kumbd’ – Shiv Mandir
  • The road from Chail to Kufri winds with a lot of twists and turns through the deodar forests and is very lonely and dangerous as it is just a single road, in fact, all roads leading to Chail are single roads which are difficult to motor as the widths are very less and have a lot of turns. One must never drive here during the night and should avoid during the day as well, no wonder that very little vehicles are found on these roads. There are many small villages on the way and eateries that serve local food and chai (Indian sweet tea).                          

                                                                                                                       9 Places To Visit In Chail

    Merely 2 hours drive away from the Shimla, Chail is a quiet hill-station tucked in the lap of nature. A haven for those wanting to escape mind-numbing restlessness of city life, this lovely town was a former summer retreat for the Maharaja of Patiala.


    Are you wondering what is the best time to visit Chail? Well, let your search cease. We tell you which season would be perfect to visit the destination:

    • Summer (March-end to mid-June) – This is considered the best time to visit Chail. Many tourists come over to take a break from the scorching heat. The weather during this time in Chail stays pleasant, allowing the tourists to enjoy Chail sightseeing and relax.
    • Autumn (September to November) – Autumn is a good time to visit Chail. Along with pleasant weather, you’ll find lesser tourists and thus good deals on hotel bookings.
    • Winter (December to mid-March) – With winters come snowfall in Chail. This is a perfect time for those wanting to spend time amid the snow. However, be prepared with a good woolen and winter clothes!

        1. School Playground

      School Play Ground tops the list of best places to visit in Chail. It is a small town that once served as the summer capital of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, an avid cricket lover. He commissioned this cricket ground that sits at an altitude of 7500 ft and is the highest cricket ground in the world.

      The ground is maintained by Army officials as it is a part of the cantonment region. Tourists can enjoy a walk around and click pictures, but they are not permitted to enter the ground.


      2. Sadhupul Lake

      Sadhupul Lake is one of the top places to visit in Chail. The highlight here is the lake restaurant that serves snacks such as Maggi and bread-omelet. Munch on your choicest snacks and beverages as you dip your feet in cold lake water, and enjoy the breezy weather and lush green surroundings. You will have the time of your life here and will not be disappointed by everything that this lake has to offer.

        3. Chail Palace Hotel

      Built-in 1891, Chail Palace was owned by the Maharaja of Patiala. Ever since it got converted to a heritage hotel, it has become one of the top tourist Chail attractions, Himachal Pradesh. Classic furniture and historic interior are reminiscent of the royal lifestyle in the erstwhile era.

      You can find many cottages in Chail, but this is the best option for a cozy yet classy staycation. In case, you’re not in for a stay, you can enjoy a short visit to a part of this palace.

      Reference:- 3 ideots Ranchod das Chachad House

         4. Kali Ka Tibba

      Kali Ka Tibba, or Kali Temple, is located right at the top of a hill. There is absolutely nothing surrounding the temple, other than a few trees. One of the most beautiful places to see in Chail, the temple is popular for the magnificent views it provides, along with many activities such as horse-riding and angling.                                                                                                                                                                                            GRAB V SPECIAL TIPS

      • 5 KM Long way there is lots of places to stay and feel nature and click lots of photos. Going with your better half, she really loves your choice.

                                                                                                                               5. Siddh Baba Ka Mandir

        Another one of the famous Chail tourist places is Siddh Baba Ka Mandir, dedicated to Saint Siddh Baba. As the legend goes, he appeared in the dream of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh and told him that this spot is where he meditated.

        7. Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

        If you love wildlife, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is certainly one of the best places to visit in Chail for you. Perched at a height of 7152 ft, it offers spectacular scenic views besides the glimpses of vivid birds and animals living in the premises.


        8. Himalayan Nature Park

        Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri is among the best wildlife places to visit near Chail. Here, you can spot animals like Deer, Black Bear, Tibetan Wolf, Leopard Cat, and Cheer Pheasant, among others. Shopaholics can also take home wooden handicrafts and handloom stuff from nearby. Take a tour guide along if you’re not confident of navigating this place alone. You will have a blast here with your near and dear ones. It is one of the best places to visit in Chail Shimla route.

        Entry tickets: INR 20 per head for adults | INR 10 per head for children

        Distance from Chail: 30 km (1 hour)

        9. Gaura And Jhajja

        Are you an adventure freak? If so, you’re going to love trekking through the rocky trails of Gaura and Jhajja. Walk under the shadows of tall pine trees while enjoying the cool and calm air of mountains. There are some great viewpoints where you can sit and enjoy the raw beauty of nature. Start the trek from Chail and go all the way to Gaura and Jhajja.

        HOW TO REACH

        • Train: The nearest major railhead is Kalka, at a distance of 81 km. In order to reach Chail from Kalka, you can board a bus or hire a taxi.
        • Road: Government and privately-run buses frequently ply between Chail and other neighboring towns and cities, such as – Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Kalka, and Kandaghat.
        • Air: The closest airport from Chail is located in Chandigarh, which is 117 km away. You can opt to go on a bus or hire a taxi to reach Chail.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GRAB V TIP:- Best way Take Bike and just come in chail                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GRAB V TIP:- Best Hotel with great Food Hotel Grand Sunset ( ) .
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