Places of Interest
The little 'hill station' of Chail came into being when Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala was banished from Shimla, the 'summer capital' of British India, after a dalliance with the Commander-in-Chief's daughter in the late 19th century.
Cricket Ground (World’s highest cricket ground)
Surrounded by gigantic deodar and well maintained Chail Cricket ground is the highest cricket ground in the world. Built in 1893, this cricket pitch located at the height of 2,144m is also used as polo ground.
Kali ka Tibba Temple
Kali ka Tibba is a temple dedicated to goddess Kali. It is located at the top of the mountain Blossom, which has been named after the Rajmata’s Cottage. The place provides a beautiful view of the surrounding Shivalik Range and the Choor Chandni Peak.
Furthermore, travelers can enjoy trekking to the temple, during which they can rare species of animals.
Sidh Baba Ka Mandir
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh had originally intended this to be the site of his palace, and had even started building it, but as is believed, a 'sidh', saintly person appeared in the Maharaja's dream, and declared that this was the place where he had meditated. Consequently, Bhupinder Singh shifted his venue and built a temple on the spot.
The magnificent Rajgarh palace, with elaborate furnishings, built in 1891. With comfortable log huts and cottages, dense forests and serene walks, sprawling lawns, a children’s park, a `lovers hill', and sports facilities.
Chail Palace is a resort in the real sense of the term.
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.
Excursions from Chail
A long and enjoyable drive through lush forests and quaint villages takes one to the small but thoroughly popular hill station of Kufri. Its main attractions are the Himalayan Nature Park, and the exciting trek and horse rides that leads to the divine Mahasu peak.
14-km from the hotel a beautiful tiny village of Sadhupul, and the bridge over the Ashwani stream, a popular picnic-spot along the river bed.