Chail is a quiet hill station close (44km) to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and a heritage hotel, Chail Palace. Surrounded by pine and deodar trees, Chail is located at an altitude of 2,250m above sea level.
Tourists typically cover Shimla, Kufri and Chail in the same trip and many Shimla packages also offer the same. Chail is great for a day trip from Shimla as it takes just about 2 hours to reach here from the Mall road. However, you could also stay in one of the resorts for a more fulfilling experience. Solan, another important city is also located close by at a distance of just 45 km from Chail.
The former summer capital of Patiala, Chail was built by the former Maharaja of Patiala after he was banished from Shimla (he eloped with the daughter of then commander-in-chief of the British Army, Lord Kitchner). Since its foundation in the year 1893, Chail has been an attraction for tourists seeking a vacation with the beauty of Shivalik ranges. Three hillocks - Pandewa, Rajgarh and Sadh Tibba comprise the tourist town of Chail.
Chail also offers various trekking and camping options for adventure enthusiasts. Located on the banks of river Sandhupul, Chail also offers various camping options by the riverside. Travellers can also visit the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary here.
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