Renowned for the world's highest cricket ground and a polo ground at a peak of 2,250 m above the sea level, the scenic beautiful village Chail near Shimla is a hiker's paradise. Chail is at the peak just seems to be overlooking the valley of Sutlej. Away from the bustling city life, unexplored hilly terrains, lusting greeneries, Chail has a spectacular attraction to visitors. Once an astonishing summer capital of Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala, Chail has the best resort with peculiar distinction of built on three hillocks, Sadh Tiba, Pandhewa and Rajgarh hills. The place is surrounded by forests of pine and deodar and a must visit for those planning Shimla Manali tour package.
The royal summer palace at Chail constructed by the maharaja was once used by British after the defeat of the King and now serves as luxurious resort in the midst of pine and deodar forests.
It is a memorable experience in Chail to have a picnic trip from Chail to the nearby villages, especially Sadhupul through the picturesque environments and cool atmosphere. A small wild life sanctuary with wild animals such as red jungle fowl, sambar, ghoral and cheer pheasants is very attractive to wild life enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Tourists visiting other centers such as Shimla, Kasauli and Kandaghat never miss this popular picnic spot. The grant opportunities for angling, nature walks, trekking and horse riding are available in Chail. There are several newly built resort type hotels for comfortable stay.
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by Jayati on Feb 18, 2010
India is a nation of cricket fanatics. Our adrenalin rushes up and down with every ball, hit or miss, shot or caught! India is not only home to some of the most wonderful cricketers of all time but also to the highest cricket ground in the world.
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