Chail Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
Chail is 49 km from Shimla. The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture, the palace was built as summer retreat by the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj. The cricket ground and a polo ground which is there at an altitude of 2,444 m was owned by erstwhile royal family of Patiala. It is the world's highest cricket ground..Chail is also considered as the hiker's paradise. The area is away from the bustling life of the state capital Shimla.In 1891, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala incurred the rage of Lord Kitchener. It led to the restriction of his entry in the Indian summer capital, Shimla. This incensed the Maharaja and he vowed to build a new summer retreat for himself. So he rebuilt the place (Chail) as per his requirements.After accession to the Indian Union, Maharaja of Patiala donated most of his buildings to Chail Military School and Government of India.
Chail Palace #1
Chail was created as a summer palace by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The picturesque little village is situated about 2226 m above Shimla and is surrounded by breathtaking Deodar forests on all sides. Few people know that Chail is actually built on three hills. And, like most places in Himachal Pradesh, Chail has lots to do for both the history conscious tourist as well as the activity seeker. The Chail Palace is another spectacular must-see. It is a true reflection of the Maharaja's flamboyant personality.
Kali ka Tibba #2
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, travellers can enjoy trekking to the temple, during which they can rare species of animals.
Chail Sanctuary #3
Chail Sanctuary, located at the top of the mountains, has varying altitudes, ranging from 701 m to 2180 m above sea level. Covering an area of 10,854.36 hectares, this sanctuary is home to ghoral, kakkar, sambhar and many other animals. The sanctuary has a dense forest cover which includes pine trees, shrubs, deodar trees, oak trees, cedar trees and grasslands.Various animals like the rhesus macaque, Indian muntjac, leopard and others can be spotted by tourists at this sanctuary.
Sidh Baba Ka Mandir #4
Sidh Baba ka Mandir is a popular religious landmark in Chail, located on the hill lying between Rajgarh and Pandhawa. According to legend, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh wanted to build his palace at this palace and had already started construction. However, even after repeated attempt, the construction could be completed.During this period, a saint appeared in his dream informing him that this is the site where he meditated and was buried underneath.