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. Facing
Shimla at Chail the smarting Maharaja
decided to build his own 'summer capital'.
Today, everyone can experience the Maharaja's
Creation. And for Himachal Tourism, who
now owns the gracious mansion, every
visitor is royalty.Here is a resort in
the true sense of the word: "A beautiful
palace with ornate furniture, charming
cottages, delightful log huts, thick
forests and quiet walks, a 'lovers hill',
an orchard of its own, elegant lawns,
badminton and lawn tennis, billiards
and even a children's park".
regally appointed room, each quaint cottage
and every warm log Hut offers a memorable
holiday. Whether you are on a honeymoon
and in search of seclusion or wish to
organise a conference and demand all
facilities, Chail has it all.Then, there
is good sight seeing and the possibility
of some fishing and trekking. Chail also
has the world's highest cricket pitch
and polo ground.Chail is about 46 km
from Simla and around 86 km from Kalka.
It is roughly 382 km from the Indian
capital (Delhi). From Kandaghat, it is
an about 90 minutes journey by road to
Chail. To reach Kandaghat one has to
take Kalka Simla rail route. Due to the
gorgeous valley forest beauty the best
enjoyable travel should be in a toy train.
It takes five hours from Kalka to get
to Kandaghat. Thickly forested tracks,
hairpin bends and long tunnels add to
the unforgettable memories of the tourists.