Chail is 44 km from Shimla and 45 km from Solan. 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, on the land allotted to him by the British for former's assistance in the Anglo-Nepalese War. The cricket ground and a polo ground which is there at an altitude of 2,250 m was owned by erstwhile royal family of Patiala. It is the world's highest cricket ground.
The area is away from the bustling life of the state capital Shimla. Chail is also considered as the hiker's paradise. The area is away from the bustling life of the state capital Shimla !
"Chail is also considered as the hiker's paradise,"The area is away from the bustling life of the state capital Shimla.
The story goes that the then Maharaja of Patiala had eloped with the daughter of the British Viceroy. This had led to the Maharaja being banished from entering Shimla by the British authorities. He countered the move by setting himself a new summer capital – now famous hill resort of Chail, 45 km from Shimla !
"After accession to the Indian Union, Maharaja of Patiala donated,"most of his buildings to Chail Military School and Government of India.