Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chail - A Photo Feature

Chail, in Himachal Pradesh once served as the summer capital of the state of Patiala. It is situated at an altitude of 2250m above sea level and is higher than Shimla.

Chail is surrounded by forests of chir pine and deodars. The hills overlook the Sutlej valley. Shimla and Kasauli can be seen from here at night.

The Chail Palace, constructed by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh in 1891, is beautiful and elegant. The furnishing and decor have been maintained well through the years and it now serves as the Palace Hotel. 

The Palace has lush green spacious lawns. It is easily one of the best places to stay if you are looking to spend a night in Chail. 

There is a cricket ground and a polo ground in Chail. At 2444m, it has the highest cricket pitch in the world.

Long winding roads, untouched landscapes, chirping birds and a chilly breeze constantly accompany you as you walk around the town. Needless to say that the town is best explored on foot.

A book, a hammock, a drink in your hand and a camera by your side. This is all you will need to savour the feel of this picturesque town completely.

The next time you are looking for a quiet holiday up in the hills, head to Chail.


  1. hi radha.......loved the pictures......even i am interested in nature and wildlife.......lets keep in touch.....wud love to show u my work......and pls lemme know if there are some organised tours for these kind of activities.......bon voyage

  2. Beautiful images imparted by you. thank you for sharing these pictures with us. Chail is an amazing hill station to visit in Himachal Pradesh-a queen of hills.Himachal Tourism is the best place for tourism in India.

  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

  4. Chail Palace is a place of opulence and grandeur in the serene hill station of Chail. A haven for trekkers and hikers, its unexplored, serene landscapes and magnificient views of lofty mountains become the perfect backdrop for a tranquil walk around town. For accommodation, check out these hotels in Chail.

  5. Chail is the perfect of all honeymooners, visitors and specially for Snow and advendure lovers. Come here with the and enjoy the beauty of Shimla also.