Through the thick forest of pine and deodar, located at the top most hill of Chail resides this renowned tourist place of Himachal, Kali ka Tibba in Chail is a small yet attractive temple in the peaceful vicinity amidst hills with Kali as the main deity in the temple. This temple offers a spectacular view of Shivalik Ranges and Choor Chandni peaks.
Chail is a home to the world’s highest cricket ground. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, an avid cricket lover, custom-built this cricket ground which is surrounded by pine and gigantic deodar trees and standing at an elevation of 2250 m above sea level. It rests 7500 feet above sea level and is known as one of the famous cricket stadiums in India. The ground is maintained by Army officials as it is a part of the cantonment region.
Tourists can enjoy a walk around and click pictures, but they are not permitted to enter the ground. These days, the cricket ground is being used as the school playground by Chail Military School. The ground also includes a well-maintained basketball court. Occasionally, even football is played on the ground as there are goal posts present.
Another one of famous Chail tourist attractions, located at height of 8000 ft. from downtown of Chail is Siddh Baba Ka Mandir, dedicated to Saint Siddh Baba. It is said that this temple is the protector of success of Chail.
Chail Sanctuary is one of the offbeat wildlife sanctuaries in India but has rich collection of flora and fauna. Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 63 km from Shimla and on the outskirts of Chail that overlooks the Sutlej Valley. Some of the most popular animal species of the park include European red deer, wild boar, goral, spotted deer, sambar, common langur, Himalayan black bear, flying squirrel, Indian porcupine, etc.
This sanctuary is paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. You will certainly enjoy Golden Eagle and grey-headed flycatcher flying in the sky here. You’ll also get the opportunity to watch a wide range of flora in and around the sanctuary. There are many pine and oak trees standing upright in the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, and the sprawling lush green grassland enhances the beauty of the place.
With tennis and badminton courts, an orchard, elegant lawns, quaint log cottages and children’s park, the palace offers a spectacular view of Shimla and is a perfect place for a vacation. Chail palace, which is set in approximately 75 acres of land, was built in 1891, The palace is also known as Maharaja Bhupinder Singh (Maharaja of Patiala) palace and it is where he was shifted to after his dismissal from Shimla. Indulge in antique charm at this stunning destination set amidst abundant greenery and panoramic views of beautiful landscapes surrounding it along with a serene atmosphere.