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Chail is a place in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is was once the summer capital of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.

Chail (former summer capital of Patiala) is 43 km from Shimla. The place is well known for the cricket ground and a polo ground which is there at an altitude of 2,444 m. The ground has the world's highest cricket pitch.

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 into the summer capital, Shimla. This incensed the Maharaja and he vowed to build a new summer capital for himself. So he rebuilt the place (Chail) as per his requirements.


Chail is situated at an altitude of - 2,250 m. The place is surrounded by the forests of chir pine and gigantic deodars. Shimla and Kasauli can also be viewed at night from here by overlooking Satluj river. Chail is pleasant in summers and cold in winter. Average annual rainfall is about 150 mm.


Best Time to visit the place is May-July and September-November.

Chail is connected by road. From Shimla via Kufri the distance is 45 km and via Kandaghat is 61 km. Kalka is 86 km away. Regular buses for Chail leave from Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi. The closest airports are at Chandigarh (120 km) and Shimla (63 km).

    * Airways- Jubbarhati airport in Shimla.
    * Railways- Kalka-Shimla railways.
    * Roadways- Chail has well connectivity by road.

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