The Chail Palace
Chail, Himachal pardesh.
The Chail Palace, Chail, Built in 1891, the Maharaja's palace is set in approximately 75 acres of land, it has a truly regal setting with spectacular views. A wide variety of cottages, suites and rooms with different tariffs can accommodate every visitor who wishes to savoir this majestic hill station.
In 1972 The Chail Palace property set in about 75 acres of land – including peripheral cottages, woods, sport and recreation facilities and even an orchard. The Chail Palace is now the Palace Hotel – a full- fledged destination resort. This retains the grandeur of its princely past and a large elegant lawn, complete with pavilion and fountain, adjoins the Hotel.

In The Chail Palace, famous cricket ground was built in 1893 after leveling out the top of a hill. This stands at 2444.4 m and is perhaps the highest cricket pitch and the polo ground in the world. Owner of The Chail Palace Maharaja Bhupinder Singh was an avid cricketer and the teams that have played here include the MCC.Maharaja Bhupinder Singh was not averse to a spot of fun in cricket too. This once included a match with all the players dressed as women; the Maharaja took the crease in a nun’s black habit sporting and equally black beard. Several easy walks can be done in and around the Chail Palace. Near the Chail Palace small wild life sanctuary has a variety of wild life that includes the ghoral, kakkar, sambhar, red jungle fowl, and the khalij and cheer pheasents. There are Machan-like sighting posts near ‘Blossom’ at Khariun and on the blade pate of the prosaically named Roda Tibba.And Fishing is also possible on the Gaura river 29 km which is avilable from the Chail Palace and there are several trek routes that lead out of the resort, including the one to the Choor Chandni mountain which is visible from the Chail Palace and poetically translates as “The Mountain Of The Silver Bangles”.The Chail Palace is 86 km from Kalka via Kandaghat and 45 km from Shimla via Kufri.
Today, the Maharaja's creation can be experienced by everyone. For the gracious mansion (The Palace Chail), 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. Each regally appointed room, each quaint cottage and every warm log hut offers a memorable holiday. 
The suites, rooms and cottages are sumptuously furnished with ornate and antique furniture and wall to wall carpeting with fire place. The bathrooms are luxurious with bath tubs provided.

The regular rooms and log huts have wall to wall carpeting. They are airy, spacious, well furnished with attached baths and running hot & cold water.

Room Categories in The Chail Palace
Maharaja Suite (2 DBR), Maharani Suite (1 DBR), Rajkumar Room, Rajkumari Room, Mehman Room, Dewan Room, Vazeer Room, Semi-Deluxe Room, Himneel Block, Rajgarh, Wood Rose, Monal Cottage, Log Hut Deluxe, Log huts Regular.
The suites, rooms and cottages are sumptuously furnished with ornate and antique furniture and wall to wall carpeting with fire place. The bathrooms are luxurious with bath tubs provided.

The regular rooms and log huts have wall to wall carpeting. They are airy, spacious, well furnished with attached baths and running hot & cold water.
Satellite Television
Room service, Laundry and Dry Cleaning facility
Firewood or room heaters provided. Gift shop.
Parking within premises. Taxi on demand. Doctor on call. Safe deposit facility.
Bar & Restaurant serving Indian, Chinese, Continental and Himachali cuisine
Conference facility for 70 person.
Children's Park, Billiards, Lawn Tennis.
MasterCard / Visa / American Express Credit Cards accepted
Cafe Palace: Open air Cafe Palace.
Places Of Interest
Sidh Baba Ka Mandir (1.5 Km): Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Originally Began Building His Palace At This Site. It Is Said That A Sidh - Saintly Person - Appeared Before The Maharaja In Dream And Declared That This Was The Place Where He Had This Temple Built.

Cricket Ground (3 Km) : Built In 1893, After Leveling Top Of A Hill, It Stands At 2444m And Is The Highest Cricket Pitch And Polo Ground In The World.

Wildlife Sanctuary (3 Km) : The Chail Sanctuary Has 'Ghoral', 'Kakkar', 'Sambhar', Red Jungle Fowl And 'Khalij' And 'Cheer' Pheasants. Machan Like Sighting Posts Have Been Built At Khuruin.

Kufri : An Enjoyable Drive Through Forests And Small Villages Leads To This Small But Popular Station. The Nature Park Here Is A Great Attraction. A Short Trek Leads To The Mahasu Peak With Breathtaking Views.

Sadhupul : Between Kandaghat And Chail Is This Village And Bridge Astride The Ashwani Stream. A Good Picnic Spot.

Adventure And Fishing : A Dozen Or So Trek Routes Lead Out Of Chail. Trails Lead Upto The Choor Peak And To Shimla. There Is Fishing On Giri River At Gaura, 29 Km Away.

Chail to Solan 45 Km
Blessed with a pleasant climate all the year round. Solan is a district headquarter and has the famous temple of Shoolini Devi and from Solan the Jatoli village (15 km) and the temple of Lord Shiva and on Rajgarh road the Buddhist Monastery (18 km) may be visited. Known as the "Mushroom city of India" Solan has an old brewery (11 km) and a sprawling horticulture and forestry university at Nauni (16 km). HPTDC hotel at Barog and other pvt hotels & restaurant are available at Solan.

Chail to Shimla 45 Km
Height: Most of the town lies between 2,100 m and 2,300 m
Languages spoken: Hindi. Also English, Punjabi and Pahari.
Religion: Mostly Hindu. Also Sikh, Muslim and Christian

Medical Facilities : Good
Telecommunications: Worldwide links by the net, telephone and fax, code: 0177
With all its intricacies, history seems to have been the mortar for every brick and stone that has built Shimla. As the summer capital of British India for well over a century it was the seat of one of the most powerful governments in the world. From its cedar-shaded heights, one fifth of the human race was ruled and the decisions made those decades ago affect our lives to the present day.
How To Reach
Connected by Road.

For approaching Chail by road, you will have to take the Kalka-Shimla route. The hill resort is situated at a distance of 375 km from Delhi, 86 km Kalka and 43 km from Shimla. You will easily get buses from Delhi, Chandigarh and Shimla for reaching the place. Taxis are also available for accessing the hill resort from New Delhi.

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).

Climate In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. In summer the climate is mild and light woolens / cottons are recommended.
Tariff 2012 -2013
Prime Period
Leisure Period
Maharaja Suite (2 DBRs)
Maharani Suite(DBR)
Rajkumar Room(DBR)
Rajkumari Room(DBR)
Mehman Room (DBR)
Dewan Room (DBR)
Vazeer Room (DBR)
DBR Semi Deluxe
DBR (Himneel Block)
Rajgarh Cottage
(4 DBRs with dining room, lounge and kitchen) Room can be hired separately also @ Rs.4000/- per day during Prime time and Rs.3,000/- per day during Leisure time.
Wood Rose Cottage
Full Cottage (Consisting of 3 DBRs with sitting room, dining room & kitchen)
Monal Cottage
Full Cottage ( Consisting of 2 DBR with sitting room, dining room and kitchen).
Log hut Deluxe
Log huts Regular
Tax Extra 17.42%

Prime Period :
1st April to 30th June, 15th September to 15th November, 23rd December to 2nd January.
Leisure Period : 1st July to 14th September, 16th November to 22nd December & 3rd January to 31st March.
Tele : +91-11-41612107, 46862772. Mobile: 9810002772.