Thursday, 10 October 2013

Interesting Features Of Chail Tourism

Located at a distance of about 49 kilometres from Shimla, Chail is a picturesque hill station visited by tourists coming from different parts of the world. It has the world's highest pitch for playing cricket and a popular ground for polo, which is among the popular places to visit in Chail for tourists. People holidaying in this region would be far from the hustle-bustle of city life, enjoying the beautiful views that it has to offer. A trip to the surrounding villages would be an unforgettable experience for them, as they would get to travel through fascinating landscapes. A dense cover of deodar and pine trees also offers some fabulous views for tourists. It not only delights nature lovers, but also the people who are looking for some great adventure. Several types of flora and fauna can also be found in this region, which interests wildlife photographers and animal lovers.

The history of Chail as a summer destination dates back to the late nineteenth century. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala was banned from entering the summer capital, Shimla; as he had eloped with the daughter of Lord Kitchener, then Commander-in-Chief of British Indian Army. This enraged the Maharaja, who decided to build for himself a new summer capital that was better than Shimla. The British Government had already gifted him Chail, which was a sleepy little mountain village until then. He chose to transform Chail into his new summer capital, and ensured that it matched Shimla in every aspect. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh also developed the world's highest cricket field in Chail. It offers marvellous views of the surroundings, other than the excitement of games played on it. Other important aspects of Chail tourism are the views of beautiful orchards and pine valleys in the surroundings. Watching the Sutlej River running between the mountains would be a pleasing sight for tourists. There are many attractions in this region for tourists who are looking for some great places to make their Chail holidays memorable.

Among the famous attractions is Chail Sanctuary, which was used as a hunting reserve by the Royals of Patiala Kingdom. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1976, and has great variety of wild animals, such as, Himalayan Black Bears, Common Langurs and Black-napped Hares. The cricket ground constructed by the Maharaja of Patiala, also ranks among the top tourist attractions of Chail. Situated at an altitude of about 2,144 metres, it is the world's highest ever cricket pitch. Another great place to visit is Sidh Baba's Temple, which is locally known as 'Sidh Baba Ka Mandir'. According to the local legends, a saintly figure called Sidh Baba appeared in Maharaja Bhupinder Singh's dream and informed that one of the portions of land where he was building his palace was a holy place. This prompted the Maharaja to construct the temple on the site mentioned by Sidh Baba in his dream, and dedicate it to the revered saint. Surroundings of this temple would make for an excellent picnic spot for all the visitors.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Participants in Lahual and Spiti for 1st Half-Marathon

Around 260 tribals had participated in the first "half-marathon" organised in Lahual and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, located at an altitude of 10,354 ft in Himachal Pradesh.

Baljinder Singh from Punjab have won the first "Half-Marathon" by covering the distance just in 1 hr, 19 Min & 26 Sec, while Reeta Kumari won the second position and first in the women's category, by covering the distance in 1 hr, 36 Min & 02 Sec.

According to Baljinder Singh, the Winner of the Race, it's difficult to run at such a high altitude where oxygen is scarce, but good for an atheletes & players in order to boost up the stamina that it takes.

Atheletes & Sports personalities from different states like Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab participated in the race along with the Indian army at Keylong, the headquarter of Lahual and Spiti for the tribal festival that began yesterday.

According to senior officials, it would be an annual event during the tribal festival.

Source: The Times of India  

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Magic Holidays in Chail: Virtual Tour of United-21 Resort

Chail, a hill station with picture postcard views is situated in Himachal Pradesh. To experience nature like never before, start with this virtual tour of our resort! Set in a striking location at Chail, United-21 Resort has all the perfect ingredients to make your holidays truly magical. You can even ask for the adventure activities!


Friday, 2 August 2013

Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development

Himachal Pradesh Government is looking forward to review the tourism policy of Himachal Pradesh that has been incorporated in 2005. The review meeting will sit with technical assistance from all over the World Bank in order to put on more emphasis on sustainable tourism development in the state. After the prospective development of Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur's tourism, the tourism development is being prepared for the district.

According to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Keylong region and Spiti region would be provided with the Wi-Fi system in order to have the communication connectivity throughout the year.

In order to collect the tourist statistics of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra has launched the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Online Information system. He also launched an SMS-based software that would help the tourists to send their queries, complains & suggestions instantly to the department.

Tourism Development in Himachal Pradesh

According to CM of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh, the tourism department has started its study on Dharamshala Area so as to come up with the tourism activities on the sustainable basis in this area. Apart from these, the department would chalk out its plan for Chintpurni, Naina Devi and Kangra Town for their mobility and master development plan for tourism.

CM insists that the state had great potential for its water adventure activities, and that's what the set up of house boats and cruises were set up in the Maharana Pratap Sagar and Gobind Sagar reservoir. Next, a mini amusement park would be set up at Sadhupul in Solan district. In order to promote more of tourism in Himachal Pradesh, the government would deal with some more hotels and tourist facilities in the backward panchayats of the state that had varied tourism development potentialities.

CM also informed the HPTDC to come up with more camping facilities in its region to promote their eco-friendly tourism of Himachal Pradesh among the tourists.  

Source: The Times of India 

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Places to visit in Chail - Himachal Pradesh

Chail, located in Himachal Pradesh, is one of the most beautiful places in India. Surrounded with luch Deodar trees, Chir Pine and other flora & fauna in Chail, it is being considered as a place of Gods, making the ambiance more refreshing and enjoyable that allows the travelers to get into a magical journey.


Monday, 6 May 2013

Kali Ka Tibba - A spiritual place in the lap of nature

Chail is one of the famous tourist locations in India, located in Himachal Pradesh. Chail is situated in the lap of nature with full of flora and fauna, and 2,000 m high above the sea level. It is also considered as an agreeable Hindu religious destination with several spiritual praying houses.

Kali Ka Tibba is one of the famous tourist places in Chail, and even for locals as the main deity. Located above mountain, it is named after the Rajmata's cottage-Blossom. And the place gives the panoramic view of the vulnerable Shiwalik Range and the mighty Choor Chandni peak.

Siddh Baba Ka Mandir was renovated 4 years ago. According to the priest of the temple, Pawan Sharma, there were countless difficulties came across while building up the temple as it is built in the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary. Kali Devi Ka Mandir is built on the third hillock with the backdrop of snow clad Himalayas.

Apart from these above mentioned spiritual temples, Chail has several another places to enjoy the vacations like Chail Palace, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, and World’s Highest Cricket Ground.

How to reach to Kali Ka Tibba: The temple can be reached by half an hour drive from Chail through the Guada road and for adventure seekers, it is like a paradise. Hiring the cab is usually recommended to enjoy the trip to Chail, Kali Ka Tibba not only provides the tourists with the spiritual peace but also the scenic natural beauty.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Holi in Himachal Pradesh on the bank of Yamuna

Most awaited festival in India that fills the life of an individual with loads of colours and happiness. Holi is basically a North Indian festival that is being celebrated in all over the world where Indian community resides.

In India, different states celebrate it in its very own way. North Indian has their own way to celebrate Holi and distribute sweets and Namkins on this day. Holi in Himachal Pradesh is very much celebrated in the same manner as North Indians do.

One Day before Holi celebration, people light bonfires to represent the symbol of victory of good over evil. This is called as Holika.

Most interesting fact about Holi in Himachal Pradesh is that loads of people gather at the holy Shrine of Ponta Sahib in Sirmour district on the bank of Yamuna to play Holi with each other and to present their respect and love towards Yamuna Nadi. The Shrine in Himachal Pradesh has great respect and regards, and people even have great faith in it. Local himachally culture has chosen the auspicious day of Holi to seek the divine blessing.

Holi in Kullu is marked where people mix snow with colours to color others, it is being called as Ice-Holi. Regarding Snow-Holi, the World famous Slang Pass has witnessed the main Holi celebration in the country with heavy snowfall.

Happy and Colourful HOLI!

Monday, 18 March 2013

World's Highest Cricket Ground is in Chail

India is a nation that has largest cricket lovers. Each and every ball that is bowled irrespective of ups and downs of it, hit or lost, shot or caught, it leaves an impact on game watchers. India is not only a home of cricket lovers but also it has the world's highest cricket ground.

India has got some wonderful cricketers of all time. Cricket is something that has been enjoyed by every person sitting in front of that Idiot Box. It is game that energizes game watchers to cheer for players to perform well. It is also unbelievable that few of the fanatic fans worship the great achievers. Well, some cricket lovers do so!!!

Cricket Ground in Chail is named as Dharmashala, which is the highest ground in the world placed at a level of 2,144 m high above the sea level (somewhere above 7,000 Feet). Due to this reason, it has made its place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

This play ground was made by Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh in 1893. This cricket ground is surrounded with tall huge pine and deodar trees that give it an authentic and beautiful look. This is the place where Maharaja used to play cricket with his British friends. The ground is under the possession of Indian army at this point. Polo is also played on this ground.

In one of the corner of this ground, there is a historic tree on which the Military School has made a tree house that increase beauty of this place. Nowadays, it has become a tourist attraction in Chail.

Tourists can reach this place by air, by rail or by road. It is a picturesque hill station with a highest cricket ground.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Siddh Baba Ka Mandir in Chail – An Importance of Dream

Chail is one of the best tourist paradises in India that includes most of the interesting places to visit. Tourism in Chail includes a visit to the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh's Chail Palace, World's highest Cricket ground at an altitude of 2,250m, Siddh Baba Ka Mandir, Wild Sanctuary and the nearby picnic spots that has the capacity to attract anyone towards it.

Siddh Baba Ka Mandir is the place that has grabbed the attention not only for the reason of its religious penance but also for its historical importance. Siddh Baba ka Mandir was built in the year 1891 by Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh in Chail where he was about to build his Palace as his summer capital when he was exiled from Shimla by Lord Kitchener (The British Empire).

The historical story behind building the temple says that the Maharaja selected this place to build his palace previously as his Summer Capital and the construction for the same got started in full swing when Siddh Baba appeared in Maharaja's dream and asked him to stop the construction of Palace. Siddh Baba said that he used to meditate on this place and it should not be used to reside or for any personal purpose. And after which Maharaja stopped the construction of his Palace and ordered to start the construction of temple of Siddh Baba, which is quite famous and tourist's attractive place at this time.

Siddh Baba Ka Mandir is being considered as a place of holy soul who has occupied that space in Chail; hence every tourist visits this place, bow their head here to seek the blessings of Siddh Baba. This temple not only makes it a religious place but also a place of tourist attraction. Among the local people of Chail, Siddh Baba ka Mandir has very importance, and even tourist from the different corners of this world respect this holy deity and his devotees.

Siddh Baba Ka Mandir speaks about the importance of religion and care that Maharaja Bhupinder Singh had, who made his act immortal in the history of Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Maharaja still seems alive in the heart of local people of Chail not just because of this holy shrine but also because he made this small beautiful hill station as famous as that it has been recognized in the whole world.

Visit Siddh Baba Ka Mandir whenever you visit Chail, and seek his blessings.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Chail - A tourist's paradise

Travelling to Hill Stations and Wildlife regions is on an increasing trend over the last few years. There are many best scenic spots that domestic and international tourists can choose to travel that make the region pretty crowded and noisy.

Now we would like to show the place of peace and ecstasy where tourists can visit the past glories with lots of flora and fauna altogether welcoming them. It's none other than - Chail, which is named as tourist's paradise now-a-days due to adventurous activities that Chail accommodation service providers are offering.

Fully covered with peaks of mountains with beautiful greenery on top of their head, it has the richest flora which also includes the huge trees of deodar and pine. Chail is the place that lies at a height of 2,250m above the surface level, and it was founded and made by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala. He decided to make his own summer capital when he was restricted to enter Shimla. Chail is having the world's highest cricket ground (the World famous).

Being the world's ideal tourist paradise to visit, it's enchanting and mesmerizing forest view overwhelms the tourists visiting to this pristine land of peace and greenery.

It is one of the great travelling destinations for every adventure, and forest lovers with the perfect places to stay (resorts). Chail has several things in its pocket that keeps the tourist excited about the next. Every new traveller who flocks to this region hopes for something more ecstatic every time he revisits the place.

For Tourism:

Chail Sanctuary: Chail Sanctuary is one of the biggest areas covering with the Deodar and Oak forests along with grasslands around whole town. It covers around 10,854 hectares of area.

Chail Palace: Chail Palace is the Place of Royals, which accolades the past pristine culture of royal family Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala. Now-a-days it is opened for all tourists to come and enjoy that.

Cricket Ground: Built in 1983, the Chail Cricket ground is one of the highest cricket ground in the world. This cricket ground is located at the height of 2,144m, which is also used as Polo ground.

Sidh Baba ka Mandir: Sidh Baba ka Mandir was built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, who got a dream of a saintly person and declared that this was the place of his meditation after which he shifted his palace and built his temple on the spot.

Places nearby Chail to visit: Kufri, Sadhupal

Travel Info:

By Air: Jubbarhati airport is the nearest airport from Chail, which is located in Shimla (45km away), and another airport is in Chandigarh which is 112 km away, but it has regular flights to reach to.

By Rail: Kalka railway station is the nearest railway station from Chail, and from Delhi, the Howrah-Delhi-Kalka express is one of the best train to reach to Chail.

By Roadways: From Shimla, the drive to Chail is 43 km by bus via Kufri and 61 km via Kandaghat respectively. From Delhi, you can directly board NH1 to Ambala and NH 22 to Kandaghat. Regular Bus services and taxis are available.

Have a great and happy Tour to Chail!!!