Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas Has a Very Long History in India

It is believed that the foundation of Christianity was originally laid in the Indian Subcontinent by Saint Thomas, the Apostle, long ago, during 52 CE. In recent times, you would find roughly around twenty-four million Christians in India. There is a selection of common symbols popular among the Christian societies in India depicting the Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
To mention a few of them, you would find compact electric illuminations or oil burners that light up the atmosphere subtly. People are also seen installing fake pine trees. In some cases, people may use leaves of Banana and Mango tree for the decorations, and hang the ornaments based on the Christmas theme to wrap the tree. Innovative statues of Santa Claus made of clay tend to be a common sight during the eve of Christmas. 

You would also find actual persons dressed as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. The states having a Christian majority witness major social gatherings as compared to others where Christians are a minority. Those who love to tour India would visit the country around this season. Accommodation in United-21 Resort, Chail would be very helpful for these tourists in celebrating Christmas and enjoying some delicious dishes prepared on this occasion.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Enjoy Breathtaking Natural Beauty in Chail

Chail, a beautiful hill station in the North Indian state, Himachal Pradesh, is an ideal place for both leisure tourists and honeymooners to enjoy a pleasant vacation. It is located at a distance of about 44 kilometres from Shimla, another great hill station of the state. Chail was built as a summer resort by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala in the late nineteenth century.

Maharaja Palace, Chail
Maharaja Palace, Chail
Situated at an elevation of 7,380 feet above sea-level, Chail is on a greater height than Shimla. It is surrounded by lush green forests of Pine and Deodar. Enchanting views of Kasauli and Shimla hill stations can be enjoyed from Chail. The hill station gets an average annual rainfall of about 150 millimetres. Winters are extremely cold in Chail, but summers are very pleasant and ideal times of the year to spend an memorable vacation in this region. Among the popular attractions that can be explored by tourists during their vacation are Maharaja's Palace, Chail Sanctuary, Sidh Baba ka Mandir, and the Chail Cricket Ground.

Excellent connectivity to the neighbouring cities by railways and roadways help tourists in reaching Chail without any hassles. Comfortable accommodations are provided by Chail resorts in the form of well-furnished rooms and suites.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Some Widely Admired Chail Sightseeing Destinations

Lying at a height of 2,250 meters above the sea level, Chail is best known for its highest cricket ground in the world. Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala made Chail his summer Capital when Britishers controlled Shimla. This picturesque hill station is located between scented forests of Chir pine & mammoth deodars. Overlooking Satluj Valley, Shimla & Kasuali, Chail is positioned at a beautiful spot upon 3 hills. The beauty of Shimla can be viewed during night hours.

Kali Ka Tibba
Kali Ka Tibba, Chail
On your visit to Chail, you should not forget to visit Sidh Baba ka Mandir. This is site where Maharaja Bhupinder Singh initially began building the Chail Palace. As the story goes by, a saint appeared before him and asked the Maharaja to stop the construction of Palace and construct a temple on the spot instead. Maharaja obeyed the saint and the temple still lies on the same spot today.

Chail Attractions
Chail, Himachal Pradesh
You can also visit Chail Sanctuary to enjoy the scenic beauty of Chail. This sanctuary has lots of cedar trees that appear to be touching the sky. Ghoral, Cheer pheasants, red jungle fowl and Ghoral are some wildlife animals in this sanctuary. Since the Chail climate is always pleasant, so you can visit this place during anytime of the year. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Chail: The Fascinating Tourist Spot on the Heights of Himalayas

Chail, the hidden secret of Himalayas, tucked on great heights is becoming more popular among the tourists due to its location on the highest mountain summits. The journey by road from the planes to the heights of this mountain destination is just spell bound. Viewing huge mountain peaks and deep green valley’s on the road from Delhi to Chail is the most interesting part of your Chail tour. 

Chail Toruism

Visit this splendid hill station of Himachal Pradesh in the month of May. You will feel amazed witnessing the celebrations of Mahasu and Sipi fairs. Fairs are organized at village Mashobra and is one of the prime events of this state. Mahasu Fair, an event dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as name Mahasu Devta. These two events are celebrated with lots of pomp and fervour during the summers when the climate at this place is exclusive.

Mahasu fair is celebrated for two days in the vicinity of Durga Devi temple. The celebrations include cultural and religious ceremonies which attracts lots of tourist. Participate in the various competitions like archery competition and you will enjoy the fun involved in it. During your stay in chail you will be able to witness one of the fairs.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Chail: A Brilliant Substitute to Shimla

Chail is a popular picturesque hill station stationed at a close distance from Shimla. It was built as a summer retreat during British Era. It’s considered to be a hiker’s paradise, so you can find thousands of hikers visiting this hill station every year. There are many attractions in Chail.

Following are some of the most popular ones from the lot:

The Chail Palace was built in 1891 by the then Maharaja of Chail. This gigantic palace is spread in an approximate area of 75 acres. This palace has a truly regal setting with enchanting and spectacular views. This palace features wide range of cottages, suites and rooms with different tariffs. Today, the commoners get a chance to enjoy the luxury and comfort that was once enjoyed by Emperors of the bygone era. This palace has ornate furniture, charming cottages, picturesque garden, and log huts. It is one of the key Chail attractions, so you shouldn’t miss out visiting here.

Chail Palace in Himachal Pradesh
Chail Palace
Chail wildlife sanctuary features flora and fauna in abundance. In this sanctuary, you can easily get a sight of barking deer, rhesus macaque, and wide range of birds. In some rare cases, you can even get to see Himalayan Bear & leopards. If you are a bird lover, then you would love getting chance to see some popular birds such as Golden Eagle & Grey headed flycatcher. The slopes in this sanctuary feature lush green grassland that makes gives it surrealistic appearance during monsoon season. Chail climate is generally pleasant, but in order to get a view of different wildlife, you should consider visiting during summer season.

Friday, 26 September 2014

History Behind the Amazing Transformation of Chail

Once a sleepy mountain village near Shimla, Chail has now become one of the popular hill stations in the North Indian state, Himachal Pradesh. It pleases visitors with a dense cover of Deodar and Pine trees spread across the Shivalik slopes. Tourists can also enjoy marvellous views of the majestic Himalayan mountains from this region. An amazing transformation of this hill station from being a small village began in the late nineteenth century, under Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.

Chail Palace
Chail Palace, Himachal Pradesh
Lord Kitchener was the Commander-in-Chief of British Army in India around those times. He had banished Maharaja Bhupinder Singh from Shimla for eloping with his daughter. This hurt the Maharaja's ego, and he decided to create a summer capital for himself that would be bigger than Shimla. He chose the Chail village for achieving his purpose, as it was within the sight of Shimla and higher than the hill station.

Today, people from different parts of the world visit this wonderful tourist location for enjoying its pleasant climate and awe-inspiring natural beauty. The Chail resorts provide comfortable accommodations to its visitors in the form of well-furnished rooms. They are also equipped with all the latest facilities that most of the tourists desire to have during their stay.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tourists Can Visit Some Fascinating Places Near Chail

Having an elevation of about 2,250 metres above sea level, Chail is no less than a paradise for leisure tourists as well as honeymooners. It is a popular hill station in the North Indian state, Himachal Pradesh. This region rose to fame over the years owing to its environs, which have something or the other in store for tourists. Its summers are characterized by a cool and pleasant weather, while snow covers all the mountains nearby during winters. People visiting the hill station can also tour some well-known regions located close to it.

Dolanji Bon Monastery, Shimla
Dolanji Bon Monastery, Shimla
Among them is Kasauli, situated in the tranquil surroundings of Himalayan mountain ranges. It has amazing forests of Himalayan Oak, Chir Pine and Horse Chestnut, and has an altitude of 1,928 metres. Best time to visit this region is during the period between April and September. Shimla is another beautiful region near Chail, which was declared as a summer capital during the British rule in India. The pleasant climate of Shimla rejuvenates its visitors, while the vast expanses of Pine, Oak, and Cedar forests are a great delight for tourists. Solan, having an altitude of 1,445 metres, is also called 'Mushroom City' for its vast farms of mushrooms. Popular tourist attractions of this place include the Dolanji Bon Monastery and Jatoli Temple. An accommodation in any of the Chail resorts not only provides travellers with a pleasant stay, but also gives them the chance to visit all the popular attractions in and around the hill station.

Airports closest to Chail are located at Shimla and Chandigarh, which helps air travellers to reach the hill station. Those who prefer to travel by train can get to Chail using the Kalka-Shimla railway. Tourists choosing to travel by roadways can also reach Chail without any hassles, as it enjoys good connectivity to the neighbouring towns by road.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Enjoy An Exciting Summer Holiday In Chail

Once an obscure mountain village, Chail has now become one of the most visited regions in the Indian state, Himachal Pradesh. Many people coming for Chail holidays are mesmerized with the serenity and natural beauty of this hill station. It was in the year 1893 that it went through a major transformation. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala had decided to create a new summer capital, more attractive and at a greater height than Simla, after being banished from the region by Lord Kitchener, Commander-in Chief of the British Army in those times. This led to the creation of this beautiful hill station called Chail, which is spread over a vast area of about 72 acres today.

Attractions in Chail
Chail Attractions
Tourists visiting Chail would find some truly interesting places that are worth visiting for any traveller. The Chail attractions include the summer palace built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. In recent times, it has been converted into a hotel, where patrons can have a nice time sitting in its lawns and enjoying a good meal in its restaurant. The Chail Sanctuary is another great place where travellers can embark on a trekking expedition. It is also home to some wonderful animals like Kakkar, Ghoral, and Sambhar. A temple dedicated to Goddess Kali can also be found while touring this hill station, which is called Kali Ka Tibba by the local population.

Best time to vist this hill station is during summers when it is characterized by a pleasant climate with warm days and cool nights. It is advisable to avoid a tour of Chail in winter as the region is gripped by extreme cold and snowfall. The resorts in Chail provide comfortable accommodation for tourists travelling to the hill station from different parts of the world. Rooms of these resorts are well-furnished and provided with all the modern amenities.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Enjoy the Beauty of Nature in Chail

Once a sleepy little village near Shimla, Chail has  become one of the most preferred tourist locations , ever since Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala  developed it as his  summer capital in the late nineteenth century, there are many places to visit in Chail and its surrounding areas Set against the backdrop of the snow-clad Shivalik peaks, this amazing region offers a marvellous view of the beautiful orchards and pine valleys. In recent times, Chail has provided a great respite to  travellers looking for an alternative for the relatively more congested hill station, Shimla.

Chail Attractions

Chail enjoys good connectivity by road along the Kalka-Shimla route to various locations. There are regular buses to Chail that leave from Chandigarh, Shimla and Delhi. Air travellers can fly to Shimla Airport with the help of a daily flight from Delhi. Kalka-Shimla railway helps tourists to reach Chail  by train. There are many tourist attractions in Chail other than the popular cricket ground. Gurudwara, built in an Indo-Western style. It was constructed in the early twentieth century, and has a 22-feet high wooden roof. A temple dedicated to a saint who had appeared in Maharaja Bhupinder Singh's dream can also be visited while sight-seeing in Chail.

People who come to Chail for having a memorable vacation are always in need of an excellent hotel or resort for their accommodation. Most of the resorts in Chail are situated in the midst of peaceful surroundings with an awe-inspiring view of natural landscapes. Rooms of these resorts are provided with all the latest facilities. A tea-coffee maker, a multi-cuisine restaurant and indoor games  are some of the facilities offered to the guests in these resorts.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Chail Offers Some Great Places For Tourists To Visit

Hill station in Chail
Himachal Pradesh is considered to be one of the most preferred destinations among the honeymooners, as it is abound with amazing natural beauty and a pleasant weather. Chail is a hill station in Himachal that not only offers couples, some excellent places to visit  but is also a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts. One of the best places where couples can spend some memorable moments in the midst of lush green surroundings is Rajgarh. It is also well-known among many tourists as the'Peach Valley', and one can find vast expanses of Pine, Fir and Deodar forests while touring this region and its surrounding areas. It comes under the Sirmaur district and is located at a distance of about 40 kilometres from Solan.

Most of the people inhabiting Chail are very religious and  devotees of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva. Tourists visiting the Habban Valley can also cover the Baru Sahib Gurdwara, which is located at a beautiful spot on the banks of the Giri River tributary. There is hardly a hill station in India with such a beautiful spot. Another great place to be in is Haripurdhar, which is close to Rajgarh and houses the popular Bhangyani Devi Temple. The deity  Bhangyani Devi is believed to be the  sister of Lord Shirgul. While travelling to Haripurdhar, the tourists   interested in trekking can camp at Nohradhar.

People who are planning a trip to Chail  also need a good place to stay which  offers them the convenience of  visiting all the popular spots at this hill station. Most of the well-known resorts in Chail offer comfortable accommodation in the form of tastefully designed rooms that are fully equipped with modern facilities. Among the other amenities atn these resorts, the tourists can benefit greatly from the adventure trips that are arranged for the guests.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Experience Serenity And Natural Beauty In Chail

Chail, Hill Stations, Himachal Pradesh
United-21 Chail resort located at a distance of about 44 kilometres from Shimla, which is another popular destination in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of 2,250 metres, and is surrounded by vast expanses of natural beauty. It has a pleasant weather during the summer season, and this is the reason why many people flock to this tourist destination to escape the heat of summers in other regions. There are many exciting places to visit in Chail for leisure tourists, while adventure lovers can indulge in several challenging activities like rope-walking and rock rappelling.

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh
History of Chail goes back to the colonial times when the British ruled India. When Maharaja Bhupinder Singh was banished from Shimla by the British commander-in-chief, Lord Kitchener, he decided to build a summer resort for himself that was within the sight of Shimla and at a greater height from it. His search for an ideal location led him to a little village called Chail, which he developed as a summer resort. Today, many tourists come to this region from different parts of the world to explore its fantastic offerings. Among them are Maharaja's Palace, Chail Cricket Ground and Sidh Baba Ka Mandir. They can also find some budget hotels in Chail that offer comfortable accommodations at affordable rates.


United-21 Resort, Chail
United-21 Chail resort
Some of the popular resorts in Chail also provide world-class accommodations for travellers coming from different regions to visit this amazing hill station. One of such resorts is United-21, which is located on the Kandaghat-Chail-Kufri state highway. The United-21 Chail resort offers spacious rooms that have been designed with all the modern facilities provided in them. Every room has an attached sit-out balcony that gives some of the most fabulous views of the surroundings. Multi-cuisine restaurant of this resort serves delicious cuisines and some excellent beverages for guests.

Monday, 24 March 2014

The Grand Summer Festival Of Shimla

Shimla is one of the well-known hill stations of India, which is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It derives its name from an avatar of Goddess Kali called 'Goddess Shyamala'. In the nineteenth century, it was the summer capital of British people. Today, this hill station has become a favourite among honeymooning couples and tourists who are seeking some respite from scorching heat of summers. The summer season in this part of the world is warm, with evenings characterized by a cool atmosphere. Other than its vast expanses of beautiful landscapes that comprise of snow-clad mountains, Shimla is known for its grand summer festival which is held every year in the month of May.

Shimla Natural Beauty
The summer festival of Shimla attracts many tourists from different parts of the globe, owing to its grandeur and festivities. Travellers with limited finances stay in a budget resort in Shimla for a pleasant accommodation and to witness this amazing festival. Every year, scores of talented individuals from various parts of India come together to participate in plenty of colourful programmes. These events are thoroughly enjoyed by people of all ages, and offer loads of opportunities for artists to showcase their skills. Some of the other events held during Shimla Summer Festival includes fashion shows, photography contests and poster-making competitions. Flower shows and sports tournaments can also be witnessed in this festival.

 
Improvements in infrastructure has made it convenient for tourists to get to Simla without any hassles. They would also have greater convenience in visiting various tourist locations in and around this region. Over a period of time, many hotels and resorts have come up in Shimla and its surrounding areas that cater to the increasing demand for accommodation of travellers. Most of them are fully equipped with the latest facilities that make for a memorable stay.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Many Different Ways of Celebrating Holi in India

We will be landing into third week of March and obviously the time for celebrating the most popular festival of Holi is approaching fast. This spring festival popularly called festival of colors is also a festival of love. This purely Hindu festival has gained popularity among non Hindus also, which transformed it into a nationwide celebration. India being a country with majority Hindu population, Holi has a great importance in the lives of the masses. Fast popularity of the festival can be credited to its way of celebration, which is more entertaining and less religious. Even though the time period of celebrating this festival is identical in the month of March way of celebration varies from region to region in India.
 
Holi Celebration in India
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are two states in India most popular for their incredible and enthusiastic Holi celebration. In Uttar Pradesh there is hardly any place, where Holi is not celebrated with pomp and fervor. In the mind blowing celebrations effigies of Holika are burnt on the night of Holi. It is not only a fun and entertainment festival because in many places Mantras from Rig Veda are chanted by the celebrators giving it a religious touch. Prayers for good harvest are offered by people present at the venue. Offerings in the form of grains, flowers and coconuts are offered in the bonfire. Then the torched coconuts are distributed as Prasad. In Bihar long time preparations include cleaning houses and collecting wood required for the bonfire of Holi. The celebrations last for two days when elder people apply color dry as well as liquid to each other. In various places it is popular by different names like in Bengal it is known as Dol Jatra, in which the masses put yellow clothes and carry idols of deities on the streets. In southern parts of India Holi is celebrated to honor Kamadeva and sandalwood is offered to Holika.

If you are visiting northern India especially region around Shimla, then we have a beautiful means of staying at chail on Chail–Kufri road. Our resort at Chail by the name United-21 resort Chail is another name for an exclusive stay amidst the natural beauty of Chail in Himachal Pradesh. Chail has a great tourist potential dispersed in its mountains, valleys and many other remarkable places to visit. We have combined luxury and comfort with natural beauty of this location to offer you unforgettable vacation in the heart of the paradise called Chail.