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.