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.