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: en-route to Kandaghat and Chail is this village and bridge astride the Ashwani stream. A good picnic spot
Chail: When Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala was expelled from Shimla – The Summer Capital of the British India, he decided to create his own capital for the warm months. The little village of Chail was perfect. It lay surrounded by magnificent deodar forests, Shimla was in direct vision and most importantly, Chail at 2226 m was somewhat higher than British controlled Shimla. Today, the Maharaja’s creation can be experienced by everyone. The owner of the gracious mansion, every visitor is a Royalty. Chail also has the world’s highest cricket pitch and polo ground.
Access: Chail is connected by road. From Shimla via Kufri the distance is 45 km and via Kandaghat is 61 km. Kalka is 86 km. 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 recommendable
Places Of Interest
Sidh Baba Temple (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.
Solan: Blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes anywhere, it is a travelers paradise -lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes, flower bedecked meadows, beautiful temples and monasteries steeped in time. May it be for relaxing, sightseeing, trekking, mountaineering, fishing, para-gliding, skiing, ice skating and golf, Himachal has it all…Come Explore Himachal with himachaltourist…