Chail, Himachal Pradesh

In 1891, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala incurred the rage of Lord Kitchener.

He eloped with the daughter of the British C in C from the famous scandal point in Shimla.

It led to the restriction of his entry in the Indian summer capital, Shimla. This incensed the Maharaja and he vowed to build a new summer retreat for himself. and it is higher than Shimla!

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Chail is 44 km from Shimla. The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture, the palace was built as summer retreat by the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj, on the land allotted to him by the British for former’s assistance in the Anglo-Nepalese War. The cricket ground and a polo ground which is there at an altitude of 2,444 m was owned by erstwhile royal family of Patiala. It is the world’s highest cricket ground.

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