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Sidh Baba Ka Mandir (1.5 km) :
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh orginally began building his Palace at this site. It is said that a "Sidh",  saintly person, appeared before the Maharaja in a dream and declared that this was the place where he had meditated, Bhupinder Singh shifted his Palace and built this temple instead.
Chail Palace:  
The palace of the Maharajas, built in the late 19th century and the pretty cottages of the complex - that once accommodated the ADCs and guests of the royal party - are now part of a charming holiday resort,  owned  and  run by  HPTDC.
Chail has lovely walks and trails that meander through the dense pine forests - the home of barking deer, wild boar, pheasant and a variety of birds. Forest Rest Houses make overnight halts possible. For those interested in sports, Chail has fine tennis and squash courts and a putting green. There are excellent spots along the River Gaura,  down  in  the valley,  with opportunities for anglers to tangle with the Himalayan Mahaseer, a  local  fish. Chail has also the highest cricket ground in the world - 2,250 m above sea level.
Chail Palace Pics
 
Sadhupul Pics
Sadhupul
(1360 m) : Halfway between Kandaghat (12 km) and Chail is this village  with  a  bridge astride the Ashwani stream. A good picnic spot.
World highest Cricket Ground (3 km) :
Built in 1893, after leveling the top of the hill, the  Cricket Ground  stands at 2444m and is the highest cricket pitch and polo ground in the world.
Cricket Pics
Kufri Pics
Kufri:
A long and enjoyable drive through lush forests and quaint villages takes one to the small but  highly popular hill station of Kufri. Its main attractions are the Himalayan Nature Park, a small  high-altitude zoo, and the exciting trek and horse rides that leads to the divine Mahasu peak.
Visitors have the facility for skiing here. The skiing season is at its best during January and February. Apart from skiing, Kufri is a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful view of the hills around and the snowy peaks.
Wildlife (3km):
The Chail Sanctuary has "Choral", "Kakkar, "Sambhar"  (Deer  variety),  red jungle fowl and "Khalij" and "Cheer" pheasants. Machan-like sighting posts have been built near a place called blossom and at Khariun. The deodar and oak forests and grasslands around the town are part of the sanctuary. One can see sambhar, ghoral and cheer pheasants at Blossom and Jhaja - where there are pheasant breeding centers. Barking deer and khalij pheasant are often spotted at dusk and dawn in the sanctuary. Treks from Chail to Gaura and Chail to Jhaja are popular.
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