Chail palace, which is set in approximately 75 acres of land, was built in 1891. The palace is also known as Maharaja Bhupinder Singh’s (Maharaja of Patiala) palace and it is where Maharaja Bhupinder Singh shifted to after his expulsion from Shimla. Located at an elevation, the palace offers a spectacular view of Shimla. With tennis and badminton courts, an orchard, elegant lawns, quaint log cottages and children’s park, the palace is an ideal vacation spot. You can walk through the thick forest surrounding the palace or try angling or trekking.
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The palace has been converted into a Premium Heritage Hotel, which offers a variety of accommodation options like suits and cottages. The sumptuously furnished rooms will let you experience the Maharaja’s creation. The estate also includes an open air café.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT CHAIL
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