Maharaja's Palace, Chail

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Maharaja's Palace, a graceful royal mansion, welcomes visitors who wish to stay overnight, or simply enjoy its surroundings. After his expulsion from Shimla (the British India summer capital) in 1891, the Maharaja of Patiala discovered the thick deodar forest hill of Chail, and used it as the site for his private summer escape. Enjoy quite walks through orchards, forests, and lawns, then find the badminton field, billiard tables, or children’s park for some more active fun. You can rent a log hut or cottage to sleep in royal suites with antique furniture, fireplaces, and ornate carpets lining the walls. The onsite restaurant serves local, traditional food. Work out when and for how long to visit Maharaja's Palace and other Chail attractions using our handy Chail route maker site .
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  • I visited the Palace with my family. Though there is nothing much to do being a visitor but you can feel the Royalness in the Palace and Garden and in all aspects of the property. There is a Royal but...  more »
  • This is not a fort or Palace... better to say it a Bunglow. It has been converted into Hotel and you can just visit some main lobbies on payment of Rs 100 Per person. I am not sure for what they are t...  more »
  • Average place to see in Chail but have some heritage touch so for people who are more fascinated with heritage or history can see this place.  more »

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Where to stay in Chail

The choices at Chail remain fairly spread out along the roads that lead to the north, south, and west. The larger resorts and more luxurious hotels tend to be a little farther away from the main center, in areas offering more space and rooms with commanding views of the forested valleys and hills. Look close to the center of town for simple hotels and guesthouses, ideal for budget-conscious travelers.
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