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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 vacation generator.
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  • The place is a let own given that it is one of the main attractions of Chail. There is hardly anything worthwhile to see. There is a entry fees of Rs 100. One can visit just for the sake of it! In my ...  more »
  • The palace is OK. If you are planning a peaceful vacation, away from city hustles, it is an OK choice. I expected food to be a little better, given the 'palace' name in hotel but alas, it didn't live ...  more »
  • About the place: Chail palace was built in 1891 as a summer palace by the Maharaja of Patiala. Now is is operated as a hotel by Himachal Tourism. There is entry ticket of Rs 100 per person which is ch...  more »