Located 7500 feet above sea level, Chail Cricket Ground is one of the famous Cricket Stadiums in India. This Himachal Pradesh cricket ground is also the highest cricket ground in the world. For this reason, the Chail Cricket Ground, Himachal Pradesh is also included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
This cricket ground is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh in north India. The Chail Cricket Ground is located in the scenic hill station of Chail. The ground was created by the cricket loving Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh in 1893. He decided to build his summer capital at this village when Lord Kitchener restricted his entry to Shimla in 1891.
The Maharaja later leveled a hilltop and created this cricket ground. The cricket ground is surrounded by huge pine and deodar trees. The maharaja used to play friendly cricket matches with the British here. The state government is interested in building a cricket stadium here. The ground is under the ownership of the Indian Army. This cricket ground is also used as a polo ground.
Travelers and cricket lovers can reach Chail easily by air, road and rail. By air one has to reach Shimla and then take a bus or car to reach here. Another way to travel is on the World Heritage Kalka-Shimla Railways to Kandaghat. The train journey takes five hours and passes through beautiful scenery of forests, deep ravines, sharp bends and tunnels. By road the town is one and half hour's journey from Kandaghat. The town is 86 kilometers from Kalka.
Last Updated on 24 August 2012