World’s Highest Cricket Ground, Chail

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Chail

Chail, spread over three hills (Pandhawa, Rajgarh, Sidh Tibba), is a great place for leisurely walks. The walk to the Cricket Ground (highest in the world) is a very pleasant one with short detours to the Gurudwara Sahib and Sidh Baba Mandir.

Gurudwara Sahib

Built in 1907, the Gurudwara is a yellow colored building located about a km from the Market.

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On the way to the Gurudwara

The architecture and facades of the Gurudwara resembles a portugese church.

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Gurudwara Sahib Chail

There are only 4 sikh families living in Chail. Though it gets a fair number of visitors from Delhi and Punjab on long weekends.

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Inside the Gurudwara

World’s highest Cricket Ground

The world’s highest Cricket Ground, at a height of 7200 ft, was built by the Maharaja of Patiala.

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On the way to the cricket ground

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On the way to the cricket ground

The ground is now within the Army Cantonment Area and is off limits for civilians. We could only take a peek at it from the gates.

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Students from the Army School

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Army School Principal’s Residence

Sidh Baba ka Mandir

Sidh Baba ka Mandir is located next to the Cricket Ground.

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Outside the Sidh Baba Mandir

The temple has a large courtyard offering fantastic views of the Kali ka Mandir.

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Sidh Baba Mandir

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Sidh Baba Mandir

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On the way back to the Market

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Chail Market

Chail, Himachal Pradesh, India, Photo Posts, Solan Region, Temples

2 Responses to World’s Highest Cricket Ground, Chail

  1. Sukhdev SIngh Seehra July 3, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    What you go to find in hills is fresh green views, the fragrance, the coolness, the whole beauty and peace on it… I wonder why people goto Simla and miss Chail… its all together different… wonderful… And thank you for letting us know that there is a Gurudwara also along with Sidh Mandir… I wonder how I missed these divine  places to meditate in my last visit to Cheil…

    • 10 Year Itch July 3, 2011 at 10:35 am #

      Hi Sukhdev,
      Welcome to 10YearItch!

      Yes, the Gurudwara in Chail is really nice – very peaceful. Loved spending time there.
      Chail offers a lot of options for short treks.

      Cheers,
      Madhu

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