World's Highest Cricket Ground in Chail - Stunning location surrounded by snow covered Himalayan Peaks & High Deodar trees of Himachal Pradesh

When seen from a purely tourist perspective, Chail doesn't have too much to do. However there are several hidden treasures that are worth exploring. One of them is the World's highest cricket ground. I have a suspicion that the place would have been quite dull if the weather wasn't so magical. The board indicating that this is indeed the world's highest cricket ground at 7500 feet from the sea level. The cricket ground is used by the Chail Military School, which is close to capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. The ground was built in 1893 and is still frequently used and well-maintained.

When seen from a purely tourist perspective, Chail doesn't have too much to do. However there are several hidden treasures that are worth exploring. One of them is the World's highest cricket ground. I have a suspicion that the place would have been quite dull if the weather wasn't so magical. The board indicating that this is indeed the world's highest cricket ground at 7500 feet from the sea level. The cricket ground is used by the Chail Military School, which is close to capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. The ground was built in 1893 and is still frequently used and well-maintained. 



The cloud-curtain lifted for a second to allow us a view of the ground. We were surprised to see a basketball court as well. It is surprising then that this isn't the world's highest basketball court as well. A quick search on the Internet didn't reveal which basketball court gets the honour. And it is also worth mentioning here that this  ground is also used to play polo during the vacations.   A beautiful bald tree with a tree-house. You need to walk around the cricket stadium a bit to reach this point. The cricket ground was on higher grounds when compared to the road we were walking on. I wish I had been able to click a better angle though.

The cloud-curtain lifted for a second to allow us a view of the ground. We were surprised to see a basketball court as well. It is surprising then that this isn't the world's highest basketball court as well. A quick search on the Internet didn't reveal which basketball court gets the honour. And Chail Cricket Ground is also worth mentioning here that this  ground is also used to play polo during the vacations. 

A beautiful bald tree with a tree-house. You need to walk around the cricket stadium a bit to reach this point. The cricket ground was on higher grounds when compared to the road we were walking on. I wish I had been able to click a better angle though. 

In above photograph, you can see Cricket score-board at a distance The inactive scoreboard. Honestly, when I was told about this cricket ground, I was expecting a stadium and not really just a ground. But anyways, the visit was worth the time so no complaints. 

The expanse of the playground surrounded by tall deodars. The light clouds drifting through these giants make the entire environment quite haunting. Playing cricket here would be so much fun. I wonder how many balls were hit too hard and lost to the game forever in the dense foliage surrounding the ground. 

Chail is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh where this highest Cricket ground is located in India. Chail is 44 kilometres from Shimla town and 45 kilometres from Solan. Chail is known for its natural beauty and dense forests, full of variety of vegetation surrounded by high deodar trees. The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture.     Chail is also frequented by hikers as it offers wonderful views of the lower Himalayas, as you can see in above photograph. Chail has good trekking points from Junga, Kufri and Ashwani Khad at Solan. Many Eco camps can be found in this part of Himachal Pradesh. There are many camping sites for campers and hikers, so camping in Chail is most sought after activity for enthusiasts.    Apart from highest Cricket Ground and highest Hockey stadium, now Himachal also have highest Cricket stadium which is located in Dharmshala.

Chail is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh where this highest Cricket ground is located in India. Chail is 44 kilometres from Shimla town and 45 kilometres from Solan. Chail is known for its natural beauty and dense forests, full of variety of vegetation surrounded by high deodar trees. The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture. 

Chail is also frequented by hikers as it offers wonderful views of the lower Himalayas, as you can see in above photograph. Chail has good trekking points from Junga, Kufri and Ashwani Khad at Solan. Many Eco camps can be found in this part of Himachal Pradesh. There are many camping sites for campers and hikers, so camping in Chail is most sought after activity for enthusiasts.

Apart from highest Cricket Ground and highest Hockey stadium, now Himachal also have highest Cricket stadium which is located in Dharmshala.

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