Chail Cricket Ground
Encircled by enormous deodar, Chail Cricket Ground is the highest cricket ground in the world. Built in the year 1893, this ground is also used as polo ground, located at the height of around 2,144m. It rests 7500 feet above sea level and is known as one of the famous cricket stadiums in India. Set in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India, this cricket ground is in the scenic hill station of Chail. Visitors can relish a splendid view of Sutlej Valley, Shimla and Kasauli at night from here. This ground is also used as the school playground by Chail Military School. There is a well maintained basket ball court and the same cricket ground also has goal posts that is used for playing football.
This ground was made by the cricket loving Maharaja of Patiala- Bhupinder Singh. He decided to make his summer capital at this village but Lord Kitchener blocked his entry to Shimla in 1891. But, later he discovered a hilltop and built a cricket ground on it, which is covered by huge deodar and pine trees. During that period, the Maharaja used to play cricket with the British here but now it is under the control of Indian Army. On the other side of the ground, you'll find the colossal Himalayan ranges splendidly glittering in the sun and snow-clad everything thereunder.
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