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Sunday, April 15, 2012

CRICKET: WORLD'S TOP 3 MOST PICTURESQUE AND HIGHEST CRICKET GROUNDS, HIMACHAL INDIA

Cricket in India is a true wonder of the world!

In its intensity, its passion and its sheer scale, cricket in India is unsurpassed by any sport you have ever witnessed. INDIA is a cricket crazy nation.
The second wonder is India's three cricket stadiums in an awesome surroundings in Himachal Pradesh which are not only a sport's tourism places but once in a lifetime most memorable experience if you happen to play or watch a match.



CHAIL HIGHEST IN THE WORLD CRICKET GROUND
Highest cricket ground at Chail
CHAIL
It lay surrounded by magnificent deodar forests. Chail at 2226 m was somewhat higher than  Shimla. Today, the Maharaja's creation can be experienced by everyone. And for Himachal Tourism, now owner of the gracious mansion, every visitor is a Royalty. Here is a resort in the true sense of the word. A beautiful Palace with ornate furniture, charming cottages, delightful log huts, thick forests, quiet walks, a 'lovers hill', an orchard of its own, elegant lawns, badminton and lawn tennis court, billiards and even a children's park. Each regally appointed room, each quaint cottage and every warm log hut offers a memorable holiday. Whether you are on a honeymoon and in search of seclusion or wish to organize a conference, Chail offers it all. Then, there are good sightseeing places and possibility of some fishing and trekking. Chail also has the world's highest cricket pitch and polo ground.
PLACES OF INTEREST
KUFRI : An enjoyable drive through forests and small villages leads to this small but popular station. The Nature Park here is a great attraction. A short trek leads to the Mahasu Peak with breathtaking views.

SADHUPUL : Between Kandaghat and Chail is this village and bridge astride the Ashwani stream. A good picnic spot.

ADVENTURE AND FISHING : A dozen or so trek routes lead out of Chail. Trails lead upto the Choor Peak and to Shimla. There is fishing on Giri river at Gaura, 29 km away.



Cricket ground at Bilaspur, Himachal
Cricket ground at Bilaspur, Himachal
The Bilaspur district is situated in Satluj valley in the outer hills. Satluj is the main river which passes through the middle of the district and divide it into almost equal parts. The Luhnu cricket ground is in the new township adjoining to the largest man made Gobind sagar lake which is the reservoir of the Bhakra nangal dam
BILASPUR - The Lake City     
Bilaspur: Formerly the seat of the ruler of the State is now submerged in the Gobind Sagar, it was situated on the south east side of the Satluj. Bilaspur Township is situated just above the old town of Bilaspur at a height of 6,70m above in sea level. The new Bilaspur Township can be truely described as the first planned hill town of the country.   
Other Attractions
Govind Sagar Lake    
Gobind Sagar (673m):
It is 90 Km long and covered an area of about 170sq. km. it is a host to several water and shore birds. Fishing is a regular activity here.     
Vyas Cave    
Vyas Cave :
The name of sage Vyas is well known in these parts. It is situated at the foot of the new township, the belief is that Vyas Rishi meditated in this cave.
Naina Devi (915m):
the famous shrine of Naina Devi is 57 Km from Bilaspur and 34 from Kiratpur Sahib. The temple, up on a hill, presents a panoramic view of the town of anandpur Sahib also of the low-lying ranges by the side of flowing Sutlej.

DHARAMSHALA CRICKET GROUND

DHARAMSHALA CRICKET GROUND
DHARAMSHALA CRICKET GROUND
Dharamshala Cricket Stadium : Dharamshala Has A Cricket Stadium Of International Reputation, Which Serves As Home Ground To The Himachal Pradesh State Cricket Team. By Virtue Of Its Setting In Nature, It Is One Of The Most Attractive Cricket Stadiums In The World! In Addition To Ranji Matches, Some International Matches Are Also Planned To Be Held Here.
Dharamshala
The high snow clad Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas form a magnificent backdrop to the hill resort of Dharamshala. This is the principal township of Kangra and overlooks the wide spread of the plains. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamshala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful. And not surprisingly, the headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is here. Covering a wide area in the form of a twin settlement, Lower Dharamshala (1380 m) is a busy commercial center, while Upper Dharamshala (1830 m) with the suburbs of McLeodganj and Forsythganj, retains a British flavour and colonial lifestyle.
Dhartamshala has awesome places for excursions like Dal Lake,St John's Church,MCLeodganj (Little Lhasa), Bhagsunath, Heavenly trek to Triund And  many others   
 
Access
By Air : Dharamshala can be approached by air from Delhi. The nearest airport is at Gaggal,just l3 km away. Pathankot, the nearest railway station is 85 km away.
By Road : Taxis for Dharamshala are available at both places from Pathankot the drive takes about three hours. Or you can drive from Delhi (526 km) via Chandigarh, Kiratpur and Bilaspur - this should take around 8 hours. From Delhi and Shimla, luxury buses ply to Dharamshala.        

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