Chikhaldara Tourism

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Yasha Deshpande

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9 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Hill top town

If one is a nature lover and want to have a relaxed holiday should visit CHIKHALDARA. It is a very small town powered by wind energy and far away from commercialisation. We been there in the month of December but best time to visit this place is in rainy season because in that season one can have experience of river rafting and other water sports. Keechakadara, Mata ka Mandir, Eco Point, Old Fort etc, are few point to visit. We choose Satpura Retreat Resort for our stay there. It's one among the best resort there and we have amazing hospitality experience.

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Manish Maurya

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3 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

A place with splendid views

Located in the vicinity of Amaravati as a hill station, Chikhaldara is known for it's warming nature, fountains, hills, sunset points, lakes and Tiger Project. A good place to visit with friends and family. We booked a car from Nagpur, which took around five hours to travel around 250 km by road. We had only one day trip so hotel wasn't required. We had a great day. Food was great in the restaurants.

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Chikhaldara Overview

Chikhaldara is a famous city in the Amravati District in the Vidarbha region of the state of Maharashtra. It is a beautiful hill station replete with wildlife, lakes, waterfalls and viewpoints. This city is named after Keechaka, who was killed by Bhima and was thrown into this valley, named ‘dari’ in Marathi. The valley thus came to be known as Keechakadara or Chikhaldara.

There are several valleys in the region that feature dense forests with long trees. This city is located at an altitude of 1118 metres above sea level and is also the only coffee-growing area in the state of Maharashtra. Furthermore, Chikhaldara is also the name of a plateau situated in the cotton growing area. According to legend, this is the place where Lord Krishna carried his wife Rukmanee.

This hilly area was discovered in 1823 by Captain Robinson of the Hyderabad Regiment. The region reminded him of England, especially during the autumn months of September and October, when tree leaves covered the ground. He proposed to make this place as the seat of the Government of India. Some of the villages located near Chikhaldara are Badnapur, Morgad, Salona, Semadoh, Sonapur and Devgaon.

Chikhaldara is famous for the Melghat Tiger Project, Hurricane Point, Devi Point, Prospect Point, Dhakana-Kolkaz National Park and the Semadoh Lake. It is located approximately 1100 metres above the main sea level, which gives a distinct climate to the destination from that of the remaining areas in the region.

Chikhaldara is the only hill resort in the Vidarbha region that has a cool breezy weather, which is ideal for a summer getaway. The best time to travel to Chikhaldara is between October and June.