Chikhaldara Tourism
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Chikhaldara Tourism

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459 Ratings & 223 Reviews

Let me introduce Myself, I am an engineer by profession and wild life enthusiast, am very much fond of adventure sports and trips to calm natural places, Chikaldara's 154 sq. Kms Forest offers it all. It was Diwali vacation and i was looking forward for good calm place to re-energize myself with family. Chikaldara was there to offer it all but i barely knew. I went there on a feedback given by a fellow workmen on our production line who hails from there.

I have booked a rest house which was privately owned near to botanical garden through the same source. There are many rest houses here, Caretakers are there to cater the food and logistics. I am based in Indore, route to me was Via Khandwa, Dharni & then simadoh and then Chikaldara, all in all 300 kms one way.

I must say I have enjoyed the drive after Dharni and way to simadoh through national park. Best of scenic views and wildlife can be seen, Deer and monkeys are common. There are 83 tigers are there in open in this reserve.
Simadoh was the place to take a break, from Simadoh to Chikaldara it is 23 KMS Uphill & Serpentine route, very steep and challenging drive. Best of the best drivers can fumble , you have to be very cautious and should have some experience of driving uphill serpentine roads before driving here. Anyways money i spent on purchasing tata safari is felt worth here.

Parental Tip : Be very sure to give children a Anti-Vomiting meds-otherwise sure they will throw up.

Reaching Chikaldara - When i reached chikaldara it was amazing to find such rest house near to Hurricane sunrise point, from this point i can clearly see valley view. Caretaker was very good person to compliment the needs and quires about the place. I have hired his services for food too and was fairly charged. Thus i got home made food every day ( I stayed 4 days). Campfire was my daily routine.

About Chikaldara: Very nice place, Historic, scenic, Natural, Boating, Historic Temples, Well governed ( Don't worry about getting cheated). There are 30 to 40 Places to see in this vicinity, Fort, Sunset points, sunrise points, wildlife sanctuary, Waterfalls etc 4 days was even less to see the place. i Will visit again.
Season to visit :
Sep - Dec ( Scenic beauty)
Wildlife - April - June (Tiger & other animals spotted )

Eating Out - Not so good restaurants.
Essentials - Pre-booking, Driver ( If you are not confident to drive on terrains) Camera, Binocular, shades, Umbrella, Torch etc


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Aslam Sheikh
  • Aslam Sheikh
  • Lives in Indore
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"Chikhaldara-Scenic beauty"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
Let me introduce Myself, I am an engineer by profession and wild life enthusiast, am very much fond of adventure sports and trips to calm natural places, Chikaldara's 154 sq. Kms Forest offers it all. It was Diwali vacation and i was looking....... More
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Harshvardhan Bhagat
  • Harshvardhan Bhagat
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"under develop hillstation vid good secnic buty"

  • Posted 10 months ago
Located far from amravati n no other mode of transportation other dan roadways n day too st bus. good place coz less crowed. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Very secnic beauty food is OK,but u won't get breakfast coz restaurants r....... More
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Vishal Dekate
  • Vishal Dekate
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 2 Reviews

"2nd Honeymoon"

  • Posted 11 months ago
Romantic in Evenig in Summer also, Sight scenes are very good, Waterfall are excellent, Sunset point is very romantic Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food Quality Was Excellent Activities & things to do: River Rafting, Rock Climbing,....... More
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Sanjay Nanaware
  • Sanjay Nanaware
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"green vally"

  • Posted 1 year ago
chikhaldara good points i like last point bhimkund and fort, devi point mandir and after all chikhaldara area Food, sight-seeing and shopping: good veg food Activities & things to do: sport swimming and garden Travel tips, How to....... More
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Shujaat Phyrose
  • Shujaat Phyrose
  • Lives in Nagpur
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"A good place for family and friends"

  • Posted 1 year ago
The place is very nice but it is recommended to go only in august because at that time the weather is very awesome. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good at Chikhaldara and the waterfall are also good. Activities & things to do:....... More
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Chikhaldara Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Hill
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.




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