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Chikhaldara

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Chikhaldara Tourism

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Nitin Pethkar4.6/5

91 reviews

Only hill station in the Vidarbha region

The deep misty valleys of Chikhaldara has a new shade in every fold unwrapped. Chikhaldara (chikaldara, chikhaldhara) is located in Amaravati district of Vidarbha region. The only hill station in the Vidarbha region offers you an abundance of wildlife, viewpoints, lakes and waterfalls. Chikhaldara has many things to be explored.
It is named after "Keechaka". This is the place where Bheema killed villainous Keechaka and threw him into the valley. It thus came to be known as "Keechakadara" - "Chikhaldara" is its corruption.
Chikhaldara is full of deep valleys, and these valleys are full of velvet mist and majestic trees. Chikhaldara is situated at an altitude of 1, 118 m and has the added distinction of being the only overgrowing area in Maharashtra. Chikhaldara is full of deep valleys, All this makes it a very popular summer retreat. With abundance of natural scenery, exciting wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls and a placid lake, the beauty of Chikhaldara is overwhelming. The climate is always breezy and walking on the clouds often becomes a reality.
Places of interest
• Places of interest in and around Chikhaldara are the Melghat Tiger Project, Dhakana-Kolkaz National Park, Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, Devi Point, Gavilgad and Narnala Fort, the Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, the Tribal Museum and the Semadoh Lake. • The Melghat Tiger Project has 82 tigers1 and also houses other animals like panthers, sloth bears, sambar, wild bear, and wild dogs.
• The scenic beauty of the misty mountains with rich variety of flora could be observed from Hurricane Point, and Devi Point. 1
• Excursions to Gavilgad and Narnala Fort are also memorable ones. The mystery of nature unfolds itself in every twists and turns of the hilly way.
Weathercocking
• Oct - Feb: Cool and crisp. Temp in Dec-Jan Period is well below 10 deg C. Winter Clothing is necessary.
• March - Mid June: Warm in day and cool in the evenings. Comfortable summer clothing. But carrying a jacket/shawl is advisable for nights.
• July - Sept: Monsoon Time. Carrying rain gear is recommended. It is advisable to carry warm clothing for evening.
Keeping in mind that it is a forest area, wearing bright clothing is not recommended. Earthy/pastel shades are best suited and especially necessary for the wild-life Safari.
The best season for visiting is from March to June.

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Rajen Vora4.3/5

1 review

Excellent place

Excellent & beautiful hill station. We are regularly conduct tour from last 10 years
Chikhaldhara tour is our monopoly
So many farm house of stroabery and other fruits. So many sight seens
Maleghat tiger safari jungle
Good location
Pollution free
Near by muktagiri jain temple

I am heading to Chikhaldara

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.