Chikhaldara

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Located in the Amravati district of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Chikhaldara is the only hill station close to the Melghat Tiger Project and the Dhakanakolkaz National Park, both of which are ideally suited for wildlife safaris. Situated at an altitude well above 1100 meters, it offers pleasantly cool ambience. This is also the only […]


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If you are visiting Chikhaldara, then you will surely want to visit Melghat. However remember, the forest remains closed in the monsoon. So it is best to avoid the rainy months.

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Located in the Amravati district of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Chikhaldara is the only hill station close to the Melghat Tiger Project and the Dhakanakolkaz National Park, both of which are ideally suited for wildlife safaris. Situated at an altitude well above 1100 meters, it offers pleasantly cool ambience. This is also the only location in the state where coffee plantations thrive.

 

Endowed with deep misty valleys, towering trees, spectacular waterfalls and a placid lake, Chikhaldara is a prominent summer destination for many. Add to this the enchanting safaris into the heart of the nearby tiger land, and what you have is a fantastic weekend getaway that offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy for a few short days. You are sure to love this vacation.

 

Chikhaldara abounds in tourist spots. The Hurricane Point offers scenic beauty of the lofty mountains clad in cloud and mist with wild flowers adorning the valleys. Head to the Prospect Point and Devi Point for some amazing views. The Gavilgad and Narmala fort reveals many old historically significant events. And of course, there is the Melghat tiger reserve that is home to 82 tigers and quite a number of panthers, wild dogs and several varieties of antelopes.

 

Incidentally, the place was accidentally discovered by Captain Robinson of the Hyderabad Regiment in 1823. The adventurous Brit was so enamored with the bracing climate of Chikhaldara that he built a bungalow for himself here and spent his life in it after retirement.

 

How to reach: Chikhaldara is extremely well connected to Nagpur, Amravati, Akola and Wardha. You can take a private or state bus, or may even hire a taxi. If you want, you can drive there as well. You can take the train too. Get down at the Badnera railway station. Book a taxi from here – it will take you about two hours from the station.

 

Even though there are several hotels in Chikhaldara. You will also find many resorts in Chikhaldara and cottages in Chikhaldara.

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