About Chikhaldhara

Chikhaldara is a popular hill station in Maharashtra. It featured in the epic Mahabharata, where Bheema killed the villainous Keechaka in a herculean bout and then threw him into the valley. It thus came to be known as Keechakadara Chikhaldara is its corruption. It is the sole hill resort in the Vidarbha region, situated at an altitude of 1118 m with the highest variant point 1188m, and has the added dimension of being the only coffee-growing area in Maharashtra. It abounds in wildlife Tiger, panthers, sloth bears, sambar, wild boar, and even the rarely seen wild dogs. Close by is the famous Melghat Tiger Project which has 82 tigers. The scenic beauty of Chikhaldara can be enjoyed from Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, and Devi Point. Other interesting excursions include Gavilgad and Narnala Fort, the Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, the Tribal Museum, and the Semadoh Lake.
Gawilghur Fort

Gawilghur was a well-fortified mountain stronghold of the Maratha Empire north of the Deccan Plateau, in the vicinity of Melghat Tiger Reserve, Amravati District.

Bhimkund is the place where Bhima washed his hands of the blood of Keechaka.
Narnala Fort

Narnala, also known as "Shahnur Fort", is a hill fortress in Maharashtra, India, named after the Rajput Ruler Narnala Singh. The fort was first established in 10 century A.D. by Gond Kings.
Bir Lake

Bir Lake was built under British government rule in Dec 1890 and contains basalt. It was used for soldiers in the British government hence called Bir Lake. The water was initially used for Chikhaldara town.
Kalapani Lake

Towards the side where you climb to the upper plateau, is a small road that leads to Kalapani Lake. Walking a little more ahead will bring you to Shiv Sagar point. This is the point best known for watching the sunset. Kalapani lake is surrounded by a picturesque setting of hills, forest area etcetera. It is ideal for bird watching, picnicking, and lazying around.
Panchol Point

Panchol Point is one of the famous and important points of the area. There is a tar road from the Bir Lake towards this valley from the north side. You can spot coffee plantations on the way while you go towards the point. An awe-inspiring view of nature can be seen from this vantage point.
Sunset Point

The point is situated on the Vairat hills at Vairat. Which is considered to be King's Vairat capital in the Mahabharata era. Sunset is very attractive to see. Chikhaldara is the east from here and on the west lie the numerous hill ranges befitting the name Satpuda's.
Melghat Tiger Reserve

Melghat Tiger Project has 82 tigers and also houses other animals like panthers, sloth bears, sambar, wild bear, and wild dogs. The Gugamal National Park in Chikhaldara is a part of the Melghat Tiger Reserve. With many medicinal herbs, over 90 species of fauna, and camping sites, this place is a perfect place to visit for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Hariken Point

Hariken Point is situated in the southern region of the upper plateau of Chikhaldara near the government garden.
Best Time To Visit Chikaldhara

The best time to visit Chikaldhara is from October to June. Monsoon starts from June month in Chikhaldara and it experiences heavy rainfall during 4 months of monsoon from June, July, August, and September. The average temperature in monsoon is 25°C. Winter in Chikhaldara starts from November to February and the temperature in this season goes down to 15°C. Summer is very hot. During the month of March, April and May the temperature goes high in the range of 32°C to 40°C. Hence it is suggested to avoid visiting Chikhaldara in summer.

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