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.