Chikhaldara is a hill station which is located in Amaravati district of Vidarbha region. Chikhaldara is located about 100 kilometers north of Amravati and 170 km from Khandwa, MP. It has been mentioned even in the Mahabharata (Hindu Epic) as the place where Bhim had killed the villainous Keechaka in a Herculean bout and threw him into a valley. It came to be known as "Keechakadhara". The name Chikhaldara is later a corruption. Only holidaytravel.co offering package for Chikhaldara in which you will cover all major tourist attraction which includes Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, Devi Point, Gavilgad and Narnala Fort and Semadoh Lake. There are some good resorts also in which we recommended you to stay and enjoy with your friends, family or loving partner at chikhaldara hill station. We offer the most affordable prices with comfortable service levels.
If you are looking for weekend destination then chikhaldara is one of best. This is a hill station which is located on the border of Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh. Before reach chikhaldara you will entered Melghat Tiger Reserve where you can see some scenic beauty of it. This beautiful hill station offers you an abundance of wildlife, viewpoints, lakes and waterfalls. The Chikhaldara Sanctuary has animals like the flying squirrel, mouse deer, porcupine, langur, chausingha, blue bull, Indian bison, wild dog, leopard, pangolin, Rhesus monkey, wild boar, ratel, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, sloth bear and tiger to name a few. The flora consists of trees of Mahua, Dhaoda, Ain, Kusum, Tiwas, Teak and Bamboo. The Melghat Tiger Project is home to about 82 of the few remaining tigers in India. We recommend you that you should go chikhaldara once in a life to see its natural beauty.
Day 01: Arrival Chikhaldara
Arrive at chikhaldara by noon and che ckin to hotel. After lunch you will visit for siteseeings i.e. Bhim Kund (Kichakdara), Panchbol Point, Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, Hariken Point etc. In the Evening back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Chikhaldara local siteseeing
After breakfast you will visit Gawaligad Fort, Narnala Fort, Semadoh Lake, Mahadev Temple, Monkey Point, Mozari Point and Sunset Point in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Departs Chikhaldara
Today before departs from chikhaldara, you will visit some more places i.e. Panchbol Point, Prospects Point and Thakur Point. Then proceed to your home with sweet memories. Tour end
|Major Cities Distance to Chikhaldara|
|From Cities||Distances by road||Travel Time|
|Amravati||100 KM||2.5 hours|
|Nagpur||230 KM||4.5 hours|
|Indore||325 KM||7.5 hours|
|Khandwa||170 KM||4 hours|
|Maheshwar||280 KM||6 hours|
|Aurangabad||360 KM||8 hours|
|Chhindwara||270 km||5.5 hours|
Amner Fort : It is located beyond village 'Kalamkhar' near village 'Zilpi' about 10 km. from 'Dharni' on 'Barhanpur Road'. The Fort is constructed in burnt bricks and it is located at the confluence of rivers Tapti, Sipna and Gadga. The view from the top of the Fort of the confluence from about and height of more than 100ft. gives one idea of the magnifications of the fort.
Bakadari and Kalalkund: This again is a high waterfall. This magnificent waterfall can be reached from Aadnadi along the mandatory string about five kilometers. Kalalkund falls about a km. before the Bakadari Waterfall. As we approach Bakadari the middling partition is flanged by high ridges . This is recognize as most magnificent waterfall in the whole area .
Bhim Kund (Kichakdara) : It is mythological important place for pilgrims. Bhima killed Kichaka and throw his body in the valley called 'Kichakdara' and he bath in the nearby lake, which is then renowned as Bhim-Kund. This place is situated in south near Alladhoh village on the way from pratwada to chikhaldara via motha. Bhim-Kund is nearly 3500 ft. deep. It offers fascinating view of the waterfall and cascades during rainy season. It is recognizing on the bir point.
Bir Lake: This Lake is built under British government rule in Dec 1890. This lake is built in besalt. It is used for soldiers in the British government hence called as Bir Lake. The water was initially used for Chikhaldara town. It also has a old garden but it is not well maintained.
Devi Point: This point is nearer to the shakkar lake and it is at 1.5km. from Chikhaldara Busstation. we have to go down by using steps. There is a temple of Goddess inside the huge stone. We have to enter the temple carefully because the height is very short. The water is falling continuously from that stone inside the temple. The overflow water falling from shakkar lake is looking like a waterfall. This Goddess is main and important holyplace for 'Korku'.
Dharkhura: It is about 10 Kms from Paratwada. It has large waterfall and cascade during rainy season's. However access is difficult and one has to walk 5kms from village Chota Barhanpur.
Gawilgarh Fort: Gawilgrah is located on a Chikhaldara Plateau is set to be established in the 12th century by a Gawali King a decedent of yadavas of devgiri. However this fort built in mud was Forty Fide by the bahamani being Ahmad Shah Wali. The fort under wrote further underwent fortification around 1471. The forte stand on a lafty mountain on consists of a inner fort.
The Fatheh Darwaza, Kichakdara Darwaza and Delhi Darwaza. The Delhi Darwaza consists of three gateways. The outer most gateways has a symbol with a pam tree with on a both either side tiger holding in its close and mouse five elephants. The Gawilgarh Fort is regarded as superior fort in strength and lafty and to be master of Gawilgarh men of mistry of Berar.
Goraghat Point: On the upper plateau, the road of the vairat near village 'Pandhari' there is a M.T.D.C. resort. There is a way of Goraghat points beside the M.T.D.C. resort. There is no noise for that reason we have to enjoy a natural beauty.
Government Garden: The upper plateau area of Chikhaldara is with full of dense trees, and locality of living people is negligible. The government garden is at upper plateau. The garden is open for visitors is at morning 8.00am to evening 7.00pm. The old name is 'Company Garden'. Because it is constructed by the foreigners. Many years ago, Gawali people is situated on this garden area. But they are migrated in the wast side. This side is called 'Pandhari Village'.
Various flowers and plants is also available in this garden. The swimming tank facility is also provided by the 'Hanuman Vyam Prasarak Mandal'. The special area of this garden is saved for rose tree. Many rare plants in cold air region is also available. The mini train is the special attraction of this garden.
Hariken (Hurricane) Point: It is situated at southern region of the upper platau of chikhaldara near government gardan. We can see the Gawilgarh fort, Mozari village, Vairat hills and the huge area of the under the hills side.
Kalapani Lake and Shivsagar Point: This is a small road at north just never wherefrom we often going towards upperplatau. If we go onwards by this road there is a kalapani lake. There is a small temple of lord rama. This lake is constructed by the Maharashtra Jivan Pradhikaran Mandal.
This road is directly goes through the Shivsagar point. The end of this road we have to climb up the hill by walking. From this point there are many layers of Satpuda parwat will be seen. The sunset is also very beautiful to seen from this point. The hariken, goraghat, mozari, vastapur and shahanur lake is also possible to see.
Mahadev Temple: This temple is at 6km. from the KalaPani Lake. There is a way from Mozari village to go towards this temple. The people visited this temple in large nos. in the month of 'Shrawan' on every monday.
Malviya or Sunrise Point: There is a village of 'Gawali People' known as 'Lawhada' which is at beside of I.T.I. college on Chikaldara-Paratwada road. The road going through this village 'Lawhada' is forward towards Malviya Point. We have to go down by using steps to see the points. We can also see the some part of Bhimkund valley and Paratwada city. The facing of this point towards East for that reason the sunrise is very beautiful to see.
Monkey Point: There is a Maharashtra Forest Rainger's College on the road of 'Vairat'. The monkey point is at the college area. The deep valley is going from this point. The base of this valley is not seen in our naked eye. There is no railing on this point.
Mozari Point: This point is at 2km. distance on the way going from hotel green. There is a permanant Heli-Pad. There is a way going towards mozari village for this points it is called as Mozari points. If we look east from this point we can see Hotel Resort Mayura. We can also see Devi Point area and west side of Gawilgarh fort.
Muktagiri: It is Jain religious place which falls in M.P. but it is just 7kms. from paratwada. The 52 small temples constructed on the high slopes connected by stairs with the magnificent waterfall providing background to the entire landscape is the major attraction during Monsoon.
Museum: There are two museum at chikhaldara area, one of them is at Maharashtra Forest Rainger's College, Chikhaldara. The sample of wild animals and plants are also available to see. One of the rare 'fossils' is also available. Another museum is of Tiger Project, for that we have to go through the way which is turning from 'Yoga Training Center'. The sample of animals and plants are also put in this museum. Apart from this the information for the leaving standard and customs of local main tribe is 'Korku'.
Narnala Fort: Narnala Fort was built scientifically considering natural interference like rain winded. Narnala alias shahanur fort consists of three small forts namely Zafrabad. Narnala and Teliagarh. This is historically very famous fort which is very deep and with dense forest land situated on the hills of Satpuda i.e. at the hilly side of the Melghat. Nowaday's we can reach to fort by vehicle.
Panchbol Point: This is one of the famous and important point, we can experience the magic of nature here. There is a tar road from the bir Lake towards this valley from north side. we can see coffee plantation on the way where we going towards this point. This is at 4km. from Bir Lake. This is very deep valley. The five hills edges are connected naturally which is also connected all valley and finally its becomes a common huge valley. we can heard reflected sounds five time's when shouted lauded there. That's why this point is known as Five Eco Point or commonly called Panchbol Point. Actually we can heard four return voice is to heard, the fifth one is not clearly heard.
Prospects Point and Thakur Point: On the way of 'Pandhari Village' there is a 'Deepshikha Military School'. There is a two way in this school one is for Prospects points and one is for Thakur points. On the Thakur point there is a large view of Semadhoh deep forest.
Semadhoh Tiger Project: Tiger Project is started in the year 1973 at Melghat. Large area of the forest is covered under this project. The area of this Tiger Project is spread from Narnala Fort up to Dhakana, Semadhoh, Raipur, Doma. The 25kms long road , from Chikhaldara to Semadhoh is going through the deep and dense forest. We can feel fresh, when we just go through that way . We can see wild animals like Peacock, Dear, Wolf, Pig Gourus etc. when we go through that way.
The Tiger Project Resort is situated at semadhoh. At very chipest rate it is available for tourism. The Musiam is at resort. The slide show on the wild animal is available there. There is a arrangement of mini bus on 4'o clock in the evining and on 5'o clock in the morning for wondering inside the reserved area of the forest. You have to pay some money for this mini bus. In this reserved area of forest we can see the various wild animal like Leopard, Tiger, Beer, Wild Buffelo, Deer, Wolf, Snakes and various Birds.
Shakkar Lake: Shakkar Lake is on the way going towards Gawilgarh fort. The water from this lake is used for water supply office by Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran. There is arrangement of water boats also. The tourist can enjoy the Speed Boat, Pedal Boat, Scooter Boat etc.
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 in the east from here and on west lie the numerous hill ranges befitting the name Satpuda's.
By Air: The nearest airport is Nagpur which is 230 kms away.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is Amravati, 100 kms away. It is the main town as well.
By Road: For a Pune or Mumbai resident, the travelling distance is about 750 kms. There are many luxury buses that ply on Mumbai - Aurangabad - Nagpur highway. For a Indore resident, the travelling distance is about 325 km via Khandwa.
1. Semadoh: The starting point of Wild-life safari in the Melghat Tiger Reserve. It is at a distance of 26 km from Chikhaldara. Situated on the pristine Banks of Sipna River, Semadoh is also the location of the second Satpura Retreat resort.
2. Shegaon: Famous for Sant Gajanan Maharaj Madir and for the world-class Anand Sagar Park.
3. Narnala fort: 25 kms from Akot, it is one of the oldest forts in the country.
4. Orange Orchards: View the blooming of the famous Nagpur Oranges in orchards near Achalpur.
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. Also advisable to carry warm clothing for evening.
Given the fact that a lot of rain water drains down from Chikhaldara, many water conservation projects have been built in the region, thus leading to the formation of reservoirs such as the Bir Dam, Kalapani Dam and the Shakkar Lake. To go camping, one must visit village Semadoh, which is just about 20 kilometers from Chikhaldara on the banks of the river Sipna. Nature lovers can book this place through the Amaravati Forest Department’s office at a very nominal cost and get a real feeling of living in the woods.
Satpura Retreat Resort: Retreat to the Nature’s heart at Satpura Retreat, Chikhaldara. Spread in about 6 acres of Lush-green forest land we are located in Chikhaldara, a truly peaceful and beautiful hill-station located in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra. We offer an unparalleled combination of modern amenities, natural greenery of the Melghat Forest Reserve, tranquility, adventure, fun-activities, entertainment and finally last but not the least top-class service.
Hotel MTDC Mozari Point: This is maharashtra tourism resort located in chikhaldara mozari point. This is a good resort will more facilities. the Resort Mozari Point offers an array of well appointed guest rooms each equipped with TV, direct dial telephone, internet connectivity, channel music, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe and individual temperature controls etc.
Hotel Chaoji's Resort: The Resort Melghat, is fully committed in striving towards maximum utilization of environmentally friendly products and practices, providing value added services, exceeding guest expectations, thereby ensuring that we build a strong bond / relationship with all our valued guest and achieving profitable objectives of the resort.
The Resort Melghatis a perfect escape for those who believe in indulging and pampering themselves with nothing but the best. Well connected with the city and beyond, but miles away from the hustle and bustle, the Resort Melghat offers an array of well appointed guest rooms each equipped with TV, direct dial telephone, internet connectivity, channel music, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe and individual temperature controls.