Chikhaldara is a hill station located in the Amravati district of Maharashtra, India, and sits at an altitude of 1118 m. The oldest mention of Chikhaldara can be found in the Mahabharata, in which is depicted as the site where Bheema executed the evil villain Keechaka, thus earning the name Keechakadara, which is the original form of the name today pronounced as Chikhaldara. There are several attractions for tourists of all inclinations and tastes to be found here, with an abundant wildlife that includes panthers, sambar, wild boar, and the Melghat Tiger project, currently caring for more than 80 tigers. Discovered by Captain Robinson of the Hyderabad Regiment in the year 1923, the landscape was first adorned under British patronage, and its exquisite beauty has only grown exponentially since.
Nearest airport, Nagpur is 230 kilometers away. Taxis are available for all destinations.
Nearest railhead, Amravati is 100 kilometers away. Taxis are available freely.
Chikhaldara is well connected with good quality roads.
Summers are hot & humid hence October to February and July to September are preferred months. Chikhaldara is one of the few places recommended during July to September because of misty climes ideal for honeymooners.
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Chikhaldara hosts the annual festival of Mahotsav with great aplomb, which has hence come to assume the popular nickname of the ’Chikhaldara Festival’. It is hosted between the months of December and January usually, and features a vast array of events and activities such as local handmade art and artefacts, among several other exclusive peaks into the cultural value of the area. Apart from the festivals, there are still quite a few activities that may catch the fancy of travellers, such as paragliding, rock climbing, hiking, boating, horse riding, trekking, photography, and of course, the jungle safari which affords one a priceless glimpse into the wild.
To shop, one finds some interesting local handicrafts, herbs and various fauna, and particularly the Khava-rhabdi, a local sweet that is wildly popular in the region.
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