Chikhaldara is a hill station that is located in the Vidarbha region of the Amravati district in Maharashtra. According to the Mahabharata, Bheema (one of the five Pandavas) killed Keechaka because he had insulted Draupadi and then threw him into the deep valley. This is where he was supposed to have thrown Keechaka and so it is also called Keechakadara. It is famous for its beautiful lakes, wildlife and waterfalls. It is situated in Gavilgarh hills at an altitude of 1118 m.
Places to Stay
Plenty of hotel accommodations are available near Chikhaldara. Some of them are the Green Valley Resort (Tariff - Rs. 500 onwards), Hotel Aayushi Resorts (Tariff - Rs. 1200) and Jai Bhavani Tourist Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000.)
The local spoken language is Marathi. The other languages that are spoken here are Hindi and English.
The Chikhaldara festival is one of the most important festivals that is held every year in December. It showcases many cultural shows, local art and adventure activities.
Places of Interest
The attractions near to Chikhaldara are Panchbol Point (4 km), Melghat Tiger Project, Kalapani Dam, Mahadev Mandir, Goraghat, Shakkar Lake, Dharkhura, Bakadari, Muktagiri, Narnala Fort and the Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens.
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is located at Nagpur which is at 229 km away.
The railway station nearest to Chikhaldara is at Badnera which is located at 80 km away.
Chikhaldara is well- connected by road to important cities like Paratwada, Amravati, Khandwa and Nagpur. Many buses ply from Nagpur to Chikhaldara along the Amravati-Paratwada route. Some of the most popular private travel operators in this region are Akash Travel Agency and Khurana Travels. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to www.ticketgoose.com